Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts The Science of Wildlife Damage Management

ISBN-10: 156670538X

ISBN-13: 9781566705387

Edition: 2002

List price: $125.95
eBook available
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


This volume reviews the literature and stresses the inter-relatedness of wildlife damage management and the larger discipline of wildlife conservation.
eBooks Starting from $50.38
Rent eBooks
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $125.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 8/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Philosophies of Wildlife Management
What Positive Values Are Provided by Wildlife?
What Is Wildlife Damage Management?
Why Worry about Human-Wildlife Conflicts?
Contributions of Wildlife Damage Management to the Larger Field of Wildlife Management
Alternative Definitions for Wildlife Damage Management
What Is in a Name?
What Are the Necessary Ingredients for Damage by Wildlife?
The Role of Government in Wildlife Management
The Role of Government Wildlife Biologists
Literature Cited
Prehistoric Wildlife Management
Wildlife Damage Management in the Ancient World
Wildlife Damage Management in Medieval Europe
Wildlife Management in Colonial America from 1620 to 1776
Wildlife Management in the U.S. from 1776 to 1880
Why the Closing of the Frontier and the Industrial Revolution Sparked a New Philosophy of Wildlife Management
Consequences of the World Wars and the Great Depression on Wildlife Management
Wildlife Management in Modern America
Wildlife Management in the 21st Century: What Now?
Literature Cited
Threats to Human Safety
Why Do Animals Attack People?
Predatory Attacks
Territorial Attacks
Defensive Attacks
How Often Are Humans Injured or Killed by Wildlife?
Bear Attacks
Shark Attacks
Alligator Attacks
Attacks by Wolves and Coyotes
Cougar Attacks
Attacks by Large Herbivores
Why Has There Been a Recent Increase in Wildlife Attacks on Humans in North America?
What Can Be Done to Reduce the Frequency of Wildlife Attacks on Humans?
Human Injuries and Fatalities from Ungulate-Automobile Collisions
Human Injuries and Fatalities from Bird-Aircraft Collisions
Literature Cited
Bacterial Diseases
Lyme Disease
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Scrub Typhus
Murine Typhus
Psittacosis (Ornithosis)
Viral Diseases
Fungal Disease
Literature Cited
Economic Analyses of Wildlife Values
What Are the Sources of Economic Data about the Positive Values of Wildlife?
Time Expended
Income-Producing Ability
Increase in Property Values
Willingness to Pay
Willingness to Do Without
Why Is It Important to Have Accurate Economic Data about Losses from Wildlife Damage?
Measuring Wildlife Damage by Making a Direct Assessment of Losses
Assessing the Extent of Wildlife Damage by Surveying People
Lost Opportunity Costs
Economic Assessment of Wildlife Damage in the U.S. and Worldwide
Deer-Automobile Collisions
Bird-Aircraft Collisions
Wildlife Damage to Households
Wildlife Damage to the Timber Industry
Wildlife Damage to Agricultural Production
Total Economic Losses Due to Wildlife Damage in the U.S.
Do High Levels of Wildlife Damage Mean that Wildlife Populations Are too High?
Wildlife Damage to Agricultural Production in Other Parts of the World
South America
Great Britain
Southeast Asia
Literature Cited
Environmental Damage and Exotic Species
What Is an Exotic Species?
Impacts of Exotic Species on the Native Biota
Galapagos Islands
North America
Resolving Environmental Problems Caused by Exotic Animals
Preventing Exotic Animals from Reaching Foreign Shores
Preventing Exotic Animals from Establishing a Free-Ranging Population
Controlling Populations of Exotic Animals
Can We Predict when an Exotic Species Will Cause Environmental Damage?
Which Animals Are Likely to Invade?
When Is an Invasive Animal Likely to Establish a Free-Ranging Population?
When Is a Free-Ranging Exotic Population Likely to Cause Environmental Damage?
Which Sites Are Vulnerable to Exotic Species?
Developing an Integrated Program to Stop the Spread of Exotics
Literature Cited
Lethal Control
Intrinsic Growth Rates of Wildlife Populations
What Effect Does Lethal Control Have on a Wildlife Population's Birth and Mortality Rates?
What Effect Does Lethal Control Have on a Wildlife Population's Immigration Rate?
Is There a Correlation between Wildlife Population Levels and Wildlife Damage?
How Do Values Provided by Wildlife Change as Their Populations Increase?
Should Lethal Techniques Be Directed at Specific Individuals, Specific Subpopulations, or the Entire Population?
Are Lethal Methods Legal?
Are Lethal Methods Effective at Reducing Wildlife Damage?
Should Lethal Methods Be Used Ahead of Time to Prevent Wildlife Damage or Only after Damage Has Begun?
Are Lethal Techniques Cost Effective?
Do Lethal Techniques Pose a Risk to Nontarget Species?
Are Lethal Techniques Humane and Socially Acceptable?
Common Methods Used in Lethal Control
Cage Traps
Leghold Traps
Killing Traps and Snares
Roost Sprays
Diseases and Parasites
Literature Cited
Fertility Control
Normal Reproductive Function
Mechanical and Surgical Techniques to Reduce Fertility
Reducing Fertility by Disrupting Endocrine Regulation
Administering Fertility Drugs to Animals
Controlling the Release of an Antifertility Drug to the Body
When Should We Use Contraception in Wildlife?
Influence of Mating Systems on Contraception
Influence of Population Dynamics on Contraception
Uses of Contraception in Wildlife
Deer, Elk, and Mountain Goats
Oiling, Addling, or Puncturing Eggs
Efforts in Austrlia to Resolve Human-Wildlife Conflicts Using Immunocontraceptives
What Are the Drawbacks to Wildlife Contraception?
Public Perceptions of Wildlife Fertility Control
Laws Governing the Use of Fertility Control to Manage Wildlife
Literature Cited
Wildlife Translocation
Examples of the Use of Translocation to Resolve Wildlife Conflicts
Do Translocated Animals Return to the Site where They Were Captured?
Do New Animals Replace the Translocated Ones So That the Problem Persists?
Do Translocated Animals Create the Same Problem Elsewhere?
What Happens to Translocated Animals?
What Are the Consequences of Translocation on Resident Wildlife Populations?
Competitive Interactions
Disease and Parasite Transmission
Reproduction and Population Genetics
Is Translocation Cost-Effective?
What Are Governmental Policies Concerning the Translocation of Nuisance Animals?
When Is Translocation Warranted?
Literature Cited
Fear-Provoking Stimuli
Visual Stimuli
Auditory Stimuli
Exploders and Bangers
Novel Sounds
Distress Calls and Alarm Calls
Olfactory Stimuli
Chemical Stimuli
The Problem of Habituation
Can Habituation to Fear-Provoking Stimuli Be Delayed?
Using Live Predators as Fear-Provoking Stimuli
Using Guard Dogs as Fear-Provoking Stimuli
Hazing or Harassment
Literature Cited
Chemical Repellents
How Plants Use Chemicals to Defend Themselves from Herbivores
Biological Basis of Food Preferences
Role of Olfaction in Shaping Food Preferences
Role of Taste in Shaping Food Preferences
Role of Tactile Stimuli in Shaping Food Preferences
Role of Irritants in Shaping Food Preferences
Role of Post-Ingestion Feedback in Shaping Food Preferences
Role of Early-Life Experiences in Shaping Food Preferences
Types of Repellents
Area Repellents
Contact Repellents
Systemic Repellents
Conditioned Food Aversions Based on Deception
Similarities between Batesian Mimicry and DBFA
Precision of Mimicry
Costs to Benefits Ratio
Factors Influencing Repellent Effectiveness to Reduce Wildlife Damage
Repellent Concentration
Duration of the Problem
Availability of Alternate Food Supplies
Relative Plant Palatability
Laws Governing the Use of Vertebrate Repellents
Literature Cited
Optimal Foraging Theory
Large Group Formation as an Antipredator Behavior--A Natural Form of Diversion
Examples of Diversion to Resolve Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Creating a Food Diversion through Habitat Modification
Response of Wildlife to Supplemental Food
Response of Wildlife to Diversion
Cost Effectiveness
What Type of Food or Crop Should Be Used in Diversion?
Where Should a Feeder Station or Diversion Crop Be Located?
Can Wildlife Damage and the Effectiveness of Diversion Be Predicted?
Which Are Better, Diversionary Crops or Feeder Stations?
Can Diversion Be Used with Other Techniques?
Literature Cited
Factors Influencing the Cost Effectiveness of Fencing to Reduce Wildlife Damage
Cost of Fence Construction
Area to Be Fenced
Crop Value
Fences to Exclude Deer
Woven-Wire Fencing
Electric Fencing
Using Fences to Reduce Predation on Livestock
Using Exclusion to Reduce Predation on Nesting Birds
Fences to Protect Individual Nests
Fences to Protect Habitat Patches
Using Nesting Structures to Isolate Nesting Birds from Predators
Building Islands to Isolate Nesting Birds from Predators
Using Barriers to Protect Individual Trees from Herbivores
Tree Guards to Reduce Deer Browsing on Tree Shoots
Wraps and Shields to Protect Tree Trunks from Being Girdled
Exclusionary Devices to Prevent Beaver from Rebuilding Dams
Using a Trap-Barrier System to Reduce Rat Damage in Rice Fields
Using Exclusion to Solve Bird Damage
Excluding Wildlife from Buildings
Literature Cited
Habitat Manipulation
Reducing Human-Wildlife Conflicts by Modifying the Resource
Growing Unpalatable Plant Species to Reduce Wildlife Damage
Growing Cultivars or Varieties Less Susceptible to Wildlife Damage
Grain Sorghum
Silvicultural Techniques to Reduce Wildlife Damage to Timber Production
Changing Husbandry Practices to Reduce Predation on Livestock
Agronomical Techniques to Reduce Agricultural Losses Due to Wildlife Damage
Reducing Wildlife Damage by Changing Planting and Harvesting Schedules
Reducing the Vulnerability of Buildings to Bird Problems
Making Buildings More Rodent-Proof
Reducing Human-Wildlife Conflicts by Modifying the Habitat around the Resource
Habitat Modification to Minimize Wildlife Damage to Timber Production
Habitat Modification to Minimize Wildlife Damage to Agricultural Production
Manipulating Habitat to Increase an Animal's Fear of a Site
Reducing Human-Wildlife Conflicts at the Landscape Level
Avoiding Damage by Clustering Vulnerable Resources Together
Avoiding Damage by Increasing Field Size
Reducing Damage by Managing Distant Bird Roosts
Reducing Damage by Managing Distant Refugia
Literature Cited
Human Dimensions
Societal Responses to Wildlife Damage
Differences in Attitudes toward Wildlife
Negativistic and Neutralistic Attitudes
Humanistic Attitude
Moralistic Attitude
Utilitarian Attitude
Aesthetic Attitude
Naturalistic Attitude
Stakeholder Perceptions of Wildlife Damage
Farmers, Ranchers, and Private Landowners
Hunters and Fur Trappers
Wildlife Enthusiasts
Animal Welfare Activists
Animal Rights Activists
Metropolitan Residents
Rural Residents
Impact of Wildlife Damage on a Person's Attitudes toward Wildlife
The Concept of Cultural Carrying Capacity
Why Is the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts So Controversial?
Making Policy Decisions Regarding Wildlife Damage Management
Forming Partnerships between Wildlife Agencies and People Suffering from Wildlife Damage
Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts through the Human Dimension
Alleviating Human-Wildlife Conflicts by Changing Human Behavior
Alleviating Human-Wildlife Conflicts by Increasing the Injured Person's Appreciation for Wildlife
Increasing Tolerance for Human-Wildlife Conflicts through Education
Increasing Tolerance for Human-Wildlife Conflicts through Compensation
Are People's Perceptions about Wildlife Damage Accurate?
Literature Cited
Developing an Integrated Approach
Reducing Blackbird Damage to Sunflowers
Lethal Control
Fear-Provoking Stimuli
Chemical Repellents
Habitat Modification
Human Dimensions
Developing an Integrated Approach
Reducing Bird Predation at Fish Farms
Lethal Control
Fear-Provoking Stimuli
Habitat Modification
Human Dimensions
Developing an Integrated Approach
Protecting Ground-Nesting Birds from Mammalian Predators
Lethal Control
Fertility Control
Habitat Modification
Human Dimensions
Developing an Integrated Approach
Literature Cited
Latin Names for Species Mentioned in the Text
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.