Harvest of Fish and Wildlife: New Paradigms for Sustainable Management unites experts in wildlife and fishery sciences for an interdisciplinary overview of harvest management. This book presents unique insights for embracing the complete social-ecological system to ensure a sustainable future. It educates users on evolutionary and population dynamics; social and political influences; hunter and angler behavior; decision processes; impacts of regulations; and stakeholder involvement.
- Written by twenty-four teams of leading scientists and managers.
- Promotes transparent justification for fishing and hunting regulations.
- Provides examples for integrating decision making into management.
- Emphasizes creativity in management by integrating art and science.
This book appeals to population biologists, evolutionary biologists and social scientists. It is a key resource for on-the-ground managers and research scientists developing harvesting applications.
As the book’s contributors explain:
- “Making decisions that are robust to uncertainty…is a paradigm shift with a lot of potential to improve outcomes for fish and wildlife populations.” –Andrew Tyre and Brigitte Tenhumberg
- “Temporal shifts in system states…must somehow be anticipated and dealt with to derive harvest policies that remain optimal in the long term.” –Michael Conroy
- “Proactive, effective management of sportspersons…will be essential in the new paradigm of harvest management.” –Matthew Gruntorad and Christopher Chizinski
Section 1: Setting Regulations
Section 1A: Harvest Management Paradigms
1. Some Perspectives on the Development of a Paradigm for Modern Harvest Management
2. The Social and Political Context of Harvest Management
Tim Hiller, Roger Applegate and Larkin Powell
3. Linking Social and Ecological Components to Spatial and Temporal Components of Harvest
Mark Kaemingk, Larkin Powell, Mark Vrtiska et al.
4. Hunter and Angler Behavior in Harvest Management
Matt Gruntorad and Chris Chizinski
5. Expanding Participation in Recreational Fishing Through Multiple License Markets
6. Marketing and Ecological Models to Predict Permit-Purchasing Behavior of Sportspersons
Katherine Graham, Chris Chizinski, Nat Price et al.
Section 1B: Harvest Management Decision Processes
7. A Decision-Analytical Framework for Developing Harvest Regulations
8. Engaging Hunters in Selecting Duck Season Dates Using Decision Science: Problem Framing, Objective Setting, Devising Management Alternatives
Angela Fuller, Josh Stiller, William F. Siemer et al.
9. Using Structured Decision Making to Incorporate Ecological and Social Values into Harvest Decisions: Case Studies of White-Tailed Deer and Walleye
Kelly Robinson, Angela Fuller and Mike Jones
10. Structured Decision Making Provides Insight When Selecting Population-Monitoring Programs
Jonathan Cummings and Chris Bernier
11. Making Harvest Management Decisions Robust to Uncertainty
Drew Tyre and Brigitte Tenhumberg
Section 2: Harvest Outcomes
Section 2A: Evolutionary and Population Dynamics for Harvested Species
12. How Regulations Can Affect the Evolutionary Impacts of Recreational Harvests on Fish and Mammals
Marco Festa‐Bianchet and Robert Arlinghaus
13. Harvest Regulations in Evolving Fisheries
Lyndsie Wszola and Joseph TJ Fontaine
14. Individual Heterogeneity in Annual Survival: Quantifying the “Doomed Surplus”
Section 2B: Efficacies of Harvest Regulations
15. Direct and Indirect Effects of Harvest Regulations on Wildlife Populations
Tyler Harms and Stephen Dinsmore
16. What to Exploit When You’re Exploiting: Angling Rates and Size Selection Responses to Changing Bag Limits
Zachary Feiner, Alexander Latzka and Max Wolter
17. Shifting Angler Harvest Behaviors: A Case Study Using Largemouth Bass
Andrea Sylvia, Mike Weber and Brandon Maahs
18. Harvest as A Tool to Manage Populations of Undesirable Or Overabundant Fish and Wildlife
Craig Paukert, Lisa Webb, Drew Fowler et al.
19. The Efficacy of Antler Harvest Regulations in Meeting Management Objectives
Daniel Morina, Josh Millspaugh, Christopher Hansen et al.
Section 3: Management Alternatives
Section 3A: Harvest Regulation Paradigms for Wildlife and Fisheries
20. Harvest Management of Migratory Game Birds
21. Upland Game Bird Harvest Management
Dave Dahlgren, R. Dwayne Elmore, Christian A. Hagen et al.
22. The Future of Managing Ungulate Species: White-Tailed Deer as A Case Study
Duane Diefenbach, William M. Knox and Christopher S. Rosenberry
23. Harvest Management of Furbearers
Tim Hiller, Roger Applegate and Mike O'Brien
24. Harvest Regulations for Inland Recreational Fisheries