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Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management, 2nd Edition

Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management, 2nd Edition

Anthony R. E. Sinclair, John M. Fryxell, Graeme Caughley

ISBN: 978-1-444-30913-3

Mar 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

488 pages

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$87.99

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The second edition of Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management provides a thorough introduction to general ecological principles and examines how they can be applied to wildlife management and conservation.
  • Expanded and updated, this second edition includes new chapters on understanding ecosystems and the use of computer models in wildlife management
  • Gives a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ecology including the latest theories on population dynamics and conservation
  • Reviews practical applications and techniques and how these can be used to formulate realistic objectives with in an ecological framework
  • Examples of real-life management situations from around the world provide a broad perspective on the international problems of conservation
  • Worked examples on CD enable students to practice calculations explained in the text

Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/sinclair. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at HigherEducation@wiley.com for more information.

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Preface.

1 Introduction.

2 Biomes.

3 Animals as individuals.

4 Population growth.

5 Dispersal, dispersion, and distribution.

6 Food and feeding.

7 The ecology of behavior.

8 Population regulation, fluctuation and competition within species.

9 Competition and facilitation between species.

10 Predation.

11 Consumer-resource dynamics.

12 Parasites and pathogens.

13 Communities and ecosystems.

14 Counting animals.

15 Experimental management.

16 Model evaluation and adaptive management.

17 Conservation in theory.

18 Conservation in practice.

19 Wildlife harvesting.

20 Wildlife control.

References.

Appendices.

Index

"This book has one very interesting feature: it comes with a CD Rom complete with exercises and an evaluation copy of a mathematical calculating/drawing program called Mathcad.... Overall, a comprehensive text, well designed, aimed at the more experienced student/conservationist." (Teaching Ecology Group Newsletter)

"The scope of the book is broad and the subject matter logically presented and well-explained." (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society)

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  • A thorough introduction to general ecological principles and how they can be applied to wildlife management and conservation.
  • Expanded and updated, this second edition includes new chapters on understanding ecosystems and the use of computer models in wildlife management.
  • Gives a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ecology including the latest theories on population dynamics and conservation.
  • Reviews practical applications and techniques and how these can be used to formulate realistic objectives with in an ecological framework.
  • Examples of real-life management situations from around the world provide a broad perspective on the international problems of conservation.
  • Worked examples on CD enable students to practice calculations explained in the text.