Bird Ecology and Conservation

Bird Ecology and Conservation : A Handbook of Techniques

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The aim of this book is to outline the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists. A general shortage of information about available techniques is greatly hindering progress in avian ecology and conservation. Currently this sort of information is disparate and difficult to locate with much of it widely dispersed in books, journals and grey literature. Sutherland and his editorial team bring together in a single authoritative source all the
ornithological techniques the avian community will ever need. For use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists worldwide.

Bird Ecology and Conservation is the first title in a new series of practical handbooks which include titles focusing on specific taxonomic groups as well as those describing broader themes and subjects. The series editor is William J Sutherland.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 157 x 234 x 23mm | 592g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous halftones and line drawings
  • 0198520867
  • 9780198520863
  • 490,749

Table of contents

1. Bird diversity survey methods ; 2. Bird census and survey techniques ; 3. Breeding biology ; 4. Birds in the hand ; 5. Estimating survival and movement ; 6. Radio-tagging ; 7. Migration ; 8. Information from dead and dying birds ; 9. Techniques in physiology and genetics ; 10. Diet and foraging behaviour ; 11. Habitat assessment ; 12. Conservation management of endangered birds ; 13. Exploitation ; 14. Habitat Management
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This book is the first of an intended series each of which will treat a taxonomic group, or a broad subject area ... Given the growing importance of conservation, especially in the developing world, such a series is welcome and timely, and potentially influential ... I look forward to more in this series. * ISBE Newsletter * This is an excellent text in its field ... Although aimed at the specialist (who should see this as a must-buy text) the material is accessible enough for the keen amateur or student to gain much from the work. A text such as this bodes well for the rest of the series. * TE News * '...a very comprehensive review of a really interesting subject...This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers, and will also serve as a useful tool for the growing number of environmental consultants and professional conservationists.' British Wildlife, December 2004.
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About William J. Sutherland

William J Sutherland is Professor of Ecology at the University of East Anglia.He is a world-renowned conservation biologist who has contributed enormously to the profile of the subject. His books are best sellers and used by students and conservation professionals worldwide.

Professor Ian Newton FRSE FRS OBE has recently retired from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. He is the author of several classic ornithological texts and remains one of the highest profile ornithologists in the UK.

Rhys Green is a Principal Research Biologist at the RSPB and a Senior Research Fellow in the Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.
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