Conservation of Wildlife Populations: Demography, Genetics, and Management

Editor/Author Mills, L. Scott
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $128.93
ISBN: 978-0-47-067149-8
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 88
Book Status: Available
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In this book, L. Scott Mills covers the full spectrum of applied wildlife population ecology, including genomic tools for non-invasive genetic sampling, predation, population projections, climate change and invasive species, harvest modeling, viability analysis, focal species concepts, and analyses of connectivity in fragmented landscapes.

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Table of Contents

  • List of boxes
  • Preface to second edition
  • Preface to first edition
  • List of symbols
  • Acknowledgments for second edition
  • Acknowledgments for first edition
  • PART I BACKGROUND TO APPLIED POPULATION BIOLOGY
  • 1 The big picture: human population dynamics meet applied population biology
  • 2 Designing studies and interpreting population biology data: how do we know what we know?
  • 3 Genetic concepts and tools to support wildlife population biology
  • 4 Estimating population vital rates
  • PART II POPULATION PROCESSES: THE BASIS FOR MANAGEMENT
  • 5 The simplest way to describe and project population growth: exponential or geometric change
  • 6 All stage classes are not equal in their effects on population growth: structured population-projection models
  • 7 Density-dependent population change
  • 8 Predation and wildlife populations
  • 9 Genetic variation and fitness in wildlife populations
  • 10 Dynamics of multiple populations
  • PART III APPLYING KNOWLEDGE OF POPULATION PROCESSES TO PROBLEMS OF DECLINING, SMALL, OR HARVESTABLE POPULATIONS
  • 11 Human-caused stressors: deterministic factors affecting populations
  • 12 Predicting the dynamics of small and declining populations
  • 13 Focal species to bridge from populations to ecosystems
  • 14 Population biology to guide sustainable harvest
  • Epilogue
  • References