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Conservation of Wildlife Populations : Demography, Genetics, and Management

Author: L Scott Mills
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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With a readable style, analytical rigor, and hundreds of examples drawn from around the world, this up-do-date book provides the conceptual basis for applying population ecology to wildlife  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mills, L. Scott.
Conservation of wildlife populations.
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2012016373
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L Scott Mills
OCLC Number: 820830085
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 326, [8] pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of boxes ix Preface to second edition xi Preface to first edition xii List of symbols xiv Acknowledgments for second edition xv Acknowledgments for first edition xvi PART I BACKGROUND TO APPLIED POPULATION BIOLOGY 1 1 The big picture: human population dynamics meet applied population biology 3 2 Designing studies and interpreting population biology data: how do we know what we know? 14 3 Genetic concepts and tools to support wildlife population biology 33 4 Estimating population vital rates 54 PART II POPULATION PROCESSES: THE BASIS FOR MANAGEMENT 77 5 The simplest way to describe and project population growth: exponential or geometric change 79 6 All stage classes are not equal in their effects on population growth: structured population-projection models 98 7 Density-dependent population change 126 8 Predation and wildlife populations 142 9 Genetic variation and fi tness in wildlife populations 154 10 Dynamics of multiple populations 175 PART III APPLYING KNOWLEDGE OF POPULATION PROCESSES TO PROBLEMS OF DECLINING, SMALL, OR HARVESTABLE POPULATIONS 199 11 Human-caused stressors: deterministic factors affecting populations 201 12 Predicting the dynamics of small and declining populations 224 13 Focal species to bridge from populations to ecosystems 244 14 Population biology to guide sustainable harvest 251 Summary 266 Further Reading 267 Epilogue 269 References 271 Index 301 Colour Plates fall between page 160 and 16
Responsibility: L. Scott Mills.

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