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Title Behavioral approaches to conservation in the wild / edited by Janine R. Clemmons and Richard Buchholz
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997

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Description xviii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Problems and issues. 1. Linking conservation and behavior / Janine R. Clemmons and Richard Buchholz. 2. Integrating behavior into conservation biology: Potentials and limitations / Steven R. Beissinger. 3. Why hire a behaviorist into a conservation or management team? / Peter Arcese, Lukas F. Keller and John R. Cary. 4. Conservation, behavior, and 99% of the world's biodiversity: Is our ignorance really bliss? / Hugh Dingle, Scott P. Carroll and Jenella E. Loye -- Pt. II. Conservation and the four levels of behavioral study. 5. Environmental stress, field endocrinology, and conservation biology / John C. Wingfield, Kathleen Hunt and Creagh Breuner [et al.]. 6. Conservation and the ontogeny of behavior / Ian G. McLean. 7. Hatching asynchrony in parrots: Boon or bane for sustainable use? / Scott H. Stoleson and Steven R. Beissinger. 8. Behavioral variation: A valuable but neglected biodiversity / Richard Buchholz and Janine R. Clemmons -- Pt. III. Examples and case studies
9. Bioacoustics as a tool in conservation studies / Luis F. Baptista and Sandra L. L. Gaunt. 10. Mating systems, effective population size, and conservation of natural populations / Patricia G. Parker and Thomas A. Waite. 11. The importance of social behavior studies for conservation / Jan Komdeur and Charlotte Deerenberg. 12. Linking environmental toxicology, ethology, and conservation / Edmund H. Smith and Dennis T. Logan. 13. The problem of photopollution for sea turtles and other nocturnal animals / Blair E. Witherington. 14. Light, Behavior, and conservation of forest-dwelling organisms / John A. Endler. 15. On becoming a conservation biologist: Autobiography and advice / Katherine Ralls
Summary Today's conservation literature emphasizes landscape ecology and population genetics without addressing the behavioral links that enable the long-term survival of populations. This book presents theoretical and practical arguments for considering behavior patterns in attempts to conserve biodiversity. Prominent scientists and wildlife managers are brought together in this volume to address a number of issues, including the limits and potentials of behavioral research to conservation, the importance of behavioral variation as a component of biodiversity, and the use of animal behavior to solve conservation problems and provide specific direction for research and management practices. The book is unique in emphasizing conservation of wild populations as opposed to captive and reintroduced populations, where behavioral research has concentrated in the past. The variety of expertise in this volume demonstrates that the complete ethological framework, not just behavioral ecology, provides valuable techniques and knowledge for conserving biodiversity
Notes Based on papers from a symposium held at the Animal Behavior Society Annual Meetings in Lincoln, Neb., 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Animal behavior -- Congresses.
Wildlife conservation -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Buchholz, Richard, 1964-
Clemmons, Janine R. (Janine Rhea), 1957-
Animal Behavior Society. Meeting (1995 : Lincoln, Neb.)
Animal Behavioral Society. Meeting (1995 : Lincoln, Neb.)
LC no. 96031559
ISBN 0521580544 (hardback)
0521589606 (paperback)