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Urban bird ecology and conservation [electronic resource] / Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren, editors.

Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.
Series:
Studies in Avian Biology
Studies in avian biology ; no. 45
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (375 p.)
Subjects:
Birds -- Ecology.
Birds -- Conservation.
Urban animals -- Ecology.
Urban animals -- Conservation.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Now that more than half of the world's population lives in cities, the study of birds in urban ecosystems has emerged at the forefront of ornithological research. An international team of leading researchers in urban bird ecology and conservation from across Europe and North America presents the state of this diverse field, addressing classic questions while proposing new directions for further study. Areas of particular focus include the processes underlying patterns of species shifts along urban-rural gradients, the demography of urban birds and the role of citizen science, and human-avian interaction in urban areas. This important reference fills a crucial need for scientists, planners, and managers of urban spaces and all those interested in the study and conservation of birds in the world's expanding metropolises.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
PREFACE
1. BEYOND THE GRADIENT: INSIGHTS FROM NEW WORK IN THE AVIAN ECOLOGY OF URBANIZING LANDS
2. Using Gradient Analysis to Uncover Pattern and Process in Urban Bird Communities
3. FROM FORES TS TO CITIES: EFFECTS OF URBANIZATION ON TROPICAL BIRDS
4. DOES NEST PREDATION SHAPE URBAN BIRD COMMUNITIES
5. Evaluating Factors That Influence Avian Community Response to Urbanization
6. Impacts of Seasonal Small-scale Urbanization on Nest Predation and Bird Assemblages at Tourist Destinations
7. The Use of Citizen Volunteers in Urban Bird Research
8. Painted Bunting Conservation: TRADITIONAL MONITORING MEETS CITIZEN SCIENCE
9. A New Approach to Urban Bird Monitoring: THE TUCSON BIRD COUNT
10. Distribution and Habitat of Greater Roadrunners in Urban and Suburban Arizona
11. Edges, Trails, and Reproductive Performance of Spotted Towhees in Urban Greenspaces
12. Post-fledging Mobility in an Urban Landscape
13. Avian Conservation in Urban Environments: What do ecologists bring to the table?
14. How Biologists Can Involve Developers, Planners, and Policymakers in Urban Avian Conservation
15. Predicting Avian Community Responses to Increasing Urbanization
16. Interactions between People and Birds in Urban Landscapes
17. Who Feeds the Birds?: A COMPARISON ACROSS REGIONS
18. Urban Evolutionary Ecology
SPECIAL TOPIC A. Does Habitat Heterogeneity Affect Bird Community Structure in Urban Parks?
SPECIAL TOPIC B. Home Range and Habitat Use of Cooper's Hawks in Urban and Natural Areas
Notes:
"A publication of the Cooper Ornithological Society."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Lepczyk, Christopher A. (Christopher Andrew), 1970-
Warren, Paige S. (Paige Shannon)
ISBN:
1-283-70476-5
0-520-95389-4
OCLC:
815382855
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520953895 doi
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