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作者 Spotte, Stephen
書名 Free-Ranging Cats : Behavior, Ecology, Management
出版項 Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014
©2014
國際標準書號 9781118884034 (electronic bk.)
9781118884010
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (319 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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附註 Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations and symbols -- About the companion website -- Chapter 1 Dominance -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Dominance defined -- 1.3 Dominance status and dominance hierarchies -- 1.4 Dominance-submissive behavior -- 1.5 Dominance in free-ranging cats -- Chapter 2 Space -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Space defined -- 2.3 Diel activity -- 2.4 Dispersal -- 2.5 Inbreeding avoidance -- 2.6 Home-range boundaries -- 2.7 Determinants of home-range size -- 2.8 Habitat selection -- 2.9 Scent-marking -- Chapter 3 Interaction -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The asocial domestic cat -- 3.3 Solitary or social? -- 3.4 Cooperative or not? -- 3.5 The kinship dilemma -- 3.6 What it takes to be social -- Chapter 4 Reproduction -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Female reproductive biology -- 4.3 Male reproductive biology -- 4.4 The cat mating system: promiscuity or polygyny? -- 4.5 Female mating behavior -- 4.6 Male mating behavior -- 4.7 Female choice -- Chapter 5 Development -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Intrauterine development -- 5.3 Dens -- 5.4 Parturition -- 5.5 Early maturation -- 5.6 Nursing -- 5.7 Weaning -- 5.8 Survival -- 5.9 Effect of early weaning and separation -- 5.10 Early predatory behavior -- Chapter 6 Emulative learning and play -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Emulative learning -- 6.3 Play -- 6.4 Ontogenesis of play -- 6.5 What is play? -- Chapter 7 Nutrition -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Proximate composition -- 7.3 Proteins -- 7.4 Fats -- 7.5 Carbohydrates -- 7.6 Fiber -- 7.7 Vitamins -- Chapter 8 Water balance and energy -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Water balance -- 8.3 Energy -- 8.4 Energy needs of free-ranging cats -- 8.5 Energy costs of pregnancy and lactation -- 8.6 Obesity -- Chapter 9 Foraging -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Cats as predators -- 9.3 Scavenging -- 9.4 When cats hunt -- 9.5 Food intake of feral cats
9.6 How cats detect prey -- 9.7 How cats hunt -- 9.8 What cats hunt -- 9.9 Prey selection -- 9.10 The motivation to hunt -- Chapter 10 Management -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Effect of free-ranging cats on wildlife -- 10.3 Trap-neuter-release (TNR) -- 10.4 Biological control -- 10.5 Poisoning and other eradication methods -- 10.6 Integrated control -- 10.7 Preparation for eradication programs -- 10.8 "Secondary" prey management -- References -- Index -- EULA
Feral and stray domestic cats occupy many different habitats. They can resist dehydration for months by relying exclusively on the tissue water of their prey allowing them to colonize remote deserts and other inhospitable places. They thrive and reproduce in humid equatorial rainforests and windswept subantarctic islands. In many areas of the world feral cats have driven some species of birds and mammals to extinction and others to the edge, becoming a huge conservation concern. With the control of feral and stray cats now a top conservation priority, biologists are intensifying efforts to understand cat behaviour, reproductive biology, use of space, intraspecies interaction, dietary requirements, prey preferences, and vulnerability to different management strategies. This book provides the most comprehensive review yet published on the behavior, ecology and management of free-ranging domestic cats, whether they be owned, stray, or feral. It reviews management methods and their progress, and questions several widely accepted views of free-ranging cats, notably that they live within dominance hierarchies and are highly social. Insightful and objective, this book includes: a functional approach, emphasizing sensory biology, reproductive physiology, nutrition, and space partitioning; clear treatment of how free-ranging cats should be managed; extensive critical interpretation of the world's existing literature; results of studies of cats in laboratories under controlled conditions, with data that can also be applied to pet cats. Free-ranging Cats: Behavior, Ecology, Management is valuable to ecologists, conservation scientists, animal behaviorists, wildlife nutritionists, wildlife biologists, research and wildlife veterinarians, clinical veterinarians,  mammalogists, and park and game reserve planners and administrators
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Spotte, Stephen Free-Ranging Cats : Behavior, Ecology, Management Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2014 9781118884010
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