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Mountain goats : ecology, behavior, and conservation of an alpine ungulate

Author: Marco Festa-Bianchet; Steeve D Côté
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an assessment of the ecology and behavior of mountain goats. This book contains chapters which examine: habitat use, and seasonal movements; sexual segregation and social organization;  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Festa-Bianchet, Marco.
Mountain goats.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)644048283
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Festa-Bianchet; Steeve D Côté
ISBN: 9781597261708 159726170X 9781597261715 1597261718
OCLC Number: 145941068
Description: xii, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Ecological Questions, Conservation. Challenges, and Long-Term Research --
2. Study Area and the Goat Population --
3. Caw Ridge Study Methods and Limitations --
4. Home Ranges, Forage Availability, and Habitat Use --
5. Social Organization --
6. Body and Horn Growth --
7. Individual Variability in Yearly and Lifetime Reproductive Success of Females --
8. Female Reproductive Strategy --
9. Survival and Dispersal --
10. Density-Dependence and the Question of Population Regulation --
11. Female Reproductive Strategy and Ungulate Population Dynamics --
12. Management and Conservation of Mountain Goats --
13. Long-Term Monitoring of Marked Individuals and Advances in Ecology and Conservation.
Responsibility: Marco Festa-Bianchet, Steeve D. Côté.
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