This title offers theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife biology for restoring and conserving wild animals. Restoration plans must take into account the needs of current or desired wildlife species in project areas. "Restoring Wildlife" gives ecologists, restorationists, administrators, and other professionals involved with restoration projects the tools they need to understand essential ecological concepts, helping them to design restoration projects that can improve conditions for native species of wildlife. It also offers specific guidance and examples on how various projects have been designed and implemented. The book interweaves theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife biology that are directly applicable to the restoration and conservation of animals. It provides an understanding of the fundamentals of wildlife populations and wildlife-habitat relationships as it explores the concept components, spatial-temporal relationships, and role in land management. It applies these concepts in developing practical tools for professionals.
"Restoring Wildlife" builds on the foundation of material presented in "Wildlife Restoration", published by Island Press in 2002, offering the basic information from that book along with much updated material in a reorganized and expanded format. "Restoring Wildlife" is the only single source that deals with wildlife and restoration, and is an important resource for practicing restorationists and biologists as well as undergraduate and graduate students in wildlife management, ecological restoration, environmental science, and related fields.
Publisher: Island Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised ed.
"Michael Morrison has done a masterful job of integrating theory from ecology and conservation biology into the practice of wildlife restoration. He provides a strong case for a rigourous scientific approach, and the four well-developed case histories illustrate how this approach works. The book is written so that practitioners without advanced training in wildlife biology can understand it easily."
--Peter F. Brussard "past president, Society for Conservation Biology "
""Restoring Wildlife" is a synthesis of the growing field of restoration ecology that explains the process of wildlife restoration in an engaging format. Detailed yet straightforward and supplemented with real-world studies, this book will be an excellent reference for students and practitoners that will help them to think carefully about the restoration process. Morrison's text wonderfully complements the existing literature on maintaining and enhancing wildlife populations and the habitats they depend on."
--Paul R. Krausman "Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation, University of Montana "