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Title Greater Sage-Grouse : Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats / Steven T. Knick and John W. Connelly, editors
Published Berkeley, Calif. ; London, England : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 646 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in avian biology ; no. 38
Studies in avian biology ; no. 38
Contents Cover; Cover; Contents; Contents; Contributors; Contributors; Preface; Preface; Foreword; Foreword; Greater Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush: An Introduction to the Landscape; Greater Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush: An Introduction to the Landscape; Part I: Management and Conservation Status; Part I: Management and Conservation Status; 1 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT, PRINCIPAL FEDERAL LEGISLATION, AND CURRENT MANAGEMENT OF SAGEBRUSH HABITATS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION; 1 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT, PRINCIPAL FEDERAL LEGISLATION, AND CURRENT MANAGEMENT OF SAGEBRUSH HABITATS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION
12 ECOLOGICAL INFLUENCE AND PATHWAYS OF LAND USE IN SAGEBRUSH13 INFLUENCES OF THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT ON SAGEBRUSH LANDSCAPE PATTERNS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SAGE-GROUSE CONSERVATION; 13 INFLUENCES OF THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT ON SAGEBRUSH LANDSCAPE PATTERNS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SAGE-GROUSE CONSERVATION; 14 INFLUENCES OF FREE-ROAMING EQUIDS ON SAGEBRUSH ECOSYSTEMS, WITH A FOCUS ON GREATER SAGE-GROUSE; 14 INFLUENCES OF FREE-ROAMING EQUIDS ON SAGEBRUSH ECOSYSTEMS, WITH A FOCUS ON GREATER SAGE-GROUSE; Part IV: Population Trends and Habitat Relationships; Part IV: Population Trends and Habitat Relationships
2 THE LEGAL STATUS OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF PLANNING EFFORTS2 THE LEGAL STATUS OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF PLANNING EFFORTS; Part II: Ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse; Part II: Ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse; 3 CHARACTERISTICS AND DYNAMICS OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE POPULATIONS; 3 CHARACTERISTICS AND DYNAMICS OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE POPULATIONS; 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE HABITATS: A LANDSCAPE SPECIES AT MICROAND MACROSCALES; 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE HABITATS: A LANDSCAPE SPECIES AT MICROAND MACROSCALES
5 molecular insights into the biology of greater sage-grouse5 molecular insights into the biology of greater sage-grouse; 6 predation on greater sage-grouse: facts, process, and effects; 6 predation on greater sage-grouse: facts, process, and effects; 7 harvest management for greater sagegrouse: a changing paradigm for game bird management; 7 harvest management for greater sagegrouse: a changing paradigm for game bird management; 8 parasites and infectious diseases of greater sage-grouse; 8 parasites and infectious diseases of greater sage-grouse
9 WEST NILE VIRUS ECOLOGY IN SAGEBRUSH HABITAT AND IMPACTS ON GREATER SAGEGROUSE POPULATIONS9 WEST NILE VIRUS ECOLOGY IN SAGEBRUSH HABITAT AND IMPACTS ON GREATER SAGEGROUSE POPULATIONS; Part III: Ecology of Sagebrush; Part III: Ecology of Sagebrush; 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SAGEBRUSH HABITATS AND LIMITATIONS TO LONG-TERM CONSERVATION; 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SAGEBRUSH HABITATS AND LIMITATIONS TO LONG-TERM CONSERVATION; 11 PRE-EURO-AMERICAN AND RECENT FIRE SAGEBRUSH ECOSYSTEMS; 11 PRE-EURO-AMERICAN AND RECENT FIRE SAGEBRUSH ECOSYSTEMS; 12 ECOLOGICAL INFLUENCE AND PATHWAYS OF LAND USE IN SAGEBRUSH
Summary Admired for its elaborate breeding displays and treasured as a game bird, the Greater Sage-Grouse is a charismatic symbol of the broad open spaces in western North America. Unfortunately these birds have declined across much of their range--which stretches across 11 western states and reaches into Canada--mostly due to loss of critical sagebrush habitat. Today the Greater Sage-Grouse is at the center of a complex conservation challenge. This multifaceted volume, an important foundation for developing conservation strategies and actions, provides a comprehensive synthesis of scientific information on the biology and ecology of the Greater Sage-Grouse. Bringing together the experience of thirty-eight researchers, it describes the bird's population trends, its sagebrush habitat, and potential limitations to conservation, including the effects of rangeland fire, climate change, invasive plants, disease, and land uses such as energy development, grazing, and agriculture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-624) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sage grouse -- Ecology.
Sage grouse -- Habitat -- Conservation.
Sagebrush -- Ecology.
Form Electronic book
Author Connelly, John W. (John William), 1952-
Knick, Steven T.
LC no. 2010052102
ISBN 0520948688 (electronic bk.)
1283277808
9780520948686 (electronic bk.)
9781283277808