Restoring North America's birds [electronic resource] : lessons from landscape ecology /
Robert A. Askins ; illustrations by Julie Zickefoose.
2nd ed.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2002]
xiii, 332 p. : ill. (some col.), maps.
0300093160 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2002]
0300093160 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-317) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-07-01:
Askins (zoology, Connecticut College) discusses different types of habitat and the decline of bird species in these locales. Some of the habitats discussed are those of the grassland birds of the east coast, birds of the eastern thickets, the birds of the Great Plains, the lost birds of the eastern forest, deep-forest birds, birds of the western mountain slopes, and birds of the southwestern floodplains. In later chapters he discusses the red-cockaded woodpecker and the longleaf pine warbler. In the final chapter he writes about landscape ecology, which is the key to bird conservation. There is also a discussion of the way to protect endangered species by preserving their habitat. The book includes notes, references, and appendixes with scientific names of organisms other than birds and scientific names of birds in phylogenetic order. Recommended for libraries with collections that stress conservation. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. C. J. Pollard; Los Angeles Unified School District
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This title pulls together recent research on bird species and habitats to show how basic ecological principles apply in seemingly different situations. Askins provides an engaging introduction to bird ecology and concepts of landscape ecology.
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This accessible book draws on recent research on bird species and their habitats to explain how basic principles of bird ecology and landscape ecology can help us create scientifically sound plans for protecting and restoring the rich diversity of North American birds. This edition includes an afterword that reviews noteworthy literature that has appeared since the first edition was completed in 1999. This new material -- on such key issues as the importance of preserving large expanses of natural habitat, the importance of maintaining early successional habitats, and the habitat requirements of neotropical migrants -- shows how the research on landscape ecology of birds has shaped conservation policy more rapidly than most would have predicted.
Table of Contents
Grassland Birds of the East Coast: Pleistocene Parkland to Hay Meadowp. 1
Another Quiet Decline: Birds of the Eastern Thicketsp. 27
The Great Plains: Birds of the Shifting Mosaicp. 55
Lost Birds of the Eastern Forestp. 75
Deep-forest Birds and Hostile Edgesp. 99
Industrial Forestry and the Prospects for Northern Birdsp. 131
Birds of the Western Mountain Slopesp. 155
Declining Birds of Southwestern Floodplainsp. 185
Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and the Longleaf Pine Woodlandp. 209
Landscape Ecology: The Key to Bird Conservationp. 229
Appendixesp. 247
Notesp. 257
Referencesp. 271
Indexp. 311
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