Bookworks and the Leopold Writing Program are pleased to present the next event in our collaborative event series, Writing the Wild: Jean-Luc Cartron. Join us for a reading and signing of Jean-Luc's new book, Wild Carnivores of New Mexico.
In this first-ever landmark study of New Mexico's wild carnivores, Jean-Luc E. Cartron and Jennifer K. Frey have assembled a team of leading southwestern biologists to explore the animals and the major issues that shape their continued presence in the state and region. The book includes discussions on habitat, evolving or altered ecosystems, and new discoveries about animal behavior and range, and it also provides details on the distribution, habitat associations, life history, population status, management, and conservation needs of individual carnivore species in New Mexico.
Like Cartron's award-winning Raptors of New Mexico, Wild Carnivores of New Mexico shares the same emphasis on scientific rigor and thoroughness, high readability, and visual appeal. Each chapter is illustrated with numerous color photographs to help readers visualize unique morphological or life-history traits, habitat, research techniques, and management and conservation issues.
Jean-Luc E. Cartron is a research professor of biology at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Raptors of New Mexico as well as a coauthor of A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque (both from UNM Press).
Jennifer K. Frey is a professor of mammalian ecology in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. She has more than thirty years of experience conducting research on the ecology and conservation of mammals in New Mexico and has published more than ninety scientific articles. She especially enjoys conducting research on rare and poorly studied species. She provides scientifically robust research that informs conservation and management.