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Whooping Cranes Biology and Conservation

By: John B French, Jr.(Editor), Sarah J Converse(Editor), Jane E Austin(Editor)
520 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, colour tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation covers one of the most endangered birds in North America, and the subject of intense research and highly visible conservation activity. The volume summarizes current biological information on Whooping Cranes and provides the basis for future research necessary for conservation of this species.

This edited volume concentrates on work completed in the past 20 years in the areas of population biology, behavior and social structure, habitat use, disease and health, captive breeding, and Whooping Crane conservation. Much of the information presented comes from the study and management of remnant and reintroduced populations of Whooping Cranes in the field; some information is from experimentation and breeding of captive Whooping Cranes.

Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation seeks to inform and galvanize action dedicated to meeting the challenges faced by Whooping Crane managers and conservationists. Thus, it describes one model of endangered species conservation and restoration that will interest a wide audience: professionals that work on cranes; researchers in the fields of small population biology, endangered species, and avian ecology; wildlife veterinarians and those involved in avian husbandry; administrators of management agencies or conservation organizations; conservationists in other fields; teachers of conservation biology or ornithology and their students; and the educated general public.

Contents

1. Whooping Cranes Past and Present
      John B. French, Sarah J. Converse, Jane E. Austin
2. Phylogenetic Taxonomy of Cranes and the Evolutionary Origin of the Whooping Crane
      Carey Krajewski
3. Revisiting the Historic Distribution and Habitats of the Whooping Crane
      Jane E. Austin, Matthew A. Hayes, Jeb A. Barzen
4. Population and Breeding Range Dynamics in the Aransas-Wood Buffalo Whooping Crane Population
      Scott Wilson, Mark Bidwell
5. Monitoring Recruitment and Abundance of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo Population of Whooping Cranes: 1950–2015
      Bradley N. Strobel, Matthew J. Butler
6. Mortality in Aransas-Wood Buffalo Whooping Cranes: Timing, Location, and Causes
      Aaron T. Pearse, David A. Brandt, Barry K. Hartup, Mark Bidwell
7. Population Dynamics of Reintroduced Whooping Cranes
      Sarah J. Converse, Sabrina Servanty, Clinton T. Moore, Michael C. Runge
8. Reproductive Failure in the Eastern Migratory Population: The Interaction of Research and Management
      Sarah J. Converse, Bradley N. Strobel, Jeb A. Barzen
9. Florida’s Nonmigratory Whooping Cranes
      Tim A. Dellinger
10. Pairing Dynamics of Reintroduced Migratory Whooping Cranes
      Richard P. Urbanek, Eva K. Szyszkoski, Sara E. Zimorski, Lara E.A. Fondow
11. Movement Ecology of Reintroduced Migratory Whooping Cranes
      Thomas Mueller, Claire S. Teitelbaum, William F. Fagan, Sarah J. Converse
12. Ecological Energetics of Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population
      Megan J. Fitzpatrick, Paul D. Mathewson, Warren P. Porter
13. Winter Habitat Ecology, Use, and Availability for the Aransas wood Buffalo Population of Whooping Cranes
      Elizabeth H. Smith, Felipe Chavez-Ramirez, Luz Lumb
14. Habitat Use by the Reintroduced Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes
      Jeb A. Barzen, Anne E. Lacy, Hillary L. Thompson, Andrew P. Gossens
15. Ecological Implications of Habitat Use by Reintroduced and Remnant Whooping Crane Populations
      Jeb A. Barzen
16. Advances in Conservation Breeding and Management of Whooping Cranes (Grus americana)
      Sandra R. Black, Kelly D. Swan
17. Reproduction and Reproductive Strategies Relevant to Management of Whooping Cranes Ex Situ
      Nucharin Songsasen, Sarah J. Converse, Megan Brown
18. Health of Whooping Cranes in the Central Flyway
      Barry K. Hartup
19. Health and Disease Treatment in Captive and Reintroduced Whooping Cranes
      Glenn H. Olsen, Barry K. Hartup, Sandie Black
20. Rearing and Release Methods for Reintroduction of Captive-Reared Whooping Cranes
      Barry K. Hartup
21. The Operation of an Aircraft-Led Migration: Goals, Successes, Challenges 2001 to 2015
      Joseph W. Duff
22. Louisiana Nonmigratory Whooping Crane Reintroduction
      Sammy L. King, Will Selman, Phillip Vasseur, Sara Zimorski
23. Whooping Crane Shootings Since 1967
      Elisabeth Condon, William B. Brooks, Julie Langenberg, Davin Lopez
24. Future of Whooping Crane Conservation and Science
      Sarah J. Converse, John B. French, Jane E. Austin

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Biography

John French is the Center Director of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, and oversees research on a wide variety of topics including Wildlife Toxicology, Coastal Ecology, Population modeling and Decision Science, and a variety of monitoring programs including the N. American Bird Banding Lab and the Breeding Bird Survey. Patuxent also has responsibility for the North American vertebrate collections at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. John sits on the US-Canada Whooping Crane Recovery Team, and has been involved in whooping crane conservation for many years. John's scientific training was in vertebrate ecology and physiology at the University of Wisconsin, and was hired initially at Patuxent to undertake research on wildlife toxicology.

Sarah J. Converse is a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Unit Leader of the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) & the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) at the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to taking this position in early 2017, Sarah spent 10 years as a Research Ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, where among other research projects, she was deeply involved in research on the population ecology and conservation of reintroduced Whooping Cranes. Sarah's research program is built around two themes – quantitative population ecology of endangered species and decision analysis applications in endangered species management.

Dr. Jane Austin is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Her research and writing have focused on the ecology and management of cranes, waterfowl, and other waterbirds in the northern U.S. Her interest in cranes developed during a study of the crane breeding ecology and population management of greater Sandhill Cranes in southeast Idaho. She became actively involved in the North American Crane Working Group, which led to work with the International Crane Foundation on international crane conservation issue. Jane served on the external review team for the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership and has been involved with other projects focusing on ecology, habitat use, and management of North America's cranes.

By: John B French, Jr.(Editor), Sarah J Converse(Editor), Jane E Austin(Editor)
520 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, colour tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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