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Ecology and Conservation of Pinnipeds in Latin America

Editors: Heckel, Gisela, Schramm, Yolanda (Eds.)

  • Focuses on single-species ecology and conservation in Latin America, and combines thorough literature reviews with new information not previously publishedWritten by highly experienced experts on each pinniped speciesAddresses key ecology topics (e.g. population dynamics, trophic ecology, reproduction, and behavior) and conservation issues (regarding e.g. climate change, interaction with fisheries, ecotourism, and other human activities)

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About this book

Pinnipeds are marine mammals that include eared seals, true seals, and walruses. This book presents detailed reviews on the ecology and conservation of 10 pinniped species along the coasts and islands in Latin America, from Mexico to Chile and Argentina. Topics covered include their population dynamics, trophic ecology, reproduction, and behavior. In addition, the book addresses major conservation issues regarding climate change, interaction with fisheries, ecotourism, and other human activities.


About the authors

Dr. Gisela Heckel studied Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and received her MSc and PhD in Coastal Oceanography from the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. Her main research focuses are on ecology, conservation biology and natural resource management for marine mammals in connection with human activities. Beyond her academic career, since 1997, Dr. Heckel has also been involved in marine mammal stranding response in Baja California, which deals mostly with California sea lions and other pinnipeds. Since 2008, she has collaborated in research projects on the four pinniped species that occur along the coast and islands west of the Baja California peninsula. She is a former vice-president of the Mexican Marine Mammalogy Society, and later served as president (from 2006 to 2008). Since 2003 she has been a Professor at the Conservation Biology Department, Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Graduate Education in Baja California, Mexico. 

Dr. Yolanda Schramm studied Biology at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and completed her MSc and PhD degrees at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico, where she is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Marine Sciences. Her research fields are molecular ecology and marine mammalogy, and she is especially interested in the ecology of marine populations with regard to conservation issues. She has more than 20 years of experience in research on the ecology and conservation of pinnipeds (sea lions and seals). Therefore, her projects have been mostly carried out along the coast and islands west of the Baja California Peninsula. She has also published extensively on these topics.

 



Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 10, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63177-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: February 10, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63176-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology and Conservation of Pinnipeds in Latin America
Editors
  • Gisela Heckel
  • Yolanda Schramm
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63177-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63177-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63176-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 265
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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