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Ecology and Conservation of the Maned Wolf: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Adriana G. Consorte-McCrea, Eliana Ferraz Santos
October 24, 2013

Wolves are controversial figures worldwide and much effort has focused on how to conserve them while addressing public concerns. With its solitary habits and fruit-eating diet, the endangered maned wolf roams the South American grasslands and swamps, playing a vital part in maintaining biodiversity...

Wildlife Forensic Investigation: Principles and Practice

John E. Cooper, Margaret E. Cooper
May 23, 2013

Wildlife forensics is the application of forensic science to the conservation and protection of non-domesticated animals, both in the wild and in captivity. Providing an in-depth introduction to this rapidly evolving field, Wildlife Forensic Investigation: Principles and Practice also chronicles...

The Endangered Species Act: History, Implementation, Successes, and Controversies

J. Peyton Doub
October 01, 2012

The complex regulations of the Endangered Species Act established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can be challenging for environmental professionals who must comply with them or assist clients in compliance. This is true especially for those without a background in biology or ecology. The...

Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management

Joseph P. Sands, Stephen J. DeMaso, Matthew J. Schnupp, Leonard A. Brennan
May 29, 2012

Despite the potential synergy that can result from basing management applications on results from research, there is a polarization of cultures between wildlife managers and wildlife researchers. Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management provides strategies for bridging cultural and...

Modeling and Simulation in Ecotoxicology with Applications in MATLAB and Simulink

Kenneth R. Dixon
August 24, 2011

Exploring roles critical to environmental toxicology, Modeling and Simulation in Ecotoxicology with Applications in MATLAB® and Simulink® covers the steps in modeling and simulation from problem conception to validation and simulation analysis. Using the MATLAB and Simulink programming languages,...

Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer

David G. Hewitt
June 24, 2011

Winner of the Wildlife Society Outstanding Edited Book Award for 2013! Winner of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society Outstanding Book Award for 2011! Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011! Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer organizes and presents information on...

Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species, Second Edition

David Pimentel, Ph.D.
May 23, 2011

The impact of invasive species is second only to that of human population growth and associated activities as a cause of the loss of biodiversity throughout the world. In the United States, invasions of nonnative plants, animals, or microbes cause major environmental damage. The second edition of...

Cumulative Effects in Wildlife Management: Impact Mitigation

Paul R Krausman, Lisa K. Harris
March 09, 2011

As humans continue to encroach on wildlands, quality and quantity of wildlife habitat decreases before our eyes. A housing development here, a shopping mall there, a few more trees cut here, another road put in there, each of these diminishes available habitat. Unless the cumulative effects of...

Environmental Contaminants in Biota: Interpreting Tissue Concentrations, Second Edition

W. Nelson Beyer, James P. Meador
February 23, 2011

Examining tissue residues of contaminants in biota reveals the movement of contaminants within organisms and through food chains as well as the context for understanding and quantifying injuries to organisms and their communities. Yet tissue concentrations of some contaminants are especially...

Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Concise Field Guide

Diane L. France
November 30, 2010

In Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas,Diane L. France, one of the most respected forensic anthropologists in the world, offered a comprehensive handbook of photographs and other information essential for examining skeletal remains and determining species and body parts....

Forest Wildlife Ecology and Habitat Management

David R. Patton
October 12, 2010

Across the continental United States, one can identify 20 distinct forest cover types. Most of these are to be found on federal lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Those responsible for the management of trees that form the 20 different cover types and the...

Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues

Ronald J. Kendall, Thomas E. Lacher, George C. Cobb, Stephen Boyd Cox
May 17, 2010

Updating the extremely successful Wildlife Toxicology and Population Modeling (CRC Press, 1994), Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues brings together a distinguished group of international contributors, who provide a global assessment of a range of environmental...