Ungulate Management in Europe

Ungulate Management in Europe : Problems and Practices

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This book considers a number of problems posed by ungulates and their management in Europe. Through a synthesis of the underlying biology and a comparison of the management techniques adopted in different countries, the book explores which management approaches seem effective - and in which circumstances. Experts in a number of different areas of applied wildlife biology review various management problems and alternative solutions, including the impact of large ungulates on agriculture, forestry and conservation habitats, the impact of disease and predation on ungulate populations and the involvement of ungulates in road traffic accidents and possible measures for mitigation. This book is directed at practising wildlife managers, those involved in research to improve methods of wildlife management, and policy-makers in local, regional and national administrations.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 25 b/w illus.
  • 1139073176
  • 9781139073172

Table of contents

Scientific names of species referred to in this text; 1. Introduction Rory Putman, Reidar Andersen and Marco Apollonio; 2. Status and distribution patterns of European ungulates: genetics, population history and conservation John D. C. Linnell and Frank E. Zachos; 3. A review of the various legal and administrative systems governing management of large herbivores in Europe Rory Putman; 4. Hunting seasons in relation to biological breeding seasons and the implications for the control or regulation of ungulate populations Marco Apollonio, Stefano Grignolio, Rory Putman and Ludek Bartos; 5. The census and management of populations of ungulates in Europe Nicolas Morellet, Francois Klein, Erling Solberg and Reidar Andersen; 6. Impacts of wild ungulates on vegetation: costs and benefits Friedrich Reimoser and Rory Putman; 7. Wild ungulate diseases and the risk for livestock and public health Ezio Ferroglio, Christian Gortazar and Joaquin Vicente; 8. Traffic collisions involving deer and other ungulates in Europe and available measures for mitigation Jochen Langbein, Rory Putman and Bostjan Pokorny; 9. Large herbivores as 'environmental engineers' Chris Smit and Rory Putman; 10. Ungulate-large' carnivore relationships in Europe Wlodzimierz Jedrzejewski, Marco Apollonio, Bogumila Jedrzejewska and Ilpo Kojola; 11. The role of pathogens in the population dynamics of European ungulates Marion L. East, Bruno Bassano and Bjornar Ytrehus; 12. Climate change and implications for the future distribution and management of ungulates in Europe Atle Mysterud and Bernt-Erik S'ther; 13. Ungulate management in Europe: towards a sustainable future Robert Kenward and Rory Putman.show more

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'This book is particularly interesting for those involved in research to improve methods of wildlife management.' Mammaliashow more