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European Bison

The Nature Monograph

  • Małgorzata Krasińska
  • Zbigniew A. Krasiński

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Małgorzata Krasińska, Zbigniew A. Krasiński
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About this book

Introduction

The mighty and majestic European bison is the relictual embodiment of the wildness of prehistoric Europe. Tragically, the millennia since that time have seen so many species driven to extinction by human impacts, and the European bison has only narrowly avoided the same fate. Today, the species represents the symbolic sentinel of successful conservation actions in a world in which such achievements remain few and far between.

From an early stage in the restitution of the European bison, husband-and-wife team Małgorzata Krasińska and Zbigniew A. Krasiński have been participating in relevant management initiatives and researching all facets of the bison, from its morphology and diet, to its movements, social life and reproduction, and the conservation management actions that have been taken to save it. Now they have summarised this wealth of knowledge on the species, giving rise to a publication ideal for students, professional biologists and conservationists, but also for all nature enthusiasts.

This new edition of the monograph offers extensively updated content taking into account research carried out on the European bison in the last few years. Also featured, a new chapter devoted to knowledge of the genetics of the species drawn up by Małgorzata Tokarska of the Białowieża-based Mammal Research Institute PAS.

Keywords

European bison conservation health and threats history management restoration

Authors and affiliations

  • Małgorzata Krasińska
    • 1
  • Zbigniew A. Krasiński
    • 2
  1. 1., Polish Academy of ScienceMammals Research InstituteBiałowieżaPoland
  2. 2.BiałowieżaPoland

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