Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States

An Endangered Species Success Story

Editors: Wydeven, Adrian P., van Deelen, Timothy R., Heske, Edward (Eds.)

  • A thorough synthesis of wolf recovery in the Great Lakes region
  • A unique case study for conservationists
  • Appealing to nature enthusiasts as well as wildlife professionals
  • Foreword by Bruce Babbitt
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The western Great Lakes region of the United States is the only portion of the lower 48 states where wolves were never completely extirpated. This region contains the areas where many of the first modern concepts of wolf conservation and research were developed, and where many early proponents of wolf conservation such as Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson, and Durward Allen lived and worked. The Great Lakes region also is the first place in the U. S. where "endangered" wolf populations recovered. During this recovery, we learned much about wolf biology and ecology, endangered species management, carnivore conservation, landscape ecology, depredation management, and social aspects of wildlife conservation. "Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States," traces wolf recovery from diverse perspectives ranging from ecology, management, and policy to the cultural, social, and historical significance of wolves.

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"This book documents and evaluates the recovery of the gray wolf in the Great Lakes Region, where modern concepts of wolf conservation developed. Twenty-three chapters written by numerous wolf biologists cover all aspects of the recovery effort, starting with early history, research, and conservation in this area. … This book provides a model for future recovery efforts and the management of wolf populations, as well as of large predators. Summing Up: Recommended. All general, academic, and professional audiences." (R. L. Smith, Choice, Vol. 47 (2), October, 2009)

“Each chapter reads like a scientific paper that addresses its topic with scholarly thoroughness. … The chapters are essentially research papers written by scientists for other scientists. Anyone who can read a newspaper can understand most of this material … . In short, this book is a serious attempt to understand a major topic in wolf restoration. This compilation of scholarship is likely to be the most authoritative and carefully researched book on the topic for a long time to come.” (Steve Grooms, International Wolf, Spring, 2010)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Wolf Recovery in the Great Lakes Region: What Have We Learned and Where Will We Go Now?

    Wydeven, Adrian P (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Early Wolf Research and Conservation in the Great Lakes Region

    Meine, Curt

    Pages 1-13

  • Long-term Research on Wolves in the Superior National Forest

    Mech, L. David

    Pages 15-34

  • Wolf and Moose Dynamics on Isle Royale

    Vucetich, John A. (et al.)

    Pages 35-48

  • An Overview of the Legal History and Population Status of Wolves in Minnesota

    Erb, John (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States
Book Subtitle
An Endangered Species Success Story
Editors
  • Adrian P. Wydeven
  • Timothy R. van Deelen
  • Edward Heske
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-85952-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-85952-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-85951-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2763-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 356
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