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Restoring North America's birds : lessons from landscape ecology

Author: Robert Askins
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The decline of bird species in a wide range of North American habitats - forests, prairies, shrub-lands, mountain regions, marshes, and deserts - has inspired two decades of intense scientific study of bird ecology and conservation. But for professional scientists and amateur birders alike, interpreting the results of these diverse studies is often complex and bewildering. This book pulls together recent research  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Askins
ISBN: 0300079672 9780300079678
OCLC Number: 41468376
Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Grassland Birds of the East Coast: Pleistocene Parkland to Hay Meadow --
Ch. 2. Another Quiet Decline: Birds of the Eastern Thickets --
Ch. 3. Great Plains: Birds of the Shifting Mosaic --
Ch. 4. Lost Birds of the Eastern Forest --
Ch. 5. Deep-forest Birds and Hostile Edges --
Ch. 6. Industrial Forestry and the Prospects for Northern Birds --
Ch. 7. Birds of the Western Mountain Slopes --
Ch. 8. Declining Birds of Southwestern Floodplains --
Ch. 9. Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and the Longleaf Pine Woodland --
Ch. 10. Landscape Ecology: The Key to Bird Conservation.
Responsibility: Robert A. Askins ; illustrations by Julie Zickefoose.

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This volume brings together research on bird species and habitats to show how basic ecological principles apply in seemingly different situations. It introduces bird ecology and concepts of landscape  Read more...

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