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Restoring North America's Birds

Lessons From Landscape Ecology

By Robert. Askins

The decline of bird species in a wide range of North American habitats -- forests, prairies, shrublands, mountain regions, marshes, and deserts -- has inspired two decades of intense scientific study of bird ecology and conservation. But for professional scientists and amateur birders alike, interpreting the results of these diverse studies is often complex and bewildering. This accessible book pulls together recent research on bird species and habitats to show how basic ecological principles apply in seemingly different situations. Robert A. Askins provides an engaging introduction to bird ecology and concepts of landscape ecology, focusing on such intriguing species as Bachman's Warbler, Red Crossbill, Mountain Plover, and Marbled Murrelet.

Understanding the ancient landscapes of North America and how humans have changed them, Askins says, is essential for devising plans to protect and restore bird populations. In addition to such obvious changes to the landscape as the clearing of forests and plowing of prairies, more subtle changes also dramatically affect birds. Species may disappear when we interrupt natural disturbances by suppressing wildfires or trapping out beaver, or when we disrupt habitat with roads and housing developments. Askins challenges some of the assumptions that underlie current conservation efforts and offers concrete recommendations, based on sound ecological principles, for protecting the rich natural diversity of North America's birds.

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Format: Book
Author: Askins, Robert.
Summary: "The decline of bird species in a wide range of North American habitats - forests, prairies, shrub-lands, mountain regions, marshes, and deserts - has inspired two decades of intense scientific study of bird ecology and conservation. But for professional scientists and amateur birders alike, interpreting the results of these diverse studies is often complex and bewildering. This book pulls together recent research on bird species and habitats to show how basic ecological principles apply in seemingly different situations. Robert A. Askins provides an introduction to bird ecology and concepts of landscape ecology, focusing on such species as Bachman's Warbler, Red Crossbill, Mountain Plover, and Marbled Murrelet." "Askins challenges some of the assumptions that underlie current conservation efforts and offers concrete recommendations for protecting the rich natural diversity of North America's birds."--BOOK JACKET.
Title: Restoring North America's birds : lessons from landscape ecology / Robert A. Askins ; illustrations by Julie Zickefoose.
Publisher Date: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000.
Subject: Birds -- Conservation -- North America. Landscape ecology -- North America.
Isbn: 0300079672 (alk. paper) 9780300079678 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Askins, Robert.
Summary: "The decline of bird species in a wide range of North American habitats - forests, prairies, shrub-lands, mountain regions, marshes, and deserts - has inspired two decades of intense scientific study of bird ecology and conservation. But for professional scientists and amateur birders alike, interpreting the results of these diverse studies is often complex and bewildering. This book pulls together recent research on bird species and habitats to show how basic ecological principles apply in seemingly different situations. Robert A. Askins provides an introduction to bird ecology and concepts of landscape ecology, focusing on such species as Bachman's Warbler, Red Crossbill, Mountain Plover, and Marbled Murrelet." "Askins challenges some of the assumptions that underlie current conservation efforts and offers concrete recommendations for protecting the rich natural diversity of North America's birds."--BOOK JACKET.
Title: Restoring North America's birds : lessons from landscape ecology / Robert A. Askins ; illustrations by Julie Zickefoose.
Publisher, Date: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000.
Description: xiii, 320 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Birds -- Conservation -- North America.
Subjects: Landscape ecology -- North America.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-305) and index.
Contents: Ch. 1. Grassland Birds of the East Coast: Pleistocene Parkland to Hay Meadow -- Ch. 2. Another Quiet Decline: Birds of the Eastern Thickets -- Ch. 3. Great Plains: Birds of the Shifting Mosaic -- Ch. 4. Lost Birds of the Eastern Forest -- Ch. 5. Deep-forest Birds and Hostile Edges -- Ch. 6. Industrial Forestry and the Prospects for Northern Birds -- Ch. 7. Birds of the Western Mountain Slopes -- Ch. 8. Declining Birds of Southwestern Floodplains -- Ch. 9. Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and the Longleaf Pine Woodland -- Ch. 10. Landscape Ecology: The Key to Bird Conservation.
LCCN: 99030205
ISBN: 0300079672 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780300079678 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 333.95816 Ask