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The Making of an Ecologist: My Career in Alaska Wildlife Management and Conservation

by David R. Klein and edited by Karen Brewster
Format
Book
Published
Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, 2019.
Language
English
ISBN
9781602233911 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Early influences
  • A childhood outdoors during turbulent times
  • Time in the woods
  • Discovering Alaska, discovering self
  • Entrée into ecological fieldwork
  • Falling in love with the Alpine
  • Deer ecology and management in southeast rainforests
  • Research
  • The St. Matthew Islands : challenging conventional ecological wisdom
  • Leading the Alaska cooperative wildlife research unit and mentoring graduate students
  • Wildlife reactions to oil development
  • Ungulate research across the circum-arctic
  • Soviet-U.S. détente exchanges in arctic ecology
  • Expanding horizons beyond the Arctic
  • Managing wildlife in Alaska : territorial days, statehood, and the era of big oil
  • Not quite retired : staying connected to science
  • The human perspective
  • Walking in the footsteps of Aldo Leopold : a scientific legacy
  • Ethical considerations in caribou management
  • Valuing northern lands
  • Defining the wilderness concept
  • Environmental philosophy: people and the environment
  • Hunting ethics and the morality of hunting
  • On being objective
  • Alaska's people, economics, and resources.
Description
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Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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