Birds and Birding in Wyoming s Bighorn Mountains Region

Author: Paul A. Johnsgard
ISBN: 9781609620400
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Bird watching

An account of the birds of the Bighorn area of Montana, including descriptions of vegetation zones and bird distributions; notes on regional birding loops, birding locations, and site descriptions; species accounts; and a discussion of the zoogeographic significance and other ecological aspects of the bird life of the Bighorn Mountains.

Long Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities

Author: Martin L. Cody
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080535623
Release Date: 1996-10-24
Genre: Nature

This unique book synthesizes the ongoing long-term community ecology studies of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The studies have been conducted from deserts to rainforests as well as in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats and provide valuable insight that can be obtained only through persistent, diligent, and year-after-year investigation. Long-Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities is ideal for faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates in vertebrate biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology, including ecology, natural history, and systematics. Provides unique perspectives of community stability and variation Details the influence of natural and other perturbations on community structure Includes synopses by well-known authors Presents results from a broad range of vertebrate taxa Studies were conducted at different latitudes and in different habitats

Speciation and Biogeography of Birds

Author: Ian Newton
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080924991
Release Date: 2003-02-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book should be of value to anyone interested in bird evolution and taxonomy, biogeography, distributional history, dispersal and migration patterns. It provides an up-to-date synthesis of current knowledge on species formation, and the factors influencing current distribution patterns. It draws heavily on new information on Earth history, including past glacial and other climatic changes, on new developments in molecular biology and palaeontology, and on recent studies of bird distribution and migration patterns, to produce a coherent account of the factors that have influenced bird species diversity and distribution patterns worldwide. Received the Best Bird Book of the Year award for 2004 from British Birds magazine. * Winner of the British Birds/British Trust for Ornithology, Bird Book of the Year 2004! * The first book to deal comprehensively with bird speciation and biogeography * Up-to-date synthesis of new information * Clearly written * No previous book covers the same ground * Many maps and diagrams * Makes difficult and widely scattered information accessible and easily understood * A sound base for future research * Takes full account of recent developments in molecular biology