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Interface between black-footed ferret research and operational conservation

January 1, 2011

Questions and problems that emerged during operational conservation of black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) have been addressed by a wide variety of studies. Early results from such studies often were communicated orally during meetings of recovery groups and in written form using memoranda, unpublished reports, and theses. Typically, implementation of results preceded their publication in widely distributed journals. Many of these studies eventually were published in journals, and we briefly summarize the contents of 8 volumes and special features of journals that have been dedicated to the biology of ferrets and issues in ferret recovery. This year marks the 30th anniversary of rediscovery of the black-footed ferret, and the 7 papers of the following Special Feature summarize data collected over nearly that span of time.

Publication Year 2011
Title Interface between black-footed ferret research and operational conservation
DOI 10.1644/11-MAMM-S-086.1
Authors Dean E. Biggins, Travis M. Livieri, Stewart W. Breck
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Mammalogy
Index ID 70003880
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center