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Carnivore Conservation

Part of Conservation Biology

John L. Gittleman, Stephan M. Funk, David W. MacDonald, Robert K. Wayne, Andy Purvis, Georgina M. Mace, Scott Creel, Göran Spong, Nancy Creel, Rosie Woodroffe, Michael D. Thom, Luigi Boitani, David M. Brown, Todd K. Fuller, Paul Sievert, Marc Bekoff, Warren E. Johnson, Eduardo Eizirik, Gina M. Lento, Tim W. Clark, David Mattson, Richard P. Reading, Brian J. Miller, Urs Breitenmoser, Christine Breitenmoser-Würsten, Ludwig N. Carbyn, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Karen Laurenson, Pierre Taberlet, Gordon Luikart, Eli Geffen, Melody Roelke-Parker, Stephen J. O'Brien, David E. Wildt, JoGayle Howard, Janine Brown, Eric M. Gese, Melvin Sunquist, Fiona Sunquist, Laurence G. Frank, Christine V. Fiorello, Matthew E. Gompper, Sarah Cleaveland, M. G. L. Mills, Stephanie Freitag, A. S. van Jaarsveld, Peter Waser, Curtis Strobeck, David Paetkau, Joshua R. Ginsberg
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  • Date Published: June 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521665377

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  • Carnivores are the focus of intense attention and resources in conservation biology. It is often argued that, because carnivores are at the top of the food chain, if they are protected, then other taxa will also be afforded adequate protection. Carnivores are also charismatic and compete with humans for dwindling space and environmental resources. In the past 10 years, theoretical and empirical studies on carnivores have developed very quickly. This volume reviews and summarises the current state of the field, describes limitations and opportunities for carnivore conservation, and offers a conceptual framework for future research and applied management. As such it will be of interest to students and researchers of conservation biology, mammalogy, animal behaviour, ecology and evolution.

    • Critical review and up-to-date summary of both theoretical and empirical studies of carnivore conservation
    • Synthesizes material from a wide variety of fields - genetics, animal behaviour, ecology, evolution etc to give well-rounded picture of our current understanding of carnivore conservation
    • Written by worldwide leading experts on carnivores of all types from tigers to badgers, wolves to ferrets
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    '… fascinating reading … a must for all fans of the carnivores, as well as students of conservation and carnivore biology.' Graham J. Holloway, Biologist

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    • Date Published: June 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521665377
    • length: 692 pages
    • copublisher: The Zoological Society of London
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 62 b/w illus. 36 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Why 'carnivore conservation'? John L. Gittleman, Stephan M. Funk, David W. MacDonald and Robert K. Wayne
    Part I. Problems:
    2. Past and future carnivore extinctions: a phylogenetic principle Andy Purvis, Georgina M. Mace and John L. Gittleman
    3. Interspecific competition and the population biology of extinction-prone carnivores Scott Creel, Göran Spong and Nancy Creel
    4. Strategies for carnivore conservation: lessons from contemporary extinctions Rosie Woodroffe
    5. Alien carnivores: unwelcome experiments in ecological theory David W. Macdonald and Michael D. Thom
    6. Carnivore introductions and invasions: their success and management options Luigi Boitani
    7. Hybridization and conservation of carnivores Robert K. Wayne and David M. Brown
    8. Carnivore demography and the consequences of changes in prey availability Todd K. Fuller and Paul R. Sievert
    9. Human-carnivore interactions: adopting proactive strategies for complex problems Marc Bekoff
    10. The control, exploitation and conservation of carnivores Warren E. Johnson, Eduardo Eizirik and Gina M. Lento
    Part II. Some Approaches and Solutions:
    11. Interdisciplinary problem solving in carnivore conservation: an introduction Tim W. Clark, David Mattson, Richard P. Reading and Brian J. Miller
    12. Assessment of carnivore reintroductions Urs Breitenmoser, Christine Breitenmoser-Würsten, Ludwig N. Carbyn and Stephan M. Funk
    13. Interactions between carnivores and local communities: conflict or co-existence? Claudio Sillero-Zubiri and Karen Laurenson
    14. New methods for obtaining and analyzing genetic data from free-ranging carnivores Pierre Taberlet, Gordon Luikart and Eli Geffen
    15. Applications of genetic concepts and molecular methods to carnivore conservation Warren E. Johnson, Eduardo Eizirik, Melody Roelke-Parker and Stephen J. O'Brien
    16. Role of reproductive sciences in carnivore conservation David E. Wildt, JoGayle Howard and Janine Brown
    17. Monitoring of terrestrial carnivore populations Eric M. Gese
    Part III. Prospects for Research and Conservation:
    18. Changing landscapes: consequences for carnivores Melvin E. Sunquist and Fiona Sunquist
    19. Behavior of carnivores in exploited and controlled populations Laurence G. Frank and Rosie Woodroffe
    20. The role of disease in carnivore ecology and conservation Stephan M. Funk, Christine V. Fiorello, Sarah Cleaveland and Matthew E. Gompper
    21. Geographic priorities for carnivore conservation in Africa M. G. L. Mills, Stephanie Freitag and Albert van Jaarsveld
    22. Estimating interpopulation dispersal rates Peter Waser, Curtis Strobeck and David Paetkau
    23. Setting priorities for carnivore conservation: what makes carnivores different? Joshua R. Ginsberg
    24. Conclusions: carnivore conservation: science, compromise and tough choices David W. Macdonald.

  • Editors

    John L. Gittleman, University of Virginia

    Stephan M. Funk, Zoological Society of London

    David W. MacDonald, University of Oxford

    Robert K. Wayne, University of California, Los Angeles

    Contributors

    John L. Gittleman, Stephan M. Funk, David W. MacDonald, Robert K. Wayne, Andy Purvis, Georgina M. Mace, Scott Creel, Göran Spong, Nancy Creel, Rosie Woodroffe, Michael D. Thom, Luigi Boitani, David M. Brown, Todd K. Fuller, Paul Sievert, Marc Bekoff, Warren E. Johnson, Eduardo Eizirik, Gina M. Lento, Tim W. Clark, David Mattson, Richard P. Reading, Brian J. Miller, Urs Breitenmoser, Christine Breitenmoser-Würsten, Ludwig N. Carbyn, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Karen Laurenson, Pierre Taberlet, Gordon Luikart, Eli Geffen, Melody Roelke-Parker, Stephen J. O'Brien, David E. Wildt, JoGayle Howard, Janine Brown, Eric M. Gese, Melvin Sunquist, Fiona Sunquist, Laurence G. Frank, Christine V. Fiorello, Matthew E. Gompper, Sarah Cleaveland, M. G. L. Mills, Stephanie Freitag, A. S. van Jaarsveld, Peter Waser, Curtis Strobeck, David Paetkau, Joshua R. Ginsberg

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