The 40 or so species of beach-loving plovers (genus Charadrius) comprise a diverse group of shorebirds found around the world. Most of these species are challenged by changing climates and other human-related development activities, yet they provide key insights into basic ecological and evolutionary processes. The expert international contributors take a comparative approach, presenting examples from many worldwide plover studies and synthesizing the group’s most pressing and important topics. The book further presents an emphasis on full life-cycle biology, including the importance of examining migratory connectivity issues, even for non-migratory plovers.
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- Serves as a fundamental resource for conservation practitioners
- Detailed overview of a widely distributed group of shorebirds
- Authored by renowned specialists who present theoretical and applied perspectives
- Emphasis on comparative and synthetic approach in all chapters
McComb, B. et al. Monitoring Animal Populations and Their Habitats: A Practitioner’s Guide (ISBN 978-0-4291-3827-0).
Garvey, J. E. & M. R. Whiles. Trophic Ecology (ISBN 978-1-4987-5846-8).
Dewdney, A. K. Stochastic Communities: A Mathematical Theory of Biodiversity (ISBN 978-1-1381-9702-2).
Introduction & Overview. Biogeography & Evolutionary History. Population Genetics. Physiology, Anatomy & Morphology. Comparative Breeding Biology. Mating Systems. Migration Ecology. Nonbreeding Ecology. Population Biology. Anthropogenic Change. Managing Habitat. Predator Control. Conclusions.
"I strongly recommend this wonderful compilation to ornithologists, students, and laypeople. Many will enjoy reading the book chapters that are packed with good data and ideas for follow-up studies. The text is clear and illustrative, much jargon has been carefully avoided, and the illustrations are excellent. Therefore, the conservation methods, actions, and implications presented in this book will provide immensely useful material for conservation biology courses. By providing a link between science and conservation action, practical conservationists will also benefit from reading it." - Jay Mager, Associate Professor of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Ohio Northern University (U.S.)