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Population Limitation in Birds

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Dr. Ian Newton is respected world-wide both as a biologist with a special interest and expertise in this subject and as a communicator. He is a seasoned and popular key note speaker at National and International meetings, and his talks are often the high point of conferences.Ian Newton was born and raised in north Derbyshire. He attended Chesterfield Boys Grammar School, followed by the universities of Bristol and Oxford. He has been interested in birds since boyhood, and as a teenager developed a particular fascination with finches, which later led to doctoral and post-doctoral studies on these birds. Later in life he became known fore his penetrating field studies of bird populations, notably on raptors. He is now a senior ecologist with the Natural Environment Research Council, and visiting professor of ornithology at the University of Oxford. Most of his research has been in Scotland, but he has also spent a sabbatical year with the Canadian Wildlife Service, studying waterfowl, and is a frequent visitor to research groups in the United States and elsewhere. He has published more than 200 scientific papers on birds, and several books, including Finches (1972), Population Ecology of Raptors (1979), The Sparrowhawk (1986), and Lifetime Reproduction in Birds (edited, 1989). He has served as President of the British Ecological Society, Vice-president of the British Ornithologists' Union, and is honorary member of the American Ornithologists' Union. He has received several prestigious awards for research and conservation, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993. He is married, and has two sons and a daughter.

Synopsis:

This book meets the demand for a comprehensive introduction to understanding the processes of population limitation. Recognized world-wide as a respected biologist and communicator, Dr. Ian Newton has now written a clear and detailed treatise on local scale population limiting factors in birds. It is based almost entirely on results from field studies, though it is set in a contemporary theoretical framework. The 16 chapters fall under three major section headings: Behavior and Density Regulation; Natural Limiting Factors; and Human Impacts. Population Limitation in Birds serves as a needed resource expanding on Dr. David Lacks research in this area of ornithology in the 1950s. It includes numerous line diagrams and beautiful illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Keith Brockie.

Key Features

* Provides a sorely needed introduction to a long-established core subject in ornithology

* Focuses on local scale factors

* Written by a well-known biologist and effective communicator

* Includes numerous line diagrams and beautiful illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Keith Brockie

Table of Contents

Preview.

Behaviour and Density Regulation:

Social Systems and Status.

Habitat and Density Regulation.

Territorial Behaviour and Density Limitation.

Density Dependence in Bird Populations.

Habitat Fragments and Metapopulations.

Natural Limiting Factors:

Food-Supply.

Nest-Sites.

Predation.

Parasites and Pathogens.

Weather.

Inter-Specific Competition.

Interactions Between Different Limiting Factors.

Human Impacts:

Hunting and Pest Control.

Pesticides and Pollutants.

Extinction.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780080879239
Publisher:
Academic Press
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Illustrator:
Brockie, Keith
Author:
Newton, Ian
Author:
Ian Newton
Subject:
Bird populations
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Subject:
Nature : Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Psychology : Social Psychology
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y

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"Synopsis" by , This book meets the demand for a comprehensive introduction to understanding the processes of population limitation. Recognized world-wide as a respected biologist and communicator, Dr. Ian Newton has now written a clear and detailed treatise on local scale population limiting factors in birds. It is based almost entirely on results from field studies, though it is set in a contemporary theoretical framework. The 16 chapters fall under three major section headings: Behavior and Density Regulation; Natural Limiting Factors; and Human Impacts. Population Limitation in Birds serves as a needed resource expanding on Dr. David Lacks research in this area of ornithology in the 1950s. It includes numerous line diagrams and beautiful illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Keith Brockie.

Key Features

* Provides a sorely needed introduction to a long-established core subject in ornithology

* Focuses on local scale factors

* Written by a well-known biologist and effective communicator

* Includes numerous line diagrams and beautiful illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Keith Brockie

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