Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

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OUP Oxford, Jun 17, 2004 - Nature - 386 pages
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The aim of this book is to outline the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists. A general shortage of information about available techniques is greatly hindering progress in avian ecology and conservation. Currently this sort of information is disparate and difficult to locate with much of it widely dispersed in books, journals and grey literature. Sutherland and his editorial team bring together in a single authoritative source all the ornithological techniques the avian community will ever need. For use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists worldwide. Bird Ecology and Conservation is the first title in a new series of practical handbooks which include titles focusing on specific taxonomic groups as well as those describing broader themes and subjects. The series editor is William J Sutherland.
 

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Contents

Bird diversity survey methods
1
List of Contributors
10
Bird census and survey techniques
17
Breeding biology
57
Birds in the hand
85
Estimating survival and movement
119
Radiotagging
141
Migration
161
Techniques in physiology and genetics
211
Diet and foraging behavior
233
Habitat assessment
251
Conservation management of endangered birds
269
Exploitation
303
Habitat management
329
Index
371
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Information from dead and dying birds
179

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WILLIAM J. SUTHERLAND is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

Ian Newtonis a British ornithologist and the author of several books, including"Bird Ecology.

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