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Conservation of Wildlife Populations : Demography, Genetics, and Management

Conservation of Wildlife Populations : Demography, Genetics, and Management - 06 edition

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Conservation of Wildlife Populations : Demography, Genetics, and Management - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405121460

L Scott Mills

ISBN13: 978-1405121460
ISBN10: 1405121467
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Conservation of Wildlife Populations provides an accessible introduction to the most relevant concepts and principles for solving real-world management problems in wildlife and conservation biology. Bringing together insights from traditionally disparate disciplines, the book shows how population biology addresses important questions involving the harvest, monitoring, and conservation of wildlife populations. The most up-to-date approaches for assessing factors that affect both population growth and interactions with other species are covered in detail, including predation, genetic changes, harvest, introduced species, viability analysis, and habitat loss and fragmentation. Conservation of Wildlife Populations is an essential guide for undergraduates and postgraduate students of wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, and environmental studies; and will be invaluable for practising managers requiring an up-to-date assessment of how population biology can be applied to wildlife conservation and management.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments (to follow)


PART I: BACKGROUND TO APPLIED POPULATION BIOLOGY1. The Big Picture: Human Population Dynamics Meets Applied Population BiologyBackgroundPopulation Biology Of HumansExtinction Rates Of Other SpeciesHumans And Sustainable HarvestThe Big Picture2. Designing Studies And Interpreting Population Biology Data: How Do We Know What We Know?Truth: When An "Idea Of The Mind" (Ideam) Matches A Fact From Observation (Ideaf)Obtaining Reliable "Ideasf" Through SamplingEthics And The Wildlife Population BiologistSummary3. Genetic Concepts And Tools To Support Wildlife Population BiologyWhat Is Genetic Variation?Genetic Markers Used In Wildlife Population BiologyInsights Into Wildlife Population Biology Using Genetic ToolsSummary4. Estimating Population Vital RatesEstimating Abundance And DensitySurvival EstimationEstimation Of ReproductionSex RatioSummary


PART II: POPULATION PROCESSES: THE BASIS FOR MANAGEMENT5. The Simplest Way To Describe And Project Population Growth: Exponential And Geometric ChangePopulation Growth: Introductory ThoughtsFundamentals Of Geometric Or Exponential Growth Causes And Consequences Of Variation In Population GrowthQuantifying Population Growth In A Stochastic EnvironmentSummary6. Density Dependent Population ChangeIntroductionNegative Density DependencePositive Density DependenceThe Logistic: One Simple Model Of Negative Density Dependent Population Growth.Some Counterintuitive Dynamics: Limit Cycles And ChaosSummary7. Accounting For Age And Sex-Specific Differences: Population Projection ModelsAnatomy Of A Population Projection MatrixHow Timing Of Sampling Affects The MatrixProjecting A Matrix Through TimeAdding Stochasticity To A Matrix ModelSensitivity AnalysisCase StudiesSummary8. Predation And Wildlife PopulationsWhen Does Predation Affect Prey Numbers?Factors Affecting How Predation Impacts Prey NumbersSummary9. Genetic Variation And Fitness Of Wildlife PopulationsLong-Term Benefits Of Genetic VariationWhat Determines Levels Of Genetic Variation In Populations?Quantifying The Loss Of Heterozygosity: The Inbreeding CoefficientWhen Does Inbreeding Lead To Inbreeding Depression?What To Do When Faced With Inbreeding Depression?Rules Of ThumbSummary10. Dynamics Of Multiple PopulationsConnectivity Among PopulationsMeasuring Connectivity Among Wildlife PopulationsMultiple Populations Are Not All EqualOptions For Restoring ConnectivitySummary


PART III: APPLYING KNOWLEDGE OF POPULATION PROCESSES TO PROBLEMS OF DECLINING, SMALL, OR HARVESTABLE POPULATIONS11. Human Perturbations: Deterministic Factors Leading To Population DeclineGeneral Effects Of Deterministic Stressors On PopulationsHabitat Loss And FragmentationPollutionOverharvestGlobal Climate ChangeSynergistic Effects Among Deterministic StressorsSummary12. Predicting The Dynamics Of Small And Declining PopulationsIntroductionEcological Characteristics Predicting Risk.The "Extinction Vortex"Predicting Risks In Small Populations.Population Viability Analysis: Quantitative Methods Of Assessing ViabilityOther Approaches To Assess ViabilityRules Of ThumbSome Closing Thoughts About Assessing ViabilitySummary13. Bridging Applied Population And Ecosystem Ecology With Focal Species ConceptsFlagship SpeciesUmbrella SpeciesIndicator SpeciesKeystone Species And Strong InteractorsSummary14. Population Biology Of Harvested PopulationsEffects Of Hunting On Population DynamicsLong Term Effects: Hunting As A Selective ForceModels To Guide Sustainable HarvestsWaterfowl Harvest And Adaptive Harvest Management
Management Of Overabundant And Pest Populations
Summary
Epilogue
Appendix: Scientific Names Of Species In Text
References
Index

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