The aim of this book is to outline the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists. A general shortage of information about available techniques is greatly hindering progress in avian ecology and conservation. Currently this sort of information is disparate and difficult to locate with much of it widely dispersed in books, journals and grey literature. Sutherland and his editorial team bring together in a single authoritative source all the
ornithological techniques the avian community will ever need. For use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists worldwide.
Bird Ecology and Conservation is the first title in a new series of practical handbooks which include titles focusing on specific taxonomic groups as well as those describing broader themes and subjects. The series editor is William J Sutherland.
William J Sutherland is Professor of Ecology at the University of East Anglia.He is a world-renowned conservation biologist who has contributed enormously to the profile of the subject. His books are best sellers and used by students and conservation professionals worldwide. Professor Ian Newton FRSE FRS OBE has recently retired from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. He is the author of several classic ornithological texts and remains one of the highest profile ornithologists in the UK. Rhys Green is a Principal Research Biologist at the RSPB and a Senior Research Fellow in the Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.
1. Bird diversity survey methods ; 2. Bird census and survey techniques ; 3. Breeding biology ; 4. Birds in the hand ; 5. Estimating survival and movement ; 6. Radio-tagging ; 7. Migration ; 8. Information from dead and dying birds ; 9. Techniques in physiology and genetics ; 10. Diet and foraging behaviour ; 11. Habitat assessment ; 12. Conservation management of endangered birds ; 13. Exploitation ; 14. Habitat Management