333 pages | 68 B/W Illus.
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.
"… this book offers today’s wildlife professional, or anyone else who cares for and manages wildlife resources, inspiration and frameworks for success in wildlife science and management. … This book provides many templates that can be referred to for achieving successful, collaborative wildlife research and management in the future. A great collection that is worthy of appreciation, Sands et al. have completed a ton of work for our collective benefit."
—Mark C. Romanski, Isle Royale National Park, Houghton, Michigan, The Journal of Wildlife Management, 2013
Foreword, Fred C. Bryant
About the Editors
List of Contributors
A History of the Disconnect between Wildlife Research and Management, Stephen J. DeMaso
Strengthening the Ties between Wildlife Research and Management, Paul Krausman
Research and Management Entities
Universities and the Disconnect between Wildlife Research and Management, Leonard A. Brennan
Southeast State Wildlife Agencies; Research Priorities and Constraints, John Bowers, Chris Baumann, and Reggie Thackston
Putting Science into Action on Forest Service Lands, William M. Block, Victoria A. Saab, and Leonard Ruggiero
Closing the Gap between Private Land Managers and Wildlife Scientists: The Importance of Private Wildlife Research Institutions, William Palmer
The Role of Professional Societies in Connecting Science and Management: The Wildlife Society as an Example, Laura Bies, Michael Hutchins, John Organ, and Stephen DeStefano
Funding Research as an Investment for Improving Management, Matthew J. Schnupp and Dave Delaney
Species Case Studies
The Disconnect between Quail Research and Management, Leonard A. Brennan
Sage-Grouse and the Disconnect between Research and Management on Public Lands in the American West, Steven G. Herman
Ecological Goals, not Rigid Management Plans, are the Key to Effective Grassland Bird Conservation, Robert Askins
A Historical Perspective of the Connectivity between Waterfowl Research and Management, Christopher K. Williams, and Paul M. Castelli
Deer in the Western United States, James R. Heffelfinger
Collaboration among Sciences, Managers, Landowners, and Hunters: The Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative, David deCalesta
Management and Policy Case Studies
Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Wildlife: Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Edward B. Arnett
The Role of Joint Ventures in Bridging the Gap between Research and Management, James J. Giocomo, Mary Gustafson, Jennifer N. Duberstein, and Chad Boyd
Developing Management Strategies from Research: Pushmataha Forest Habitat Research Area, Oklahoma, Ron Masters and Jack Waymire
Conclusions and Future Directions
Moving Forward: Connecting Wildlife Research and Management for Conservation in the Twenty-First Century, Joseph P. Sands, Stephen J. DeMaso, Leonard A. Brennan, and Matthew J. Schnupp