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Title The ecology of large mammals in central Yellowstone : sixteen years of integrated field studies / edited by Robert A. Garrott, P.J. White, Fred G.R. Watson
Published San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 693 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color)
Series Terrestrial ecology series ; v. 3
Terrestrial ecology series ; v. 3
Contents Introduction: Integrated science in the central yellowstone system / Robert A. Garrott and P.J. White -- Landscape and climate -- Ungulates spatial and polulation dynamics prior to wolves -- Wolves : re-establishment and predation -- Wolf ungulate dynamics -- HNuman wildlife interactions -- Communicating ecological knowledge and contributing to natural resource management
Summary This book is an authoritative work on the ecology of some of America's most iconic large mammals in a natural environment - and of the interplay between climate, landscape, and animals in the interior of the world's first and most famous national park. Central Yellowstone includes the range of one of the largest migratory populations of bison in North America as well as a unique elk herd that remains in the park year round. These populations live in a varied landscape with seasonal and often extreme patterns of climate and food abundance. The reintroduction of wolves into the park a decade ago resulted in scientific and public controversy about the effect of large predators on their prey, a debate closely examined in the book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Animal communities -- Yellowstone National Park -- Longitudinal studies.
Ecosystem management -- Yellowstone National Park -- Longitudinal studies.
Mammals -- Ecology -- Yellowstone National Park -- Longitudinal studies.
Predation (Biology) -- Yellowstone National Park -- Longitudinal studies.
Ungulates -- Ecology -- Yellowstone National Park -- Longitudinal studies.
Wildlife conservation -- Yellowstone National Park -- Longitudinal studies.
Wolves -- Ecology -- Yellowstone National Park -- Longitudinal studies.
Yellowstone National Park -- Ecology.
Form Electronic book
Author Garrott, Robert A.
Watson, Fred G. R.
White, P. J. (Patrick James)
ISBN 0123741742
9780123741745
Other Titles Mammals in central Yellowstone