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Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Luigi Boitani and Roger A. Powell

Abstract

Animals that must hunt and kill for at least part of their living are inherently interesting to many people, and the role that carnivores play in biological communities attracts interest from ecologists and conservation biologists. Conflicts with human activities stimulate continual debates about the management of carnivore populations, and throughout the world people seek workable solutions for human/carnivore coexistence. This book describes research methods and techniques for the study and conservation of all terrestrial carnivore species. Particular attention is paid to techniques for mana ... More

Keywords: animals, carnivores, biological communities, human/carnivore coexistence, animal distributions, animal movements, land cover

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199558520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558520.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luigi Boitani, editor
Professor, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Roger A. Powell, editor
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, North Carolina State University, USA

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2 Designing carnivore surveys

Luigi Boitani, Paolo Ciucci, and Alessio Mortelliti

4 Noninvasive sampling for carnivores

Marcella J. Kelly, Julie Betsch, Claudia Wultsch, Bernardo Mesa and L. Scott Mills

5 Humane and efficient capture and handling methods for carnivores

Gilbert Proulx, Marc R. L. Cattet, and Roger A. Powell,

6 Carnivores in hand

Kerry R. Foresman

8 Estimating demographic parameters

Ken H. Pollock, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth

10 Carnivore habitat ecology: integrating theory and application

Michael S. Mitchell and Mark Hebblewhite

11 Describing food habits and predation: field methods and statistical considerations

Erlend B. Nilsen, David Christianson, Jean-Michel Gaillard, Duncan Halley, John D.C. Linnell, Morten Odden, Manuela Panzacchi, Carole Toïgo, and Barbara Zimmermann

13 Investigating cause-specific mortality and diseases in carnivores: tools and techniques

Greta M. Wengert, Mourad W. Gabriel, and Deana L. Clifford

15 Carnivore restoration

Michael K. Stoskopf

16 Designing a monitoring plan

Eric M. Gese, Hilary S. Cooley, and Frederick F. Knowlton

17 Assessing conservation status and units for conservation

Urs Breitenmoser, Christine Breitenmoser-Würsten, and Luigi Boitani

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