Human-wildlife interactions increase exponentially as more and more humans and wildlife crowd into the same limited space. Such interactions often become conflicts when wildlife threaten human health and safety, well-being, or the food supply. This second edition of Human-Wildlife Interactions: From Conflict to Coexistence provides a comprehensive review of the severity of these problems and the methods used to resolve clashes between humans and wildlife.
During his forty-year career as a wildlife professor and scientist, Dr. Michael Conover, founder of journal Human-Wildlife Interactions, has become a recognized leader of the scientific field of human-wildlife interactions. In this book, he presents the range of methods for wildlife damage management, including employing lethal methods; distributing supplemental food; changing the behavior of either humans or wildlife; and excluding or repelling wildlife. Backed by numerous case studies and informative side bars, the book documents resolutions to specific human-wildlife conflicts throughout the literature.
Containing full color illustrations throughout, the second edition of Human-Wildlife Interactions: From Conflict to Coexistence provides authoritative coverage and depth of both theoretical and practical information. It serves as an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and professional wildlife managers.
Table of Contents
2. Threats to Human Safety
3. Zoonotic Diseases
5. Exotic Species
6. Fear-Provoking Stimuli
7. Chemical Repellents
10. Habitat Manipulation
11. Wildlife Translocation
12. Fertility Control
13. Lethal Control
14. Human Dimensions
Appendix: Latin Names for Species Mentioned in the Text
Michael R. Conover, PhD is a professor in the Wildland Resources Department of Utah State University and has taught and studied wildlife biology since the 1970s.
Denise O. Conover, Ph.D. is a retired senior lecturer in the History Department of Utah State University and has taught and studied diplomatic and military history since the 1970s.