Conservation of Tropical Birds has been written by four conservation biologists whose expertise spans all the tropical regions of the world. It is the first book to cover all the major issues in tropical bird conservation. Current problems faced by tropical bird conservationists are summarised and potential solutions outlined based on the results of case studies.
Birds are key indicators of ecosystem health, and such a well-studied group of organisms, that they provide an excellent lens through which to examine global conservation problems caused by phenomena such as climate change, declines in ecosystem services, habitat loss, fires, overexploitation, and invasive species. Therefore, the book also provides an engaging synopsis of the general issues in conservation and the problems faced by other wildlife.
This book serves as an important resource and companion to all people interested in observing and conserving birds in the tropics and elsewhere.
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About the Author
Cagan Sekercioglu is an assistant professor at the Department of Biology, University of Utah. His work includes the compilation of the most comprehensive database on the ecology of the world’s birds and he is among the most cited 1% of scientists of the past decade in ecology and environmental science. He received the 2008 Whitley Gold Award for grassroots conservation and was chosen Turkey's 2010 Scientist of the Year.
Jos Barlow is an RCUK Academic Fellow and Lecturer at Lancaster University, UK. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Ecology and Conservation Letters.
Scott K. Robinson is Ordway Professor of Ecosystem Conservation at the Florida Museum of Natural History. He has published more than 100 scientific papers on the ecology, behavior and conservation of birds.