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Title Free-ranging dogs and wildlife conservation / edited by Matthew E. Gompper, University of Missouri, USA
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Cover; Contents; Contributors; Introduction: outlining the ecological influences of a subsidized, domesticated predator; How we see versus how wildlife sees dogs; The concept of the subsidized predator; The structure of this book; References; 1 The dog-human-wildlife interface: assessing the scope of the problem; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The dog is the most common carnivore; 1.3 How has the dog-human-wildlife interface developed?; 1.4 The demographics and ownership of free-ranging dogs; 1.5 Future research needs; Acknowledgments; References; 2 Dogs as predators and trophic regulators
2.1 Introduction2.2 Dog diet: influence of location and ranging behavior; 2.3 Predation by dogs and its effects; 2.4 Human facilitation of dog predation of wildlife; 2.5 Ecosystem-wide effects of dogs; 2.6 Future research; References; 3 Top-dogs and under-dogs: competition between dogs and sympatric carnivores; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Dogs as interference competitors; 3.3 Exploitative competition; 3.4 Apparent competition; 3.5 Conservation implications; 3.6 Further research; References; 4 Dogs as agents of disturbance; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Dogs as stimuli; 4.3 The response of wildlife
4.4 The impacts of dog disturbance on wildlife4.5 Managing dog disturbance; 4.6 Research needs; Acknowledgments; References; 5 Dog eat dog, cat eat dog: social-ecological dimensions of dog predation by wild carnivores; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Focal examples of wild carnivore predation on dogs; 5.3 Synthesis; 5.4 Implications for wild carnivore conservation; 5.5 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; 6 Dogs, disease, and wildlife; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The pathogen community; 6.3 Reservoirs of infection; 6.4 How species boundaries are crossed; 6.5 Managing interspecies transmission
8.7 Conserving dog diversity8.8 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; 9 Dogs as mediators of conservation conflicts; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 History of use of dogs in conservation and management; 9.3 Reducing predation in agricultural systems; 9.4 Livestock protection dog breed selection; 9.5 Non-traditional uses in other conservation conflicts; 9.6 Potential limitations, conflicts, and problems; 9.7 Conclusions and future directions; References; 10 The current and future roles of free-ranging detection dogs in conservation efforts; 10.1 A brief history of detection dogs
Summary Dogs are the world's most common and widespread carnivores and are nearly ubiquitous across the globe. The vast majority of these dogs, whether owned or un-owned, pure-bred or stray, spend a large portion of their life as unconfined, free-roaming animals, persisting at the interface of human and wildlife communities. Their numbers are particularly large throughout the developing world, where veterinary care and population control are often minimal and human populations areburgeoning. This volume brings together the world's experts to provide a comprehensive, unifying, and accessible review of
Notes Two columns to the page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dogs -- Behavior.
Dogs -- Ecology.
Wildlife conservation.
Form Electronic book
Author Gompper, Matthew E
ISBN 0191640107 (electronic bk.)
9780191640100 (electronic bk.)