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  • Wild Equids: Ecology, Management, and Conservation
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  • edited by Jason I. Ransom and Petra Kaczensky
  • 2016
  • Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press
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The first expert synthesis of the diverse studies conducted on wild equids worldwide.Wild horses, zebras, asses, and feral equines exhibit intriguing and complex social structures that captivate the human imagination and elicit a wide range of emotions that influence conservation and management efforts. This book, spearheaded by Jason I. Ransom and Petra Kaczensky, brings together the world's leading experts on equid ecology, management, and conservation to provide a synthesis of what is known about these iconic species and what needs to be done to prevent losing some of them altogether. The most comprehensive conservation book on wild equids in decades, this title will enlighten not only equid researchers, but also mammalogists, conservationists, and equine professionals. Readers will find new insight into the lives of the world's horses, zebras, and asses, understand the basis of our relationships with these animals, and develop a greater understanding of where equids come from and why they are worth conserving.Included in this book are detailed, state-of-the-science syntheses on Social structure, behavior, and cognition Habitat and diet Ecological niches Population dynamics Roles of humans in horse distribution through time Human dimensions and the meaning of wild Management of free-roaming horses Captive breeding of wild equids Conservation of wild equids Conservation of migrations Reintroductions Genetics and paleogenetics

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  1. Cover
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  1. Accolades, Half-Title, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1. Equus: An Ancient Genus Surviving the Modern World
  2. Jason I. Ransom, Petra Kaczensky
  3. pp. 1-4
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  1. Part I. Ecology
  1. 2. Social Organization of Wild Equids
  2. Lee Boyd, Alberto Scorolli, Haniyeh Nowzari, Amos Bouskila
  3. pp. 7-22
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  1. 3. Behavior of Horses, Zebras, and Asses
  2. Sarah R.B. King, Cheryl Asa, Jan Pluháček, Katherine Houpt, Jason I. Ransom
  3. pp. 23-40
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  1. 4. Habitat and Diet of Equids
  2. Kathryn A. Schoenecker, Sarah R.B. King, Megan K. Nordqvist, Dejid Nandintsetseg, Qing Cao
  3. pp. 41-57
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  1. 5. Equids and Ecological Niches: Behavioral and Life History Variations on a Common Theme
  2. Daniel I. Rubenstein, Qing Cao, Justine Chiu
  3. pp. 58-67
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  1. 6. Wild and Feral Equid Population Dynamics
  2. Jason I. Ransom, Laura Lagos, Halszka Hrabar, Haniyeh Nowzari, Dorj Usukhjargal, Natalia Spasskaya
  3. pp. 68-84
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  1. Part II. History and Management
  1. 7. Genetics and Paleogenetics of Equids
  2. Eva-Maria Geigl, Shirli Bar-David, Albano Beja-Pereira, E. Gus Cothran, Elena Giulotto, Halszka Hrabar, Tsendsuren Oyunsuren, Mélanie Pruvost
  3. pp. 87-104
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  1. 8. The Roles of Humans in Horse Distribution through Time
  2. Sandra L. Olsen
  3. pp. 105-120
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  1. 9. Human Dimensions of Wild Equid Management: Exploring the Meanings of “Wild”
  2. John D.C. Linnell, Petra Kaczensky, Nicolas Lescureux
  3. pp. 121-132
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  1. 10. Management of Free-Roaming Horses
  2. Cassandra M.V. Nuñez, Alberto Scorolli, Laura Lagos, David Berman, Albert J. Kane
  3. pp. 133-148
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  1. 11. Wild Equid Captive Breeding and Management
  2. Mandi Wilder Schook, David M. Powell, Waltraut Zimmermann
  3. pp. 149-164
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  1. Part III. Conservation
  1. 12. Status and Conservation of Threatened Equids
  2. Patricia D. Moehlman, Sarah R.B. King, Fanuel Kebede
  3. pp. 167-186
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  1. 13. Challenges and Opportunities for Conserving Equid Migrations
  2. L. Stefan Ekernas, Joel Berger
  3. pp. 187-195
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  1. 14. Reintroduction of Wild Equids
  2. Petra Kaczensky, Halszka Hrabar, Victor Lukarevskiy, Waltraut Zimmermann, Dorj Usukhjargal, Oyunsaikhan Ganbaatar, Amos Bouskila
  3. pp. 196-214
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  1. Epilogue
  2. Jason I. Ransom, Petra Kaczensky
  3. pp. 215-218
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 219-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-229
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