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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

David W. Macdonald and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri


This book is about the dog family, covering ancestry, population genetics, society, infectious disease, and the use of tools. Fourteen case studies examine Arctic foxes, Island foxes, Swift foxes, Blanford's foxes, Red foxes, Raccoon foxes, Bat-eared foxes, Patagonian foxes, Jackals, Coyotes, Grey wolves, Ethiopian wolves, Dholes, and African wild dogs. The concluding chapter looks at conservation issues.

Keywords: conservation, ancestry, population genetics, society, infectious disease, tools, Arctic foxes, jackals, coyotes, Grey wolves

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198515562
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David W. Macdonald, editor
University of Oxford

Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, editor
University of Oxford

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PART I Reviews

CHAPTER 1 Dramatis personae

David W. Macdonald, and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

CHAPTER 2 Ancestry

Xiaoming Wang, Richard H. Tedford, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, and Robert K. Wayne

CHAPTER 3 Population genetics

Robert K. Wayne, Eli Geffen, and Carles Vilà

CHAPTER 4 Society

David W. Macdonald, Scott Creel, and Michael G. L. Mills

CHAPTER 5 Management

Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Jonathan Reynolds, and Andrés J. Novaro

CHAPTER 6 Infectious disease

Rosie Woodroffe, Sarah Cleaveland, Orin Courtenay, M. Karen Laurenson, and Marc Artois


Luigi Boitani, Cheryl S. Asa, and Axel Moehrenschlager

PART II Case studies

CHAPTER 8 Arctic foxes

Anders Angerbjörn, Pall Hersteinsson, and Magnus Tannerfeldt

CHAPTER 9 Island foxes

Gary W. Roemer

CHAPTER 10 Swift and kit foxes

Axel Moehrenschlager, Brian L. Cypher, Katherine Ralls, Rurik List, and Marsha A. Sovada

CHAPTER 12 Red foxes

Philip J. Baker, and Stephen Harris

CHAPTER 13 Raccoon dogs

Kaarina Kauhala, and Midori Saeki

CHAPTER 14 Bat-eared foxes

Barbara Maas, and David W. Macdonald

CHAPTER 15 Patagonian foxes

Andrés J. Novaro, Martín C. Funes, and Jaime E. Jiménez

CHAPTER 16 Jackals

David W. Macdonald, Andrew J. Loveridge, and Robert P. D. Atkinson

CHAPTER 17 Coyotes

Eric M. Gese

CHAPTER 18 Grey wolves—Isle Royale

John A. Vucetich, and Rolf O. Peterson

CHAPTER 19 Grey wolves—Yellowstone

Michael K. Phillips, Edward E. Bangs, L. David Mech, Brian T. Kelly, and Buddy B. Fazio

CHAPTER 20 Ethiopian wolves

Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Jorgelina Marino, Dada Gottelli, and David W. Macdonald

CHAPTER 21 Dholes

Arun B. Venkataraman, and A. J. T. Johnsingh

CHAPTER 22 African wild dogs

Scott Creel, Michael G. L. Mills, and J. Weldon McNutt

PART III A Conservation perspective

CHAPTER 23 Conservation

David W. Macdonald, and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

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