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Island foxes: The evolution, behavioural ecology, and conservation of island foxes

Gary W. Roemer

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The island fox (Urocyon littoralis) is endemic to the California Channel Islands, a continental archipelago located off the coast of the southwestern United States. A descendent of the mainland gray ... More


Hunter-Gatherers, Endemic Island Mammals, and the Historical Ecology of California's Channel Islands

Torben C. Rick

in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042428
eISBN:
9780813043074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042428.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Separated from the mainland throughout the Quaternary, California's Channel Islands contain a depauperate terrestrial fauna, including a limited number of terrestrial mammals. With a few exceptions, ... More


Notes from the Santa Cruz Island Reserve

John Seibert Farnsworth

in Nature beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747281
eISBN:
9781501747298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747281.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter presents the author's field notes from the Santa Cruz Island Reserve. The author was particularly interested in studying island foxes. Lacking natural predators, island foxes tend not to ... More


Why We Really Don't Care about the Evidence in Evidence-Based Decision Making in Conservation (and How to Change This)

Daniel T. Blumstein

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter first explains why scientific evidence plays a key role in conservation and management. It then discusses how scientific evidence should be used in decision making and how to handle lack ... More


Nature beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field

John Seibert Farnsworth

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747281
eISBN:
9781501747298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747281.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The field notes taken for this book are not only about nature, but from nature as well. The book lets the reader peer over the author'shoulder as he takes his notes. The reader follows him to a ... More


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