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By Marco Festa-Bianchet

Mountain goats were one of the least studied of North American ungulates, leaving flora and fauna managers with little info on which to base harvest techniques or conservation plans.


This publication deals the 1st entire overview of the ecology and behaviour of mountain goats, atmosphere forth the result of a amazing 16-year longitudinal examine of greater than three hundred marked contributors in a inhabitants in Alberta, Canada. The authors’ thorough, long term examine allowed them to attract vital conclusions approximately mountain goat ecology—including person reproductive innovations, inhabitants dynamics, and sensitivity to human disturbance—and to exploit these conclusions in providing counsel for constructing powerful conservation strategies.

Chapters examine:

-habitat use, crops caliber, and seasonal movements

-sexual segregation and social organization

-individual variability in every year and lifelong reproductive good fortune of females

-age- and sex-specific survival and dispersal

-reproductive suggestions and inhabitants dynamics

-management and conservation of mountain goats

The booklet additionally attracts at the wealthy literature on long term tracking of marked ungulates to discover similarities and ameliorations among mountain goats and different species,  particularly bighorn sheep and ibex.


By tracking a marked inhabitants over an extended time period, researchers have been capable of rfile adjustments in sex-age constitution and determine components riding inhabitants dynamics. since it explores the hyperlinks among person life-history approach and inhabitants dynamics in a ordinary atmosphere, Mountain Goats might be a useful source for flora and fauna managers, researchers in ecology and animal habit, conservationists, inhabitants biologists, and a person fascinated by the ecology and administration of normal populations, in particular in alpine environments.

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