Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Matthew E. Gompper, Professor of Mammalogy, University of Missouri

Dr Matthew Gompper is a Professor of Mammalogy in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, USA, and also directs the university's Program in Conservation Biology. His research focuses on the interactions of free-ranging dogs and wildlife, as well as the ecology and conservation of diverse species of mammalian carnivores that range in size from weasels and martens to bears and tigers. He and his students have worked on these issues across the globe, including in India, Nepal, Brazil, Panama, Mexico and the North-eastern and Mid-western United States.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Luigi Boitani
Introduction: Outlining the Ecological Influences of a Subsidized, Domesticated Predator, Matthew E. Gompper
1. The Dog-Human-Wildlife Interface: Assessing the Scope of the Problem, Matthew E. Gompper
2. Dogs as Predators and Trophic Regulators, Euan G. Ritchie, Mike Letnic, Christopher R. Dickman and Abi Tamim Vanak
3. Top-dogs and Under-dogs: Competition between Dogs and Sympatric Carnivores, Abi Tamim Vanak, Christopher R. Dickman, Eduardo A. Silva-Rodriguez, James R. A. Butler and Euan G. Ritchie
4. Dogs as Agents of Disturbance, Michael A. Weston and Theodore Stankowich
5. Dog Eat Dog, Cat Eat Dog: Social-ecological Dimensions and Implications of Dog Predation by Wild Carnivores, James R.A. Butler, John D.C. Linnell, Damian Morrant, Vidya Athreya, Nicolas Lescureux and Adam Mckeown
6. Dogs, Disease, and Wildlife, Darryn Knobel, James R. A. Butler, Tiziana Lembo, Rob Critchlow and Matthew E. Gompper
7. Impact of Hybridization with Domestic Dogs on the Conservation of Wild Canids, Jennifer A. Leonard, Jorge Echegaray, Ettore Randi and Carles Vila
8. Dog Conservation and the Population Genetic Structure of Dogs, Ryan H. Boyko and Adam R. Boyko
9. Dogs as Mediators of Conservation Conflicts, Kurt VerCauteren, Michael Lavelle, Thomas M. Gehring, Jean-Marc Landry and Laurie Marker
10. The Current and Future Roles of Free-ranging Detection Dogs in Conservation Efforts, Deborah A. (Smith) Woollett, Aimee Hurt and Ngaio Richards
11. Hunting Dogs and the Extraction of Wildlife as a Resource, Jeremy Koster and Andrew Noss
12. The Human Dimensions of Dog-Wildlife Interactions, Kelly K. Miller, Euan G. Ritchie and Michael A. Weston

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