Introduction to Wildlife Management The Basics

ISBN-10: 0132808501

ISBN-13: 9780132808507

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul R. Krausman

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For an undergraduate wildlife management course at both the introductory and advanced level; assumes some background knowledge in ecology. Dedicated solely to the managerial (vs. ecological), aspects of wildlife management this detailed text covers all the basic components of wildlife managementfrom its history and evolution to conservation ideas, population dynamics, decimating and welfare factors, population models, and an array of important issues at play in the field today. Establishing the framework for effective management, the book is highly adaptable, lending itself easily to all introductory, mid- or advanced-level classes in wildlife management where instructors can customize and/or build upon topics to suit their particular course needs. Clear and straightforward, it is flexible enough to be used alone, as a foundation text supplemented by outside sources, for a refresher course, or simply as a reference text for basic principles.
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List price: $126.20
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 478
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Defining Wildlife Management
Evolution of Wildlife Management: Our Roots
The Conservation Idea
The Professional Wildlife Biologist
Basic Concepts of Population Dynamics
Rate of Increase and Population Growth
The Concept of Carrying Capacity
Leopold's Population Model
Decimating Factors: Predation
Decimating Factors: Hunting
Decimating Factors: Disease
Decimating Factors: Accidents and Starvation
Welfare Factors: Forage
Welfare Factors: Water, Cover, and Special Factors
Censusing Wildlife Populations
The Basics of Habitat
Economics in Wildlife Management
Contemporary and Classical Issues in Wildlife Management
Wildlife Management in the Twenty-First Century
Literature Cited
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