Wildlife Ecology / Biology


Wildlife-Habitat Relationships
Concepts and Applications
Second Edition
Michael L. Morrison, Bruce G. Marcot, and R. William Mannan


"A much-needed contribution to the wildlife management literature."
Ecology

Anyone working with wildlife must be concerned with its habitat—its identification, measurement, and analysis. Wildlife-Habitat Relationships   goes beyond introductory wildlife biology texts and specialized studies of single species to provide a broad but advanced understanding of habitat relationships applicable to all terrestrial species. It also includes coverage of spatial analysis, landscape ecology, animal populations and their quantification, behavioral studies, and resources available to the wildlife professional.

Completely updated with the latest research results and literature, this Second Edition provides new sections on:

  • vegetation ecology and its role in animal distribution and habitat use;
  • factors driving animal population dynamics;
  • approaches to study design and experimental methodologies;
  • ecosystem management and other new initiatives in habitat management;
  • reviews research and concepts of habitat corridors, fragmentation, and
  • connectivity, for maintaining metapopulations and population viability;
  • the advancement of wildlife education.

This edition also offers greatly expanded coverage of the growing field of landscape ecology, including new chapters on habitat heterogeneity and responses of wildlife and on habitat isolation, dynamics, and monitoring. Behavioral ecology and habitat measurement are covered in greater depth, as well.

"This book's coverage of analysis and interpretation of wildlife-habitat relationships is unique.... Morrison, Marcot, and Mannan are to be commended for providing a well done and much needed contribution to the wildlife management literature."—Stephen Demarais, Ecology

Michael L. Morrison is adjunct professor of wildlife biology at California State University, Sacramento and the University of Arizona, Tucson. Bruce G. Marcot is a wildlife ecologist with the USDA Forest Service in Portland, Oregon, where he works in the Spotted Owl program. R. William Manna is professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Arizona.

cover of Wildlife-Habitat Relationships is green with black and white photos of ecosystems

June 1998
416 pp.      7 x 9
85 figures    
ISBN 0-299-15640-0  Cloth |

This edition is now out of print.



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