Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128035559

Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation

1st Edition

Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes

Hardcover ISBN: 9780128035559
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th June 2018
Page Count: 466
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Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation covers one of the most endangered birds in North America and the research and conservation activity being conducted. It summarizes current biological information on Whooping Cranes and provides the basis for future research. The book concentrates on work completed in the past 20 years on population biology, behavior and social structure, habitat use, disease and health, captive breeding, and Whooping Crane conservation. Information presented comes from the study and management of remnant and reintroduced populations of Whooping Cranes in the field, from experimentation and breeding of captive Whooping Cranes, reintroducing the species to the wild, and challenges.

The book seeks to inform and galvanize action dedicated to meeting the challenges faced by Whooping Crane managers and conservationists. Thus, it describes one model of endangered species conservation and restoration that will interest a wide audience.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive treatment of the biology and ecology of Whooping Cranes, including biology of both remnant and reintroduced populations of Whooping Cranes
  • Describes efforts over the past 45 years on conservation and the challenges of reintroducing an endangered species
  • Includes chapters from a variety of disciplinary and scale perspectives, ranging from evolution, to population ecology, behavior, habitat use, large landscape conservation, conflict, and conservation efforts
  • Features contributions that are readable, yet technically complete and fully referenced
  • Provides an example of partnership and collegial action that integrates information produced by scientific research and operational wildlife management
  • Edited and written by the leading Whooping Crane scholars and practitioners focused on this high-profile species of conservation concern


Professionals who work on cranes, including researchers in the fields of small population biology, endangered species, conservation, genetic management, avian breeding biology, wildlife veterinarians, captive breeding, habitat management, those involved in husbandry; administrators of management agencies or NGOs; conservationists in other fields; teachers of Conservation Biology or Ornithology and their students; and scholars, practitioners, decision-makers, students, and individuals interested in understanding the complex challenges and opportunities to conserving and restoring the world’s biological diversity

Table of Contents

1. Whooping Cranes, past and present
2. Taxonomy of cranes
3. Historical distribution of the Whooping Crane
4. Population dynamics and environmental factors of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo Whooping Crane population
5. Estimating recruitment and population size of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo population of Whooping Cranes
6. Location, timing, and cause-specific mortality of Aransas-Wood Buffalo Whooping Cranes
7. Population dynamics of reintroduced Whooping Cranes
8. Reproductive success in the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes
9. Breeding biology of non-migratory Whooping Cranes in Florida
10. Pairing dynamics of reintroduced migratory Whooping Cranes
11. Movement ecology of reintroduced migratory Whooping Cranes
12. Applications of a mechanistic model as a non-invasive tool to improve understanding of Whooping Crane ecology, energetics, and behavior
13. Whooping Crane habitat selection at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
14. Assessing habitat requirements for the reintroduction of an Eastern Migratory
15. Habitat selection in recently reintroduced Whooping Cranes: Wisconsin
16. Advances in captive breeding and management of captive populations of Whooping Cranes
17. Reproduction and reproductive technologies relevant to management of Whooping Cranes ex situ
18. Assessing health in the Aransas-Wood Buffalo Whooping Crane population
19. Health and disease treatment in captive and reintroduced Whooping Cranes
20. Comparing methods of release of juvenile Whooping Cranes
21. The operation of an ultralight-led migration: goals, successes, challenges
22. Louisiana non-migratory Whooping Crane reintroduction
23. Shooting deaths of Whooping Cranes
24. Future of Whooping Crane conservation and science


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