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Current Ornithology

Current Ornithology

Volume 11

Editors: Power, D.M. (Ed.)

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In this volume I include chapters on continental population trends, orni­ thology's contribution to the habitat concept, social organization outside the breeding season, the role of predation in limiting numbers, and the evolution of prolonged incubation periods. Authors are based in Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Is there evidence for wholesale population declines in North Ameri­ can birds? Robert Askins says yes, with qualifications. Fragmentation of forest causes the population of many forest-interior species to decline, and loss of winter forest habitat in Mexico, Central America, and the Greater Antilles is potentially serious. Trends over the past 25 years are, however, difficult to discern. Grassland and shrubland specialists have likewise diminished over the past quarter century. Askins calls for management of regional landscapes to maintain habitat diversity. As for habitats, William Block and Leonard Brennan review the role of ornithology in developing the concept of "habitat." Their intention is to stimulate ornithologists to consider habitat as a unifying concept in con­ temporary ecology. They describe uses of the habitat concept in basic and experimental ecology. Recent advances in sociobiology stimulated deeper interest in social organization. Erik Matthysen has gathered a diversity of information on social organization outside the breeding season, both in migratory and in nonbreeding resident birds. He discusses populations that continue indi­ vidual associations outside the breeding season and site-related aggression (territoriality), and reviews a number of long-term benefits of these behaviors.

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`The quality of these chapters, as usual, is quite high....As in past volumes, this book provides a tremendous service to both new students and more experienced researchers....They provide new viewpoints, corrections of misconceptions, and a means of checking what we think we already know.'
The Wilson Bulletin, March 1995

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Ornithology
Book Subtitle
Volume 11
Editors
  • D.M. Power
Series Title
Current Ornithology
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9912-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9912-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44550-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9914-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 292
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