Book 2005

Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments

An International Perspective


ISBN: 978-0-387-22580-7 (Print) 978-0-387-22691-0 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

  2. Status, Distribution, and Life History

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-20

      Is Mustelid Life History Different?

    3. Chapter

      Pages 21-76

      World Distribution and Status of the Genus Martes in 2000

    4. Chapter

      Pages 77-98

      Geographical and Seasonal Variation in Food Habits and Prey Size of European Pine Martens

    5. Chapter

      Pages 99-114

      Territoriality and Home-Range Fidelity of American Martens in Relation to Timber Harvesting and Trapping

    6. Chapter

      Pages 115-131

      Martes Foot-Loading and Snowfall Patterns in Eastern North America

  3. Habitat Relationships

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133

    2. Chapter

      Pages 135-146

      Home Ranges, Cognitive Maps, Habitat Models and Fitness Landscapes for Martes

    3. Chapter

      Pages 147-172

      Relationships between Stone Martens, Genets and Cork Oak Woodlands in Portugal

    4. Chapter

      Pages 173-186

      Relationships between Forest Structure and Habitat Use by American Martens in Maine, USA

    5. Chapter

      Pages 187-197

      Effect of Ambient Temperature on the Selection of Rest Structures by Fishers

  4. Research and Management Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

    2. Chapter

      Pages 201-220

      Zoogeography, Spacing Patterns, and Dispersal in Fishers

    3. Chapter

      Pages 221-234

      Harvest Status, Reproduction and Mortality in a Population of American Martens in Québec, Canada

    4. Chapter

      Pages 235-252

      Are Scat Surveys a Reliable Method for Assessing Distribution and Population Status of Pine Martens?

    5. Chapter

      Pages 253-263

      Postnatal Growth and Development in Fishers

    6. Chapter

      Pages 265-273

      Field Anesthesia of American Martens Using Isoflurane

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 275-279