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ond university classes, Adams noted, may be the job description for an urban wildlife biologist as cities become more aware of the need for such well-educated personnel.

The book includes the history of wildlife management in the U.S. and sets the scene for changes in human demographics that are impacting wildlife, he said. Perspective essays and case studies are provided to demonstrate both positive and negative interactions between people and wildlife. One of these is an essay about the importance of cemeteries with their numerous varieties of old and well-kept plants for birds.

It also describes how wildlife can lead to adverse situations such as overabundant populations of coyotes that may prey on pets, or the threat of contracting avian influenza from migrating birds, he noted.

"Finally we have a book on urban wildlife management," Adams said.


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Contact: Kathleen Phillips
ka-phillips@tamu.edu
979-845-2872
Texas A&M University - Agricultural Communications
6-Oct-2006


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