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Saving the Tasmanian devil : recovery through science-based management / editors: Carolyn J. Hogg, Samantha Fox, David Pemberton and Katherine Belov
Bib ID 7895714
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, [2019] 
©2019 
xiv, 334 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits; 28 cm 
ISBN 9781486307180 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9781486307197 (eBook : PDF)
9781486307203 (eBook : ePub)
Summary

"The Tasmanian devil is threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), a transmissible form of cancer that has reduced the population by over 80%. Persecution, extreme climate events, vehicle collision and habitat destruction also put pressure on this endangered species. The recovery effort to save the Tasmanian devil commenced over 15 years ago as a collaborative initiative between the Tasmanian government, the Australian government, the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia, and many research institutions. Saving the Tasmanian Devil documents the journey taken by partner organisations in discovering what DFTD is, the effect it has on wild devil populations, and the outcomes achieved through research and management actions. Chapters describe all aspects of devil conservation, including the captive devil populations, applied pathology, immunology and genetic research findings, adaptive management, and the importance of advocacy and partnerships."-- CSIRO Publishing Website.

Full contents
  • 1. Carnivore conservation: the importance of carnivores to the ecosystem, and the value of reintroductions
  • 2. The Tasmanian devil: a uniquely threatened animal
  • 3. Pathology and diagnostics of DFTD and other devil diseases
  • 4. Revealing the origin and evolutionary trajectory of DFTD using genetics and genomics
  • 5. Tasmanian devil immune genes and their function
  • 6. Genetic tools: maintaining genetic diversity in the Tasmanian devil metapopulation
  • 7. Microbiomes, pouches and milk: natural solutions?
  • 8. Immune strategies to combat DFTD
  • 9. Devils and disease in the landscape: the impact of disease on devils in the wild and on the Tasmanian ecosystem
  • 10. Conservation status drives management: what is happening in wild populations and why?
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also available via the World Wide Web.

Subjects Tasmanian devil -- Diseases -- Tasmania.  |  Tasmanian devil -- Conservation -- Tasmania.  |  Devil facial tumour disease.  |  Tumors in animals -- Tasmania.  |  Cancer in animals -- Tasmania.  |  Wildlife conservation -- Tasmania.  |  Wildlife rescue -- Tasmania.  |  Tasmanian devil -- Diseases -- Tasmania.  |  Tasmanian devil -- Conservation -- Tasmania.  |  Tumors in animals -- Tasmania.  |  Cancer in animals -- Tasmania.  |  Wildlife conservation -- Tasmania.  |  Wildlife rescue -- Tasmania.  |  Endangered species -- Tasmania.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Hogg, Carolyn, editor  |  Fox, Samantha, editor  |  Pemberton, David, 1958-, editor  |  Belov, Katherine, editor  |  CSIRO Publishing, issuing body

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