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

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

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Description

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

1 • AN OVERVIEW OF THE WORLD’S PLOVERS

Mark A. Colwell and Susan M. Haig

2 • DEFINING SPECIES AND POPULATIONS:

MOLECULAR GENETIC STUDIES IN

PLOVERS

Clemens Kupper and Natalie dos Remedios

3 • CHANGING CLIMATES AND CHALLENGES

TO CHARADRIUS PLOVER SUCCESS

THROUGHOUT THE ANNUAL CYCLE

Susan M. Haig

4 • PLOVER BREEDING SYSTEMS: DIVERSITY

AND EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS

Luke J. Eberhart-Phillips

5 • BREEDING BIOLOGY OF CHARADRIUS

PLOVERS

Lynne E. Stenzel and Gary W. Page

6 • PREDATION AND PREDATOR

MANAGEMENT

Mark A. Colwell

7 • EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL

FLEXIBILITY IN MIGRATION OF

CHARADRIUS PLOVERS

Jesse R. Conklin

8 • NONBREEDING ECOLOGY

Erica Nol

9 • HABITAT ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

OF CHARADRIUS PLOVERS

James D. Fraser and Daniel H. Catlin

10 • POPULATION BIOLOGY

Stephen J. Dinsmore

11 • HUMAN DISTURBANCE

Michael A. Weston

12 • FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR CHARADRIUS

PLOVERS

Susan M. Haig and Mark A. Colwell

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).

Susan Haig is a Senior Scientist (emerita) at the U.S. Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Oregon State University and a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution. Her work on small population biology and conservation genetics focused on shorebirds and Piping Plovers in particular. For many years, she served as the Leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Piping Plover recovery team in the Great Lakes and Northern Great Plains. She also served as President of the American Ornithologists' Union. She has been awarded the Miller Medal by the Cooper Ornithological Society and a Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

About the Series

Studies in Avian Biology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General