Новые публикации: Göran Sjöberg and John P. Ball "Restoring the European beaver: 50 years of experience"
Restoring the European beaver: 50 years of experience
Göran Sjöberg and John P. Ball
Beaver dam in western Russia - Nikolay A. Zavyalov
Eurasian beaver in Estonia - Remek Meel
RESTORING THE EUROPEAN BEAVER: 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. Sofia-Moscow: Pensoft Publishers. 2011.
The Eurasian beaver Castor fiber has made a remarkable recovery in northern Europe. After nearly being extinct in the 19th century, the species was more or less totally protected. Later there were re-introductions, leading to large population increases during the 20th century. What will be the future for beaver in the 21st century? What can we learn from the past?
The results presented in this book cover all from the historical aspects of the beaver and its relation to humans, to case studies of the development of reintroduced or recovering populations, consequences of the activities of increasing populations for forests, and the beavers' relationship with animal and plant communities on land and in the water. Several chapters deal with the high degree to which the beaver is able to transform its environment, and the often long-lasting character of its influence. Furthermore, and largely for the first time, this book also makes a considerable body of Russian wildlife research regarding beavers, their re-introduction, and their ecological effects available to the West. Many scientists in the west will envy the detailed, long-term studies reported here that were made possible by state sponsorship of wildlife monitoring and research.
The chapters span an enormous area - from Norway in the west, over Sweden and Finland to the central parts of the European part of Russia. For Finland and in the Republic of Karelia, the complicated situation created by the presence of the North American beaver is considered.
It is the editors' hope that this book will be appreciated by land and wildlife managers, as well as conservation and hunting organisations, and policy makers. It should be useful not only for continued management of beaver populations in the areas covered in the chapters, but also for other areas in Europe and overseas.
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ISBN 978-954-642-582-9 (e-book)
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HISTORY OF TWO BEAVER SPECIES IN NORTH EUROPE
Chapter 1. Hartman, G.
The beaver (Castor fiber) in Sweden
Chapter 2. Rosell, F. and Parker, H.
A population history of the beaver Castor fiber fiber in Norway
Chapter 3. Danilov, P., Kanshiev, V. and Fyodorov, F.
History of beavers in Eastern Fennoscandia from the Neolithic to the 21st century
Chapter 4. Gorshkov, D.Y. and Gorshkov, Y.A.
History of beaver reintroduction in the Tatarstan Republic
BIOLOGY OF TWO BEAVER SPECIES IN EUROPE
Chapter 5. Danilov, P., Kanshiev, V. and Fyodorov, F.
Differences of the morphology of the North American and Eurasian beavers in Karelia
Chapter 6. Danilov, P., Kanshiev, V. and Fyodorov, F.
Characteristics of North American and Eurasian beaver ecology in Karelia
BEAVER BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL BEAVER POPULATIONS
Chapter 7. Zavyalov, N.A.
Settlement history, population dynamics and the ecology of beavers (Castor fiber L) in the Darwin reserve
Chapter 8. Zavyalov, N.A.
Development of the beaver population in the Novgorod province and especially in the Polisto-Lovat' bog system
Chapter 9. Baskin, L.M., Barysheva, S.L., and Ermolaeva, E.Z. Reintroduction of beavers in the southern taiga of Central Eastern Russia
Chapter 10. Gorshkov, Y.A. and Gorshkov, D.Y.
Radiotelemetry of the reintroduced beavers in Volga-Kama National Nature Preserve
Chapter 11. Gorshkov, D.Y.
Habitat preference by beavers in the Tatarstan Republic
Chapter 12. Gorshkov, D.Y. and Gorshkov, Y.A.
Feeding strategy of beavers in Tatarstan Republic
BEAVERS' INFLUENCE ON VEGETATION, SOIL AND LANDSCAPE SCALE PROCESSES
Chapter 13. Hyvonen, T. & Nummi, P.
Plant succession in beaver patches during and after flooding
Chapter 14. Danilov, P., Kanshiev, V. and Fyodorov, F.
The role of beavers in the European taiga ecosystem (Northwest Russia)
Chapter 15. Baskin, L.M, Novoselova, N.S., and Barysheva, S.L.
Landscape level habitat selection by beavers and the long-lasting effects of beaver settlements
Chapter 16. Gorshkov, D.Y.
Utilizing beaver dam-building activity to reduce lake sedimentation
BEAVERS' INFLUENCE ON AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND VERTEBRATE FAUNA
Chapter 17. Nummi, P.
Keystone effect of beaver on other animals
Chapter 18. Dgebuadze, Yu.Yu. and Zavyalov, N.A.
A preliminary study of the influence of beaver activity on fish assemblages of small low gradient streams in the Volga river basin
Chapter 19. Krylov, A.V.
Impact of beaver activity upon zooplankton of the small rivers in the upper Volga basin
Chapter 20. Sjoberg, G and Hagglund, A.
Beaver dams and fish fauna in forest streams - a three-year study
THE BEAVER AND PREDATION
Chapter 21. Baskin, L.M.
Predators as determinants of beaver alertness and shelter-making behavior