The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone

This book is an authoritative work on the ecology of some of America’s most iconic large mammals in a natural environment - and of the interplay between climate, landscape, and animals in the interior of the world’s first and most famous national park. Central Yellowstone includes the range of one of the largest migratory populations of bison in North America as well as a unique elk herd that remains in the park year round. These populations live in a varied landscape with seasonal and often extreme patterns of climate and food abundance. The reintroduction of wolves into the park a decade ago resulted in scientific and public controversy about the effect of large predators on their prey, a debate closely examined in the book. Introductory chapters describe the geography, geology and vegetation of the ecosystem. The elk and bison are then introduced and their population ecology described both pre- and post– wolf introduction, enabling valuable insights into the demographic and behavioral consequences for their ungulate prey. Subsequent chapters describe the wildlife-human interactions and show how scientific research can inform the debate and policy issues surrounding winter recreation in Yellowstone. The book closes with a discussion of how this ecological knowledge can be used to educate the public, both about Yellowstone itself and about science, ecology and the environment in general. Yellowstone National Park exemplifies some of the currently most hotly debated and high-profile ecological, wildlife management, and environmental policy issues and this book will have broad appeal not only to academic ecologists, but also to natural resource students, managers, biologists, policy makers, administrators and the general public. * Unrivalled descriptions of ecological processes in a world famous ecosystem, based on information from 16 years of painstaking field work and collaborations among 66 scientists and technical experts and 15 graduate studies. * Detailed studies of two charismatic North American herbivore species – elk and bison * Description of the restoration of wolves into central Yellowstone and their ecological interactions with their elk and bison prey * Illustrated with numerous evocative colour photographs and stunning maps

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  • Author : Robert A. Garrott
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 712 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080921051
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone

The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone
  • Author : Robert A. Garrott,Patrick J. White,Fred G.R. Watson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 November 2008
GET THIS BOOKThe Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone

This book is an authoritative work on the ecology of some of America’s most iconic large mammals in a natural environment - and of the interplay between climate, landscape, and animals in the interior of the world’s first and most famous national park. Central Yellowstone includes the range of one of the largest migratory populations of bison in North America as well as a unique elk herd that remains in the park year round. These populations live in

Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition

Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition
  • Author : P. J. White
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 01 April 2013
GET THIS BOOKYellowstone's Wildlife in Transition

The world's first national park is constantly changing. How we understand and respond to recent events putting species under stress will determine the future of ecosystems millions of years in the making. Marshaling expertise from over 30 contributors, Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition examines three primary challenges to the park's ecology.

Yellowstone Cougars

Yellowstone Cougars
  • Author : Toni K. Ruth,Polly C. Buotte,Maurice G. Hornocker
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 23 September 2019
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Yellowstone Cougars examines the effect of wolf restoration on the cougar population in Yellowstone National Park—one of the largest national parks in the American West. No other study has ever specifically addressed the theoretical and practical aspects of competition between large carnivores in North America. The authors provide a thorough analysis of cougar ecology, how they interact with and are influenced by wolves—their main competitor—and how this knowledge informs management and conservation of both species across the

Revisiting Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Revisiting Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Revisiting Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 30 January 2021
GET THIS BOOKRevisiting Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Brucellosis is a nationally and internationally regulated disease of livestock with significant consequences for animal health, public health, and international trade. In cattle, the primary cause of brucellosis is Brucella abortus, a zoonotic bacterial pathogen that also affects wildlife, including bison and elk. As a result of the Brucellosis Eradication Program that began in 1934, most of the country is now free of bovine brucellosis. The Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA), where brucellosis is endemic in bison and elk, is the last

Wolves on the Hunt

Wolves on the Hunt
  • Author : L. David Mech,Douglas W. Smith,Daniel R. MacNulty
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 22 May 2015
GET THIS BOOKWolves on the Hunt

The interactions between apex predators and their prey are among the most impressively choreographed in naturegreat whites chasing seals, lions hunting antelope, and wolves outmaneuvering deer. Each of these interactions demonstrates physical strength and endurance, and a deep coevolutionary history. Wolves are often thought of as killing machines (especially among ranchers). In a general sense, like great whites, they are. The wolf has evolved to kill prey much larger than itself, a wolf, or especially a pack of wolves, can

Large Mammal Restoration

Large Mammal Restoration
  • Author : David Maehr,Reed F. Noss,Jeffery L. Larkin
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 October 2001
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Evidence is mounting that top carnivores and other large mammals play a pivotal role in regulating ecosystem health and function, yet those are the species that are most likely to have been eliminated by past human activities. In recent decades, numerous efforts have been undertaken to return some of the species that were previously extirpated on local or regional scales.Large Mammal Restoration brings together for the first time detailed case studies of those efforts, from restoring elk in Appalachia

Can't Chew the Leather Anymore

Can't Chew the Leather Anymore
  • Author : Patrick James White
  • Publisher : Yellowstone Association
  • Release : 02 June 2016
GET THIS BOOKCan't Chew the Leather Anymore

The conservation of wildlife in and near Yellowstone, the world's first national park, is complex and often contentious because federal and state management agencies, local residents, visitors, and various stakeholder groups have a wide variety of expectations. P. J. White has spent more than 15 years working as a biologist in Yellowstone, currently as the leader of the Wildlife and Aquatic Resources Branch. In this book, he provides insights into the scientific, social, and political issues influencing the conservation of wildlife

Tracking Animal Migration with Stable Isotopes

Tracking Animal Migration with Stable Isotopes
  • Author : Keith A. Hobson,Leonard I. Wassenaar
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 April 2008
GET THIS BOOKTracking Animal Migration with Stable Isotopes

Many questions in animal biology require the ability to track animal movement by using multi-disciplinary and technological innovations. Over the past decade, intrinsic chemical markers have become especially key in the study of migration. Stable isotopes are a successful example of instrinic markers that have yielded new and valuable insights into animal migration. This book provides a consolidated overview of the current knowlesge of stable isotopes in terrestrial migration research questions, and to provide a practical handbook for those considering

The Wildlife Techniques Manual

The Wildlife Techniques Manual
  • Author : Nova J. Silvy
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 01 March 2012
GET THIS BOOKThe Wildlife Techniques Manual

Since its original publication in 1960, The Wildlife Techniques Manual has remained the cornerstone text for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this seventh edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come. Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy, the thirty-seven authoritative chapters included in this work provide a full synthesis of methods used in the field and laboratory. Chapter authors, all leading wildlife professionals, explain and critique traditional