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The result of a symposium that was part of the Euro-American Mammal Congress. Includes reports from both Europe and North America on beaver ecology, management programmes and conservation efforts.
Part I: The Distribution, Population Status and Management of Beavers in Europe. 1. Beaver Management and Utilization in Scandinavia; G. Hartman. 2. Management of the North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) on the South-Savo Game Management District, Finland (1983-1997); S. Harkonen. 3. Reintroduction of the Beaver, Castor fiber, in The Netherlands; V.A.A. Dijkstra. 4. The Beaver in Russia and Adjoining Countries: Recent Trends in Resource Changes and Management Problems; A.P. Saveljev, V.G. Safonov. 5. Beaver Management in the Baltic States; M. Balodis, et al. 6. The Reintroduction of European Beaver, Castor fiber, in Poland: A Success Story; R. Dzieciolowski, J. Gozdziewski. 7. The Austrian Beaver, Castor fiber, Reintroduction Program; J. Sieber. 8. Origin, Present Conditions, and Future Prospects of the Slovakian Beaver Population; K. Pachinger, T. Hulik. 9. Beavers in an Urban Landscape: The Recent Activity of Beavers, Castor fiber, in the Greater Bratislava Area; K. Pachinger, T. Hulik. 10. A Biochemical-Genetic Discrimination Method for the Two Beaver Species, Castor fiber and Castor canadensis, as a Tool for Conservation; J. Sieber, et al. 11. Ecological Restoration by Harnessing the Work of Beavers; Y.A. Gorshkov, et al. 12. Beavers in Britain: Planning Reintroduction; D.W. Macdonald, F.H. Tattersall. 13. Beaver: A New Prey of Wolves in Latvia? Comparison of Winter and Summer Diet on Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758; Z. Andersone. Part II: North American Beaver Behavior, Population Dynamics, and Management Considerations. 14. Understanding North American Beaver Behavior as an Aid to Management; B.A. Schulte, D. Muller-Schwarze. 15. Foraging Behavior of Beavers (Castor canadensis), Plant Secondary Compounds, and Management Concerns; J.M. Basey. 16. Long-Term Population Dynamics of the North American Beaver, Castor canadensis, on Quabbin Reservation, Massachusetts, and Sagehen Creek, California; P.E. Busher, P.J. Lyons. 17. Behavioral and Ecological Characteristics of a 'Climax' Population of Beaver (Castor canadensis); D. Muller-Schwarze, B.A. Schulte.