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Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition By P.J. White Robert A. Garrott Glenn E. Plumb Cindy Goeddel Lisa M. Baril Colden V Baxter Matthew S Becker David J.Cooper,

  • Title: Yellowstone's Wildlife in Transition
  • Author: P.J. White Robert A. Garrott Glenn E. Plumb Cindy Goeddel Lisa M. Baril Colden V Baxter Matthew S Becker David J.Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780674073180
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The world s first national park, Yellowstone is a symbol of nature s enduring majesty and the paradigm of protected areas across the globe But Yellowstone is constantly changing How we understand and respond to events that are putting species under stress, say the authors of Yellowstone s Wildlife in Transition, will determine the future of ecosystems that were millionsThe world s first national park, Yellowstone is a symbol of nature s enduring majesty and the paradigm of protected areas across the globe But Yellowstone is constantly changing How we understand and respond to events that are putting species under stress, say the authors of Yellowstone s Wildlife in Transition, will determine the future of ecosystems that were millions of years in the making With a foreword by the renowned naturalist E O Wilson, this is the most comprehensive survey of research on North America s flagship national park available today.Marshaling the expertise of over thirty contributors, Yellowstone s Wildlife in Transition examines the diverse changes to the park s ecology in recent decades Since its creation in the 1870s, the priorities governing Yellowstone have evolved, from intensive management designed to protect and propagate depleted large bodied mammals to an approach focused on restoration and preservation of ecological processes Recognizing the importance of natural occurrences such as fires and predation, this ecologically informed oversight has achieved notable successes, including the recovery of threatened native species of wolves, bald eagles, and grizzly bears.Nevertheless, these experts detect worrying signs of a system under strain They identify three overriding stressors invasive species, private sector development of unprotected lands, and a warming climate Their concluding recommendations will shape the twenty first century discussion over how to confront these challenges, not only in American parks but for conservation areas worldwide Highly readable and fully illustrated, Yellowstone s Wildlife in Transition will be welcomed by ecologists and nature enthusiasts alike.
    Yellowstone s Wildlife in Transition The world s first national park Yellowstone is a symbol of nature s enduring majesty and the paradigm of protected areas across the globe But Yellowstone is constantly changing How we understand and

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    1. This well thought out book was worth my time I don t have a science background, but I slogged through and learned a lot about the complex ecosystem that is Yellowstone Written by a myriad of academics, NPS employees, and other scientists, these authors reveal that there is never just one factor in environmental change.As a Ranger Naturalist at Yellowstone, it s expanded my knowledge of how multiple agents cause change from predators and invasive species to environmental stressors and climate cha [...]

    2. A wealth of information from Yellowstone experts Some articles are a bit science y, harping on the details in an attempt to be thorough Others tend to state the obvious, as if the scientists didn t know just how much they should dumb down their articles Predation is an interaction in which one organism attacks and feeds on another the prey An omnivore is a species that eats both plants and animals Plants grow in predictable sequences of leaf, bud, flower, and seed formation But if you can weed t [...]

    3. I didn t actually finish this book, the season was over though and I didn t feel like I was going to get anything out of the last 30 pages This book is rather dry, and recaps other research, it is one big annotation I didn t find anything particularly new or of interest It might be nice for someone who is new to Yellowstone and trying to catch up on the last 10 years of wildlife research, but if you ve been following along with updates, it s old news.

    4. Not for the average reader Although written supposedly for the lay person vs science journal , the chapters are dense and take commitment Worth reading if you want to get a feeling for the science taking place in Yellowstone now.

    5. This is essential reading for anybody that is just generally interested in ecology, or anybody that is specifically interested in the intricate ecology of Yellowstone National Park.

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