Bird Ecology and Conservation A Handbook of Techniques

n this intensely practical handbook, a team of leading ornithologists describe a wide range of standard methods that can be applied to the study of avian ecology and conservation. Topics covered range from surveys and tracking and handling to breeding biology, foraging behavior, and migration. Chapters on conservation techniques describe how to assess species over-exploitation, the methods available for the intensive conservation of endangered species, and the principles involved in the maintenance and restoration of habitats. This comprehensive synthesis will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers as well as a valuable resource for environmental consultants and professional conservationists worldwide.

Bird Ecology and Evolution 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. William J. Sutherland is the series editor.

About The Author
William J Sutherland is Professor of Ecology at the University of East Anglia. He is a world-renowned conservation biologist who has contributed enormously to the profile of the subject. His books are best sellers and used by students and conservation professionals worldwide. Professor Ian Newton F.R.S.E. F.R.S. O.B.E. has recently retired from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. He is the author of several classic ornithological texts and remains one of the highest profile ornithologists in the U.K. . Rhys Green is a Principal Research Biologist at the R.S.P.B. and a Senior Research Fellow in the Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.
Table of Contents

1. Bird diversity survey methods

2. Bird census and survey techniques

3. Breeding biology

4. Birds in the hand

5. Estimating survival and movement

6. Radio-tagging

7. Migration

8. Information from dead and dying birds

9. Techniques in physiology and genetics

10. Diet and foraging behaviour

11. Habitat assessment

12. Conservation management of endangered birds

13. Exploitation

14. Habitat Management

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