To understand modern principles of sustainable management and the conservation of wildlife species requires intimate knowledge about demography, animal behavior, and ecosystem dynamics. With emphasis on practical application and quantitative skill development, this book weaves together these disparate elements in a single
coherent textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students. It reviews analytical techniques, explaining the mathematical and statistical principles behind them, and shows how these can be used to formulate
realistic objectives within an ecological framework. (Description taken from Wiley, 2014).
John Fryxell is an ecologist in the the Department of Integrative Ecology, with special interests in the role that behavior plays in ecological interactions. Much of his work has centered on plants, herbivores, and mammalian carnivores in terrestrial ecosystems. Since his PhD thesis work in Sudan in the 1980's he has maintained a strong research interest in African ecology, particularly the Serengeti ecosystem.