Despite years of effort, the field of conservation biology still struggles to incorporate theories of animal behavior. I introduce in Chapter I the issues surrounding the disconnect between behavioral ecology and conservation biology, and propose the use of behavioral knowledge in population viability analysis. In Chapter II, I develop a framework that uses three strategies for incorporating behavior into demographic models, outline the costs of each strategy through decision analysis, and build on previous work in behavioral ecology and demography.
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- Wildlife conservation
- Animal behavior
- Natural Resource Management
- Behavioral Ecology
- conservation behavior
- Population viability analysis
- rapid assessment
- California sea lion--Population viability analysis--Mexico--California, Gulf of.
- California sea lion
- Population biology--Mexico--California, Gulf of--Technique.
- Population biology
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-73)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Biology