Conservation of the Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Saving North America's Western Grasslands
By (author) John L. Hoogland
Conservation of the Black-tailed Prairie Dog by John L. Hoogland
Book DescriptionPrairie dogs and the grassland habitat in which they play a key ecological role have declined precipitously over the past two centuries. The current number of prairie dogs is believed to be less than 2 percent of the number encountered by Lewis and Clark in the early 1800s, and only a fraction of grassland ecosystem remains. "Conservation of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog" offers specific information to help scientists and managers develop rigorous plans for ensuring the long-term survival of the prairie dog and its habitat. With contributions from thirty leading biologists who are actively working to save prairie dogs, the book addresses a range of pivotal issues including the ecology and social behavior of prairie dogs; the prairie dog's role as a keystone species; factors that have led to drastic population declines; practical solutions for protecting the prairie dog and its grassland ecosystem; and concerns of farmers and ranchers who view prairie dogs as a nuisance and a threat to their livelihoods. Extensively illustrated with tables, figures, photos, and charts, and thoroughly referenced with more than 700 citations, the book is a unique and vital contribution for anyone concerned with prairie dogs, prairie dog conservation, or the conservation and management of grassland ecosystems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559634977
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John L. Hoogland
Black-tailed Prairie Dog, Paperback (July 1995)» View all books by John L. Hoogland
The author draws on 16 years of research at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, in the USA, to provide this account of prairie dog social behaviour. Through comparisons with more than 300 other animal species, he offers new insights into basic theory in behavioural ecology and sociobiology.
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Author Biography - John L. Hoogland
JOHN L. HOOGLAND is a researcher at Appalachian Laboratory, the University of Maryland, Frostburg, and has studied prairie dogs for 32 years.
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