Urban Wildlife Management, Second Edition

Clark E. Adams

November 24, 2009 by CRC Press
Textbook - 432 Pages - 15 Color & 127 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439804605 - CAT# K10251

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Features

  • Functions as an easy-to-use management tool for wildlife managers, conservation biologists, urban/city planners, and those involved in animal control issues
  • Features new chapters on zoonotic diseases and economic issues
  • Focuses specifically on the cause of wildlife management concerns, not the symptoms
  • Includes "key concepts" at the beginning of each chapter and "suggested activities" following chapter conclusions
  • Presents case studies, perspective essays, and species accounts that reinforce concepts and provide real-world examples
  • Covers zoonotic diseases, including rabies, lyme disease, plague, sarcoptic mange, West Nile disease, baylisascaris, and histoplastmosis
  • Discusses habitat conservation issues more in-depth than the first edition
  • Contains new "Species of Special Interest" sections including coyotes, bobcats, killdeer, cottontail rabbits, chimney swifts, and Cooper’s hawk

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Summary

When the first edition of Urban Wildlife Management was published two years ago, it provided conservationists, ecologists, and wildlife professionals with a welcome shift in the way that interactions between humans and wildlife were viewed and managed. Instead of focusing on ways to evict or eradicate wildlife encroached on by urban development, this unique work took a holistic, ecosystems approach. Gathering information from more than five hundred academic sources and the popular media, this book educated us on the complete nature of the problem.

See what's new in the Second Edition:

  • New information garnered from secondary data sets
  • Added contributions from an extended list of leading wildlife specialists
  • Original research conducted by the authors and their students
  • New chapters on urban soils, urban waters, and zoonotic diseases
  • More perspective essays and case studies
  • Single species profiles in each chapter that focus on management issues
  • Numerous tables examining trends by species and by region

Through discussions of past and present approaches in the United States, the book explores the changing landscape of wildlife management and future approaches. Urban habitats and hazards are defined in terms of green and gray spaces. Sociopolitical issues are discussed in terms of wildlife management, stakeholder responsibilities, and legal considerations. And wildlife are viewed as adaptive inhabitants of an evolving ecosystem rather than as interlopers in a humans only world.

The author maintains a blog exploring wildlife in our own backyard.