Ecology and Management of Large Mammals in North America, 1st edition

  • Stephen Demarais
  • Paul R. Krausman

Ecology and Management of Large Mammals in North America

ISBN-13:  9780137174225

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Overview

Designed to replace the highly regarded, but long-out-of-print/out-of-date, classic, Big Game of North America, this book provides authoritative, state-of-the-art, single-source coverage of the full range of North American big game (large mammal) species from an ecological perspective. Each of the 30 chapters is written by the authority on the particular species or topic covered. KEY TOPICS: Taxonomy and the Conservation of Biodiversity. Hybridization in Large Mammals. Human Values Toward Large Mammals. Population Parameters and Their Estimation. Modeling Population Dynamics. Nutritional Ecology. Carrying Capacity. A Dynamic View of Population Regulation. Behavioral Ecology. Harvest Management Goals. Human Dimensions and Conflict Resolution. Genetic Applications for Large Mammals. Big Game Ranching. Big Game Management on Tribal Lands. History of Management of Large Mammals in North America. Wolf. Puma. Jaguar. Black Bear. Brown (Grizzly) and Polar Bear. Collared Peccary. Bison. Mountain Goat. Dall's and Stone's Sheep. Bighorn Sheep. Muskox. Pronghorn. Moose. White-Tailed Deer. Mule and Black-Tailed Deer. Caribou. North American Elk. Exotics. MARKET: For Ecologists, Wildlife Managers, and anyone interested in all aspects of big game and habitat use by large mammals.

Table of contents



 1. Taxonomy and the Conservation of Biodiversity.


 2. Hybridization in Large Mammals.


 3. Human Values Toward Large Mammals.


 4. Population Parameters and Their Estimation.


 5. Modeling Population Dynamics.


 6. Nutritional Ecology.


 7. Carrying Capacity.


 8. A Dynamic View of Population Regulation.


 9. Behavioral Ecology.


10. Harvest Management Goals.


11. Human Dimensions and Conflict Resolution.


12. Genetic Applications for Large Mammals.


13. Big Game Ranching.


14. Big Game Management on Tribal Lands.


15. History of Management of Large Mammals in North America.


16. Wolf.


17. Puma.


18. Jaguar.


19. Black Bear.


20. Brown (Grizzly) and Polar Bears.


21. Collared Peccary.


22. Bison.


23. Mountain Goat.


24. Dall's and Stone's Sheep.


25. Bighorn Sheep.


26. The Muskox.


27. Pronghorn.


28. Moose.


29. White-Tailed Deer.


30. Mule and Black-Tailed Deer.


31. Caribou.


32. North American Elk.


33. Exotics.

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Published by Pearson (September 21st 1999) - Copyright © 2000