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Forensic Science in Wildlife Investigations

Adrian Linacre
March 12, 2009

The range of species that fall within the realm of wildlife crimes is extensive, ranging from ferns and orchids to bald eagles and great whales. Solving these crimes is rarely dependent on the testimony of witnesses or victims. An ever-increasing number of research groups are applying scientific...

Hemoparasites of the Reptilia: Color Atlas and Text

Sam R. Telford, Jr.
October 07, 2008

Every researcher or diagnostician working with reptiles has faced the challenge of identifying reptile hemoparasites and then determining whether they are of importance or merely incidental. Another challenge is how to easily find the information required to make the proper identification. A...

Fish Behaviour

Carin Magnhagen, Victoria A. Braithwaite, Elisabet Forsgren
January 09, 2008

Fishes are by far the most species-rich vertebrate taxon, and it is also the vertebrate group with the most strikingly diverse repertoire of behaviours and behavioural adaptations. As such, they provide us with many opportunities to explore the fascinating complexities of animal behaviour. Central...

Fish Life in Special Environments

Philippe Sebert, D.W. Onyango, B.G. Kapoor
January 01, 2008

Living organisms are endowed with ingenious adaptive mechanisms to cope with the adversities of special environments. Due to the vast diversity of their habitats, fish make an excellent model to depict the interplay of morphological, physiological and biochemical aspects, and are often used to...

CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses, Second Edition

John B. Dunning, Jr.
December 05, 2007

See what’s new in the Second Edition: ·         Number of species included is increased from 6300 to over 8700, about 85% of the world’s birds ·         Better data for many of the species included in the first edition...

Predator-Prey Dynamics: The Role of Olfaction

Michael R. Conover
March 30, 2007

Humans, being visually oriented, are well versed in camouflage and how animals hide from predators that use vision to locate prey. However, many predators do not hunt by sight; they hunt by scent. This raises the question: do survival mechanisms and behaviors exist which allow animals to hide from...

Fish Respiration and Environment

Marisa N Fernandes, Francisco T. Rantin, Mogens Lesner Glass
January 08, 2007

Gills of healthy fishes are their lifeline to meet the challenges arising from their changing environment: oxygen gradient, alkalinity, temperature fluctuations and the added pollutants. The diverse and ever changing aquatic environment has a major impact on the organization of various...

Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management

Susan W. Vince, Mary L. Duryea, Edward A. Macie, Annie Hermansen
November 29, 2004

Forests at the wildland-urban interface are at increasing risk due to the impacts of urbanization. Conserving and managing these forestlands for continued ecological and social benefits is a critical and complex challenge facing natural resource managers, land-use planners, and policymakers.Forests...

Transboundary Protected Areas: The Viability of Regional Conservation Strategies

Yale University
May 21, 2003

Top researchers share their expertise on conservation and sustainability in areas that extend across national borders! This informative and insightful book examines strategies being used by governments and NGOs to protect wild areas that cross national borders and cultural, linguistic, and...

Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management

Michael R. Conover
August 29, 2001

As more and more people crowd onto less and less land, incidences of human-wildlife conflicts will only increase. A comprehensive overview of this emerging field, Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management discusses the issues facing wildlife managers and anyone...

Mapping Wildfire Hazards and Risks

R Neil Sampson, R. Dwight Atkinson, Joe W. Lewis
September 19, 2000

Develop accurate computer models to determine wildfire risks and controlled-burn benefits!Although scientists now recognize that fire is essential to many ecosystems, the ecological and political issues of managing wildfire continue to be vexing. Mapping Wildfire Hazards and Risks offers multiple...

Wildlife Issues in a Changing World, Second Edition

James Sanderson, Michael Moulton
August 18, 1998

Students of conservation encounter some of the most complex issues on our planet. The resolution of existing problems become more complex when humans create further stresses on the natural balance. Moulton and Sanderson brought the challenging issues in wildlife conservation into greater clarity in...