Survey Designs and Statistical Methods for the Estimation of Avian Population Trends

Survey Designs and Statistical Methods for the Estimation of Avian Population Trends

Author: John R. Sauer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015086474932

Category: Bird populations

Page: 166

View: 822

Proceedings of a workshop on the analysis of avian population trends, held April 1988 in Laurel, Maryland. Describes the design of major avian surveys, presents major analytical methods used to estimate population trends, and provides analyses of scissor-tailed flycatcher data set.

Survey Designs and Statistical Methods for the Estimation of Avian Population Trends

Survey Designs and Statistical Methods for the Estimation of Avian Population Trends

Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:90220422

Category: Bird populations

Page: 166

View: 855

Proceedings of a workshop on the analysis of avian population trends, held April 1988 in Laurel, Maryland. Describes the design of major avian surveys, presents major analytical methods used to estimate population trends, and provides analyses of scissor-tailed flycatcher data set.

Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds

Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds

Author: Deborah M. Finch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195084405

Category: Birds

Page: 489

View: 891

The apparent decline in numbers among many species of migratory songbirds is a timely subject in conservation biology, particularly for ornithologists, ecologists, and wildlife managers. This book presents a full discussion of the problem.

Ecology and Management of Cowbirds and Their Hosts

Ecology and Management of Cowbirds and Their Hosts

Author: James N. M. Smith

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292757875

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 711

In the past two centuries, cowbirds have increased in numbers and extended their range across North America, while many of the native songbird species whose nests they parasitize to raise their young have declined. This timely book collects forty essays by most of the principal authorities on the biology and management of cowbirds. The book's goals are to explore the biology of cowbirds, the threats they pose to host species and populations, and the management programs that are being undertaken to minimize these threats. The book is organized into five sections, each with an extended editors' introduction that places the contributions in a broad, up-to-date setting. The sections cover: The changing abundance of cowbirds and the ways in which their numbers can be estimated. Host choice by cowbirds, the negative effects of cowbirds on particular host species, and the daily patterns of cowbird behavior. Behavioral interactions between cowbirds and specific host species. Patterns of cowbird abundance and host use across varying landscapes. Management programs designed to control cowbirds and protect threatened songbirds.

Birds as Monitors of Environmental Change

Birds as Monitors of Environmental Change

Author: R.W. Furness

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401513227

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 208

Birds as Monitors of Environmental Change looks at how bird populations are affected by pollutants, water quality, and other physical changes and how this scientific knowledge can help in predicting the effects of pollutants and other physical changes in the environment.

Current Ornithology

Current Ornithology

Author: D.M. Power

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461518358

Category: Science

Page: 278

View: 609

In Volume 12, eminent international ornithologists further elucidate endocrinological correlates of mating strategies and hormones and reproductive behavior; assess the value of the ''brood reduction hypothesis'' in explaining ''the paradox of hatching asynchrony''; and explore the validity and sensitivity of growth bands in feathers as an indication of nutritional condition and the use of feather banding in studying growth. Chapters are well supported with charts, maps, schematic diagrams, and photographs. Current Ornithology is the only English-language publication currently devoted exclusively to extensive reviews and synthesis of topics pertaining to all aspects of the biology of birds. Chapters fall under such diverse rubrics as ecology, evolution, behavior, phylogeny, behavioral ecology, anatomy and physiology, and conservation biology. All authors are leading authorities on their subjects, and each chapter is refereed by experts in the topics covered. Although all chapters focus primarily on birds, some topics, such as the social cognition of birds as compared to primates (Volume 13), have significant application to disciplines outside of ornithology. Current Ornithology aims to provide an accessible, up-to-date, accurate source of data and to contribute to conceptual generalization and unification across the biological sciences.

Stock, Recruitment and Reference Points

Stock, Recruitment and Reference Points

Author: Etienne Prévost

Publisher: Quae

ISBN: 9782759215300

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 252

This book collects the available knowledge about the ecology of Atlantic salmon and contemporary stock assessment methods supporting the specific task of establishing reference points. Bayesian approaches for incorporating uncertainty are front and centre in the book. Stock and recruitment analysis methods, transport of reference points, risk analysis and use of index measures of abundance are presented in a format which can be readily understood and applied by scientists, educators, professionals and undergraduate students.