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Title Yellowstone's wildlife in transition / edited by P.J. White, Robert A. Garrott, Glenn E. Plumb.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2013]

Subject Animal ecology -- Yellowstone National Park.
Wildlife management -- Yellowstone National Park.
Ecosystem management -- Yellowstone National Park.
Alt Name White, P. J. (Patrick James)
Garrott, Robert A.
Plumb, Glenn E. (Glenn Edward)
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Foreword / WILSON, EDWARD O. -- 1 Ecological Process Management / WHITE, P.J. ; GARROTT, ROBERT A. ; PLUMB, GLENN E. -- 2 Understanding the Past / OLLIFF, S . THOMAS ; SCHULLERY, PAUL ; PLUMB, GLENN E. ; WHITTLESEY, LEE H. -- 3 Scale and Perception in Resource Management / BECKER, MATTHEW S. ; GARROTT, ROBERT A. ; WHITE, P.J. -- 4 Population Dynamics / WHITE, P.J. ; GUNTHER, KERRY A. -- 5 Predation / WHITE, P.J. ; GARROTT, ROBERT A. -- 6 Competition and Symbiosis / GARROTT, ROBERT A. ; STAHLER, DANIEL R. ; WHITE, P.J. -- 7 Omnivory and the Terrestrial Food Web / SCHWARTZ, CHARLES C. ; HAROLDSON, MARK A. ; GUNTHER, KERRY A. ; ROBBINS, CHARLES T. -- 8 Natural Disturbance Dynamics / MCWETHY, DAVID B. ; CROSS, WYATT F. ; BAXTER, COLDEN V. ; WHITLOCK, CATHY ; GRESSWELL, ROBERT E. -- 9 Climate and Vegetation Phenology / WILMERS, CHRISTOPHER C. ; RAM, KARTHIK ; WATSON, FRED G.R. ; WHITE, P.J. ; SMITH, DOUGLAS W. ; LEVI, TAAL -- 10 Migration and Dispersal / WHITE, P.J. ; PLUMB, GLENN E. ; WALLEN, RICK L. ; BARIL, LISA M. -- 11 Have Wolves Restored Riparian Willows in Northern Yellowstone? / THOMPSON HOBBS, N. ; COOPER, DAVID J. -- 12 Assessing the Effects of Climate Change and Wolf Restoration on Grassland Processes / FRANK, DOUGLAS A. ; WALLEN, RICK L. ; WHITE, P.J. -- 13 Altered Processes and the Demise of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in Yellowstone Lake / GRESSWELL, ROBERT E. ; TRONSTAD, LUSHA M. -- 14 Balancing Bison Conservation and Risk Management of the Non- Native Disease Brucellosis / TREANOR, JOHN J. ; WHITE, P.J. ; WALLEN, RICK L. -- 15 Exotic Fungus Acts with Natural Disturbance Agents to Alter Whitebark Pine Communities / OLLIFF, S . THOMAS ; RENKIN, ROY A. ; REINHART, DANIEL P. ; LEGG, KRISTIN L. ; WELLINGTON, EMILY M. -- 16 The Future of Ecological Process Management / WHITE, P.J. ; GARROTT, ROBERT A. ; PLUMB, GLENN E. -- Reference List -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Index.
Summary The world's first national park is constantly changing. How we understand and respond to recent events putting species under stress will determine the future of ecosystems millions of years in the making. Marshaling expertise from over 30 contributors, Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition examines three primary challenges to the park's ecology.
The world's first national park, Yellowstone is a symbol of nature's enduring majesty and the paradigm of protected areas across the globe. But Yellowstone is constantly changing. How we understand and respond to events that are putting species under stress, say the authors of Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition, will determine the future of ecosystems that were millions of years in the making. With a foreword by the renowned naturalist E.O. Wilson, this is the most comprehensive survey of research on North America's flagship national park available today. Marshaling the expertise of over thirty contributors, Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition examines the diverse changes to the park's ecology in recent decades. Since its creation in the 1870s, the priorities governing Yellowstone have evolved, from intensive management designed to protect and propagate depleted large-bodied mammals to an approach focused on restoration and preservation of ecological processes. Recognizing the importance of natural occurrences such as fires and predation, this more ecologically informed oversight has achieved notable successes, including the recovery of threatened native species of wolves, bald eagles, and grizzly bears. Nevertheless, these experts detect worrying signs of a system under strain. They identify three overriding stressors: invasive species, private-sector development of unprotected lands, and a warming climate. Their concluding recommendations will shape the twenty-first-century discussion over how to confront these challenges, not only in American parks but for conservation areas worldwide. Highly readable and fully illustrated, Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition will be welcomed by ecologists and nature enthusiasts alike.
Note In English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780674076419 (electronic bk.)
0674076419 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.4159/harvard.9780674076419
OCLC # 831664348
Additional Format Print version: Yellowstone's wildlife in transition. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2013] 9780674073180 (DLC) 2012031817 (OCoLC)812067718