Behaviour and Conservation

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L. Morris Gosling, William J. Sutherland
Cambridge University Press, 24 de fev de 2000 - 438 páginas
How does an understanding of the behavior of a given animal species contribute to its conservation? The answer has profound consequences for our efforts to conserve endangered species. Behaviour and Conservation links the extraordinary advances in behavioral ecology over the past thirty years with the new discipline of conservation biology. It shows how an evolutionary approach can help solve problems in practical conservation, and suggests a new direction for behavioral ecology. Leading authorities in animal behavior address the ways in which behavior and conservation interact, investigating the conservation impact of people, habitat loss and fragmentation, threats to wild populations of animals, conservation priorities and the use of behavioral approaches for conservation applications.
 

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Advances in the study of behaviour and their role in conservation
3
Conservation impact of people
11
The evolutionary ecology of human population growth
13
Grassland conservation and the pastoralist commons
34
Predicting the consequences of human disturbance from behavioural decisions
51
The role of behavioural models in predicting the ecological impact of harvesting
65
Habitat loss and fragmentation
83
Butterfly movement and conservation in patchy landscapes
85
Dispersal patterns social organization and population viability
172
Incorporating behaviour in predictive models for conservation
198
Controversy over behaviour and genetics in cheetah conservation
221
The role of animal behaviour in marine conservation
238
Conservation applications of behaviour
259
Communication behaviour and conservation
261
Reducing predation through conditioned taste aversion
281
Retaining natural behaviour in captivity for reintroduction programmes
300

Life history characteristics and the conservation of migratory shorebirds
105
Ranging behaviour and vulnerability to extinction in carnivores
125
Habitat fragmentation and swarm raiding army ants
141
Sexual selection threats and population viability
159
Sexual selection and conservation
161
Consequences of social perturbation for wildlife management and conservation
315
Animal welfare and wildlife conservation
330
References
349
Index
418
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