This exceptionally comprehensive, single-source introduction to the art, science, theories, practices, and issues of wildlife management is ideal for the novice in the subject. Features full-chapters on predators, urban wildlife, policy, water, soil, diseases, conservation biology. New, up-to-date issues covered include the removal of dams, global warming, emerging diseases among elk and deer, adaptive harvest management, animal rights groups, women hunters, population data, migratory animals and more. For anyone interested in an exceptionally comprehensive introduction to wildlife management and conservation.
This introductory textbook provides an overview of a broad range of topics, including neglect and exploitation, historical successes, population ecology, animal behavior, food and cover, wildlife diseases, predators, hunting and trapping, water, soil, farmlands, range, forest management, parks and refuges, cities, endangered wildlife, economics, conservation biology, and the public trust. Black and white images illustrate the text, and a glossary defines important terms. Bolen teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Robinson teaches at Northern Michigan University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR