Avian Conservation: Research and Management

Avian Conservation: Research and Management

by John Marzluff
     
 

<p>Many bird species throughout the world are in decline or are suffering from unmistakable signs of ill-health. Such problems often indicate more serious and widespread environmental problems, making avian research a critical component of the overall protection of biodiversity.<p>Avian Conservation presents the findings and insights of leading avian… See more details below

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<p>Many bird species throughout the world are in decline or are suffering from unmistakable signs of ill-health. Such problems often indicate more serious and widespread environmental problems, making avian research a critical component of the overall protection of biodiversity.<p>Avian Conservation presents the findings and insights of leading avian conservationists from around the world including Frances C. James, Ian Newton, Richard L. Hutto, John T. Rotenberry, P. Dee Boersma, David F. DeSante, Robert C. Fleischer and many others. Contributors review current research and identify information gaps that need to be filled if conservation measures are to be effectively carried out. They highlight the peril many species are experiencing, showcase important projects, and present the advice of practicing managers.<p>The book features a blend of methodological, empirical, and applied chapters that introduce new ideas and strategies to working managers, and suggest how to most effectively implement research results. Sections consider.<p><li>techniques for conserving and monitoring birds <li>approaches for conserving endangered and sensitive species <li>research needs in forested landscapes <li>conservation in nonforested and urban landscapes <li>global variation in conservation needs <li>relevance of conservation to land manager.<p>Each section is preceded by a brief introduction that provides a valuable overview of the issue being considered. Throughout, contributors emphasize three themes: that an expanding human population has caused widespread changes in bird habitats; that research must be shifted from short-term, correlative studies of bird abundance to long-term, experimental studies that measure avian population viability; and that a closer relationship needs to be developed between researchers and managers. Conservation biologists, managers, and students interested in the conservation of birds will find the book an important guide and resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559635691
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
563
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.27(d)

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