The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers

1st Edition

Edited by Mark A. Colwell, Susan M. Haig

CRC Press

328 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 51 B/W Illus.

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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.

Key Features

  • 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
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Table of Contents

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.

About the Editors

Mark Colwell has been a professor in the Wildlife Department at Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA) for over 25 years. His research on shorebirds for the past 35 years has resulted in over 75 peer-reviewed papers, mostly covering the behavior, ecology and conservation of shorebirds, including the Snowy Plover. He teaches an advanced undergraduate course in Shorebird Ecology, Conservation, and Management, which was the foundation for the text-reference book published in 2010. He has been recognized by HSU as Scholar of the Year (2007) and Outstanding Professor (2013).

About the Series

Studies in Avian Biology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution