Bioenergetics Of Wild Herbivores

Author: Robert J. Hudson
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351078666
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Bioenergetics is an emerging discipline which offers a more profound understanding of the ecology, behaviour, and evolution of wild herbivores. Increasingly, bioenergetic principles have been applied in management since they provide insight into population dynamics and are relevant to manipulation of habitats and assessment of the impacts of resource development. Growing interest in the agricultural potential of wild herbivores has provided further impetus. In spite of this promise, there are few comprehensive syntheses of the concept and its application to wild herbivores. This volume attempts to fill this need. This book provides a great amount of detail but its expressive aim is to lead us to the whole animal, to a herd, to population as integral parts of an ecological entity which in turn is the result of evolutionary forces.The concept of this book promises the realization of an overdue change in the approach to bioenergetics, to nutrition and husbandry, and thus to the management of wild herbivores: the final emancipation from rules and views based primarily on domesticated herbivores or on experimental animals held under unnatural conditions, necessarily impending them behaviourally, physically, and psychically.

Wildlife Review

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Wildlife Production Systems

Author: Robert J. Hudson
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521340991
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This book, first published in 1989, examines the controversial position of commercial utilisation in relation to wildlife conservation. Production of large mammals has earned respectability as an agricultural strategy and its evaluation has been listed as a priority requirement in the World Conservation Strategy. However, many authorities question whether wildlife production is a viable economic and environmental strategy, and suggest that it runs counter to its claimed purpose. This book evaluates this controversy by chronicling the changing role of wildlife and by reflecting on the implications of these trends. The book should be of interest to people both applauding and deploring the use of wildlife in this economic role.

Grazing Management

Author: John F. Vallentine
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080532592
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Grazing animals need to be managed in order to accommodate desired results in terms of animal, plant, land and economic responses. Grazing Management, 2nd Edition integrates principles and management techniques that apply to all grazing lands and to all grazing animals. This comprehensive volume provides authoritative review on a wide range of relevant topics: animal nutrition and nutritional balance when fed on different sorts of grazing lands; seasonal variation and limits placed on ecosystems by grazing; the effects of grazing on grazing lands; the various sorts of grazing behaviors; selecting plants and managing grazing lands, as well as many other important topics bearing upon the methods, practises and procedures for properly managing grazing lands and animals. * Animal nutrition and nutritional balance when fed on different sorts of grazing lands * Seasonal variation and limits placed on ecosystems by grazing * The effects of grazing on grazing lands * The various sorts of grazing behaviours * Selecting plants and managing grazing lands

Mammals Of California

Author: Everett Williams Jameson
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520235823
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An essential companion for the outdoor enthusiast and professional scientist, this up-to-date, compact guide to California mammals is illustrated in both black and white and color.

Alces

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Applied Animal Nutrition

Author: Peter R. Cheeke
Editor: Macmillan College
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Issues And Technology In The Management Of Impacted Wildlife

Author: John C. Emerick
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Canadian Journal Of Zoology

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Transactions Of The North American Wildlife And Natural Resources Conference

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Includes another issue of 1936 ed. without illus.

Recent Developments In The Nutrition Of Herbivores

Author: M. Journet
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The present and future for herbivores. Role of herbivores in sustainable land production systems. Principles and practices - some of the issues. Role of herbivores in functions in which economic value is difficult to quantify. Changes in the nutrition and management of herbivores in the temperate zone: economic and social influences. Role of products market competition, non market functions and agricultural policies in animal and herbivore production prospects in France. Quantification of herbivore nutrition. Control and prediction of feed intake in ruminants. Herbage intake at grazing: a modelling approach. Optimisation of ruminal digestion: a modelling approach. Dietary compounds escaping rumen digestion. Prediction of the energy and protein value of forages for ruminants. Adaption of herbivores to environment. Comparison of herbivore forage selection and digestion. Improving the digestion of plant cell walls and fibrous feeds. Improving the feeding and health value of ensiled forages. Comparative adaptability of herbivores to tropical environments. Digestive and metabolic adaptations of ruminants to variations in food supply. Extensive herbivore nutrition. Optimisation of grass utilisation in high rainfall temperate conditions. Advances in the use of faecal and urinary markers for measuring diet composition, herbage intake and nutrient utilisation in herbivores. Dietary selection and foraging strategies of animals on rangeland. Coping with spatial and temporal variability. improved utilization of heterogeneous pastures by mixed species. Plant toxins and mammalian herbivores: co-evolutionary relationships and antinutritional effects. Feeding and management: high forage systems. High forage systems for the growing beef cattle: concepts and principles. The use of forages by the beef cow herd. High forage use in sustainable dairy systems. Grassland farm systems for sheep production. Feeding systems for draught ruminants on high forage diets in some African and Asian countries. Feeding systems for horses on high forage diets in the temperate zone. Final report. Future areas of research and expected advances in the nutrition of herbivores.

Evaluating Foraging Strategies With Linked Spatially Explicit Models Of Moose Energetics Plant Growth And Moose Population Dynamics

Author: Ronald Aaron Moen
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Proceedings

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Game Ranch Management

Author: J. du P. Bothma
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Game ranch management has been recognised as one of the most important reference works on African game. This major revision of the standard work is a worthy successor.

Russian Journal Of Zoology

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Effects Of Food Supply And Kinship On Social Behavior Movements And Population Growth Of Black Bears In Northeastern Minnesota

Author: Lynn L. Rogers
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Key Word Index Of Wildlife Research

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Wildlife Resources Of The West African Savanna

Author: S. de Bie
Editor: Center Agricultural Pub & Document
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The wild fauna in Africa is a renewable resource and its overexploitation has led to the depletion of animal populations.