BOOKS

Welcome to The Wildlife Society’s online bookstore.

In conjunction with our partner the Johns Hopkins University Press, we publish books on popular topics in wildlife conservation and management.

 

TWS members receive a 30% discount on these titles. Use the code HTWS at checkout.
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OUR MOST POPULAR TITLE

The Wildlife Techniques Manual

Hardback: 2-volume set
Edition: 7th
Pages: 1,136
Images: 190 B&W illustrations, 170 line drawings
ISBN: 9781421401591
Published: February 2012
Edited by Nova J. Silvy

Since its original publication in 1960, “The Wildlife Techniques Manual” has remained the cornerstone text for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this seventh edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation and management for years to come.

Additional resources available to purchasers:

  • Figures
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Chapter Review Questions, Volume 1
  • Chapter Review Questions, Volume 2

Member price: $105.00 • Nonmember price: $150.00

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NEW IN 2019

Essential Readings in Wildlife Management & Conservation

Edited by Paul R. Krausman and Bruce D. Leopold

An annotated collection of classic papers that cover the rich history of wildlife science from Aldo Leopold to Daniel Decker.

Description: Prepared by two of the leading figures in wildlife biology, this book gathers in one volume the most influential articles published in the field. Paul R. Krausman and Bruce D. Leopold have collected the forty-two papers that every wildlife student should read. Each piece is introduced with a commentary that explains why it is important and a brief listing of papers that inspired or were inspired by the classic. Practical and conceptual topics consider every aspect of the wildlife profession, including ethics. Ideal for use as a textbook, Essential Readings in Wildlife Management and Conservation is divided into four sections: the philosophical roots of wildlife management, biology, habitat, and human dimensions.

Contributors: K. T. Adair, R. A. Baer, L. C. Birch, W. H. Burt, L. H. Carpenter, G. Caughley, T. C. Chamberlin, E. L. Charnov, L. C. Chase, F. E. Clements, L. C. Cole, J. H. Connell, R. N. Conner, Z. J. Cornett, P. D. Dalke, D. J. Decker, L. R. Dice, J. G. Dickson, D. F. Doak, R. Y. Edwards, P. R. Ehrlich, C. S. Elton, P. L. Errington, D. Esler, C. D. Fowle, T. A. Gavin, V. Geist, M. Gilpin, H. A. Gleason, J. Grinnell, J. P. Hailman, G. Hardin, N. T. Hobbs, C. S. Holling, S. S. Hutchings, D. H. Johnson, S. R. Kellert, R. H. Klopfer, B. A. Knuth, C. C. Kreuger, A. Leopold, R. L. Lindeman, C. A. Loker, R. H. MacArthur, J. Macnab, S. P. Mahoney, G. F. Mattfield, D. R. McCullough, S. L. Mills, A. J. Nicholson, J. F. Organ, R. T. Paine, G. Parsons, M. E. Richmond, S. J. Riley, S. J. Schwager, V. E. Shelford, W. F. Siemer, D. S. Simberloff, M. E. Soulé, G. Stewart, J. W. Thomas, B. Van Horne, S. C. Wecker, E. O. Wilson
 

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

Edited by Shane P. Mahoney and Valerius Geist
Pub date: 9/10/19

The foremost experts on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation come together to discuss its role in the rescue, recovery, and future of our wildlife resources.

Description: At the end of the nineteenth century, North America suffered a catastrophic loss of wildlife driven by unbridled resource extraction, market hunting, and unrelenting subsistence killing. This crisis led powerful political forces in the United States and Canada to collaborate in the hopes of reversing the process, not merely halting the extinctions but returning wildlife to abundance. While there was great understanding of how to manage wildlife in Europe, where wildlife management was an old, mature profession, Continental methods depended on social values often unacceptable to North Americans. Even Canada, a loyal colony of England, abandoned wildlife management as practiced in the mother country and joined forces with like-minded Americans to develop a revolutionary system of wildlife conservation. In time, and surviving the close scrutiny and hard ongoing debate of open, democratic societies, this series of conservation practices became known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

In this book, editors Shane P. Mahoney and Valerius Geist, both leading authorities on the North American Model, bring together their expert colleagues to provide a comprehensive overview of the origins, achievements, and shortcomings of this highly successful conservation approach.

This volume

  • reviews the emergence of conservation in late nineteenth–early twentieth century North America
  • provides detailed explorations of the Model’s institutions, principles, laws, and policies
  • places the Model within ecological, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts
  • describes the many economic, social, and cultural benefits of wildlife restoration and management
  • addresses the Model’s challenges and limitations while pointing to emerging opportunities for increasing inclusivity and optimizing implementation

Studying the North American experience offers insight into how institutionalizing policies and laws while incentivizing citizen engagement can result in a resilient framework for conservation. Written for wildlife professionals, researchers, and students, this book explores the factors that helped fashion an enduring conservation system, one that has not only rescued, recovered, and sustainably utilized wildlife for over a century, but that has also advanced a significant economic driver and a greater scientific understanding of wildlife ecology.
Contributors: Leonard A. Brennan, Rosie Cooney, James L. Cummins, Kathryn Frens, Valerius Geist, James R. Heffelfinger, David G. Hewitt, Paul R. Krausman, Shane P. Mahoney, John F. Organ, James Peek, William Porter, John Sandlos, James A. Schaefer
 

Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation

Edited by Christopher E. Moorman, Steven M. Grodsky, and Susan P. Rupp
Pub date: 9/10/19

Brings together disparate conversations about wildlife conservation and renewable energy, suggesting ways these two critical fields can work hand in hand.

Description: Renewable energy is often termed simply “green energy,” but its effects on wildlife and other forms of biodiversity can be quite complex. While capturing renewable resources like wind, solar, and energy from biomass can require more land than fossil fuel production, potentially displacing wildlife habitat, renewable energy infrastructure can also create habitat and promote species health when thoughtfully implemented.

The authors of Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation argue that in order to achieve a balanced plan for addressing these two crucially important sustainability issues, our actions at the nexus of these fields must be directed by current scientific information related to the ecological effects of renewable energy production. Synthesizing an extensive, rapidly growing base of research and insights from practitioners into a single, comprehensive resource, contributors to this volume

  • describe processes to generate renewable energy, focusing on the Big Four renewables—wind, bioenergy, solar energy, and hydroelectric power
  • review the documented effects of renewable energy production on wildlife and wildlife habitat
  • consider current and future policy directives, suggesting ways industrial-scale renewables production can be developed to minimize harm to wildlife populations
  • explain recent advances in renewable power technologies
  • identify urgent research needs at the intersection of renewables and wildlife conservation

Relevant to policy makers and industry professionals—many of whom believe renewables are the best path forward as the world seeks to meet its expanding energy needs—and wildlife conservationists—many of whom are alarmed at the rate of renewables-related habitat conversion—this detailed book culminates with a chapter underscoring emerging opportunities in renewable energy ecology.

Contributors: Edward B. Arnett, Brian B. Boroski, Regan Dohm, David Drake, Sarah R. Fritts, Rachel Greene, Steven M. Grodsky, Amanda M. Hale, Cris D. Hein, Rebecca R. Hernandez, Jessica A. Homyack, Henriette I. Jager, Nicole M. Korfanta, James A. Martin, Christopher E. Moorman, Clint Otto, Christine A. Ribic, Susan P. Rupp, Jake Verschuyl, Lindsay M. Wickman, T. Bently Wigley, Victoria H. Zero
 

Quantitative Analyses in Wildlife Science

Edited by Leonard A. Brennan, Andrew N. Tri, and Bruce G. Marcot
Pub date: 9/10/19

An authoritative guide to quantitative methods that will help wildlife scientists improve analysis and decision-making.

Description: Over the past fifty years, wildlife science has become increasingly quantitative. But to wildlife scientists, many of whom have not been formally trained as biometricians, computer modelers, or mathematicians, the wide array of available techniques for analyzing wildlife populations and habitats can be overwhelming. This practical book aims to help students and professionals alike understand how to use quantitative methods to inform their work in the field.

Covering the most widely used contemporary approaches to the analysis of wildlife populations and habitats, Quantitative Analyses in Wildlife Science is divided into five broad areas:

  • general statistical methods
  • demographic estimation
  • dynamic process modeling
  • analysis of spatially-based data on animals and resources
  • numerical methods

Addressing a variety of topics, from population estimation and growth trend predictions to the study of migration patterns, this book presents fresh data on such pressing issues as sustainable take, control of invasives, and species reintroduction. Authored by leading researchers in wildlife science, each chapter considers the structure of data in relation to a particular analytical technique, as well as the structure of variation in those data. Providing conceptual and quantitative overviews of modern analytical methods, the techniques covered in this book also apply to conservation research and wildlife policy. Whether a quick refresher or a comprehensive introduction is called for, Quantitative Analyses in Wildlife Science is an indispensable addition to every wildlife professional’s bookshelf.

Contributors: William M. Block, Leonard A. Brennan, Stephen T. Buckland, Christopher C. Chizinski, Evan C. Cooch, Raymond J. Davis, Stephen J. DeMaso, Randy W. DeYoung, Jane Elith, Joseph J. Fontane, Julie A. Heinrichs, Mevin B. Hooten, Julianna M. A. Jenkins, Zachary S. Laden, Damon B. Lesmeister, Daniel Linden, Jeffrey J. Lusk, Bruce G. Marcot, David L. Miller, Michael L. Morrison, Eric Rexstad, Jamie S. Sanderlin, Joseph P. Sands, Erica F. Stuber, Chris Sutherland, Andrew N. Tri, David B. Wester, Gary C. White, Christopher K. Williams, Damon L. Williford
 

International Wildlife Management

Edited by John L. Koprowski and Paul R. Krausman
Pub date: 9/10/19

A call for wildlife conservationists to transcend the boundaries of locality, share best practices, and unite with a common voice to influence global policy.

Description: Habitat loss, disease management, predator-human conflict, illegal trade—these are among the many conservation challenges faced by wildlife experts around the world. But how wildlife professionals approach these issues has historically been geographically fragmented. By providing a broad perspective on issues faced by wildlife on an international scale, the authors of International Wildlife Management make vital connections, drawing attention to underlying causes and strategies for mitigation that may look surprisingly similar from Montana to Zimbabwe.

Bringing together wildlife professionals from around the globe to discuss shared challenges, International Wildlife Management

  • examines widespread patterns of wildlife loss
  • covers key conservation strategies, including species reintroduction, community engagement, and wildlife commerce
  • explores the urgent concerns of climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, and poaching
  • reviews major organizations involved in wildlife management at an international level, highlighting examples of cooperation among groups and nations in effective wildlife management efforts
  • features stories of success and struggle from authors across 17 countries on 6 continents

This timely and thorough overview thinks big, assessing threats to wildlife on a global scale. Wild creatures don’t recognize artificial geographic borders. This useful compendium demonstrates that researchers and scientists should follow their lead.

Contributors: Marissa C. G. Altmann, Walt Anderson, Victoria L. Atkin Dahm, Karen Bailey, Gabrielle Beca, Delwin E. Benson, Sandro Bertolino, Hsiang Ling Chen, Amar N. Choudhary, David Christianson, Colman O Criodan, Thomas Frazer, Mauro Galetti, José F. González-Maya, S. P. Goyal, Deborah M. Hahn, Menna Jones, Marta A. Jarzyna, Joseph M. Kiesecker, John L. Koprowski, Paul R. Krausman, Yves Lecocq, Shane P. Mahoney, Adriano Martinoli, Robert McCleery, Shekhar K. Niraj, David E. Naugle, John F. Organ, Shambhu Paudel, William F. Porter, Ronald J. Regan, Carlos Ruiz-Miranda, Andrea Santangeli, Shreya Sethi, Julie Shapiro, Uday Sharma, Craig Spencer, Ron Swaisgood, Chiachun Tsai, Bob van den Brink, Basile van Havre, Wouter van Hoven, Gonzalo Medina Vogel, Dun Wang, Lucas A. Wauters, Samantha Wisely, Wei Hua Xu, Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Diego A. Zárrate-Charry, Jing Jing Zhang, Patrick Zollner, Benjamin Zuckerberg

NEW IN 2018

State Wildlife Management and Conservation

Hardback
Pages: 256
Images: 34 B&W images, 7 B&W illustrations
ISBN: 9781421424460
Edited by Thomas J. Ryder

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This book brings together wildlife leaders from practical, policy, and academic backgrounds to tell the story of state wildlife agencies, chronicling their efforts to restore and protect our nation’s natural resources. Its theme closely reflects the core principle of the profession — that the public, not any individual, owns wildlife, and it explains how this tenet became law, laying the groundwork for the history of state-level wildlife management that follows. The authors cover key issues, including the limits of private land ownership, the funding of wildlife regulation, the nuances of human−wildlife conflict, the role of law enforcement, disease control efforts, and the challenges involved in balancing the perspectives of hunters, nonhunters, and animal rights advocates. Detailed essays also discuss state management techniques for a wide range of wildlife, including big game and migratory birds. This comprehensive book gives a nationwide account of state management efforts. It will aid professors training the next generation of wildlife professionals, students hoping to enter the profession, and anyone working with wildlife to develop a more sophisticated understanding of what it means to be a state wildlife biologist.

Member price: $52.50 • Nonmember price: $75.00

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NEW IN 2017

Becoming a Wildlife Professional

Hardback
Pages: 232
Images: 58 B&W images
ISBN: 9781421423067
Published: August 2017
Edited by Scott E. Henke and Paul R Krausman

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Becoming a Wildlife Professional is the first comprehensive book to describe the entry-level jobs available for the next generation of wildlife biologists and conservationists. It includes detailed chapters on how students should prepare for a vocation in the wildlife profession while offering pragmatic advice about applying for and obtaining a job. Over 100 diverse career options that are available to aspiring wildlifers are described, including work in biological field research, forestry, rehabilitation, ranching, photography and refuge management. Chapters also detail each position’s educational and technical requirements, challenges, salaries, and opportunities for advancement along with useful advice from a range of seasoned experts who actually hold these jobs and have used these techniques to secure employment. The book is an essential how-to manual for all wildlife science students interested in making themselves marketable for employers across a wide spectrum of wildlife jobs.

Member price: $59.50 • Nonmember price: $85.00

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Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals

Hardback
Pages:
200 pages
Images: 1 halftone, 11 line drawings
ISBN: 9781421416106
Published: April 2015
Edited by Kimberly M. Andrews, Priya Nanjappa and Seth P. D. Riley

This is the first book to focus on reducing conflict between roads and small animals. Highlighting habitat connections and the challenges and solutions from both transportation and ecological perspectives, the authors cover various themes including animal behavior related to roads and design approaches to mitigate the negative effects of roads on wildlife.

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Wildlife Habitat Conservation: Concepts, Challenges, and Solutions

Hardback 
Pages:
200
Illustrations: 1 halftone, 11 line drawings
ISBN: 9781421416106
Published: April 2015
Edited by Michael L. Morrison and Heather A. Mathewson

Wildlife Habitat Conservation presents an up-to-date review of the habitat concept, provides a scientifically rigorous definition, and emphasizes how we must focus on those critical factors contained within what we call habitat. The result is a habitat concept that promises long-term persistence of animal populations. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate natural resource and conservation courses, the book is organized perfectly for a one semester class.

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Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Hardback
Edition:
2nd
Pages: 304
Images: 101 B&W photos
ISBN: 9781421406541
Published: September 2012
Edited by Daniel J. Decker, Shawn J. Riley and William F. Siemer

This authors of this second edition provide the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book’s well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management.

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Essential Readings in Wildlife Management and Conservation

Hardback
Pages: 696 pages
ISBN: 9781421408187
Published: February 2013
Edited by Paul R. Krausman and Bruce D. Leopold

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Edited by two of the leading figures in wildlife biology, this book gathers the most influential articles published in the field in one volume. The book contains forty-two papers that every wildlife student should read. Practical and conceptual topics consider every aspect of the wildlife profession, including ethics. Ideal for use as a textbook.

Member price: $35 • Nonmember price: $50.00

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Wildlife Management and Conservation: Contemporary Principles and Practices

Hardback
Pages: 360 pages
Images: 2 color illustrations, 46 B&W illustrations, 64 line drawings
ISBN: 9781421409863
Published: October 2013
Edited by Paul R. Krausman and James W. Cain III

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This book presents a clear overview of the management and conservation of animals, their habitats and how people influence both. The relationship among these three components of wildlife management is explained in chapters written by leading experts in the field. The book is considered a definitive textbook for students of wildlife management and conservation.

Member price: $69.65 • Nonmember price: $99.50

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Wildlife in Airport Environments: Preventing Animal–Aircraft Collisions through Science-Based Management

Hardback
Pages: 200
Images: 53 B&W illustrations.
ISBN: 9781421410821
Published: September 2013
Edited by Travis L. DeVault, Bradley F. Blackwell and Jerrold L. Belant

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The pilot watches the instrument panel and prepares for touchdown — a routine landing until a burst of birds, a coyote, or a herd of deer crosses the runway! This unique book tackles the issue of what to do about encounters with wildlife in and around airports — from rural, small-craft airparks to major international hubs.

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