Invasive Wild Pigs in North America

Ecology, Impacts, and Management

Kurt C. VerCauteren (Redaktør) ; James C. Beasley (Redaktør) ; Stephen S. Ditchkoff (Redaktør) ; John J. Mayer (Redaktør) ; Gary J. Roloff (Redaktør) ; Bronson K. Strickland (Redaktør)

Throughout North America, non-native wild pigs have become an ecologically and economically destructive invasive species. Though they are regarded as a popular game species by some, provide economic benefits to others, and are even engrained into societal heritage in some areas, wild pigs are responsible for an extraordinary amount of damage in both natural and anthropogenic systems throughout North America. Les mer
Vår pris
1013,-

(Paperback) Fri frakt!
Leveringstid: Sendes innen 21 dager
På grunn av Brexit-tilpasninger og tiltak for å begrense covid-19 kan det dessverre oppstå forsinket levering.

Vår pris: 1013,-

(Paperback) Fri frakt!
Leveringstid: Sendes innen 21 dager
På grunn av Brexit-tilpasninger og tiltak for å begrense covid-19 kan det dessverre oppstå forsinket levering.

Om boka

Throughout North America, non-native wild pigs have become an ecologically and economically destructive invasive species. Though they are regarded as a popular game species by some, provide economic benefits to others, and are even engrained into societal heritage in some areas, wild pigs are responsible for an extraordinary amount of damage in both natural and anthropogenic systems throughout North America. As the density and range of wild pig habitat have substantially increased over the last several decades, the magnitude and diversity of their negative impacts are not yet fully realized or quantified. With various conflicts continually emerging, wild pig management is difficult and expensive to achieve. As a result, wild pigs represent one of the greatest wildlife management challenges North America faces in the 21st century.


Invasive Wild Pigs in North America: Ecology, Impacts, and Management addresses all aspects of wild pig biology, ecology, damage, and management in a single comprehensive volume. It assimilates and organizes information on the most destructive introduced vertebrate species in the United States, establishing a foundation from which managers, researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders can build upon into the future. The book provides comprehensive coverage of wild pig biology and ecology, techniques for management and research, and regional chapters. It is an asset to readers interested in wild pigs, the resources they impact, and how to mitigate those impacts, and establishes a vision of the future of wild pigs in North America.


Features:








Compiles valuable knowledge for a broad audience including wild pig managers, researchers, adversaries, and enthusiasts from across North America







Addresses taxonomy, morphology, genetics, physiology, spatial ecology, population dynamics, diseases and parasites, and the naturalized niche of wild pigs







Includes chapters on damage to resources, management, research methods, human dimensions and education, and policy and legislation







Contains full color images and case studies of interesting and informative situations being created by wild pigs throughout North America







Includes a chapter on wild pigs at the wildland-urban interface, a more recent and especially challenging issue

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword: The Dilemma with Wild Pigs in North America


Acknowledgments


Editors


Contributors





Chapter 1 Introduction


Kurt C. VerCauteren, John J. Mayer, James C. Beasley, Stephen S. Ditchkoff, Gary J. Roloff, and Bronson K. Strickland





Chapter 2 Wild Pig Taxonomy, Morphology, Genetics, and Physiology


John J. Mayer, Timothy J. Smyser, Antoinette J. Piaggio, and Stam M. Zervanos





Chapter 3 Wild Pig Spatial Ecology and Behavior


Steven M. Gray, Gary J. Roloff, Robert A. Montgomery, James C. Beasley, and Kim M. Pepin





Chapter 4 Wild Pig Population Dynamics


Nathan P. Snow, Ryan S. Miller, James C. Beasley, and Kim M. Pepin





Chapter 5 Diseases and Parasites That Impact Wild Pigs and Species They Contact


Joseph L. Corn and Michael J. Yabsley





Chapter 6 The Naturalized Niche of Wild Pigs in North America


Peter E. Schlichting, James C. Beasley, and Kurt C. VerCauteren





Chapter 7 Wild Pig Damage to Resources


Bronson K. Strickland, Mark D. Smith, and Andrew L. Smith





Chapter 8 Management of Wild Pigs


Stephen S. Ditchkoff and Michael J. Bodenchuk





Chapter 9 Research Methods for Wild Pigs


James C. Beasley, Michael J. Lavelle, David A. Keiter, Kim M. Pepin, Antoinette J. Piaggio, John C. Kilgo, and Kurt C. VerCauteren





Chapter 10 Human Dimensions and Education Associated with Wild Pigs in North America


Michael T. Mengak and Craig A. Miller





Chapter 11 Wild Pig Policy and Legislation


Andrew L. Smith





Chapter 12 Wild Pigs in Western North America


Michael P. Glow, John J. Mayer, Bethany A. Friesenhahn, and Kurt C. VerCauteren





Chapter 13 Wild Pigs in North-Central North Am