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Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries (Paperback) / Edition 2

Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries (Paperback) / Edition 2

by David Willis, Charles ScaletDavid Willis


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The new edition of Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries marks the return of first and only book to integrate both the wildlife and fisheries into a single textbook at the introductory level. Thoroughly updated, with an inviting new design, the Second Edition offers the most current and accessible coverage of essential biological concepts and their applications, principles of resource management and conservation, and contemporary and public policy issues affecting today's scientists and resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781464109133
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Willis is a distinguished professor ad head of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at South Dakota State University. Dr. Willis has numerous research projects, including one from the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. His research primarily involves fisheries management. He is especially proficient in pond, lake, and reservoir management. In 1996 Dr. Willis coauthored (with Drs. Flake and Scalet) the text Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries: An Integrated Approach (the second edition was published in 2009). In 1997 Dr. Willis received the Excellence in Fisheries Education Award from AFS. In 2003 he received the Excellence in Public Outreach Award from AFS. In 2007 he was inducted into the Fisheries Management Section Hall of Excellence (AFS). Finally, in 2009 he was honored with the President's Fishery Conservation Award from AFS.

Charles Scalet is Professor Emeritus and Emeritus Department Head of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at South Dakota State University, where he served as active department head from 1976 to 2007. When he retired in 2007, Dr. Scalet became the longest serving faculty member in the department's history.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Fisheries and Wildlife Systems
  • Chapter 1 Defining Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Chapter 2 Ecological Concepts
  • Part II The Biota
  • Chapter 3 Population Dynamics and Structure
  • Chapter 4 Genetics in Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Chapter 5 Nutrition and Environmental Physiology
  • Chapter 6 Behavior
  • Chapter 7 Sampling the Biota
  • Chapter 8 Determination and Use of Age, Growth, and Sex Information
  • Chapter 9 Population Assessment
  • Chapter 10 Managing the Biota
  • Chapter 11 Endangered and Threatened Species
  • Part III The Habitat
  • Chapter 12 Habitat Types
  • Chapter 13 Habitat Sampling and Assessment
  • Chapter 14 Habitat Degradation
  • Chapter 15 Habitat Management
  • Part IV The Human Users
  • Chapter 16 Assessment of Human Users
  • Chapter 17 Management of Human Users
  • Chapter 18 Wildlife and Fishery Legislation
  • Chapter 19 Wildlife and Fishery Law Enforcement
  • Chapter 20 Organizations and Agencies, Biopolitics and Conflict Resolution, and Planning

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