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Wildlife Conservation on Farmland, Volume 2: Conflict in the Countryside

  • Highlights and examines the most important challenges facing farmers, conservationists, and policy makers, using examples of real-life, linked studies from a farmed landscape which bridge the divide between the theory and practice of wildlife conservation on farmland
  • Integrated and interdisciplinary approach drawing on ecology, behaviour, epidemiology, genetics, parasitology, biochemistry, physiology, and environmental economics
  • Develops workable conservation solutions to the current farmland biodiversity crisis

Series: Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume: 2

By: David W Macdonald(Editor), Ruth E Feber(Editor)

324 pages, 111 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Jul 2015 | #222605 | ISBN-13: 9780198745501
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About this book

Many of the encounters between farming and wildlife, especially vertebrates, involve some level of conflict which can cause disadvantage to both the wildlife and the people involved. Through a series of WildCRU case-studies, Wildlife Conservation on Farmland, Volume 2: Conflicts in the Countryside investigates the sources of the problems, and ultimately of the threats to conservation, discussing a variety of remedies and mitigations, and demonstrating the benefits of evidence-based, inter-disciplinary policy.

"[...] Overall, this book should be of interest and value to anyone interested in wildlife conflict, particularly in the context of lowland farmland in Britain."
– Mark Wilson, BTO book reviews


1: David W. Macdonald, Eva M. Raebel, Chris Newman and Ruth E. Feber: War or Peace: farming and wildlife
2: David W. Macdonald, Patrick Doncaster, Malcolm Newdick, Heribert Hofer, Fiona Mathews, Paul J. Johnson: Foxes in the landscape: ecology and sociology
3: David W. Macdonald and Paul J. Johnson: Foxes in the landscape: hunting, control and economics
4: David W. Macdonald, Chris Newman and Christina D. Buesching: Badgers in the rural landscape: conservation paragon or farmland pariah: lessons from the Wytham Badger Project
5: David W. Macdonald, Rosie Woodroffe and Philip Riordan: Badgers and Bovine Tuberculosis: beyond perturbation to life cycle analysis
6: David W. Macdonald, Lauren A. Harrington, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Mike D. Thom, Joanna Bagniewska: Biology, ecology and reproduction of American mink Neovison vison on lowland farmland
7: Lauren A. Harrington and David W. Macdonald: Riparian mustelids in the Upper Thames: a case of alien invasives versus native competitors
8: Tom P. Moorhouse and David W. Macdonald: Crayfish management in the Upper Thames
9: Alan Larkman, Ruth E. Feber, Ian Newton and David W. Macdonald: Population trends in large and small resident, seed-eating farmland bird species in Britain since 1966
10: Eduardo Arraut, David W. Macdonald and Robert E. Kenward: In the wake of buzzards: from modelling to conservation and management in a changing landscape
11: David W. Macdonald, Manuel Berdoy and Joanne P. Webster: Brown rats on farmland: ecological citizens or subsidised carpet-baggers?
12: Sandra E. Baker and David W. Macdonald: Moles on farmland: making mountains out of molehills?
13: Sandra E. Baker and David W. Macdonald: Managing wildlife humanely with learned food aversions
14: Philip Riordan, Paul Johnson, Eva Raebel, Ruth E. Feber and David W. Macdonald: From science to practice: delivering conservation across the landscape
15: Christina D. Buesching, Eleanor M. Slade, Chris Newman, Terhi Riutta, Philip Riordan and David W. Macdonald: Many Hands Make Light Work - But Do They? A Critical Evaluation of Citizen Science

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Edited by David W. Macdonald, Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, and Ruth E. Feber, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

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