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Wetland birds : habitat resources and conservation implications

Author: Milton Webster Weller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Birds are important indicators of water quality in wetlands of all descriptions. In this readable account, Milton Weller describes the ecology of wetland birds in terms of resource use providing a  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Webster Weller
ISBN: 0521633621 9780521633628 0521633265 9780521633260
OCLC Number: 704461474
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 271 Seiten, [26] Seiten of plates) : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Wetlands: what, where and why; 3. Major groups of birds that use wetlands; 4. Water and other resource influences; 5. Foods, feeding tactics, strategies and guilds; 6. Bird mobility and wetland predictability; 7. Other behavioral and physical influences on wetland living; 8. Spatial and structural patterns; 9. Habitat dynamics: water, succession and time; 10. Population consequences of wetland abundance and quality; 11. How birds influence wetlands; 12. Conservation implications; 13. Measures of bird habitat use and quality; 14. Current status and some conservation problems; 15. Conservation and management strategies; 16. Outlook; Epilogue; Scientific names of birds mentioned in the text; Scientific names of animals other than birds mentioned in the text; Scientific names of plants mentioned in the text; Index.
Responsibility: Milton W. Weller.

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"Weller has published extensively on wetlands and waterbirds over the past 30-some years and is a recognized authority in the field...Numerous diagrams, tables, and black-and-white photographs Read more...

 
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