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Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management

Paperback Conservation Science and Practice (Paperback)

Edited by John G. Ewen, Edited by Doug P. Armstrong, Edited by Kevin A. Parker, Edited by Philip J. Seddon

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 23mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405186747
  • ISBN 13: 9781405186742
  • Sales rank: 496,363

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This book aims to further advance the field of reintroduction biology beyond the considerable progress made since the formation of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. Using an issue-based framework that purposely avoids a structure based on case studies the book's central theme is advocating a strategic approach to reintroduction where all actions are guided by explicit theoretical frameworks based on clearly defined objectives. Issues covered include husbandry and intensive management, monitoring, and genetic and health management. Although taxonomically neutral there is a recognised dominance of bird and mammal studies that reflects the published research in this field. The structure and content are designed for use by people wanting to bridge the research-management gap, such as conservation managers wanting to expand their thinking about reintroduction-related decisions, or researchers who seek to make useful applied contributions to reintroduction.

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John Ewen is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and is supported by a Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship. He is currently co-leader of the New Zealand Department of Conservation's Hihi Recovery Group and is a member of the IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group. Doug Armstrong is the Professor of Conservation Biology at Massey University in New Zealand. He has been involved in reintroduction since 1992, and has been the Oceania Chair of the IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group since 1997. Kevin Parker is a post-doctoral fellow at Massey University, New Zealand. He is a member of the IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group. Phil Seddon is an Associate Professor at the University of Otago and Director of the Department of Zoology's Postgraduate Wildlife Management Programme. Phil has been a member of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group (RSG) since 1995, and RSG Bird Section Chair since 1998.

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"Overall though, Reintroduction biology: integrating science and management is well worth reading. As the authors intended, it will be a very useful reference for those actually engaged in, or in the process of planning, a wildlife translocation or reintroduction. It would also make an excellent book to organize a graduate student seminar course around, as it touches on a variety of contemporary applied and theoretical aspects of ecology. I would highly encourage colleagues to read this book for themselves. " (Ecology, 1 September 2013) "Given the font size (same as Notornis) and with line spacing of 1.5 (1.0 in Notornis), the text format is well suited to the eyesight of the majority of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand membership! I'm sure the OSNZ library copy will get frequently borrowed and well read." ( Notornis: Journal of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand , 1 May 2013) "Provide(s) a timely review of the science of species reintroductions, examining techniques and best practices to ensure long-term survival of species returned to the wild." ( British Ecological Society Bulletin , June 13) "The book is rounded off with a concise summary chapter to outline what the intentions of the book are and to challenge the readers to improve and develop the concepts and principles presented in the book so that the overall success rate of reintroduction programmes can be improved." ( Fauna & Flora International , 1 January 2013)

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This book aims to further advance the field of reintroduction biology beyond the considerable progress made since the formation of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. Using an issue-based framework that purposely avoids a structure based on case studies the book's central theme is advocating a strategic approach to reintroduction where all actions are guided by explicit theoretical frameworks based on clearly defined objectives. Issues covered include husbandry and intensive management, monitoring, and genetic and health management. Although taxonomically neutral there is a recognised dominance of bird and mammal studies that reflects the published research in this field. The structure and content are designed for use by people wanting to bridge the research-management gap, such as conservation managers wanting to expand their thinking about reintroduction-related decisions, or researchers who seek to make useful applied contributions to reintroduction.

Table of contents

Contributors vii Memorium of Don Merton xi Foreword xix Preface xxiii 1. Animal Translocations: What Are They and Why DoWe Do Them? 1 Philip J. Seddon, W. Maartin Strauss and John Innes 2. A Tale of Two Islands: The Rescue and Recovery of Endemic Birds in New Zealand and Mauritius 33 Carl G. Jones and Don V. Merton 3. Selecting Suitable Habitats for Reintroductions: Variation, Change and the Role of Species Distribution Modelling 73 Patrick E. Osborne and Philip J. Seddon 4. The Theory and Practice of Catching, Holding, Moving and Releasing Animals 105 Kevin A. Parker, Molly J. Dickens, Rohan H. Clarke and Tim G. Lovegrove 5. Dispersal and Habitat Selection: Behavioural and Spatial Constraints for Animal Translocations 138 Pascaline Le Gouar, Jean-Baptiste Mihoub and Franccois Sarrazin 6. Modelling Reintroduced Populations: The State of the Art and Future Directions 165 Doug P. Armstrong and Michelle H. Reynolds 7. Monitoring for Reintroductions 223 James D. Nichols and Doug P. Armstrong 8. Adaptive Management of Reintroduction 256 Michael A. McCarthy, Doug P. Armstrong and Michael C. Runge 9. Empirical Consideration of Parasites and Health in Reintroduction 290 John G. Ewen, Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse, Maurice R. Alley, Claudia Carraro, Anthony W. Sainsbury, Kirsty Swinnerton and Rosie Woodroffe 10. Methods of Disease Risk Analysis for Reintroduction Programmes 336 Anthony W. Sainsbury, Doug P. Armstrong and John G. Ewen 11. The Genetics of Reintroductions: Inbreeding and Genetic Drift 360 Lukas F. Keller, Iris Biebach, Steven R. Ewing and Paquita E.A. Hoeck 12. Genetic Consequences of Reintroductions and Insights from Population History 395 Jim J. Groombridge, Claire Raisin, Rachel Bristol and David S. Richardson 13. Managing Genetic Issues in Reintroduction Biology 441 Ian G. Jamieson and Robert C. Lacy 14. Summary 476 Philip J. Seddon, Doug P. Armstrong, Kevin A. Parker and John G. Ewen Index 483