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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Insectivores to Ungulates  Deer (Cervidae)

Deer of the World Ecology, Conservation and Management

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By: Mario Melletti(Editor), Stefano Focardi(Editor), Tim Clutton-Brock(Foreword By)
590 pages, 80 colour & 200 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Deer of the World is the first comprehensive reference work ever published on the systematics, ecology, conservation status and management of all the world's deer species.

Covering all 53 deer species worldwide, this volume brings together the contributions of 160 international deer experts and provides:
- A comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge on deer evolution, phylogeny, taxonomy and systematics
- A comprehensive understanding of the ecology and conservation status of each species, with detailed accounts
- A series of case studies on conservation, management, hunting, farming, and the impact of deer on forest ecosystems

This beautifully illustrated book is an invaluable resource for researchers, wildlife managers and students in conservation biology, ecology, and management, as well as interested laypeople. It reveals the fascinating story of deer evolution, the long history of interactions between humans and deer, and the main threats to this charismatic species group.

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Biography

Mario Melletti is an Italian freelance wildlife biologist and a member of the African Buffalo Initiative Group and the Wild Pig Specialist Group, both part of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. During his Ph.D. and M.Sc. studies he worked at the Department of Animal and Human Biology of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, and at the Department of Conservation Biology of the Estación Biólogica de Doñana (CSIC-EBD) Sevilla, Spain. For about 3 years he has been studying the ecology and behaviour of the forest buffalo in Central Africa. Mario has also studied other mammals and has been involved in some large mammal projects and surveys in some African countries. He is the editor of seven books on mammalian ecology, conservation and management published by Cambridge University Press and Springer Nature, and has authored about 70 scientific publications.

Stefano Focardi is a senior researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems of the CNR in Florence, Italy, where he leads the large mammal research team. He is also Professor of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of Florence and Invited Professor at the University of Lyon, France. He also leads a collaboration with INRA in Toulouse, France.He is the author of 110 scientific articles and 26 environmental management documents. He is also the scientific coordinator of EUROBOAR, a European organisation for research into the biology of wild boar, and an active member of the EURODEER INITIATIVE. He is a specialist in the biology of roe deer and fallow deer and has organised several international meetings on these two cervid species. His current research interests include ungulate demography, avian and mammalian movement ecology, and population assessment.

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By: Mario Melletti(Editor), Stefano Focardi(Editor), Tim Clutton-Brock(Foreword By)
590 pages, 80 colour & 200 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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