Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

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In this intensely practical handbook, a team of leading ornithologists describe a wide range of standard methods that can be applied to the study of avian ecology and conservation. Topics covered range from surveys and tracking and handling to breeding biology, foraging behavior, and migration. Chapters on conservation techniques describe how to assess species over-exploitation, the methods available for the intensive conservation of endangered species, and the principles involved in the maintenance and restoration of habitats. This comprehensive synthesis will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers as well as a valuable resource for environmental consultants and professional conservationists worldwide.

Bird Ecology and Evolution 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. William J. Sutherland is the series editor.

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"This handbook offers a detailed practical introduction to methods for observing, censusing, trapping, and autopsying birds in the wild. Sutherland (Univ. of East Anglia), Newton (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Cambridgeshire), and Green (Univ. of Cambridge) also provide sections on analyses of the resulting data and management of both game and nongame birds... The book is nicely produced with several useful black-and-white halftone photographs, graphs, and drawings."—Choice
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Meet the Author

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge University

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Table of Contents

1. Bird diversity survey methods, Bibby
2. Bird census and suvey techniques, Gregory, Gibbons and Donald
3. Breeding biology, Green
4. Birds in the hand, Gosler
5. Estimating survival and movement, Nichols, Kendall and Runge
6. Radio-tagging, Kenward
7. Migration, Akesson and Hedenstrom
8. Information from dead and dying birds, Cooper
9. Techniques in physiology and genetics, Dawson
10. Diet and foraging behaviour, Sutherland
11. Habitat assessment, Sutherland and Green
12. Conservation management of endangered birds, Jones
13. Exploitation, Runge, Kendall and Nichols
14. Habitat Management, Ausden

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