- Provides a synthesis of research of charismatic Great Plains species now imperiled by environmental degradation, loss of habitat, and human-caused ecosystem deterioration
- Includes chapters by leading authorities with years of research experience in Great Plains wildlife biology, ecology, and ornithology
- Provides the scientific foundation for the potential listing of lesser prairie-chickens as either "Threatened" or "Endangered"
- Brings together disparate research on four separate metapopulations of lesser prairie-chickens
In Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens expert wildlife biologists, conservation biologists, and ornithologists cover the life history, genetics, ecology, and management strategies for lesser prairie-chickens. The volume also provides a detailed analysis of relative risks and conservation issues as well as potential conservation tools. It is a definitive reference for managers, researchers, and policy makers in the conservation of lesser prairie-chickens. The book can also be used as an authoritative source for individuals with an interest in bird biology, Great Plains ecology, or environmental science.