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Birds and Habitat


Chris Merkord
  • Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes Fuller, Robert J. Cambridge University Press 2012 Cambridge United Kingdom http://www.cambridge.org/9780521722339

    554pages

    92 b/w illus. 18 tables

    Dimensions: 247 x 174 mm

    Weight: 1.23kg

    English , Global, Ecological Reviews 12/01/2012 0521897564 9780521897563 No value No value

The successful conservation of bird species relies upon our understanding of their habitat use and requirements. In the coming decades the importance of such knowledge will only grow as climate change, the development of new energy sources and the needs of a growing human population intensify the, already significant, pressure on the habitats that birds depend on. Drawing on valuable recent advances in our understanding of bird-habitat relationships, this book provides the first major review of avian habitat selection in over twenty years. It offers a synthesis of concepts, patterns and issues that will interest students, researchers and conservation practitioners. Spatial scales ranging from landscape to habitat patch are covered, and examples of responses to habitat change are examined. European landscapes are the main focus, but the book has far wider significance to similar habitats worldwide, with examples and relevant material also drawn from North America and Australia.

 

Features:

  • Provides case studies of habitat selection and utilisation within particular environments, enabling readers to relate general principles to specific environments
  • Stresses the multi-scale nature of habitat relationships, encouraging integrated thinking about the importance of both landscape processes and habitat quality
  • Draws comparisons between different regions and continents to demonstrate the wide applicability of habitat research

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