Population Limitation in Birds
Based on results from field studies, this book aims to be an introduction to understanding the processes of population limitation in birds. There are three sections covering: behaviour and density regulation; natural limiting factors; and human impacts.
- Hardback | 550 pages
- 18 x 24 x 31.75mm | 1,280g
- 01 Apr 1998
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 130 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
Table of contents
Part 1 Behaviour and density regulation: social systems and status; habitat and density regualtion; territorial behaviour and density limitation; density dependence in bird populations; habitat fragments and metapopulations. Part 2 Natural limiting factors: food-supply; nest sites; predation; parasites and pathogens; weather; inter-specific competition; interactions between different limiting factors. Part 3 Human impacts: hunting and pest control; pesticides and pollutants; extinction.