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Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens

  • Provides a synthesis of research of charismatic Great Plains species now imperiled by environmental degradation, loss of habitat, and human-caused ecosystem deterioration
  • Includes chapters by leading authorities with years of research experience in Great Plains wildlife biology, ecology, and ornithology
  • Provides the scientific foundation for the potential listing of lesser prairie-chickens as either "Threatened" or "Endangered"
  • Brings together disparate research on four separate metapopulations of lesser prairie-chickens

Series: Studies in Avian Biology Volume: 48

By: David A Haukos(Editor), Clint W Boal(Editor)

346 pages, 1 colour photo, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Mar 2016 | #217141 | ISBN-13: 9781482240221
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NHBS Price: £114.00 $149/€127 approx

About this book

In Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens expert wildlife biologists, conservation biologists, and ornithologists cover the life history, genetics, ecology, and management strategies for lesser prairie-chickens. The volume also provides a detailed analysis of relative risks and conservation issues as well as potential conservation tools. It is a definitive reference for managers, researchers, and policy makers in the conservation of lesser prairie-chickens. Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens can also be used as an authoritative source for individuals with an interest in bird biology, Great Plains ecology, or environmental science.


Introduction: The Lesser Prairie-Chicken
Clint W. Boal and David A. Haukos


A History of Lesser Prairie-Chickens
Randy D. Rodgers

Legal Status of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken
William E. Van Pelt


Population Dynamics of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken
Edward O. Garton, Christian A. Hagen, Grant M. Beauprez, Sean C. Kyle, James C. Pitman, Doug D. Schoeling, and William E. Van Pelt

Genetic Variation and Population Structure in the Prairie Grouse: Implications for Conservation of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken
Randy W. DeYoung and Damon L. Williford

David A. Haukos and Jennifer C. Zavaleta

David A. Haukos, James C. Pitman, Grant M. Beauprez, and Doug D. Schoeling

Predation and Lesser Prairie-Chickens
Clint W. Boal

Macroparasite, Microparasite, and Noninfectious Diseases of Lesser Prairie-Chickens
Markus J. Peterson


Public and Private Land Conservation Dichotomy
R. Dwayne Elmore and David K. Dahlgren

Impacts of Energy Development, Anthropogenic Structures, and Land Use Change on Lesser Prairie-Chickens
Anne M. Bartuszevige and Alex Daniels

Climate Change
Blake A. Grisham, Alixandra J. Godar, and Cody P. Griffin

Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens: A Case Study
Patricia McDaniel and Betty Williamson


Grasslands of Western Kansas, North of the Arkansas River
David K. Dahlgren, Randy D. Rodgers, R. Dwayne Elmore, and Matthew R. Bain

Lesser Prairie-Chickens of the Sand Sagebrush Prairie
David A. Haukos, Aron A. Flanders, Christian A. Hagen, and James C. Pitman

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken in the Mixed-Grass Prairie of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas
Donald H. Wolfe, Lena C. Larsson, and Michael A. Patten

Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Sand Shinnery Oak Prairie
Blake A. Grisham, Jennifer C. Zavaleta, Adam C. Behney, Philip K. Borsdorf, Duane R. Lucia, Clint W. Boal, and David A. Haukos

Synthesis, Conclusions, and a Path Forward
Christian A. Hagen and R. Dwayne Elmore

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