Hardback
June 16, 2020
9781421436692
English
1400
260 halftones, 165 line drawings
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
9.3 Pounds (US)
9.3 Pounds (US)
$174.95 USD, £129.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
July 22, 2020
9781421436708
9781421436692
English
1400
260 halftones, 165 line drawings
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
$174.95 USD, £129.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

The Wildlife Techniques Manual, eighth edition

Volume 1: Research. Volume 2: Management.

Edited by Nova J. Silvy
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 eighth edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come.

Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy and published in association with The Wildlife Society, the 50 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 and new methodologies and offer thorough discussions of a wide range of relevant topics. To effectively incorporate the explosion of new information in the wildlife profession, this latest edition is logically organized into a 2-volume set: Volume 1 is devoted to research techniques and Volume 2 focuses on pragmatic management methodologies.

Volume 1 describes research design and proper analytic methods prior to conducting research, as well as methods and considerations for capturing and handling wild animals and information on identification and marking of captured animals. It also includes new chapters on nutritional research and field sign identification, and on emerging topics, including structured decision-making. Finally, Volume 1 addresses measurements of wildlife abundance and habitat and research on individual animals.

Volume 2 begins with a section on the relationship between research and management including public outreach, described in a context that encourages engagement prior to initiation of management. An adaptive management approach is described as a cornerstone of natural resource management, followed by a section on managing landscapes and wildlife populations. The volume also includes new chapters on ethics in wildlife science and conservation, conflict resolution and management, and land reclamation.

A standard text in a variety of courses, the Techniques Manual, as it is commonly called, covers every aspect of modern wildlife management and provides practical information for applying the hundreds of methods described in its pages. This deft and thorough update ensures that The Wildlife Techniques Manual will remain an indispensable resource, one that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without.

About the Author

Nova J. Silvy is a Regents Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Reviews

"This esteemed and enduring reference, now two volumes, thoroughly updates and revises Techniques for Wildlife Investigations and Management."—Reference and Research Book News, reviewing a previous edition

"A staple on the bookshelves of a wide variety of wildlife professionals."—The Condor, reviewing a previous edition

"A brilliant toolbox of techniques and management options."—Austral Ecology, reviewing a previous edition

"Editor Nova J. Silvy and 120 contributors have done a masterful—and much needed—job of producing The Wildlife Society's seventh edition of The Wildlife Techniques Manual. This up-to-date, two-volume set fully covers the broad set of tools needed to conduct both management and research. It demands a place in the library of every aspiring and practicing wildlife biologist/ecologist."—Jack Ward Thomas, Chief Emeritus, USDA Forest Service and Emeritus Boone and Crockett Professor, University of Montana, reviewing a previous edition

"The broad sweep of methodology in both wildlife research and management and the affordable price for this large, two-volume text make it an indispensable reference for all wildlife and field biologists and a necessary addition to the ecology bookshelf. Essential."—Choice, reviewing a previous edition

"Well written and clearly organised. . . the seventh edition of The Wildlife Techniques Manual should be a must for all wildlife managers and ecologists."—Wildlife Biology, reviewing a previous edition

"This new and revised seventh edition could not have been published at a better time. The dynamic and changing landscape needs wildlife managers with a passion for wildlife conservation and preservation; this two-volume techniques manual set is a vital tool in accomplishing the goals and aspirations of local and global wildlife biologists to the betterment of our planet."—Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, reviewing a previous edition

"A resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without."—Southeastern Naturalist, reviewing a previous edition

"This useful resource for professionals and students . . . gives an important synthesis of the methods used in the field as well as in the laboratory."—Mammalia, reviewing a previous edition

"The two-volume set is impressive on the bookshelf, and even more impressive as a testament to how far the techniques widely used in wildlife management have come in a few short decades."—Journal of Wildlife Diseases, reviewing a previous edition

The Johns Hopkins University Press
eighth edition

9781421436692 : the-wildlife-techniques-manual-8th-edition-silvy
Hardback
1400 Pages
$174.95 USD
9781421436708 : the-wildlife-techniques-manual-8th-edition-silvy
Electronic book text
1400 Pages
$174.95 USD

Other Titles in SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology

Bears of the North

Wayne Lynch
Oct 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$34.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Astrobiology, third edition

Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross
Aug 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$75.00 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Lake Hydrology

William LeRoy Evans III
Jun 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$110.00 USD - Hardback
$110.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in Biology, life sciences

Bears of the North

Wayne Lynch
Oct 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$34.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Restoring the Balance

John A. Vucetich
Oct 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$49.95 USD - Hardback
$49.95 USD - Electronic book text

Mammalian Paleoecology

Felisa A. Smith
Aug 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$79.95 USD - Hardback
$79.95 USD - Electronic book text