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Title:
New England wildlife : habitat, natural history, and distribution
Author:
DeGraaf, Richard M.
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Publication Information:
Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xi, 482 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780874519570
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL157.N48 D4 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

New England Wildlife presents the natural histories and distributions of 338 inland wildlife species in New England. It also details the habitat relationships of all New England terrestrial and aquatic species, presented in sections on amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals. Each species account includes an illustration and range map, along with information on distribution in the region, status, habitat, special habitat requirements, details of breeding biology, home range and movements, and food habits, each fully documented from the pertinent literature. The introduction includes a brief land-use history of the region, descriptions of forest types and nonforest habitats, and wildlife responses to landscape change.

A necessity for all land managers and naturalists as well as birders, walkers, nature lovers, residents, and visitors to New England, the book includes the most recent information on natural history and distribution, and matrices relating all species to standard classifications of forest cover - types and nonforest habitats.


Author Notes

RICHARD M. DeGRAAF, Leader of the U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Habitat Research Unit at Amherst, Massachusetts, since 1978, has conducted field research on forest wildlife in New England for over 25 years, and has published over 140 journal and technical papers and 7 books, including three coauthored works: Conservation of Faunal Diversity in Forested Landscapes (1996), Neotropical Migratory Birds (1995), and Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Attracting Birds (1979).

MARIKO YAMASAKI, Research Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Durham, New Hampshire, has over 20 years of experience in wildlife habitat research and management on forest wildlife, including bats, in the Lake States and New Hampshire's White Mountains. She is coauthor of New England Wildlife: Management of Forested Habitats (1992).


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