Whether you are a student in a wildlife degree program or a professional wildlife biologist, you will find all the up-to-date information on wildlife damage in the pages of this clear, comprehensive text. Wildlife Damage Management covers every imaginable topic including:ac pertinent biological and ecological conceptsac individual-, population-, and ecosystem-level effectsac survey techniquesac management methodsac human dimensionsac economic issuesac legal and political aspectsac damage management strategies Authors Russell F. Reidinger, Jr., and James E. Miller explain the evolution of wildlife damage management, differentiate facts from myths, and detail the principles and techniques a professional biologist needs to know. The book discusses native as well as exotic invasive species, zoonotic diseases, hazards to endangered or threatened fauna and flora, and damage to crops, livestock, and property. Reidinger and Miller argue that, in recent years, the rate of undesirable human-wildlife interactions has risen in many areas, owing in part to the expansion of residences into places formerly wild or agricultural, making wildlife damage management even more relevant. From suburban deer eating gardens and shrubs, to mountain lions threatening pets and people, to accidentally introduced species outcompeting native species, Reidinger and Miller show how proper management can reduce wildlife damage to an acceptable, cost-effective level. An extensive section on available resources, a glossary that explains terms and concepts, and detailed figures will aid both students and seasoned professionals. Instructors will find this text arranged perfectly for a semester-long course. The end-of-chapter questions will allow students to ponder the ways wildlife damage management concepts can be put into practice. For those already working in the fieldabiologists and managers with federal, state, or international agenciesa Wildlife Damage Management will serve as an ideal reference book. Destined to set the tone of wildlife damage conversations for the next decade and beyond, Reidinger and Miller belongs on the shelf of all wildlife professionals.Prevention, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution Russell F. Reidinger, James E. Miller. Table 9.2 Selected wildlife diseases Disease Agent Vector/ transmission Host/reservoir PLANTS chestnut blight fungus spores in wind ... Contaminated beetles then pass spores onto wounds of other trees (Cease and Juzwik 2001).
|Title||:||Wildlife Damage Management|
|Author||:||Russell F. Reidinger, James E. Miller|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2013-09-24|