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Urban Wildlife Management Third Edition

Urban Wildlife Management  Third Edition Author Clark E. Adams
ISBN-10 9781498702034
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 569
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Urban development is one of the leading worldwide threats to conserving biodiversity. In the near future, wildlife management in urban landscapes will be a prominent issue for wildlife professionals. This new edition of Urban Wildlife Management continues the work of its predecessors by providing a comprehensive examination of the issues that increase the need for urban wildlife management, exploring the changing dynamics of the field while giving historical perspectives and looking at current trends and future directions. The book examines a range of topics on human interactions with wildlife in urbanized environments. It focuses not only on ecological matters but also on political, economic, and societal issues that must be addressed for successful management planning. This edition features an entirely new section on urban wildlife species, including chapters on urban communities, herpetofauna, birds, ungulates, mammals, carnivores, and feral and introduced species. The third edition features Five new chapters 12 updated chapters Four new case studies Seven new appendices and species profiles 90 new figures A comprehensive analysis of terrestrial vertebrate locations by state and urban observations Each chapter opens with a set of key concepts which are then examined in the following discussions. Suggested learning experiences to enhance knowledge conclude each chapter. The species profiles cover not only data about the animal concerned but also detail significant current management issues related to the species. An updated and expanded teaching tool, Urban Wildlife Management, Third Edition identifies the challenges and opportunities facing wildlife in urban communities as well as factors that promote or threaten their presence. It gives both students and professionals a solid grounding in the required fundamental ecological principles for understanding the effects of human-made environments on wildlife.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management Author Daniel J. Decker
ISBN-10 9781421406541
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 304
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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem sovlers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations

Central Park in the Dark

Central Park in the Dark Author Marie Winn
ISBN-10 9780374120115
Release 2008-06-24
Pages 304
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An account of a city's lakes and woodlands at night as reflected by active nocturnal beasts throughout the course of a year features, in addition to the author's signature Pale Male and Lola hawks, an assortment of animal, bird, and insect creatures. By the author of Red-Tails in Love.

Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

Environmental Land Use Planning and Management Author John Randolph
ISBN-10 1559639482
Release 2004
Pages 664
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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management is a unique new textbook that presents a diverse, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to issues of land use planning and management and their impacts on the environment. It builds on recent advances in environmental science, engineering, and geospatial information technologies to provide students with the scientific foundation they need to understand both natural land systems and engineering approaches that can mitigate impacts of land use practices. While offering a base of knowledge in planning theory and natural science, its primary emphasis is on describing and explaining emerging approaches, methods, and techniques for environmental land use planning, design, and policy. The book is divided into two parts. Part I, "Environmental Land Use Management," introduces broad concepts of environmental planning and describes management approaches. Those approaches include collaborative environmental management, land conservation, environmental design, government land use management, natural hazard mitigation, and ecosystem and watershed management. Part II, "Environmental Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis," focuses on land analysis methods, such as geospatial data and geographic information systems (GIS); soils and slope analysis; assessment of stormwater quantity and quality; land use and groundwater protection; ecological assessment for vegetation, wetlands, and habitats; and integrated analytical techniques like land suitability analysis, carrying capacity studies, and environmental impact assessment. Environmental Land Use Planning and Managementoffers a unique interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on application. It is an important new text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental planning, landscape architecture, geography, environmental studies, and natural resource management, and a valuable resource for professionals and others concerned with issues of environmental planning and land use.

Wild Neighbors

Wild Neighbors Author John Hadidian
ISBN-10 1555913091
Release 1997
Pages 253
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Ways to enjoy wildlife and to deal with inevitable encounters in a humane fashion.

Urban Carnivores

Urban Carnivores Author Stanley D. Gehrt
ISBN-10 0801893895
Release 2010-03-12
Pages 285
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With over half of the world’s human population now living in cities, human-carnivore interaction in urban areas is a growing area of concern and research for wildlife managers, conservationists, urban planners, and the public at large. This volume brings together leading international carnivore researchers to explore the unique biological and ecological issues associated with mammalian carnivores in urban landscapes. Carnivores in urban areas are fascinating from an ecological standpoint. They elicit great passions—positive and negative—among humans and present difficult challenges for wildlife conservationists and managers. The first section of the book discusses the field of urban ecology and the many potential roles of carnivores in urban ecosystems, details the general behavior and ecology of this group of mammals, and addresses the human side of potential conflicts between people and carnivores in cities. The second section provides species accounts of the most common urban carnivores, including raccoons, coyotes, foxes, skunks, and mountain lions. A separate chapter examines the very specialized place of domesticated cats and dogs. The last section compares how various carnivore species fare in cities, looks at the utility of existing conservation and conflict management efforts, and suggests directions for further research and future management initiatives. This thorough examination of the conflicts and complications surrounding urban wildlife is the first to focus specifically on carnivores. It includes an extensive bibliography and is an essential reference for wildlife biologists, mammalogists, and urban planners.

Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats

Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats Author Theodore Arnold Bookhout
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106011492375
Release 1994-01
Pages 740
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Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats book for free.

An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management

An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management Author Timothy Beatley
ISBN-10 9781559639156
Release 2002-04-01
Pages 329
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An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of coastal planning and management issues for students and professionals in the field. Since publication of the first edition in 1994, population growth and increasing development pressures on our coasts have made the need for forward-looking, creative, and sustainable visions for the future even greater. This completely updated and revised edition includes: significantly updated data and statistics including discussions of population and growth trends, federal and state coastal expenditures, disaster assistance expenditures, and damage levels from hurricanes and coastal storms updated legislative and programmatic material, including the Stafford Act and mitigation assistance programs, and changes in the Coastal Zone Management Act expanded coverage of physical and biological attributes and conditions of the coastal zone expanded and updated discussions of innovative local coastal management new chapters on creative coastal design and development and lessons from coastal programs in other countries An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition is the only available book that addresses the serious coastal trends and pressures in the U.S., assesses the current policy and planning framework, and puts forth a compelling vision for future management and sustainable coastal planning. It is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students of coastal planning as well as for local and state officials, residents of coastal communities, environmental advocates, developers, and others concerned with coastal issues.

Urban Raptors

Urban Raptors Author Clint W. Boal
ISBN-10 9781610918411
Release 2018-06-12
Pages 232
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Raptors are an unusual success story of wildness thriving in the heart of our cities—they have developed substantial populations around the world in recent decades. But there are deeper issues around how these birds make their urban homes. New research provides insight into the role of raptors as vital members of the urban ecosystem and future opportunities for protection, management, and environmental education. A cutting-edge synthesis of over two decades of scientific research, Urban Raptors is the first book to offer a complete overview of urban ecosystems in the context of bird-of-prey ecology and conservation. This comprehensive volume examines urban environments, explains why some species adapt to urban areas but others do not, and introduces modern research tools to help in the study of urban raptors. It also delves into climate change adaptation, human-wildlife conflict, and the unique risks birds of prey face in urban areas before concluding with real-world wildlife management case studies and suggestions for future research and conservation efforts. Boal and Dykstra have compiled the go-to single source of information on urban birds of prey. Among researchers, urban green space planners, wildlife management agencies, birders, and informed citizens alike, Urban Raptors will foster a greater understanding of birds of prey and an increased willingness to accommodate them as important members, not intruders, of our cities.

There s a Bobcat in My Backyard

There s a Bobcat in My Backyard Author
ISBN-10 9780816521869
Release 2004
Pages 167
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"Not all desert creatures offer people a positive experience, and Hanson tells how to cope with those that are sometimes considered pests - whether it's the Gila woodpecker rapping on your roof, the rattlesnake slithering across your porch, or the coyote running amok with a taste for wandering housecats. From bears to bees to "creepy crawlies" - scorpions, spiders, and the like - he lets you know when you need to be cautious...and when you simply need to give a wild animal its space."--BOOK JACKET.

Managing Community Growth

Managing Community Growth Author Eric D. Kelly
ISBN-10 0275977935
Release 2004
Pages 256
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Evaluates growth management as a land-use planning tool, considering under what circumstances it is most useful.

Bears in the Backyard Big Animals Sprawling Suburbs and the New Urban Jungle

Bears in the Backyard  Big Animals  Sprawling Suburbs  and the New Urban Jungle Author Edward R. Ricciuti
ISBN-10 9781581576795
Release 2014-06-02
Pages 224
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Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. Author Edward Ricciuti explores cutting-edge research into why it’s happening, how it impacts all of us, and how to deal with it on both societal and personal levels. As cities and suburbs sprawl, and conservation efforts enable wildlife populations to recover, large wild animals are encroaching on human turf. These creatures might be thrilling to see, but they can bite, scratch, and even kill, and attacks on humans will only increase as we come face to face in the man-made landscape. Readers will learn how to protect against potential dangers even as they are being thoroughly entertained by hair-raising tales of real-life encounters.

Wildlife Habitat Management

Wildlife Habitat Management Author Brenda C. McComb
ISBN-10 9781439878583
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 401
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In recent years, conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. Focus shifted from game and commodity management to biodiversity conservation and ecological forestry. Previously separate fields such as forestry, biology, botany, and zoology merged into a common framework known as conservation biology and resource professionals began to approach natural resource problems in an interdisciplinary light. Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry presents an integrated reference combining silvicultural and forest planning principles with principles of habitat ecology and conservation biology. With extensive references and case studies drawn from real situations, this book begins with general concepts such as habitat selection, forest composition, influences on habitat patterns, and the dynamics of disturbance ecology. It considers management approaches for specific habitats including even-aged and uneven-aged systems, riparian areas, and dead wood and highlights those approaches that will conserve and manage biodiversity. The author discusses assessment and prioritization policies, monitoring techniques, and ethical and legal issues that can have worldwide impact. Detailed appendices provide a glossary, scientific names, and tools for measuring and interpreting habitat elements. Writing in a species-specific manner, the author emphasizes the need to consider the potential effects of management decisions on biodiversity conservation and maintains a holistic approach throughout the book. Drawing from the author’s more than 30 years working and teaching in natural resources conservation, Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry provides a synopsis of current preservation techniques and establishes a common body of knowledge from which to approach the conservation of biodiversity in the future.

Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Wildlife Habitat Conservation Author Michael L. Morrison
ISBN-10 9781421416106
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 200
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"Published in association with The Wildlife Society."

The Wildlife Techniques Manual

The Wildlife Techniques Manual Author Nova J. Silvy
ISBN-10 9781421406978
Release 2012-04-05
Pages 1136
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The Wildlife Techniques Manual is a resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without. Published in association with The Wildlife Society

Living with Wildlife

Living with Wildlife Author Diana Landau
ISBN-10 WISC:89049409469
Release 1994
Pages 341
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Provides sensible advice on how to co-exist with the animals found around one's home

Colorado Wildlife

Colorado Wildlife Author Jeff Rennicke
ISBN-10 1560440368
Release 1990
Pages 138
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Updated facts and figures on Colorado wildlife.