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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Insectivores to Ungulates  Carnivores  Carnivores: General

Carnivore Conservation

Edited By: John L Gittleman, Stephan M Funk, David Macdonald and Robert K Wayne
675 pages, 9 b/w photos, 53 line illus, 36 tabs
Carnivore Conservation
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  • Carnivore Conservation ISBN: 9780521665377 Paperback Jun 2001 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

Reviews and summarises the current state of the field, describes limitations and opportunities for carnivore conservation, and offers a conceptual framework for future research and applied management.
Chapters include: Why `carnivore conservation'?; Past and future carnivore extinctions: a phylogenetic principle; Interspecific competition and the population biology of extinction-prone carnivores; Strategies for carnivore conservation: lessons from contemporary extinctions; Alien carnivores: unwelcome experiments in ecological theory; Carnivore introductions and invasions: their success and management options; Hybridization and conservation of carnivores; Carnivore demography and the consequences of changes in prey availability; Human-carnivore interactions: adopting proactive strategies for complex problems; The control, exploitation and conservation of carnivores; Interdisciplinary problem solving in carnivore conservation: an introduction; Assessment of carnivore reintroductions; Interactions between carnivores and local communities: conflict or co-existence?; New methods for obtaining and analyzing genetic data from free-ranging carnivores; Applications of genetic concepts and molecular methods to carnivore conservation; Role of reproductive sciences in carnivore conservation; Monitoring of terrestrial carnivore populations; Changing landscapes: consequences for carnivores; Behavior of carnivores in exploited and controlled populations; The role of disease in carnivore ecology and conservation; Geographic priorities for carnivore conservation in Africa; Estimating interpopulation dispersal rates; Setting priorities for carnivore conservation: what makes carnivores different?; Conclusions: carnivore conservation: science, compromise and tough choices

Contents

1. Why 'carnivore conservation'? John L. Gittleman, Stephan M. Funk, David W. MacDonald and Robert K. Wayne; Part I. Problems: 2. Past and future carnivore extinctions: a phylogenetic principle Andy Purvis, Georgina M. Mace and John L. Gittleman; 3. Interspecific competition and the population biology of extinction-prone carnivores Scott Creel, Goran Spong and Nancy Creel; 4. Strategies for carnivore conservation: lessons from contemporary extinctions Rosie Woodroffe; 5. Alien carnivores: unwelcome experiments in ecological theory David W. Macdonald and Michael D. Thom; 6. Carnivore introductions and invasions: their success and management options Luigi Boitani; 7. Hybridization and conservation of carnivores Robert K. Wayne and David M. Brown; 8. Carnivore demography and the consequences of changes in prey availability Todd K. Fuller and Paul R. Sievert; 9. Human-carnivore interactions: adopting proactive strategies for complex problems Marc Bekoff; 10. The control, exploitation and conservation of carnivores Warren E. Johnson, Eduardo Eizirik and Gina M. Lento; Part II. Some Approaches and Solutions: 11. Interdisciplinary problem solving in carnivore conservation: an introduction Tim W. Clark, David Mattson, Richard P. Reading and Brian J. Miller; 12. Assessment of carnivore reintroductions Urs Breitenmoser, Christine Breitenmoser-Wursten, Ludwig N. Carbyn and Stephan M. Funk; 13. Interactions between carnivores and local communities: conflict or co-existence? Claudio Sillero-Zubiri and Karen Laurenson; 14. New methods for obtaining and analyzing genetic data from free-ranging carnivores Pierre Taberlet, Gordon Luikart and Eli Geffen; 15. Applications of genetic concepts and molecular methods to carnivore conservation Warren E. Johnson, Eduardo Eizirik, Melody Roelke-Parker and Stephen J. O'Brien; 16. Role of reproductive sciences in carnivore conservation David E. Wildt, JoGayle Howard and Janine Brown; 17. Monitoring of terrestrial carnivore populations Eric M. Gese; Part III. Prospects for Research and Conservation: 18. Changing landscapes: consequences for carnivores Melvin E. Sunquist and Fiona Sunquist; 19. Behavior of carnivores in exploited and controlled populations Laurence G. Frank and Rosie Woodroffe; 20. The role of disease in carnivore ecology and conservation Stephan M. Funk, Christine V. Fiorello, Sarah Cleaveland and Matthew E. Gompper; 21. Geographic priorities for carnivore conservation in Africa M. G. L. Mills, Stephanie Freitag and Albert van Jaarsveld; 22. Estimating interpopulation dispersal rates Peter Waser, Curtis Strobeck and David Paetkau; 23. Setting priorities for carnivore conservation: what makes carnivores different? Joshua R. Ginsberg; 24. Conclusions: carnivore conservation: science, compromise and tough choices David W. Macdonald.

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Edited By: John L Gittleman, Stephan M Funk, David Macdonald and Robert K Wayne
675 pages, 9 b/w photos, 53 line illus, 36 tabs
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'! fascinating reading ! a must for all fans of the carnivores, as well as students of conservation and carnivore biology.' Graham J. Holloway, Biologist

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