Habitat Selection in Birds

Author: Martin L. Cody
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080917351
Release Date: 1987-07-09
Genre: Science

The present book is divided into several parts. An introductory chapter serves to make the reader aware of the diversity of the subject of habitat selection in birds. Many if the various aspects of habitat selection introduced in the first chapter are developed in subsequent chapters, and thus it serves to some extent as an overview of the subject and as a "lead-in" to subsequent work.

Habitat Selection in Birds

Author: Martin L. Cody
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780323140133
Release Date: 1985-06-28
Genre: Science

Leading researchers in behavioural ecology discuss specific aspects of this important topic including: The mechanism of habitat selection and how it operates Its relevance to population biology Behavioural and physiological implications The ecological and evolutionary significance of habitat choice and survival and reproduction in various habitat types.

Habitat Selection in Birds

Author: Martin L. Cody
Publisher:
ISBN: 0121780813
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Nature

The present book is divided into several parts. An introductory chapter serves to make the reader aware of the diversity of the subject of habitat selection in birds. Many if the various aspects of habitat selection introduced in the first chapter are developed in subsequent chapters, and thus it serves to some extent as an overview of the subject and as a "lead-in" to subsequent work.

Birds and Habitat

Author: Robert J. Fuller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521897563
Release Date: 2012-11-08
Genre: Nature

Synthesises important concepts, patterns and issues relating to avian habitat selection, drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia.

Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World

Author: John M. Marzluff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461515319
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

One of the most striking and persistent ways humans dominate Earth is by changing land-cover as we settle a region. Much of our ecological understanding about this process comes from studies of birds, yet the existing literature is scattered, mostly decades old, and rarely synthesized or standardized. The twenty-seven contributions authored by leaders in the fields of avian and urban ecology present a unique summary of current research on birds in settled environments ranging from wildlands to exurban, rural to urban. Ecologists, land managers, wildlife managers, evolutionary ecologists, urban planners, landscape architects, and conservation biologists will find our information useful because we address the conservation and evolutionary implications of urban life from an ecological and planning perspective. Graduate students in these fields also will find the volume to be a useful summary and synthesis of current research, extant literature, and prescriptions for future work. All interested in human-driven land-cover changes will benefit from a perusal of this book because we present high altitude photographs of each study area.

Nest Predation Processes and Farmland Birds

Author: Staffan Roos
Publisher:
ISBN: 9157665354
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Bird populations

It is generally expected that predators affect the breeding biology of prey species, but most studies have had a prey-biased view of the predator-prey relationship. Without studying the predator, one may draw erroneous conclusions of how predators and prey interact and conservation strategies for prey species could therefore be misleading.

Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds

Author: Grzegorz Mikusiński
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108574631
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: Nature

Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds is a unique review of current understanding of the relationships between forest birds and their changing environments. Large ecological changes are being driven by forest management, climate change, introduced pests and pathogens, abiotic disturbances, and overbrowsing. Many forest bird species have suffered population declines, with the situation being particularly severe for birds dependent on attributes such as dead wood, old trees and structurally complex forests. With a focus on the non-tropical parts of the Northern Hemisphere, the text addresses the fundamental evolutionary and ecological aspects of forest birds using original data analyses and synthesising reviews. The characteristics of bird assemblages and their habitats in different European forest types are explored, together with the macroecological patterns of bird diversity and conservation issues. The book provides a valuable reference for ecologists, ornithologists, conservation professionals, forest industry employees, and those interested in birds and nature.

Birds in Place

Author: Radd Icenoggle
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1560372419
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Nature

This habitat-based guide is written for both novice and long-time birders to use in the Northern Rockies. Color photographs illustrate the species and graphics supply information on seasons, migration, residents. Text includes physical description, mating, nesting and fledging behaviors, and especially in what type of domain to seek each species.

Population Limitation in Birds

Author: Ian Newton
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080879233
Release Date: 1998-04-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book meets the demand for a comprehensive introduction to understanding the processes of population limitation. Recognized world-wide as a respected biologist and communicator, Dr. Ian Newton has now written a clear and detailed treatise on local scale population limiting factors in birds. It is based almost entirely on results from field studies, though it is set in a contemporary theoretical framework. The 16 chapters fall under three major section headings: Behavior and Density Regulation; Natural Limiting Factors; and Human Impacts. Population Limitation in Birds serves as a needed resource expanding on Dr. David Lacks research in this area of ornithology in the 1950s. It includes numerous line diagrams and beautiful illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Keith Brockie. Provides a sorely needed introduction to a long-established core subject in ornithology Focuses on local scale factors Written by a well-known biologist and effective communicator Includes numerous line diagrams and beautiful illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Keith Brockie

Birds and Climate Change

Author: James W. Pearce-Higgins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521114288
Release Date: 2014-06-12
Genre: Nature

A critical synthesis of the impacts of climate change on birds, examining potential future effects and conservation responses.

Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds

Author: Thomas E. Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195359178
Release Date: 1995-10-19
Genre: Science

The apparent decline in numbers among many species of migratory songbirds is a timely subject in conservation biology, particularly for ornithologists, ecologists, and wildlife managers. This book is an attempt to discuss the problem in full scope. It presents an ambitious, comprehensive assessment of the current status of neotropical migratory birds in the U.S., and the methods and strategies used to conserve migrant populations. Each chapter is an essay reviewing and assessing the trend from a different viewpoint, all written by leaders in the fields of ornithology, conservation, and population biology.