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Wildlife in Airport Environments : Preventing Animal-Aircraft Collisions through Science-Based Management, Hardback Book

Wildlife in Airport Environments : Preventing Animal-Aircraft Collisions through Science-Based Management Hardback

Edited by Travis L. DeVault, Bradley F. Blackwell, Jerrold L. Belant

Part of the Wildlife Management and Conservation series


The pilot watches the instrument panel and prepares for touchdown-a routine landing until a burst of birds, a coyote, or a herd of deer crosses the runway!

Every year, pilots experience this tension and many aircraft come into direct contact with birds and other wildlife, resulting in more than one billion dollars in damage annually.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has recorded a rise in these incidents over the past decade due to the combined effects of more reporting, rebounding wildlife populations, and an increased number of flights.

Wildlife in Airport Environments tackles the issue of what to do about encounters with wildlife in and around airports-from rural, small-craft airparks to major international hubs.

Whether the problem is birds or bats in the flight path or a moose on the runway, the authors provide a thorough overview of the science behind wildlife management at airports.

This well-written, carefully documented volume presents a clear synthesis for researchers, wildlife managers, and airport professionals.

The book belongs in the hands of all those charged with minimizing the risks that wildlife pose to air travel. Wildlife in Airport Environments is the first book in the series Wildlife Management and Conservation and is published in association with The Wildlife Society. ContributorsMichael L. Avery, U.S. Department of AgricultureJerrold L. Belant, Mississippi State UniversityKristin M. Biondi, Mississippi State UniversityBradley F. Blackwell, U.S. Department of AgricultureJonathon D. Cepek, U.S. Department of AgricultureLarry Clark, U.S. Department of AgricultureTara J. Conkling, Mississippi State UniversityScott R. Craven, University of Wisconsin-MadisonPaul D. Curtis, Cornell UniversityTravis L. DeVault, U.S. Department of AgricultureRichard A. Dolbeer, U.S. Department of AgricultureDavid Felstul, U.S. Department of the InteriorEsteban Fernandez-Juricic, Purdue UniversityAlan B.

Franklin, U.S. Department of AgricultureSidney A. Gauthreaux Jr., Clemson UniversityMichael Lavelle, U.S.

Department of AgricultureJames A. Martin, Mississippi State UniversityRebecca Mihalco, U.S.

Department of AgriculturePaige M. Schmidt, U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceThomas W. Seamans, U.S. Department of AgricultureKurt C. VerCauteren, U.S. Department of AgricultureBrian E. Washburn, U.S. Department of Agriculture


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 200 pages, 53 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Animals & society
  • ISBN: 9781421410821



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