What is the value of habitat? Estimating the marginal contribution of habitats to carrying capacity – a case study of corsac and red foxes in Mongolia

James Murdoch

University of Vermont

James Murdoch is an Associate Professor in the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. His research interests focus on carnivore biology and the impacts of landscape change on populations. Dr. Murdoch is currently working on a wildlife and protected area project in Mongolia with support from a Fulbright Award. He also serves as Programme Coordinator for the IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group.Myagmarjav Lkhagvasuren received a degree in ecology from the National University of Mongolia. He recently completed his Master of Science in Forest and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Vermont. His research focused on the effects of habitat changes on corsac foxes in Mongolia. He currently works as a Fauna Research Specialist for a company in the Gobi Desert.


Habitat loss represents a conservation concern for many species, especially those in central Asia, a region experiencing rapid economic growth and development. Managing habitat loss requires information on the relative value... [ view full abstract ]


  1. James Murdoch (University of Vermont)
  2. Myagmarjav Lkhagvasuren (University of Vermont)

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Topics: Improving HDFW Science , Topics: Enduring Issues in HDFW , Topics: Wildlife in an Ecosystem Services Paradigm


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