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Theory of Wildlife Population Ecology

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By: Bruce D Leopold(Author)
Publisher: Waveland Press
Theory of Wildlife Population Ecology
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Understanding wildlife population ecology is vital for all wildlife managers and conservation biologists. Leopold draws on 30 years of research and teaching experience to give students and natural resource professionals the foundation they need to effectively manage wildlife populations. He begins with the key statistical concepts and research approaches necessary to gain insight into various models of population dynamics. The many factors that influence wildlife populations are thoroughly explored and their consequences are investigated. In addition, the author presents techniques for analyzing wildlife harvest data and a lucid discussion of valuable wildlife census methods. Frequent examples of foundational literature supplement each chapter with applications of the theories and provide a concise compendium of fundamental concepts of population ecology. Abundant statistical exercises reinforce students' learning throughout the text.

Contents

1. Introductory Material
      Science and the Scientific Method / Basic Concepts in Population Ecology
2. Introductory Statistical Concepts and Research Methods
      Statistical Concepts / Research Methods / Matrices and Their Algebra / Research Design
3. Population Growth
      Introduction / Rate of Increase / Population Growth / Placing a Measure of Precision on Population Estimates / Foundational Laboratory and Field Studies
4. Natality
      The Basics / Fecundity Tables and Related Components / Sex Ratio/Reproductive Strategies / Other Relevant Topics
5. Mortality-Survival
      Terminology and Concepts / Measurement of Mortality / Computing Rate of Increase (r) / Age Structure / Matrix Applications / Types of Rate of Increase / Stage-Dependent Life Tables / Survivorship Curves / Life History Strategies / Survival Rate Determination and Analysis
6. Population Equilibrium (Regulation)
      Basic Terminology and Concepts / Basic Concepts of Population Fluctuations / Key Schools of Thought / Detecting Density Dependence / Importance of Logarithmic Plots / Wildlife Cycles / Foundational Literature
7. Interspecific Competition
      Introduction / Lotka–Volterra Competition Model / Other Competition Models / Assessing Competition / Foundational Literature/Studies
8. Predation
      Introduction / Fundamental Concepts / The Theory and Models to Support It / Other Concepts / Foundational Literature
9. Wildlife Harvest Management
      Introduction / Harvesting Theories / Compensatory versus Additive Mortality / Foundational Literature/Studies
10. Animal Census
      Basics / Absolute Counts / Indices / Nonlinear Frequency / Distance Sampling / Variable Circular Plot / Selective Removals—Change-in-Ratio Methods / Nonselective Removals / Index-Manipulation-Index / Methods Involving Capturing and Marking Individuals / Band Returns from Dead Animals

Appendix A: Key Texts Used to Develop This Textbook
Appendix B: Statistical Tables
Appendix C: Example Capture Data—Mark-Recapture
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