Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management


Title: Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management
Publication Date:
May 29, 2012
Published City: Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Pages: 333
Publisher: CRC Press
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Sands, J.; DeMaso, S.; Schnupp, M.; Brennan, L. (2012). Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management (1 ed.). Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press.

Despite the potential synergy that can result from basing management applications on results from research, there is a polarization of cultures between wildlife managers and wildlife researchers. Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management provides strategies for bridging cultural and communication gaps between these groups. Contributors present case studies highlighting the role of state and federal agencies and private organizations in management and research; the lingering disconnects between grassland birds, quail, and deer research and management; as well as the development of management techniques from field research, rangelands management, and ranch management.



  • Introduction
    • A History of the Disconnect between Wildlife Research and Management, Stephen J. DeMaso 
    • Strengthening the Ties between Wildlife Research and Management, Paul Krausman
  • Research and Management Entities
    • Universities and the Disconnect between Wildlife Research and Management, Leonard A. Brennan
    • Southeast State Wildlife Agencies; Research Priorities and Constraints, John Bowers, Chris Baumann, and Reggie Thackston
    • Putting Science into Action on Forest Service Lands, William M. Block, Victoria A. Saab, and Leonard Ruggiero
    • Closing the Gap between Private Land Managers and Wildlife Scientists: The Importance of Private Wildlife Research Institutions, William Palmer
    • The Role of Professional Societies in Connecting Science and Management: The Wildlife Society as an Example, Laura Bies, Michael Hutchins, John Organ, and Stephen DeStefano
    • Funding Research as an Investment for Improving Management, Matthew J. Schnupp and Dave Delaney
  • Species Case Studies
    • The Disconnect between Quail Research and Management, Leonard A. Brennan
    • Sage-Grouse and the Disconnect between Research and Management on Public Lands in the American West, Steven G. Herman
    • Ecological Goals, not Rigid Management Plans, are the Key to Effective Grassland Bird Conservation, Robert Askins
    • A Historical Perspective of the Connectivity between Waterfowl Research and Management, Christopher K. Williams, and Paul M. Castelli
    • Deer in the Western United States, James R. Heffelfinger
    • Collaboration among Sciences, Managers, Landowners, and Hunters: The Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative, David deCalesta
  • Management and Policy Case Studies
  • Conclusions and Future Directions
    • Moving Forward: Connecting Wildlife Research and Management for Conservation in the Twenty-First Century, Joseph P. Sands, Stephen J. DeMaso, Leonard A. Brennan, and Matthew J. Schnupp
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