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Gardens, wildlife densities, and subsistence hunting by Maya Indians in Quintana Roo, Mexico

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  • Mayas -- Hunting ( Lcsh )
  • Wildlife Management ( Lcsh )
  • Game And Game-Birds -- Feeding And Feeds ( Lcsh )
  • Forest Resources And Conservation Thesis Ph. D
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Gardens, wildlife densities, and subsistence hunting by Maya Indians in Quintana Roo, Mexico GARDENS, WILDLIFE DENSITIES, AND SUBSISTENCE HUNTING BY MAYA INDIANS IN QUINTANA ROO. MEXICO By JEFFREY PAUL JORGENSON A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 1993 My Best Friend, My Wife ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This project could not have been carried out without the help of numerous people. Most importantly, I thank Kent H. Redford and John G. Robinson for suggesting that a study of Maya subsistence hunters in Quintana Roo, Mexico, would be a wonderful opportunity to mesh my interests in indigenous peoples and the natural history of Neotropical birds and mammals. For their suggestions during the planning stage and for helping me to interpret the data, I would like to thank the members of my committee: Allan F. Bums, John F. Eisenberg, Kent H. Redford (Chairman), Allyn MacLean Stearman, and Melvin E. Sunquist. Allyn MacLean Stearman and Allan F. Bums were especially instrumental in helping me see the human side of this project and ir appreciating the role indigenous people play in natural resource use and management. I thank John Smallwood and Jaime E. Jimenez for their guidance on statistical analyses and computer programming. Funding for this project was provided by World Wildlife Fund-U.S. (Project 6470), World Nature Association, Organization of American States. Roger and Bemita Jorgenson (my parents), Centro de Investigaciones de Quintana Roo, and Program for Studies in Tropical Conservation/Tropical Conservation and Development Program (University of Florida). The Secretaria de DesarroUo Urbano y Ecologia kindly granted a research permit to work in Mexico (# 301878, dated 17 October 1990). My host agency in Mexico was the Centro de Investigaciones de Quintana Roo (CIQRO). I thank Eduardo Suarez Morales, C

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