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Before a species can be managed, it must be understood. A species has requirements for food, shelter, and habitat that directly impact management decisions. Understanding social structure, interspecific competition, predator pressures, movements, disease transmission, mating, and behavior help humans realize the impact of their actions on mammals. Most, though not all, of these factors cannot be determined from laboratory studies of captive individuals. Effective means for studying natural populations is a key ingredient to effective management of wild mammals.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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