Urban Wildlife Management, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Jun 15, 2012 - Nature - 432 pages

When the first edition of Urban Wildlife Management was published two years ago, it provided conservationists, ecologists, and wildlife professionals with a welcome shift in the way that interactions between humans and wildlife were viewed and managed. Instead of focusing on ways to evict or eradicate wildlife encroached on by urban development, this unique work took a holistic, ecosystems approach. Gathering information from more than five hundred academic sources and the popular media, this book educated us on the complete nature of the problem.

See what's new in the Second Edition:

  • New information garnered from secondary data sets
  • Added contributions from an extended list of leading wildlife specialists
  • Original research conducted by the authors and their students
  • New chapters on urban soils, urban waters, and zoonotic diseases
  • More perspective essays and case studies
  • Single species profiles in each chapter that focus on management issues
  • Numerous tables examining trends by species and by region

Through discussions of past and present approaches in the United States, the book explores the changing landscape of wildlife management and future approaches. Urban habitats and hazards are defined in terms of green and gray spaces. Sociopolitical issues are discussed in terms of wildlife management, stakeholder responsibilities, and legal considerations. And wildlife are viewed as adaptive inhabitants of an evolving ecosystem rather than as interlopers in a humans only world.

The author maintains a blog exploring wildlife in our own backyard.

 

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Contents

Past and Present
3
CHAPTER 2 The Changing Landscape of Wildlife Management
29
Urban Ecosystems
49
CHAPTER 3 Ecological Principles in the Urban Context
51
CHAPTER 4 Urban Soils
75
CHAPTER 5 Urban Waters
95
CHAPTER 6 Principles of Population Dynamics
125
Urban Habitats and Hazards
147
CHAPTER 9 Human Dimensions in Urban Wildlife Management
209
CHAPTER 10 Working with Urban Stakeholders
245
CHAPTER 11 Legal Aspects of Urban Wildlife Management
263
Special Management Considerations
279
CHAPTER 12 The Ecology and Management Considerations of Selected Species
281
CHAPTER 13 Zoonoses and Management Considerations
317
CHAPTER 14 Distribution Abundance and Management Considerations of Resident Canada Geese and Urban WhiteTailed Deer
333
Index
359

CHAPTER 7 Urban Green Spaces
149
CHAPTER 8 Urban Gray Spaces
173
Sociopolitical Issues
207
Back cover
413
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