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Urban Wildlife Management

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By: Clark E Adams(Author), Kieran J Lindsey(Author)
403 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: CRC Press
Urban Wildlife Management
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  • Urban Wildlife Management ISBN: 9781439804605 Edition: 2 Hardback Nov 2009 Out of Print #181136
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About this book

An instant bestseller and winner of major awards, Urban Wildlife Management is the first comprehensive text to examine the issues that have led to the need for human-wildlife interface management strategies. Now fully expanded and revised, this second edition features a new chapter on zoonotic diseases and another on economic issues. It also includes an expanded section on urban soils as well as a deepened assessment of urban aquatic systems. As with the original, this edition is grounded in the fundamental principles of ecology as they relate to human-dominated landscapes, incorporating political, economic, and societal issues relevant to the development of proactive management planning.


Introduction: A New Wildlife Management Paradigm

Part I: Urban Landscapes

Chapter One
Wildlife Management: Past and Present
Key Concepts
A Brief History of Wildlife Management in North America
Rise of the American Conservation Movement
Changing Wildlife Values
A New Kind of Wildlife
Categorizing Wildlife
The Unique Ecology and Behavior of Urban Wildlife
Special Challenges for Wildlife Management within Urban Settings
Urban Ecosystems
Urban Habitats
Sociopolitical Factors
Special Management Considerations
An Urban Species of Special Interest: The Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Pet Raccoons
Raccoon Economics
Raccoons as Disease Vectors
The Urban Raccoon
Population Densities
Species Profile: Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Two
The Changing Landscape of Wildlife Management
Key Concepts
Demographic Factors That Set the Stage for Urban Wildlife Management
The Separation of People and Nature
The Need for Wildlife Management in Urban Areas
The Need for Public Education Programs About Urban Wildlife
Outcomes of Human-Wildlife Encounters
Urbanites Need to Reconnect With the Natural World
Urban Wildlife Species Are Increasing, Sometimes to Nuisance Levels
Some Insights into the Magnitude of Urban Wildlife Problems
Urban Species of Most Concern: National Analysis to
Urban Species of Most Concern: Regional Analysis to
Economic Impact of Damage to Resources by Urban Wildlife: National Overview
Economic Impact of Damage to Resources by Urban Wildlife: Regional Overview
Urban Habitats as a Dominant Focus of Wildlife Professionals
The Infrastructure for Urban Wildlife Management Is Missing
Case Study : Neighborhood Moose Killed by Kindness
Species Profile: Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Part II: Urban Ecosystems

Chapter Three
Ecological Principles in the Urban Context
Key Concepts
Ecological Principles
Ecosystem Structure
Abiotic Structure
Biotic Structure
Food Chains and Webs
Symbiotic Relationships
Biotic Communities
Urban Flora
Urban Fauna
Ecosystem Function
Biogeochemical Cycles
Thermodynamics and Conservation of Matter
Ecological Succession
Ecosystem Services
Species Profile: Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Four
Urban Soils
Key Concepts
Soil Formation
Soil Structure
Soil Horizons
Soil Functions
Soil Biota and Their Functions
Impacts of Urbanization on Soil Structure and Function
Structure Modification: Compaction and Surface Crusting
Modified Soil Reaction
Anthropogenic Materials
Increased Soil Temperatures
Taking Better Care of Urban Soil
Urban Wildlife Management Implications
Species Profile: Moles (Talpidae spp.)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Five
Urban Waters
Key Concepts
The Flow of Water through an Urban Community
The Water Cycle–Nature’s Filter
The Transpiration Loop
The Groundwater Loop
The Evaporation Loop
Caring For the Water Cycle
Riparian Corridors: Streams and Rivers
Abiotic Effects of Urbanization on Riparian Ecology
Stream Channelization
Biotic Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecology
The Aquatic Food Chain
Fish as Indicator Species
Restoration of Riparian Habitats
Urban Wetlands
Water Gardens
Constructed Wetlands
Urban (Community) Fisheries Programs
Species Profile: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Six
Principles of Population Dynamics
Key Concepts
Factors Affecting Population Densities
How Populations Grow
Population Growth Rate Patterns
Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Population Dynamics
Effects of Supplemental Feeding on Population Dynamics
Effects of Animal Damage Control Activities on Population Dynamics
Effects of Environmental Pollutants on Wildlife Population Dynamics
Species Profile: Tree Squirrels (Sciurus spp.)
Chapter Activity
Literature Cited


Chapter Seven
Urban Green Spaces
Key Concepts
Green Spaces
Remnant Habitat Patches
Successional Habitat Patches
Managed Habitat Patches
Golf Courses
Nature Centers
Rural versus Urban Wildlife Populations
Species Profile: Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Eight
Urban Gray Spaces
Key Concepts
Buildings, Windows, and Towers
Communication Towers
Wind Towers
Roads and Highways
Animal Mortality
Overpasses, Underpasses, and Escape Routes
Structural Design Considerations
Bridges, Birds, and Bats
Landfills, Dumpsters, and Garbage Cans
Organic Waste Accumulations: A Concept Unique to Urban Ecosystems
Factors That Promote the Presence of Wildlife at Landfills
Standards Used in Landfill Siting
Types of Habitats Found in and around Landfills
Human-Wildlife Conflicts at Landfills
Wildlife Management at Landfills
Standards for Airport Siting and Zoning
Types of Habitats Found in and around Airports
Wildlife Species Attracted to Airport Habitats
Human-Wildlife Interactions at Airports
Wildlife Management Priorities at Airports
Species Profile: Mexican Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited


Chapter Nine
Human Dimensions in Urban Wildlife Management
Key Concepts
The "People Factor"
Conducting Human Dimensions Research
Surveying Wildlife Recreationists
The Role of Human Dimensions in Urban Wildlife Management
Public Participation in Wildlife-Associated Recreation
Wildlife Values
Quality of Life Issues
Human-Wildlife Conflict Issues
HD Methods for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Case Study : Ducks and Traffic
An Urban Species of Special Concern: Urban Coyotes (Canis latrans)
What Is an Urban Coyote?
Range Expansion
Coping with Coyotes–Management Plans
Coyote Economics
Coyote Control Considerations
Species Profile: American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Ten
Working with Urban Stakeholders
Key Concepts
Inviting Everyone to the Table
The Policy Life Cycle
What (and Who) Is a Stakeholder?
The Changing Face of Wildlife Stakeholders
A Guide to Major Stakeholders
Government (Public Sector)
Tribal Governments
State and Territorial Governments
Local Governments
Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
Academic Institutions
The Public
Case Study : Stakeholders Disagree on Best Approach for Managing Fallow Deer
Species Profile: Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Eleven
Legal Aspects of Urban Wildlife Management
Key Concepts
Wildlife Law
Federal Laws
The Lacey Act of
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of
The Animal Damage Control Act of
The Endangered Species Act of
State Laws
County and Municipal Laws
Local Ordinances
Who Is in Charge Here?
Protecting the Health and Safety of All
Case Study : Operation Remove Excrement
Species Profile: Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited


Chapter Twelve
The Ecology and Management Considerations of Selected Species
Key Concepts
Endangered Species
Houston Toad (Bufo houstonensis)
San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica)
Florida Key Deer (Odocoileu virginianus clavium)
Introduced Species
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Nutria (Myocastor coypus)
Feral Species
Pigeons (Columba livia)
Free-Ranging Domestic Cats (Felis catus)
Free-Ranging Hogs (Sus scrofa)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Thirteen
Zoonoses and Management Considerations
Key Concepts
What Are Zoonoses?
Parasitic Diseases
Trematodes (Flukes)
Cestodes (Tapeworms)
Nematodes (Roundworms)
Mycotic Diseases
Bacterial Diseases
Viral Diseases
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)
West Nile Virus (WNV)
Prion Diseases
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Chronic Wasting Disease
Species Profile: American Robin (Turdus migratorius Linnaeus)
Chapter Activities
Literature Cited

Chapter Fourteen
Distribution, Abundance, and Management Considerations of Resident Canada Geese and Urban White-Tailed Deer
Key Concepts
Factors That Contributed To Geese and Deer Abundance in Urban America
Extent of the Problem: A National Assessment of Human-White-Tailed Deer and Canada
Geese Conflicts
Objectives and Questions Included in the National Assessment
Results of the National Assessment
Management Implications of the National Assessment
Distribution of Resident Canada Geese and White-Tailed Deer in the Continental United States
The Human Response to Resident Canada Geese and Urban White-Tailed Deer
Ecological Impacts of Resident Canada Geese and Urban White-Tailed Deer
Health and Safety Issues Related to Resident Canada Geese and Urban White-Tailed Deer
White-Tailed Deer and Lyme Disease
Feasible and Acceptable Management Strategies for Overabundant Resident Canada Geese
Avoiding the Problem
Getting at the Root Cause
Attack the Symptoms
Do Nothing

Case Study : A Tale of Two Cities
The Two Cities
The Citizen Survey
Questionnaire Development
The Response
Educational Program Development
Chapter Activity
Literature Cited

Customer Reviews

Out of Print
By: Clark E Adams(Author), Kieran J Lindsey(Author)
403 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: CRC Press
Media reviews

Praise for the first edition:
" [...] this volume expertly summarizes the primary issues in urban wildlife management [...] I recommend this book to natural resource agencies [...] and to university instructors [...] ."
– W. David Walter, Oklahoma State University, in The Journal of Wildlife Management

" [...] the first comprehensive book on urban wildlife management. [...] Hundreds of peer-reviewed articles [...] thoughtful [...] concise [...] ."
– Jennifer Lynch, wildlife biologist, writing in Human-Wildlife Conflicts

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