Preface PART I - Reviews 1: David W. Macdonald, Andrew J. Loveridge, and Kristin Nowell: Dramatis personae: an introduction to the wild felids 2: Lars Werdelin, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Warren E. Johnson, and Stephen J. O'Brien: Phylogeny and evolution of cats (Felidae) 3: Andrew C. Kitchener, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, and Nobuyuki Yamaguchi: Felid form and function 4: Melanie Culver, Carlos Driscoll, Eduardo Eizirik, and Goeran Spong: Genetic applications in wild felids 5: David W. Macdonald, Anna Mosser, and John L. Gittleman: Felid society 6: Andrew J. Loveridge, Sonam W. Wang, Laurence G. Frank, and John Seidensticker: People and wild felids: conservation of cats and management of conflicts 7: K. Ullas Karanth, Paul Funston, and Eric Sanderson: Many ways of skinning a cat: tools and techniques for studying wild felids 8: David Wildt, William Swanson, Janine Brown, Alex Sliwa, and Astrid Vargas: Felids ex situ for managed programmes, research, and species recovery 9: Linda Munson, Karen A. Terio, Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis, Emily Lane, and Franck Courchamp: Wild felid diseases: conservation implications and management strategies PART II - Case Studies 10: Meggan E. Craft: Ecology of infectious diseases in Serengeti lions 11: Andrew J. Loveridge, Graham Hemson, Zeke Davidson, and David W. Macdonald: African lions on the edge: reserve boundaries as 'attractive sinks' 12: John Seidensticker, Eric Dinerstein, Surendra P Goyal, Bhim Gurung, Abishek Harihar, A.J.T. Johnsingh, Anil Manandhar, Charles McDougal, Bivash Pandav, Mahendra Shrestha, J. L. David Smith, Melvin Sunquist, and Eric Wikramanayake: Tiger range collapse and recovery at the base of the Himalayas 13: Dale G. Miquelle , John M. Goodrich, Evgeny N. Smirnov, Phillip A. Stephens, Olga Yu Zaumyslova, Guillame Chapron, Linda Kerley, Andre A. Murzin, Maurice G. Hornocker, and Howard B. Quigley: The Amur tiger: a case study of living on the edge 14: Guy A. Balme, Luke T.B. Hunter, Pete Goodman, Hayden Ferguson, John Craigie, and Rob Slotow: An adaptive management approach to trophy hunting of leopards Panthera pardus: a case study from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 15: Laurie Marker, Amy Dickman, Gus Mills, and David Macdonald: Cheetahs and ranchers in Namibia: a case study 16: Sarah M. Durant, Amy J. Dickman, Tom Maddox, Margaret N. Waweru, Tim Caro, and Nathalie Pettorelli: Past, present and future of cheetahs in Tanzania: their behavioural ecology and conservation 17: Sandra Cavalcanti, Silvio Marchini, Alexandra Zimmermann, Eric M. Gese, and David W. Macdonald: Jaguars, livestock and people in Brazil: realities and perceptions behind the conflict 18: Scott C. Silver, Bart J. Harmsen, Linde E. T. Ostro, Rebecca J. Foster, and C. Patrick Doncaster: The ecology of jaguars in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize 19: Rodney Jackson, Charudutt Mishra, Thomas M. McCarthy, and Som B. Ale: Snow leopards, conflict, and conservation 20: Tucker Murphy and David W. Macdonald: Pumas and people: lessons in the landscape of tolerance from a widely distributed felid 21: Dave Onorato, Chris Belden, Mark Cunningham, Darrell Land, Roy McBride, and Melody Roelke: Long term research on the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi): historical findings and future obstacles to population persistence 22: David W. Macdonald, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Andrew C. Kitchener, Mike Daniels, Kerry Kilshaw, and Carlos Driscoll: Reversing cryptic extinction: the history, present and future of the Scottish wildcat 23: Urs Breitenmoser, Andreas Ryser, Anja Molinari-Jobin, Fridolin Zimmermann, Heinrich Haller, Paolo Molinari, and Christine Breitenmoser-Wursten: The changing impact of predation as a source of conflict between hunters and reintroduced lynx in Switzerland 24: Pablo Ferreras, Alejandro Rodriguez, Francisco Palomares, and Miguel Delibes: Iberian lynx: the uncertain future of a critically endangered cat 25: Mark O'Donoghue, Brian G. Slough, Kim G. Poole, Stan Boutin, Elizabeth J. Hofer, Garth Mowat, and Charles J. Krebs: Cyclical dynamics and behaviour of Canada lynx in northern Canada 26: Alexander Sliwa, Marna Herbst, and Gus Mills: Black-footed cats (Felis nigripes) and African wild cats (Felis silvestris): a comparison of two small felids from South African arid lands 27: Tadeu G. de Oliveira, Marcos A. Tortato, Leandro Silveira, Carlos Benhur Kasper, Fabio D. Mazim, Mauro Lucherini, Anah T. Jacomo, Jose B.G. Soares, Rosane V. Marques, and Mel Sunquist: Ocelot ecology and its effect on the small-felid guild in the lowland Neotropics 28: Jorgelina Marino, Mauro Lucherini, Lilian Villalba, Magdalena Bennett, Daniel Cossios, Agustin Iriarte, Pablo Perovic, and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri: Highland cats: ecology and conservation of the rare and elusive Andean cat PART III - Conclusions 29: David W. Macdonald, Andrew J. Loveridge, and Alan Rabinowitz: Felid Futures: crossing disciplines, borders, and generations References Index
David Macdonald is Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University. Andrew Loveridge is a career wildlife biologist and conservationist. He is a member of the IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group and African Lion Working Group.
... surely destined to be the key reference point on a subject which is currently featuring high on international agendas for conservation priorities ... This global coverage ... encompassing both the large and small felids, is especially refreshing, and results in an almost encyclopaedic coverage. It could serve as a model for reference works on other groups of organisms of conservation importance. * Biodiversity and Conservation *