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Wildlife Biology

By: RF Dasmann

224 pages, B/w photos, figs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Feb 1981 | Edition: 2 | #4632 | ISBN: 047108042X
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About this book

Brings together the principles of ecology, population biology, wildlife conservation and management. Examines wildlife in the context of ecosystems and the factors which determine population levels. Considers the problems of conservation and management from national and international points of view. Shows why single-species approaches often fail.


Contents

WHAT GOOD ARE WILD ANIMALS?. Wildlife Values. THE TEN THOUSAND YEAR WAR. EVERYTHING TIED TOGETHER. Functioning of Ecosystems. A PLACE TO LIVE. Enough to Eat. Cover. Water. Limiting Factors. INTRODUCING WILDLIFE POPULATIONS. TERRITORY AND TRAVELS. TOO MANY MICE, TOO FEW ELEPHANTS. New Populations in New Habitats. LEVELLING OFF. The Many Meanings of Carrying Capacity. DECLINING DIVERSITY. Species Extinction and Area Size. THE CONTROLLERS. References. Index.

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