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Kangaroos: Their Ecology and Management in the Sheep Rangelands of Australia

Caughley, Graeme, Shepherd, Neil; and Short, Jeff

Published by Cambridge University Press (1987), Cambridge, 1987
ISBN 10: 0521303443 / ISBN 13: 9780521303446
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Title: Kangaroos: Their Ecology and Management in ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1987), Cambridge

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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253 pages. First edition (first printing). A very good to near fine copy; probably not issued in a dust jacket. Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining. Bookseller Inventory # 23078

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Synopsis: The management of kangaroos is one of the most controversial issues in Australian wildlife management today - kangaroos are 'in plague proportions' or 'on the verge of extinction' depending on whom you spoke to last. This book examines the ecology and management of kangaroos and shows how they interact with their own environment and with that shaped by sheep grazing and the wool industry. It presents the results of intensive and detailed studies of feeding behaviour, movement and habitat utilisation, body condition and population dynamics, weather and plant growth. These are then synthesised to produce a clear picture of how kangaroos cope so successfully with the climatic extremes of the arid zone, how they and the sheep jointly affect each other's fortunes, and what the options are for the future management of kangaroos both within the national parks and on the sheep rangelands.

Book Description: This book examines the ecology and management of kangaroos and shows how they interact with their own environment and with that shaped by sheep grazing and the wool industry. It presents the results of intensive and detailed studies of feeding behaviour, movement and habitat utilisation, body condition and population dynamics, weather and plant growth.

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