The Resource Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society, C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin

Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society, C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin

Label
Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society
Title
Prairie dogs
Title remainder
communication and community in an animal society
Statement of responsibility
C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"C. N. Slobodchikoff and colleagues synthesize the results of their long-running study of Gunnison's prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni), one of the keystone species of the short-grass prairie ecosystem. They set their research in the context of the biology of the five Cynomys species found in the United States and Mexico and detail their investigation into the prairie dogs' sophisticated system of barks, yips, and chirps, which, the authors argue, represents a referential communication capable of fine distinctions among predators." "Long seen as vermin that spoiled valuable range-land, prairie dogs were the subject of eradication campaigns and are now threatened by habitat loss and the loss of genetic diversity. The authors hope their research will help to pull the prairie dog back from the brink of extinction as well as foster an appreciation of larger conservation challenges. By examining the complex factors behind prairie dog decline, we can begin to understand the problems inherent in our adversarial relationship with the natural."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slobodchikoff, C. N
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.R68
LC item number
S56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Perla, Bianca S
  • Verdolin, Jennifer L
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prairie dogs
  • Animal communication
  • Social behavior in animals
  • Sciuridae
  • Animal Communication
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Animal communication
  • Prairie dogs
  • Social behavior in animals
Label
Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society, C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-254) and index
Contents
Prairie dogs and the big picture -- The life of prairie dogs. Interlude: taxonomy and prairie dog taxonomists -- The social behavior of prairie dogs. Interlude: social behavior-trapping prairie dogs -- Communication. Interlude: communication-field studies -- Population biology of prairie dogs -- The ecology of prairie dogs. Interlude: Vertebrate species associated with prairie dogs / by Richard Reading -- Economics: how much is a prairie dog worth? Interlude: Prairie dogs as pets -- Prairie dog conservation -- Room to hope -- Appendix: Where to see prairie dogs
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 264 p.
Isbn
9780674031814
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016573
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)224445803
  • (OCoLC)ocn224445803
Label
Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society, C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-254) and index
Contents
Prairie dogs and the big picture -- The life of prairie dogs. Interlude: taxonomy and prairie dog taxonomists -- The social behavior of prairie dogs. Interlude: social behavior-trapping prairie dogs -- Communication. Interlude: communication-field studies -- Population biology of prairie dogs -- The ecology of prairie dogs. Interlude: Vertebrate species associated with prairie dogs / by Richard Reading -- Economics: how much is a prairie dog worth? Interlude: Prairie dogs as pets -- Prairie dog conservation -- Room to hope -- Appendix: Where to see prairie dogs
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 264 p.
Isbn
9780674031814
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016573
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)224445803
  • (OCoLC)ocn224445803

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