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Title Biology and conservation of musteloids / David W. Macdonald, Christopher Newman, and Lauren A. Harrington
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents 1. Dramatis personae : an introduction to the wild musteloids / David W. Macdonald, Lauren A. Harrington, and Chris Newman -- 2. The evolutionary history and molecular systematics of the Musteloidea / Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Jerry W. Dragoo, and Xiaoming Wang -- 3. Form and function of the musteloids / Andrew C. Kitchener, Carlo Meloro, and Terrie M. Williams -- 4. The population dynamics of bite-sized predators : prey dependence, territoriality and mobility / Xavier Lambin -- 5. Communication amongst the musteloids : signs, signals, and cues / Christina D. Buesching and Theodore Stankowich -- 6. Musteloid sociology : the grass-roots of society / David W. Macdonald and Chris Newman -- 7. People and wild musteloids / Lauren A. Harrington, Jorgelina Marino, and Carolyn M. King -- 8. Stink or swim : techniques to meet the challenges for the study and conservation of small critters that hide, swim or climb, and may otherwise make themselves unpleasant / Roger A. Powell, Stephen Ellwood, Roland Kays, and Tiit Maran -- 9. Musteloid diseases : implications for conservation and species management / Chris Newman and Andrew W. Bryne -- 10. Small mustelids in New Zealand : invasion ecology in a different world / Carolyn M. King, Grant Norbury, and Andrew J. Veale -- 11. The fisher as a model organism / Roger A. Powell, Aaron N. Facka, Mourad W. Gabriel, Jonathan H. Gilbert, J. Mark Higley, Scott D. LaPoint, Nicholas P. McCann, Wayne Spencer, and Craig M. Thompson -- 12. Quantifying loss and degradation of former American marten habitat due to the impacts of forestry operations and associated road networks in northern Idaho, USA / Samuel A. Cushman and Tzeidle N. Wasserman -- 13. Asian badgers -- the same, only different : how diversity among badger societies informs socio-ecological theory and challenges conservation / Youbing Zhou, Chris Newman, Yayoi Kaneko, Christina D. Buesching, Wenwen Chen, Zhao-Min Zhou, Zongqiang Xie, and David W. Macdonald -- 14. The Bornean carnivore community : lessons from a little-known guild / Joanna Ross, Andrew J. Hearn, and David W. Macdonald -- 15. Evolution, natural history, and conservation of black-footed ferrets / Dean E. Biggins and David A. Eads -- 16. Control of an invasive species : the American mink in Great Britain / Elaine J. Fraser, Lauren A. Harrington, David W. Macdonald, and Xavier Lambin -- 17. European mink : restoration attempts for a species on the brink of extinction / Tiit Maran, Madis P├Ádra, Lauren A. Harrington, and David W. Macdonald -- 18. Social ethology of the wolverine / Jeffrey P. Copeland, Arild Landa, Kimberly Heinemeyer, Keith B. Aubry, Jiska van Dijk, Roel May, Jens Persson, John Squires, and Richard Yates -- 19. Ecotypic variation affects the conservation of North American badgers endangered along their northern range extent / Richard D. Weir, Trevor A. Kinley, Richard W. Klafki, and Clayton D. Apps -- 20. European badgers and the control of bovine tuberculosis in the United Kingdom / Rosie Woodroffe and Christl A. Donnelly -- 21. Meline mastery of meteorological mayhem : the effects of climate changeability on European badger population dynamics / Chris Newman, Christina D. Buesching, and David W. Macdonald -- 22. Giant otters : using knowledge of life history for conservation / Jessica Groenendijk, Frank Hajek, Paul J. Johnson, and David W. Macdonald -- 23. Advances in understanding the physiology, behaviour and ecology of sea otters / James A. Estes, M. Tim Tinker, and Terrie M. Williams -- 24. Competition and coexistence in sympatric skunks / Christine C. Hass and Jerry W. Dragoo -- 25. Range decline and landscape ecology of the eastern spotted skunk / Matthew E. Gompper -- 26. Kinkajou : the tree top specialist / Melody Brooks and Roland Kays -- 27. On the mortality and management of a ubiquitous musteloid : the common racoon / Samuel I. Zeveloff -- 28. Causes and consequences of coati sociality / Ben T. Hirsch and Matthew E. Gompper -- 29. Conservation genetics of red pandas in the wild / Yibo Hu, Dunwu Qi, and Fuwen Wei -- 30. Beneath the umbrella : conservation out of the limelight / David W. Macdonald, Chris Newman, and Lauren A. Harrington
Summary This is the first specific coverage of musteloid conservation biology, written and edited by world-renowned specialists in the field
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2017
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on December 6, 2017)
Subject Mustelidae.
Mustelidae (family)
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
Form Electronic book
Author Macdonald, David W. (David Whyte), editor.
Newman, Chris, 1969- editor.
Harrington, L. A. (Lauren A.), editor.
ISBN 9780191820519