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Bears of the World
Ecology, Conservation and Management

Andrew C. Kitchener, Eva Bellemain, Alexander Kopatz, Xiang Ding, Verena E. Kutschera, Axel Janke, Valentina Salomashkina, Manuel Ruiz-García, Tabitha Graves, Lars Werdelin Yiling Hou, Sam M.J.G. Steyaert, Andreas Zedrosser, Alberto Fernández-Gil, Andrés Ordiz, Miguel Delibes, Bruce N. McLellan, Jon E. Swenson, Brian Crudge, Shinsuke Koike, Melanie Clapham, Eva Filipczykova, Ron Swaisgood, Andrew E. Derocher, Martin Leclerc, Thomas Spady, Trishna Dutta, Sandeep Sharma, Shyamala Ratnayeke, Miha Krofel, Cyril Milleret, Aimee Tallian, Ole-Gunnar Støen, Jonas Kindberg, Therese Ramberg Sivertsen, Håkan Sand, Petter Wabakken, Rob Steinmetz, Dave Garshelis, Dusit Ngoprasert, Anwaruddin Choudhury, Karen V. Noyce, Mark A. Ditmer, Pamela L. Coy, Andrew N. Tri, Timothy G. Laske, Paul A. Iaizzo, Fuwen Wei, Dihua Li, Vanessa Hull, Jindong Zhang, William J. McShea, Megan A. Owen, Zejun Zhang, Zhang Hemin, Marc Valitutto, David Wildt, Zachary Dvornicky-Raymond, Jenny Santiestevan, Ximena Velez-Liendo, Armando Castellanos, Andrés Laguna, Santiago Espinosa, Dave Jackson, Lorraine Scotson, Wai Ming Wong, Cheryl Frederick, Kirsty Officer, Harendra Singh Bargali, Naim Akhtar, Karine E. Pigeon, Thomas Sharp, Kajal K. Jadav, Toshio Tsubota, Yonten Jamtsho, Sangay Wangchuk, Chinatsu Kozakai, Koji Yamazaki, Ivan Seryodkin, Sheng Li, Joseph D. Clark, Michael R. Pelton, Bruce D. Leopold, Jon P. Beckmann, Mark S. Boyce, Anne Loosen, Klemen Jerina, Djuro Huber, Ilpo Kojola, Nuria Selva, Vincenzo Penteriani, Josip Kusak, Alexandros A. Karamanlidis, Paolo Ciucci, Pierre-Yves Quenette, Tsutomu Mano, Konstantin F. Tirronen, Pjotr I. Danilov, Leonid Baskin, Jamshid Parchizadeh, Mario Melletti, Santiago Palazón, Claudio Groff, Giorgos Mertzanis, Hüseyin Ambarli, Michaela Skuban, Anne Hertel, Alina L. Evans, Marcus Elfström, Jon Martin Arnemo, Agnieszka Sergiel, Mark A. Haroldson, Kerry A. Gunther, Katherine C. Kendall, Christopher Servheen, Karyn D. Rode, Sterling D. Miller, Frank T. van Manen, Michael F. Proctor, Cecily C. Costello, Gordon B. Stenhouse, Dag Vongraven, Stanislav E. Belikov, Martyn Obbard, Rune Dietz, Christian Sonne, Greg W. Thiemann, George M. Durner, Robert J. Letcher, Randi Meyerson, Morten Tryland, Bjørn M. Jenssen, Carlos Bautista, Enrique González, Alejandra Zarzo-Arias, Néstor Fernández, Eloy Revilla, Aimee Schimdt, James P. Phillips, Richard Shideler, Giulia Bombieri, Seth M. Wilson, Özgün Emre Can, María del Mar Delgado, Luca Francesco Russo, José María Fedriani, Pedro Garrote, Prakash Mardaray, Veronica Sahlén, Ashok Subedi, Ashish Kumar Jangid, Ravi Kumar Sharma, Himanshu Shekhar Palei, Nishith Dharaiya, Babu Ram Lamichhane, Tom Smith, Paolo Pedrini, Paola Morini, Francesco Pinchera, Luigi Boitani, María C. Mateo-Sánchez, Giorgio Bertorelle, Miguel de Gabriel Hernando, Neil D'Cruze, Stewart W. Breck, Gabriella M. Fredriksson, Michael L. Gibeau, Achyut Aryal, Isaac Goldstein Aizman, Murray Rutherford, Nicholas W. Pilfold, Todd Atwood, Melissa Songer, Renqiang Li, Qiongyu, Huang, David C. Douglas, Ming Xu, Trisha Dutta, Shaenandhoa Garcia Rangel, Dave Paetkau, Lydia Kolter, Scott Silver, Yoshikazu Sato, Hifumi Tsuruga, Masami Yamanaka, Tomoko Doko, Wenbo Chen, Reina Uno, Hidetoshi B. Tamate, A.G. Toxopeus, A.K. Andrew Skidmore, Hiromichi Fukui, Jan-Schmidt-Burbach, Fakhar-i-Abbas, Ryo Sakurai
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  • Date Published: January 2021
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108483520

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  • Bears have fascinated people since ancient times. The relationship between bears and humans dates back thousands of years, during which time we have also competed with bears for shelter and food. In modern times, bears have come under pressure through encroachment on their habitats, climate change, and illegal trade in their body parts, including the Asian bear bile market. The IUCN lists six bears as vulnerable or endangered, and even the least concern species, such as the brown bear, are at risk of extirpation in certain countries. The poaching and international trade of these most threatened populations are prohibited, but still ongoing. Covering all bears species worldwide, this beautifully illustrated volume brings together the contributions of 200 international bear experts on the ecology, conservation status, and management of the Ursidae family. It reveals the fascinating long history of interactions between humans and bears and the threats affecting these charismatic species.

    • Presents the most extensive synthesis of information on bear species ever collected in a single volume
    • First comprehensive work on ecology, conservation and management of bears worldwide
    • Provides new information about all the eight bear species in the world, including taxonomy, ecology, behaviour, distribution, genetic and conservation status
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    'The quality of the information and the general conciseness of the text make this long overdue book a thoroughly enjoyable read … Bears of the World fills a much needed niche in providing an expert overview of accurate, relevant, up‐to‐date, and highly readable information. As the only complete reference work on this subject, its value is immense for professionals in the field of bear ecology and management, and for interested naturalists and conservationists.' Jean‐Pierre d'Huart, The Journal of Wildlife Management

    'This is a professional job throughout, including excellent photos, maps, and other illustrations … Highly recommended.' D. A. Lovejoy, CHOICE

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    • Date Published: January 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108483520
    • length: 406 pages
    • dimensions: 282 x 223 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Systematic, Ecology and Behaviour:
    1. Systematic, evolution and genetic of bears
    2. Mating strategies
    3. Interspecific interactions between brown bears, ungulates and other large carnivores
    4. Adaptations and Competitive Interactions of Tropical Asian Bear Species Define Their Biogeography: Past, Present, and Future
    5. Remarkable adaptations of the American black bear help explain why it is the most common bear: a long-term study from the centre of its range
    Part II. Species Accounts:
    6. Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
    7. Andean Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
    8. Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus)
    9. Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)
    10. Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus)
    11. American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
    12. Brown Bear (Ursus arctos
    Eurasia)
    13. Brown Bear (Ursus arctos
    North America)
    14. Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
    Part III. Human – Bear Coexistence:
    15. Human–Bear Conflicts at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century: Patterns, Determinants, and Mitigation Measures
    16. Principles of Human–Bear Conflict Management in Challenging Environments
    17. Patterns of bear attacks on humans, factors triggering risky scenarios and how to reduce them
    18. Effects of human disturbance on brown bear behavior
    19. Bears in human-dominated landscapes: The case studies of the Cantabrian, Apennine and Pindos Mountains
    Part IV. Conservation and Management:
    20. Conservation and management of bears
    21. How is climate change affecting polar bears and giant pandas?
    22. Managing for inter-population connectivity of the world's bear species
    23. Ex-situ conservation of bears: Roles, status and management
    24. The Challenge of Brown Bear Management in Hokkaido, Japan
    25. Potential ecological corridors for remnant Asiatic black bear populations and its subpopulations linked to management units in Japan
    26. Captive bears in Asia: Implications for animal welfare and conservation
    27. Human Dimensions of Asiatic Black Bear Conflicts and Management in Japan
    28. Ecological and social dimensions of sloth bear conservation in Sri Lanka.

  • Editors

    Vincenzo Penteriani, Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC)
    Vincenzo Penteriani is a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Senior Editor of Animal Conservation, Associate Editor of Ursus, and is leading the Cantabrian Brown Bear Research Group at the Research Unit of Biodiversity (UMIB), Spain. His current research focuses on the ecology and behaviour of brown bears in human-modified landscapes, as well as on large carnivore attacks on humans.

    Mario Melletti, WPSG (Wild Pig Specialist Group) IUCN SSC
    Mario Melletti is an independent researcher and member of the African Buffalo Initiative Group, and the Wild Pig Specialist Group, which are part of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN SSC). He has contributed to several projects and surveys on both mammals and birds in Africa and Europe. He has edited two books with Cambridge University Press: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Wild Cattle (2014) and Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries (2017).

    Contributors

    Andrew C. Kitchener, Eva Bellemain, Alexander Kopatz, Xiang Ding, Verena E. Kutschera, Axel Janke, Valentina Salomashkina, Manuel Ruiz-García, Tabitha Graves, Lars Werdelin Yiling Hou, Sam M.J.G. Steyaert, Andreas Zedrosser, Alberto Fernández-Gil, Andrés Ordiz, Miguel Delibes, Bruce N. McLellan, Jon E. Swenson, Brian Crudge, Shinsuke Koike, Melanie Clapham, Eva Filipczykova, Ron Swaisgood, Andrew E. Derocher, Martin Leclerc, Thomas Spady, Trishna Dutta, Sandeep Sharma, Shyamala Ratnayeke, Miha Krofel, Cyril Milleret, Aimee Tallian, Ole-Gunnar Støen, Jonas Kindberg, Therese Ramberg Sivertsen, Håkan Sand, Petter Wabakken, Rob Steinmetz, Dave Garshelis, Dusit Ngoprasert, Anwaruddin Choudhury, Karen V. Noyce, Mark A. Ditmer, Pamela L. Coy, Andrew N. Tri, Timothy G. Laske, Paul A. Iaizzo, Fuwen Wei, Dihua Li, Vanessa Hull, Jindong Zhang, William J. McShea, Megan A. Owen, Zejun Zhang, Zhang Hemin, Marc Valitutto, David Wildt, Zachary Dvornicky-Raymond, Jenny Santiestevan, Ximena Velez-Liendo, Armando Castellanos, Andrés Laguna, Santiago Espinosa, Dave Jackson, Lorraine Scotson, Wai Ming Wong, Cheryl Frederick, Kirsty Officer, Harendra Singh Bargali, Naim Akhtar, Karine E. Pigeon, Thomas Sharp, Kajal K. Jadav, Toshio Tsubota, Yonten Jamtsho, Sangay Wangchuk, Chinatsu Kozakai, Koji Yamazaki, Ivan Seryodkin, Sheng Li, Joseph D. Clark, Michael R. Pelton, Bruce D. Leopold, Jon P. Beckmann, Mark S. Boyce, Anne Loosen, Klemen Jerina, Djuro Huber, Ilpo Kojola, Nuria Selva, Vincenzo Penteriani, Josip Kusak, Alexandros A. Karamanlidis, Paolo Ciucci, Pierre-Yves Quenette, Tsutomu Mano, Konstantin F. Tirronen, Pjotr I. Danilov, Leonid Baskin, Jamshid Parchizadeh, Mario Melletti, Santiago Palazón, Claudio Groff, Giorgos Mertzanis, Hüseyin Ambarli, Michaela Skuban, Anne Hertel, Alina L. Evans, Marcus Elfström, Jon Martin Arnemo, Agnieszka Sergiel, Mark A. Haroldson, Kerry A. Gunther, Katherine C. Kendall, Christopher Servheen, Karyn D. Rode, Sterling D. Miller, Frank T. van Manen, Michael F. Proctor, Cecily C. Costello, Gordon B. Stenhouse, Dag Vongraven, Stanislav E. Belikov, Martyn Obbard, Rune Dietz, Christian Sonne, Greg W. Thiemann, George M. Durner, Robert J. Letcher, Randi Meyerson, Morten Tryland, Bjørn M. Jenssen, Carlos Bautista, Enrique González, Alejandra Zarzo-Arias, Néstor Fernández, Eloy Revilla, Aimee Schimdt, James P. Phillips, Richard Shideler, Giulia Bombieri, Seth M. Wilson, Özgün Emre Can, María del Mar Delgado, Luca Francesco Russo, José María Fedriani, Pedro Garrote, Prakash Mardaray, Veronica Sahlén, Ashok Subedi, Ashish Kumar Jangid, Ravi Kumar Sharma, Himanshu Shekhar Palei, Nishith Dharaiya, Babu Ram Lamichhane, Tom Smith, Paolo Pedrini, Paola Morini, Francesco Pinchera, Luigi Boitani, María C. Mateo-Sánchez, Giorgio Bertorelle, Miguel de Gabriel Hernando, Neil D'Cruze, Stewart W. Breck, Gabriella M. Fredriksson, Michael L. Gibeau, Achyut Aryal, Isaac Goldstein Aizman, Murray Rutherford, Nicholas W. Pilfold, Todd Atwood, Melissa Songer, Renqiang Li, Qiongyu, Huang, David C. Douglas, Ming Xu, Trisha Dutta, Shaenandhoa Garcia Rangel, Dave Paetkau, Lydia Kolter, Scott Silver, Yoshikazu Sato, Hifumi Tsuruga, Masami Yamanaka, Tomoko Doko, Wenbo Chen, Reina Uno, Hidetoshi B. Tamate, A.G. Toxopeus, A.K. Andrew Skidmore, Hiromichi Fukui, Jan-Schmidt-Burbach, Fakhar-i-Abbas, Ryo Sakurai

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