Sika Deer

Biology and Management of Native and Introduced Populations

Editors: McCullough, Dale R., Takatsuki, Seiki, Kaji, Koichi (Eds.)

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Sika deer, the graceful spotted deer of Japanese and Chinese art, originally were native to Asia from far-east Russia to Vietnam to the islands of Japan and Taiwan. They are widely raised in captivity to supply velvet antler for traditional medicine. They also were introduced to Europe, North America, and New Zealand, where they compete or interbreed with native deer. Sika deer typically occupy lowland hardwood forests with low winter snow depths, where they thrive in sites disturbed by fire, storm, or logging. In high numbers they can severely impact vegetation though overgrazing, stripping bark from trees and damaging crop fields and forest plantations. Their numbers are high in many parts of Japan, moderate in Russia, and reduced or extinct in the wild in China, Korea, Vietnam, and Taiwan. This book explores their basic biology, behavior, and ecology, including management for sport hunting, conservation or recovery of threatened populations, and resolution of conflict with humans in native and introduced lands.

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McCullough, Dale R.

    Pages 1-8

  • Fossil Record of Sika Deer in Japan

    Kawamura, Yoshinari

    Pages 11-25

  • Two Genetically Distinct Lineages of the Japanese Sika Deer Based on Mitochondrial Control Regions

    Nagata, Junco

    Pages 27-41

  • Evolutionary Significance of Admixture and Fragmentation of Sika Deer Populations in Japan

    Tamate, Hidetoshi B.

    Pages 43-59

  • Nutritional Physiology of Wild and Domesticated Japanese Sika Deer

    Masuko, Takayoshi (et al.)

    Pages 61-82

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eBook $289.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $369.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-99802-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sika Deer
Book Subtitle
Biology and Management of Native and Introduced Populations
Editors
  • Dale R. McCullough
  • Seiki Takatsuki
  • Koichi Kaji
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-09429-6
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-09429-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-09428-9
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-99802-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 666
Number of Illustrations and Tables
224 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
Topics