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Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds A Synthesis and Review of Critical Issues

Edited By: Thomas E Martin and Deborah M Finch
489 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds
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  • Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds ISBN: 9780195084528 Paperback Jun 1996 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
  • Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds ISBN: 9780195084405 Hardback Dec 1995 Out of Print #49976
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An ambitious, comprehensive assessment of the current status of neotropical migratory birds in the USA, and the methods and strategies for conserving migrant populations. This book represents an attempt to lay out the subject in its full scope, with chapters reviewing and assessing the various subjects written as consensus documents by several leading workers representing various views.


Introduction; 1. Population Trends and The North American Breeding Bird Survey; 2. The Strength of Inferences About Causes of Trends in Populations; 3. When and How are Populations Limited; 5. Habitat Requirements During Migration; 6. Habitat Use and Conservation during Winter in the Neotropics; 7. Impacts of Silviculture; 8. Effects of Silvicultural Treatments in the Rocky Mountains; 9. Silviculture in Central and Southeastern Oak Pine Forests; 10. Effects of Agricultural Practices and Farmland Structures; 11. An Assessment of Potential Hazards of Pesticides and Environmental Contaminants; 12. Livestock Grazing Effects in Western North America; 13. Habitat Fragmentation in the Temperate Zone; 14. Landscape Ecology and Bird Management; 15. Ecology and Behavior of Cowbirds and their Deleterious Effects on Host Populations; 16. Single-Species versus Multiple-Species Approaches for Management; 17. Summary: Model Organisms for Advancing Understanding of Ecology and Land Management

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Edited By: Thomas E Martin and Deborah M Finch
489 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
Media reviews

"Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds provides the best review yet of the scientific issues surrounding migrants."--Science
"The 17 chapters of this book provide a detailed examination of ecology and management of neotropical migratory birds. . .Ornithologists and conservation biologists will be interested in this book. Recommended." --Wildlife Activist
"This volume seeks to summarize an aspect of our knowledge of birds that largely breed in temperate North America and migrate into Latin America. . . .The editors and most of the authors did an excellent job, serving well those in conservation biology. . . .I do enthusiastically recommend this volume to anyone interested in the ecology and management of landbirds. . .A good source of current knowledge of trends of landbird populations and some potential causes of these changes. . .A good foundation for further work."--Ecology
"Overall, this book is very satisfying, with much information presented in a very
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