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About this book
About this book
There are more than one thousand species of threatened birds in the world, while many others are valued for sport and some are serious pests. All these bird populations require management of one kind or another. This volume reviews our current understanding of avian population dynamics and explores ways in which population studies can contribute to effective conservation and management. Emphasis is made throughout on how bird populations are regulated under various constraints and conditions, and what changes might be expected under varying environmental regimes.
Ian Newton: Population limitation in birds of prey: a comparative approach; Ian Rowley & Eleanor Russell: Demography of Passerines in the temperate Southern Hemisphere; Jacques Blondel: Birds in biological isolates; J. Clobert & J-D. Lebreton: Estimation of demographic parameters in bird populations; J-D. Lebreton & J. Clobert: Bird population dynamics, management, and conservation; R.H. McCleery & C.M. Perrins: The effects of predation on the numbers of Great Tits Parus major; James N.M. Smith, Peter Arcese, & Wesley Hochachka: Social behaviour and population regulation in insular bird populations; Fred Cooke & E.G. Gooch: Demographic changes in a snow goose population; C.M. Perrins: Constraints on the demographic parameters of bird populations; Franz Bairlein: Population studies of White Storks Ciconia ciconia in Europe; M.P. Harris & S. Wanless: Population studies and conservation of Puffins Fratercula arctica; A.R. Johnson, R.E. Green, & G.J.M. Hirons: Survival rates of greater flamingoes in the West Mediterranean region; J.P. Croxall & P. Rothery: Population regulation of seabirds; Pierre Jouventin & Henri Weimerskirch: Changes in seabird population sizes in French Antarctic territories; Carlos Bernstein, John R. Krebs, & Alex Kacelnik: Distribution of birds amongst habitats; P.R. Evans: Seasonal and annual patterns of mortality in migratory shorebirds; M. Owen & J.M. Black: The importance of migration mortality in non-passerine birds; G.R. Potts & N.J. Aebischer: Modelling the population dynamics of the Grey Partridge; A.P. Dobson & Robert M. May: Parasites, cuckoos, and avian population dynamics; Peter J. Hudson & A.P. Dobson: Control of parasites in natural populations; Peter H. Becker: Population and contamination studies in coastal birds; Chris J. Feare: Control of bird pest populations; J.C. Coulson: The population dynamics of Herring Gulls and Lesser black-backed Gulls; James D. Nichols: Responses of North American duck populations to exploitation; Hugh Boyd: Science and craft in waterfowl management in North America; Glen Woolfenden & John W. Fitzpatrick: Florida Scrub Jay ecology and conservation; Russell Lande: Population dynamics and extinction in heterogenous environments; M.R.W. Rands: Conserving threatened birds; R.E. Green & G.J.M. Hirons: The relevance of population studies to the conservation of threatened birds; Ian Newton: Concluding remarks; Index.
650 pages, 155 line illus, tables, maps
This well-produced and well-edited book provides an admirable overview of the state of play in bird population studies. The many excellent, and often rigorously experimental, studies of local breeding numbers are well represented. The book ... sets a high scientific standard that will interest professional and keen amateur ornithologists. J.D. Goss-Custard, IBIS, Vol. 134, 1992 "Bird Population Studies will become a major reference for avian population biologists. Its editors have assembled an outstanding collection of 30 chapters ... The chapters individually exhibit a uniformly high quality of presentation and together portray comprehensively the state of avian demography." Robert E. Ricklefs, University of Pennsylvania, TREE, vol. 7, no. 4, April 1992