Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

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John G. Ewen, Doug P. Armstrong, Kevin A. Parker, Philip J. Seddon
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 14, 2011 - Science - 520 pages
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This book aims to further advance the field of reintroduction biology beyond the considerable progress made since the formation of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. Using an issue-based framework that purposely avoids a structure based on case studies the book's central theme is advocating a strategic approach to reintroduction where all actions are guided by explicit theoretical frameworks based on clearly defined objectives. Issues covered include husbandry and intensive management, monitoring, and genetic and health management. Although taxonomically neutral there is a recognised dominance of bird and mammal studies that reflects the published research in this field. The structure and content are designed for use by people wanting to bridge the research-management gap, such as conservation managers wanting to expand their thinking about reintroduction-related decisions, or researchers who seek to make useful applied contributions to reintroduction.

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Behavioural and Spatial
The State of the
Monitoring for Reintroductions
Empirical Consideration of Parasites and Health
Methods of Disease Risk Analysis for Reintroduction
Inbreeding and Genetic Drift
Genetic Consequences of Reintroductions and Insights
and David S Richardson
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About the author (2011)

John Ewen is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and is supported by a Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship. He is currently co-leader of the New Zealand Department of Conservation's Hihi Recovery Group and is a member of the IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group.

Doug Armstrong is the Professor of Conservation Biology at Massey University in New Zealand. He has been involved in reintroduction since 1992, and has been the Oceania Chair of the IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group since 1997.

Kevin Parker is a post-doctoral fellow at Massey University, New Zealand. He is a member of the IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group.

Phil Seddon is an Associate Professor at the University of Otago and Director of the Department of Zoology's Postgraduate Wildlife Management Programme. Phil has been a member of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group (RSG) since 1995, and RSG Bird Section Chair since 1998.

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