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The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats

The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats Author Carolyn M. King
ISBN-10 9780195300567
Release 2007
Pages 446
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Both kinds of knowledge are brought together - observations for the traditional naturalist and rigorous measurements and interpretations for modern scientists, integrated into a single, readable account. This edition provides a comprehensive summary of the extensive advances over the last 15 years.



Den Control of Stoats Mustela Erminea in Trounson Kauri Park Northland

Den Control of Stoats  Mustela Erminea  in Trounson Kauri Park  Northland Author Scott Theobald
ISBN-10 0478223412
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 15
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Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Biology and Conservation of Musteloids Author David W. Macdonald
ISBN-10 9780198759805
Release 2018-01-28
Pages 672
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The musteloids are the most diverse super-family among carnivores, ranging from little known, exotic, and highly-endangered species to the popular and familiar, and include a large number of introduced invasives. They feature terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal, and aquatic members, ranging from tenacious predators to frugivorous omnivores, span weights from a 100g weasel to 30kg giant otters, and express a range of social behaviours from the highly gregarious to the fiercely solitary. Musteloids are the subjects of extensive cutting-edge research from phylogenetics to the evolution of sociality and through to the practical implications of disease epidemiology, introduced species management, and climate change. Their diversity and extensive biogeography inform a wide spectrum of ecological theory and conservation practice. The editors of this book have used their combined 90 years of experience working on the behaviour and ecology of wild musteloids to draw together a unique network of the world's most successful and knowledgeable experts. The book begins with nine review chapters covering hot topics in musteloid biology including evolution, disease, social communication, and management. These are followed by twenty extensive case studies providing a range of comprehensive geographic and taxonomic coverage. The final chapter synthesises what has been discussed in the book, and reflects on the different and diverse conservation needs of musteloids and the wealth of conservation lessons they offer. Biology and Conservation of Musteloids provides a conceptual framework for future research and applied conservation management that is suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in musteloid and carnivore ecology and conservation biology. It will also be of relevance and use to conservationists and wildlife managers.



Bulletin

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ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924101559676
Release 2006
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Choice

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ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018044039
Release 2007
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Modelling the Dynamics and Control of Stoats in New Zealand Forests

Modelling the Dynamics and Control of Stoats in New Zealand Forests Author N. D. Barlow
ISBN-10 0478140037
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 40
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The impact of sterilisation and culling control of stoat (Mustela erminea) populations was evaluated using models of increasing complexity. The first was a simple logistic model with continuous births and deaths; the second included a more realistic birth pulse rather than continuous births; and the third included a birth pulse and age structure. For beech forest (Nothofagus spp.) habitats, the birth pulse models distinguished between mast, crash and normal years, each year having a different intrinsic rate of increase, rm, which was parameterised from trap-catch indices. The second model best predicted the large variation in stoat abundance observed in beech forest. Using this model, little difference was predicted in the proportional reduction of stoat density under culling or sterilisation control. Under continuous control, sterilisation was slightly more effective at reducing peak (summer) stoat density; however under pulsed control, culling was marginally more effective than sterilisation. Control of either kind was much more effective against populations in non-beech forests than against those in beech forests, essentially because of the former population's lower rm value. The second birth pulse model was also used to predict the likely dynamics of canine distemper virus (CDV) in stoat populations. CDV was not predicted to persist as an endemic disease in New Zealand stoat populations. This was primarily due to the birth pulse structure which precluded the continuous recruitment of susceptible individuals required to maintain the disease within a host population.



Activity Patterns in Small Mammals

Activity Patterns in Small Mammals Author S. Halle
ISBN-10 9783642182648
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 322
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Environmental conditions change considerably in the course of 24 h with respect to abiotic factors and intra- and interspecific interactions. These changes result in limited time windows of opportunity for animal activities and, hence, the question of when to do what is subject to fitness maximisation. This volume gives a current overview of theoretical considerations and empirical findings of activity patterns in small mammals, a group in which the energetic and ecological constraints are particularly severe and the diversity of activity patterns is particularly high. Following a comparative ecological approach, for the first time activity timing is consequently treated in terms of behavioural and evolutionary ecology, providing the conceptual framework for chronoecology as a new subdiscipline within behavioural ecology. An extensive Appendix gives an introduction to methods of activity modelling and to tools for statistical pattern analysis.



Richard Henry of Resolution Island

Richard Henry of Resolution Island Author Susanne Hill
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924062782580
Release 1987
Pages 364
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A Sting in the Tale

A Sting in the Tale Author Dave Goulson
ISBN-10 9781250048387
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 288
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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT NATURE WRITERS SUCH AS E.O. WILSON AND CHARMING MEMOIRS LIKE GERALD DURRELL'S MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS, THIS FASCINATING BOOK WILL ALTER THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT BUMBLEBEES. Dave Goulson became obsessed with wildlife as a small boy growing up in rural Shropshire, starting with an increasingly exotic menagerie of pets. When his interest turned to the anatomical, there were even some ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. But bees are where Goulson's true passion lies—the humble bumblebee in particular. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the English short-haired bumblebee went extinct in the United Kingdom, but by a twist of fate still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few pairs shipped over in the nineteenth century. Dave Goulson's passionate quest to reintroduce it to its native land is one of the highlights of a book that includes original research into the habits of these mysterious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, and advice on how to protect the bumblebee for future generations. One of the United Kingdom's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines lighthearted tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in the nest, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee population and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.



New Zealand Journal of Ecology

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ISBN-10 UCSD:31822031461254
Release 2008
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Fur Bearing Animals

Fur Bearing Animals Author Elliott Coues
ISBN-10 0559291027
Release 2008-10
Pages 388
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.



New England Wildlife

New England Wildlife Author Richard M. DeGraaf
ISBN-10 0874519578
Release 2001
Pages 482
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Offers information on the status, breeding, habitat, biology, and food habits of 338 wildlife species found in New England.



The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals

The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals Author Carolyn M. King
ISBN-10 0195584775
Release 2005
Pages 610
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In New Zealand, the introduced species vastly outnumber the native species. The second edition of The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals is an invaluable field guide that examines the diverse and fascinating ways these species have established themselves and adapted to co-existing in the foreign environment. All species are set out in a standardised form for easy reference, and include accounts of measurements, distribution (world wide and in New Zealand), habitat, social organisation and behaviour, reproduction and development, predators, parasites, diseases, and their significance to the New Zealand environment. The ecology, behaviour, interactions, and population dynamics of mammals in New Zealand, both native and introduced, are of interest to mammal biologists everywhere. This book also aims to stimulate further interest and promote new research into the country's fascinating ecology.



American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015066180426
Release 2006
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Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology Author J. Ehlers
ISBN-10 008047408X
Release 2004-10-02
Pages 390
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This book is the last of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial community, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Included with the publication is a CD with digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated. Where controversial interpretations are possible, such as for High Asia, they are indicated. All information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide is presented for the first time in a uniform format, including the mountain glaciations of regions such as Costa Rica, Ethiopia or Taiwan. The digital maps in this volume cover Latin America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Antarctica. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided. Also available: Part I: Europe, ISBN 0-444-51462-7 Part II: North America, ISBN 0-444-51592-5



Mammalia

Mammalia Author Edouard Bourdelle
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822009627308
Release 2008
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A Lifetime of Mammals

A Lifetime of Mammals Author Derek Warren
ISBN-10 9781788036177
Release 2018-01-09
Pages 256
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A comprehensive description of the UK’s mammal population. Fully illustrated from the author’s extensive photographic collection. This book is the result of over fifty years of studying and photographing the mammals of the UK in their natural environment. It consists of full descriptions of our native mammals and the landscapes in which they live. It concentrates on the larger mammals such as the badger and foxes, but also all the smaller mammals such as stoats, weasels and polecats, and rodents including squirrels, voles and various mouse species. Finally it also describes some introduced animals both long established, such as the rabbit and brown hare, as well as briefer descriptions of the more recently introduced ones such as the mink. The book deals with how some of the mammals, such as the badger, have had their profiles raised through the work of the author together with Dr Ernest Neal. It was the combined work of various badger experts, including Derek Warren and Dr. Neal, and several MPs that resulted in the two badger bills being presented to parliament. The book contains a chapter by Adrian Middleton, a retired veterinary surgeon, on colour variations in mammals where these variations are described in detail. All of these descriptions within the book are accompanied by photographs of the various mammals taken by the author.