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Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation: Bird Conservation and Agriculture (Paperback)
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Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation: Bird Conservation and Agriculture (Paperback)

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Paperback 406 Pages / Published: 09/07/2009
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Writing for researchers, professionals and graduate students, the authors summarize the collapse of populations of many farmland bird species in the twentieth century, one of the biggest conservation problems of the day. They firstly set the historical context of change in agriculture and bird communities since the eighteenth century, and introduce the bird communities of agricultural land today. They then provide an overview of this very active area of applied conservation science, including in-depth case studies of 16 species that, taken together, illustrate the many ways that agricultural intensification has affected bird populations. Moreover, they show how this evidence base, coupled with recent greening of agriculture policy, has provided opportunities to manage agricultural land to better integrate the needs of food production and bird conservation. They conclude by looking forward to challenges that the conservation of bird populations on agricultural land is likely to face in the near future.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521734721
Number of pages: 406
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 245 x 188 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... important textbook ... exemplary ... The material is presented very clearly in tables and figures, supported by photos and delightful line drawings.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society
'The text is clearly crafted throughout, with good use of figures and tables and some nice additional touches. For example, the evocative description of the UK farmed landscape from the air in the opening section is, dare I say it, almost poetic! ... Overall, it is an excellent text, which, in my case, will soon become well thumbed and photocopied for use as lecture material. Birdwatchers will find much of interest in the mixture of avian natural history and applied conservation science.' IBIS
'With almost 1,000 references the book provides an exhaustive compendium of current knowledge. I found it a telling catalogue of both the power and the limitations of science ... for those looking for a thorough summary of what is known about conserving birds in British farmland Bird Conservation and Agriculture will be an important reference.' Oryx
"This important textbook summarizes the collapse of populations of many farmland bird species in the 20th century; one of the biggest conservation problems we now face." Des Thompson, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society

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