382 pages, 2 b/w photos, 37 line illus, 8 tabs
Containing contributions from prominent scientists and wildlife managers, this volume discusses the potential and limits of behavioural research to conservation. The emphasis is on wild rather than captive populations, where most of the work has been done until now.
'There is a lot of information brought together which has not been accessible in one volume, nor presented in this way before. I believe this is a valuable read in particular for students of animal behaviour. Forget about whether you are in the behaviourists' or conservationists' camp, if you are unsure whether this book is of interest to you, read any one of the chapters 9-14 and you are sure to find out.' Gillian Gilbert, Animal Behaviour 'Conservation biologists who read this volume will find it very inspiring.' Matthew H. Godfrey, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 'If this book did not exist, it would need to be written ... a single book rarely changes scientific cultures, but it may be a starting point for more exchange between the disciplines. It provides a series of arguments why, in its ever increasing importance, conservation work should not be done (and actually cannot be done) without expertise in the field of behavioural mechanisms and functions. This book is therefore essential not only for ethologists, but is necessary for any decision-maker in wildlife management and conservation.' Ethology
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