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Marco Festa-Bianchet

Marco Festa-Bianchet has studied mountain ungulates (mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and Alpine ibex) for 25 years. He chairs the IUCN (World Conservation Union) Specialist Group on mountain ungulates and the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.
 
He has been a university professor for 16 years and supervised 30 graduate students (including 9 current students). He is Professor of Ecology at Universite de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Quebec. His research links individual reproductive strategies with population dynamics and conservation. Festa-Bianchet won the Cesar Kleiber Medal for Wildlife Management in 2006.
Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats

Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of an Alpine Ungulate

Mountain goats have been among the least studied of North American ungulates, leaving wildlife managers with little information on which to base harvest strategies or conservation plans.   This book offers the first comprehensive assessment of...

Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation

Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation

Efforts to conserve wildlife populations and preserve biological diversity are often hampered by an inadequate understanding of animal behavior. How do animals react to gaps in forested lands, or to sport hunters? Do individual differences...