Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Paperback | February 10, 2012

EditorLuigi Boitani, Roger A. Powell

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Animals that must hunt and kill for at least part of their living are inherently interesting to many people and the role that carnivores play in biological communities attract interest from ecologists and conservation biologists. Conflicts with human activities stimulate continual debatesabout the management of carnivore populations, and throughout the world people seek workable solutions for human/carnivore coexistence.This concise yet authoritative handbook describes research methods and techniques for the study and conservation of all terrestrial carnivore species. Particular attention is paid to techniques for managing the human/carnivore interface. Descriptions of the latest methodologies are supported byreferences to case studies, whilst dedicated boxes are used to illustrate how a technique is applied to a specific land cover type, species, or particular socio-economic context. The book describes the most recent advances in modelling the patterns of animal distributions, movements, and use of landcover types, as well as including the most efficient methods to trap, handle, and mark carnivores. Carnivores are biogeographically diverse and whilst extensive scientific research has investigated many aspects of carnivore biology, not all species have been equally covered. This book is unique in its intention to provide practical guidance for carrying out research and conservation of carnivoresacross all species and areas of the world.

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Animals that must hunt and kill for at least part of their living are inherently interesting to many people and the role that carnivores play in biological communities attract interest from ecologists and conservation biologists. Conflicts with human activities stimulate continual debatesabout the management of carnivore populations, a...

Luigi Boitani is Professor of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology at the University of Rome, Department of Biology and Biotechnologies, and Affiliated Professor at the Department of Natural Resources, Idaho University, Moscow, USA. He is the current (2009-2011) President of the Society for Conservation Biology. His main scientific...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:February 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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L. David Mech: Foreword1. Luigi Boitani and Roger A. Powell: Introduction: research and conservation of carnivores2. Luigi Boitani, Paolo Ciucci, and Alessio Mortelliti: Designing carnivore surveys3. Carlo Rondinini and Luigi Boitani: Mind the map: trips and pitfalls in making and reading maps of carnivore distribution4. Marcella J. Kelly, Julie Betsch, Claudia Wultsch, Bernardo Mesa, and L. Scott Mills: Non-invasive sampling for carnivores5. Gilbert Proulx, Marc R. L. Cattet, and Roger A. Powell: Humane and efficient capture and handling methods for carnivores6. Kerry R. Foresman: Carnivores in hand7. Mark R. Fuller and Todd K. Fuller: Radio telemetry equipment and applications for carnivores8. Ken H. Pollock, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth: Estimating demographic parameters9. Roger A. Powell: Movements, home ranges, activity, and dispersal10. Michael S. Mitchell and Mark Hebblewhite: Carnivore habitat ecology: integrating theory and application11. Erlend B. Nilsen, David Christianson, Jean-Michel Gaillard, Duncan Halley, John D.C. Linnell, Morten Odden, Manuela Panzacchi, Carole Toigo, and Barbara Zimmermann: Describing food habits and predation: field methods and statistical considerations12. Cheryl S. Asa: Reproductive biology and endocrine studies13. Greta M. Wengert, Mourad W. Gabriel, and Deana L. Clifford: Investigating cause-specific mortality and diseases in carnivores: tools and techniques14. John D. C. Linnell, John Odden, and Annette Mertens: Mitigation methods for conflicts associated with carnivore depredation on livestock15. Michael K. Stoskopf: Carnivore restoration16. Eric M. Gese, Hilary S. Cooley, and Frederick F. Knowlton: Designing a monitoring plan17. Urs Breitenmoser, Christine Breitenmoser-Wursten, and Luigi Boitani: Assessing conservation status and units for conservationReferencesIndex