Behaviour and Conservation
Edited by L. Morris Gosling, William J. Sutherland
Cambridge University Press
How does an understanding of the behaviour of a given animal species contribute to
its conservation? The answer to this question has profound consequences for our efforts to
conserve endangered species. Behaviour and Conservation links the extraordinary advances
that have been made in behavioural ecology over the last 30 years with the new discipline of
conservation biology. It uses the power of an evolutionary approach to help solve problems in
practical conservation, and suggests a new direction for behavioural ecology. The book
addresses the ways in which behaviour and conservation interact, investigating the
conservation impact of people, habitat loss and fragmentation, threats to wild populations
of animals, conservation priorities and the use of behavioural approaches for conservation
applications. Leading authorities in animal behaviour outline the relevance of their work to
key problems in animal conservation for all researchers and students in the behavioural
sciences and conservation biology.
Paperback 450 pp, 62 diags, 9 illus, 26 tabs ISBN 9780521665391
Part I. Introduction: 1. Advances in the study of behaviour and their role in conservation
William J. Sutherland and L. Morris Gosling; Part II. Conservation Impact of People: 2.
The evolutionary ecology of human population growth Ruth Mace; 3. Grassland
conservation and the pastoralist commons Monique Borgerhoff Mulder and Lore
M. Ruttan; 4. Predicting the consequences of human disturbance from behavioral decisions
Jennifer A. Gill and William J. Sutherland; 5. The role of behavioural models in predicting the
ecological impact of harvesting John D. Goss-Custard, Richard Stillman, Andrew D. West,
Selwyn McGrorty, Sarah E. A. le V. dit Durell and Richard W. C. Caldow; Part III.
Habitat Loss and Fragmentation: 6. Butterfly movement and conservation in patchy landscapes
Chris D. Thomas, Michel Baguette and Owen T. Lewis; 7. Life history characteristics and
the conservation of migratory shorebirds Theunis Piersma and Alan J. Baker; 8. Ranging
behaviour and vulnerability to extinction in carnivores Rosie Woodroffe and Joshua R.
Ginsburg; 9. Habitat fragmentation and swarm raiding army ants Graeme P. Boswell, Nigel
R. Franks and Nick F. Britton; Part IV. Sexual Selection, Threats and Population Viability:
10. Sexual selection and conservation Anders Pape Moller; 11. Dispersal patterns, social
organisation and population viability Sarah Durant; 12. Incorporating behaviour in predictive
models for conservation Richard A. Pettifor, Ken J. Norris and J. Marcus Rowcliffe; 13.
Controversy over behaviour and genetics in cheetah conservation Tim Caro; 14. The role
of animal behaviour in marine conservation John D. Reynolds and Simon Jennings; Part V.
Conservation Applications of Behaviour: 15. Communication behaviour and conservation
Peter K. McGregor, Thomas M. Peake and Gillian Gilbert; 16. Reducing predation through
conditioned taste aversion David P. Cowan, Jonathon C. Reynolds and Elaine L. Gill; 17.
Retaining natural behaviour in captivity and in reintroduction programmes Michael P. Wallace;
18. Consequences of social perturbation for wildlife management and conservation Frank A.
M. Tuyttens and David W. Macdonald; 19. Animal welfare and wildlife conservation
Elizabeth L. Bradshaw and Patrick Bateson; Bibliography; Index.
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