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Wildlife Damage Management: Prevention, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution

Russell F. Reidinger

A complete guide to preventing and resolving problems associated with wildlife-human interactions.

Whether you are a student in a wildlife degree program or a professional wildlife biologist, you will find all the up-to-date information on wildlife damage in the pages of this clear, comprehensive text. Wildlife Damage Management covers every imaginable topic including:
- pertinent biological and ecological concepts
- individual-, population-, and ecosystem-level effects
- survey techniques
- management methods
- human dimensions
- economic issues
- legal and political aspects
- damage management strategies

Authors Russell F. Reidinger, Jr., and James E. Miller explain the evolution of wildlife damage management, differentiate facts from myths, and detail the principles and techniques a professional biologist needs to know. The book discusses native as well as exotic invasive species, zoonotic diseases, hazards to endangered or threatened fauna and flora, and damage to crops, livestock, and property. Reidinger and Miller argue that, in recent years, the rate of undesirable human-wildlife interactions has risen in many areas, owing in part to the expansion of residences into places formerly wild or agricultural, making wildlife damage management even more relevant.

From suburban deer eating gardens and shrubs, to mountain lions threatening pets and people, to accidentally introduced species outcompeting native species, Reidinger and Miller show how proper management can reduce wildlife damage to an acceptable, cost-effective level. An extensive section on available resources, a glossary that explains terms and concepts, and detailed figures will aid both students and seasoned professionals. Instructors will find this text arranged perfectly for a semester-long course. The end-of-chapter questions will allow students to ponder the ways wildlife damage management concepts can be put into practice. For those already working in the field--biologists and managers with federal, state, or international agencies--Wildlife Damage Management will serve as an ideal reference book. Destined to set the tone of wildlife damage conversations for the next decade and beyond, Reidinger and Miller belongs on the shelf of all wildlife professionals.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 1st, 2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 7.00in - 0.80in - 1.54lb
  • EAN: 9781421409443
  • Categories: Environmental Conservation & Protection - GeneralLife Sciences - BiologyLife Sciences - Ecology

About the Author

Reidinger, Russell F.: - Russell F. Reidinger, Jr. (COLUMBIA, MO), PhD, is an affiliate associate professor at Colorado State University. He is a former researcher and Director of the United States Department of Agriculture's National Wildlife Research Center, the nation's only research center devoted strictly to the study and resolution of human-wildlife conflicts.
Praise for this book
This book is a significant contribution to the wildlife management and conservation literature. . . This book will be a solid foundation for a course on this important discipline. . . The well-written, comprehensive text, numerous illustrations, tables and boxes, summaries, and end-of-chapter questions make a professor's job easy. Highly recommended.
If you want a bird's eye view of a complex subject from an academically rigorous point of view, then this book is for you. Teachers of wildlife damage management especially should consider using this text for their classes.
--Stephen M. Vantassel, Wildlife Control Consultants, LLC
Should become a well-used and standard text for WDM students and practitioners.
--Travis L. DeVault, Human Wildlife Interactions