To understand modern principles of sustainable management andthe conservation of wildlife species requires intimate knowledgeabout demography, animal behavior, and ecosystem dynamics. Withemphasis on practical application and quantitative skilldevelopment, this book weaves together these disparate elements ina single
coherent textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students.It reviews analytical techniques, explaining the mathematical andstatistical principles behind them, and shows how these can be usedto formulate
realistic objectives within an ecological framework.
This third edition is comprehensive and up-to-date, andincludes:
- Brand new chapters that disseminate rapidly developing topics inthe field: habitat use and selection; habitat fragmentation,movement, and corridors; population viability. analysis, theconsequences of climate change; and evolutionary responses todisturbance
- A thorough updating of all chapters to present important areas ofwildlife research and management with recent developments andexamples.
- A new online study aid – a wide variety of downloadablecomputer programs in the freeware packages R and Mathcad, availablethrough a companion website. Worked examples enable readers topractice calculations explained in the text and to develop a solidunderstanding of key statistical procedures and population modelscommonly used in wildlife ecology and management.
The first half of the book provides a solid background in keyecological concepts. The second half uses these concepts to developa deeper understanding of the principles underlying wildlifemanagement and conservation. Global examples of real-lifemanagement situations provide a broad perspective on theinternational problems of conservation, and detailed case historiesdemonstrate concepts and quantitative analyses. This third editionis
also valuable to professional wildlife managers, park rangers,biological resource managers, and those
working in ecotourism.