In this first-ever landmark study of New Mexico's wild carnivores, Jean-Luc E. Cartron and Jennifer K. Frey have assembled a team of leading southwestern biologists to explore the animals and the major issues that shape their continued presence in the state and region. The book includes discussions on habitat, evolving or altered ecosystems, and new discoveries about animal behaviour and range, and it also provides details on the distribution, habitat associations, life history, population status, management, and conservation needs of individual carnivore species in New Mexico.
Like Cartron's award-winning Raptors of New Mexico, Wild Carnivores of New Mexico shares the same emphasis on scientific rigour and thoroughness, high readability, and visual appeal. Each chapter is illustrated with numerous colour photographs to help readers visualize unique morphological or life-history traits, habitat, research techniques, and management and conservation issues.
Jean-Luc E. Cartron is a research professor of biology at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Raptors of New Mexico as well as a coauthor of A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque (both from UNM Press).
Jennifer K. Frey is a professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. She is a leading expert on the mammals of the southwestern United States and the author of numerous scientific articles on the carnivores and other species of mammals in the region.