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Author Ruth, Toni K

Title Yellowstone Cougars Ecology before and during Wolf Restoration
Published Chicago : University Press of Colorado, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (336 p.)
Contents Intro; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword by L. David Mech; Acknowledgments; Part 1. Cougar Studies Before and During Wolf Restoration; 1. Introduction and Background; 2. The Northern Yellowstone Landscape; 3. Quantifying How Species Compete or Coexist; Part 2. Food Resources: Cougar-Wolf-Prey Relationships; 4. Predation on the Greater Yellowstone Northern Range; 5. Prey Selection by Cougars and Wolves; 6. Rates of Predation; 7. Direct Interactions at Kills; 8. Combined Influences: Cougars, Wolves, and Humans; Part 3. Landscape Use: Do Cougars Avoid Wolves?
17. Synthesis: The Niches of Cougars and Wolves18. Management and Conservation of Cougars: Considering Interspecific Competition; Appendixes; A. Kill Evaluation and Categorization Chart; B. Modeling Factors Influencing Kill Rates; C. Fixed Kernel Home Range Estimation and Smoothing; D. Population-Level Estimates of Selection Coefficients; E. Synoptic Habitat Variables Description and Details; F. Odds Ratios and Probability Ratios; Notes; References; Index
9. How Might Cougars Respond to Wolves?10. Spatial Responses of Cougars to Wolf Presence; 11. Patterns of Resource Use Prior to and during Wolf Restoration; 12. Synthesis: Competition Refuges and Managing Risks in a Wolf-Dominated System; Part 4. Before and After Wolf Restoration: Cougar Population Characteristics; 13. How Might Wolf Restoration Affect the Cougar Population?; 14. Cougar Population Structure; 15. Reproduction and Survival Rates of Cougars; 16. Dispersal and Population Change; Part 5. Carnivores and Humans: Competition and Coexistence
Summary "Examines the effect of wolf restoration on cougar population in Yellowstone National Park. No other study has addressed theoretical and practical aspects of competition between large carnivores. A thorough examination of cougar ecology, how they interact and [are] influenced by wolves, how this knowledge informs management and conservation"--Provided by publisher
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Competition (Biology) -- Yellowstone National Park
Predation (Biology) -- Yellowstone National Park
Puma -- Ecology -- Yellowstone National Park
Wildlife management -- Yellowstone National Park
Wolves -- Ecology -- Yellowstone National Park
Wolves -- Reintroduction -- Yellowstone National Park
Form Electronic book
Author Buotte, Polly C
Hornocker, Maurice G
Mech, L. David
ISBN 1607328291