Restoring North America's Birds: Lessons from Landscape Ecology / Edition 2

Restoring North America's Birds: Lessons from Landscape Ecology / Edition 2

by Robert A. Askins, Julie Zickefoose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300093160

ISBN-13: 9780300093162

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

This volume draws on research on bird species and their habitats to explain how basic principles of bird ecology and landscape ecology can help us create scientifically sound plans for protecting and restoring the rich diversity of North American birds. This edition includes an afterword that reviews literature that has appeared since the first edition was completed…  See more details below

Overview

This volume draws on research on bird species and their habitats to explain how basic principles of bird ecology and landscape ecology can help us create scientifically sound plans for protecting and restoring the rich diversity of North American birds. This edition includes an afterword that reviews literature that has appeared since the first edition was completed in 1999. This new material - on such key issues as the importance of preserving large expanses of natural habitat, the importance of maintaining early successional habitats, and the habitat requirements of neotropical migrants - shows how the research on landscape ecology of birds has shaped conservation policy more rapidly than most would have predicted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093162
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Grassland Birds of the East Coast: Pleistocene Parkland to Hay Meadow1
Ch. 2Another Quiet Decline: Birds of the Eastern Thickets27
Ch. 3The Great Plains: Birds of the Shifting Mosaic55
Ch. 4Lost Birds of the Eastern Forest75
Ch. 5Deep-forest Birds and Hostile Edges99
Ch. 6Industrial Forestry and the Prospects for Northern Birds131
Ch. 7Birds of the Western Mountain Slopes155
Ch. 8Declining Birds of Southwestern Floodplains185
Ch. 9Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and the Longleaf Pine Woodland209
Ch. 10Landscape Ecology: The Key to Bird Conservation229
Appendixes247
Notes257
References271
Index311

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