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Author Coonan, Timothy J., 1959-

Title Decline and recovery of the Island Fox : a case study for population recovery / Timothy J. Coonan, Catherin A. Schwemm, David K. Garcelon

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  QL737.C22 C635 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Ecology, biodiversity and conservation
Ecology, biodiversity, and conservation
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Evolution and genetics-- Social structure, reproduction, mortality and survivorship, and population dynamics -- Food habits, habitat use, activity patterns, and dispersal -- Golden eagles and the decline on the northern islands -- Ecosystem recovery : predators and prey on the northern Channel Islands -- Disease and decline on Santa Catalina Island -- Recovery actions : captive breeding of island foxes -- Recovery actions : reintroduction and translocation -- Reproductive biology / by Cheryl Asa -- Diseases of island foxes / by Linda Munson -- Zoos, education, and public participation -- Managing recovery : cooperative conservation, politics, and the Endangered Species Act -- The ecological role of island foxes -- Conclusion
Note "Decline and Recovery of the Island Fox is the first account of the natural history and ecology of the smallest canid in North America, and describes the conservation efforts applied to save this species from extinction. Island foxes occur only on the California Channel Islands, and populations on four of the islands nearly went extinct in the 1990s due to human-mediated predation and disease. Recovery of these populations required intense conservation actions such as captive breeding and reintroduction, and large-scale ecosystem manipulation. These actions were successful due in large part to extraordinary collaboration among the scientists, managers, and public advocates involved in the recovery effort. Some aspects of island fox biology, characteristic of the 'island syndrome' helped facilitate recovery, including high productivity and an apparent adaptation to periodic genetic bottlenecks. The book illustrates the vulnerability of island ecosystems and species and the efficacy of cooperative conservation measures"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Island gray fox
Island gray fox -- Conservation
Add Author Schwemm, Catherin A
Garcelon, David K
ISBN 9780521887113 (hardback)
0521887119 (hardback)
9780521715102 (pbk.)
0521715105 (pbk.)