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Birds in urban ecosystems are now at the forefront of ornithological research. In Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation an international team of leading researchers in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation reports on findings from Europe, the United States, and Mexico. In twenty chapters – two online – they address classic questions, propose new directions, and fill critical gaps in our knowledge. Key areas of focus include the processes that underlie patterns of species shifts along urban-rural gradients, demography of urban birds and the role of citizen science, and human-avian interactions in cities. This important reference will fill a crucial need for scientists, managers, and planners in urban ecosystems as well as for those specifically interested in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation.
Christopher A. Lepczyk is Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Management, Wildlife Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Human Dimensions in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaii. Paige S. Warren is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetss in Amherst.