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    Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse (Studies in Avian Biology) (Hardback) Edited by Brett K. Sandercock, Edited by Kathy Martin, Edited by Gernot Segelbacher

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    DescriptionGrouse - an ecologically important group of birds that include capercaillie, prairie chickens, and ptarmigan - are distributed throughout the forests, grasslands, and tundra of Europe, Asia, and North America. Today, many grouse populations are in decline, and the conservation and management of these charismatic birds is becoming a global concern. This volume summarizes current knowledge of grouse biology in 25 chapters contributed by 80 researchers from field studies around the world. Organized in four sections - Spatial Ecology, Habitat Relationships, Population Biology, and Conservation and Management - the chapters offer important insights into spatial requirements, movements, and demography of grouse. Much of the research employs emerging tools in ecology that span biogeochemistry, molecular genetics, endocrinology, radio-telemetry, and remote sensing. The chapters explore topics including the impacts of climate change, energy development, and harvest, and give new evidence for life-history changes in response to human activities.


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    Title
    Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Brett K. Sandercock, Edited by Kathy Martin, Edited by Gernot Segelbacher
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520270060
    ISBN 10: 0520270061
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PSVW6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 598.63
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, SCI070040
    DC22: 598.6/3
    LC classification: QL696.G27 E26 2011
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    DC23: 598.63
    Thema V1.0: PSVJ
    Edition statement
    Ty ed.
    Illustrations note
    4 b/w photographs, 60 line illustrations, 11 maps, 65 tables
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    04 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Brett K. Sandercock is Associate Professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. Kathy Martin is Professor in the Department of Forest Sciences and Director of the Centre for Alpine Studies at the University of British Columbia. Gernot Segelbacher is Lecturer at the University of Freiburg in Germany.
    Review quote
    "As this volume demonstrates, grouse remain ideal research subjects to explore a wide variety of topics important to ornithologists." Wilson Journal Of Ornithology 20120301 "[This] new volume summarizes current knowledge of grouse biology from field studies around the world." Environment Canada 20111208 "Full of the detail." -- G. R. Potts Ibis 20120701
    Table of contents
    Contributors Preface Brett K. Sandercock, Kathy Martin and Gernot Segelbacher 1 * Spatial Ecology Spatially Explicit Habitat Models For Prairie Grouse Neal D. Niemuth Hierarchical Modeling Of Lek Habitats Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Andrew J. Gregory, Lance B. Mcnew, Thomas J. Prebyl, Brett K. Sandercock, and Samantha M. Wisely Estimating Lek Occurrence and Density For Sharp-Tailed Grouse / Stephen Hamilton and Doug Manzer Home Range Size and Movements Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Michael A. Patten, Christin L. Pruett, and Donald H. Wolfe Impacts Of Anthropogenic Features on Habitat Use By Lesser Prairie-Chickens / Christian A. Hagen, James C. Pitman, Thomas M. Loughin, Brett K. Sandercock and Robert J. Robel Landscape Fragmentation and Non-Breeding Greater Sage-Grouse / Jay F. Shepherd, Kerry P. Reese, and John W. Connelly Natal Dispersal Affects Population Dynamics Of Hazel Grouse in Heterogeneous Landscapes / Marc Montadert and Patrick Leonard 2 * Habitat Relationships Nesting Success and Resource Selection Of Greater Sage-Grouse / Nicholas W. Kaczor, Kent C. Jensen, Robert W. Klaver, Mark A. Rumble, Katie M. Herman-Brunson, and Christopher C. Swanson Use Of Dwarf Sagebrush By Nesting Greater Sage-Grouse / David. D. Musil Modeling Nest and Brood Habitats Of Greater Sage-Grouse / Jay F. Shepherd, John W. Connelly, and Kerry P. Reese Linking Habitat Selection and Brood Success in Greater Sage-Grouse / Michael L. Casazza, Peter S. Coates, and Cory T. Overton Resource Selection During Brood-Rearing by Greater Sage-Grouse / Nicholas W. Kaczor, Katie M. Herman-Brunson, Kent C. Jensen, Mark A. Rumble, Robert W. Klaver, and Christopher C. Swanson Habitat Selection and Brood Survival Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Ty W. Matthews, Andrew J. Tyre, J. Scott Taylor, Jeffrey J. Lusk, and Larkin A. Powell 3 * Population Biology Testosterone Mediates Mating Success in Greater Prairie-Chickens / Jacqueline K. Augustine, Joshua J. Millspaugh, and Brett K. Sandercock Reproductive Biology of a Southern Population Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Lance B. Mcnew, Andrew J. Gregory, Samantha M. Wisely, and Brett K. Sandercock Regional Variation in Nesting Success of Lesser Prairie-Chickens / Eddie K. Lyons, Ryan S. Jones, John P. Leonard, Benjamin E. Toole, Robert A. Mccleery, Roel R. Lopez, Markus J. Peterson, Stephen J. Demaso, and Nova J. Silvy Mechanisms Underlying Variation in Renesting Ability of Willow Ptarmigan / Kathy Martin, Scott Wilson, and Susan J. Hannon Chick Survival of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Adam C. Schole, Ty W. Matthews, Larkin A. Powell, Jeffrey J. Lusk, and J. Scott Taylor Human-Mediated Selection on Life-History Traits of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Lance B. Mcnew, Andrew J. Gregory, Samantha M. Wisely, and Brett K. Sandercock Demographic Traits of Two Alpine Populations of Rock Ptarmigan / Claude Novoa, Jean-Francois Desmet, Jean-Francois Brenot, Bertrand Muffat-Joly, Marc Arvin-Berod, Jean Resseguier and Bastien Tran 4 * Conservation and Management Effects of Climate Change on Nutrition and Genetics of White-Tailed Ptarmigan / Sara J. Oyler-Mccance, Craig A. Stricker, Judy St. John, Clait E. Braun, Gregory T. Wann, and Cameron L. Aldridge Effects Of Translocation on Behavior of Island Ptarmigan / Robb S. A. Kaler and Brett K. Sandercock Hunting Lowers Population Size in Greater Sage-Grouse / Robert M. Gibson, Vernon C. Bleich, Clinton W. Mccarthy, and Terry L. Russi Spatial-Temporal Variation in Survival Of Harvested Greater Sage-Grouse / Benjamin S. Sedinger, James S. Sedinger, Shawn Espinosa, Michael T. Atamian, and Erik J. Blomberg Adaptive Harvest Management and Harvest Mortality Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Larkin A. Powell, J. Scott Taylor, Jeffrey J. Lusk, and Ty W. Matthews