New book on reintroduction biology

A new book on reintroduction biology has just been released. Edited by John Ewen, Doug Armstrong, Kevin Parker, and Phil Seddon, Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management consists of a series of chapters on a broad range of topics, which are listed below.

Email me if you would like a copy of my chapter (and I posted a copy here as part of #pdftribute), which describes how adaptive management can assist reintroductions. It has an interesting meta-analysis of the reintroduction survival of translocated mammals.

Fig. 8.2. Post-release survival of reintroduced carnivorous mammals plotted versus body mass, based on the data compiled in Jule et al. (2008). Post-release survival was measured over periods of around one year (6–18 months) after release. Open circles are estimates of survival for individuals raised in captivity for each project and closed circles are estimates for wild-born individuals. Uncertainty in each estimate is not shown for the sake of clarity. These estimates are compared with the annual survival for non-translocated wild adult carnivores from McCarthy et al. (2008), represented by the median (solid lines) and 95% prediction interval (dashed lines).

List of Chapters

1. Animal Translocations: What Are They and Why Do We Do Them?

Philip J. Seddon, W. Maartin Strauss and John Innes

2. A Tale of Two Islands: The Rescue and Recovery of Endemic Birds in New Zealand and Mauritius

Carl G. Jones and Don V. Merton

3. Selecting Suitable Habitats for Reintroductions: Variation, Change and the Role of Species Distribution Modelling

Patrick E. Osborne and Philip J. Seddon

4. The Theory and Practice of Catching, Holding, Moving and Releasing Animals

Kevin A. Parker, Molly J. Dickens, Rohan H. Clarke and Tim G. Lovegrove

5. Dispersal and Habitat Selection: Behavioural and Spatial Constraints for Animal Translocations

Pascaline Le Gouar, Jean-Baptiste Mihoub and Francois Sarrazin

6. Modelling Reintroduced Populations: The State of the Art and Future Directions

Doug P. Armstrong and Michelle H. Reynolds

7. Monitoring for Reintroductions

James D. Nichols and Doug P. Armstrong

8. Adaptive Management of Reintroduction

Michael A. McCarthy, Doug P. Armstrong and Michael C. Runge

9. Empirical Consideration of Parasites and Health in Reintroduction

John G. Ewen, Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse, Maurice R. Alley, Claudia Carraro, Anthony W. Sainsbury, Kirsty Swinnerton and Rosie Woodroffe

10. Methods of Disease Risk Analysis for Reintroduction Programmes

Anthony W. Sainsbury, Doug P. Armstrong and John G. Ewen

11. The Genetics of Reintroductions: Inbreeding and Genetic Drift

Lukas F. Keller, Iris Biebach, Steven R. Ewing and Paquita E.A. Hoeck

12. Genetic Consequences of Reintroductions and Insights from Population History

Jim J. Groombridge, Claire Raisin, Rachel Bristol and David S. Richardson

13. Managing Genetic Issues in Reintroduction Biology

Ian G. Jamieson and Robert C. Lacy

14. Summary

Philip J. Seddon, Doug P. Armstrong, Kevin A. Parker and John G. Ewen


About Michael McCarthy

I conduct research on environmental decision making and quantitative ecology. My teaching is mainly at post-grad level at The University of Melbourne.
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