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Wildlife Science Connecting Research with Management

    336 Pages
    by CRC Press

    334 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Despite the potential synergy that can result from basing management applications on results from research, there is a polarization of cultures between wildlife managers and wildlife researchers. Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management provides strategies for bridging cultural and communication gaps between these groups.

    Contributors present case studies highlighting the role of state and federal agencies and private organizations in management and research; the lingering disconnects between grassland birds, quail, and deer research and management; as well as the development of management techniques from field research, rangelands management, and ranch management.

    Case Studies:

    • The Disconnect between Quail Research and Quail Management

    • Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) and the Disconnect between Research and Management on Public Lands in the American West

    • Ecological Goals, not Standardized Methods, are needed to Create and Maintain Habitat for Grassland Birds

    • A Historic Perspective of the Connectivity between Waterfowl Research and Management

    • Deer in the Western United States

    • Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the Eastern United States

    • Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Wildlife: Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Science, Management, and Policy

    • The Role of Joint Ventures in Bridging the Gap between Research and Management

    • Developing Management Strategies from Research: the Pushmataha Forest


    Research and Management Entities. Species Case Studies. Management and Policy Case Studies. Conclusions and Future Directions.


    Joseph P. Sands
    Originally from Days Creek, Oregon, Joseph received an Honors Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University (2004), and a M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Joseph worked as a Research Assistant and Research Associate for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville from June 2004 to September 2011. At the time of publication, Joseph was the Migratory Game Bird, Small Game and Wild Turkey Program Coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in Santa Fe.

    Stephen J. DeMaso
    Stephen J. DeMaso is the monitoring coordinator for the Gulf Coast Joint Venture in Lafayette, Louisiana. Prior to moving to Louisiana, he worked as a research scientist at the CKWRI at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas; upland game bird program leader for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Austin, Texas; and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation where he served as the lead researcher on the nationally recognized Packsaddle quail research project. He is a member of the Louisiana, Texas, and National Chapters of The Wildlife Society. Steve has served as the book review editor for the Journal of Wildlife Management and previously served as the program chairman and editor for the Proceedings of the Fifth National Quail Symposium. Steve was raised in southern Michigan and received his B.S. from Michigan State University, M.S. from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

    Matthew J. Schnupp
    Matthew Schnupp was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University where he graduated in 2005 with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Matthew has been part of various research projects in West Virginia, South Carolina, Montana, and Wyoming. In the fall of 2009 he graduated with a Masters in Wildlife and