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By Marco Festa-Bianchet,Steeve D. Côté

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


This publication bargains the 1st finished evaluate of the ecology and behaviour of mountain goats, atmosphere forth the result of a outstanding 16-year longitudinal learn of greater than three hundred marked participants in a inhabitants in Alberta, Canada. The authors’ thorough, long term examine allowed them to attract very important conclusions approximately mountain goat ecology—including person reproductive innovations, inhabitants dynamics, and sensitivity to human disturbance—and to take advantage of these conclusions in providing counsel for constructing potent conservation strategies.

Chapters examine:

-habitat use, plants 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 publication 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 a protracted time period, researchers have been capable of rfile adjustments in sex-age constitution and establish elements using inhabitants dynamics. since it explores the hyperlinks among person life-history method and inhabitants dynamics in a average surroundings, Mountain Goats should be a useful source for natural world managers, researchers in ecology and animal habit, conservationists, inhabitants biologists, and somebody enthusiastic about the ecology and administration of common populations, particularly in alpine environments.

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