Bird Migration and Global Change (Hardback)
  • Bird Migration and Global Change (Hardback)
zoom

Bird Migration and Global Change (Hardback)

(author)
£67.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 09/09/2010
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Changes in seasonal movements and population dynamics of migratory birds in response to ongoing changes resulting from global climate changes are a topic of great interest to conservation scientists and birdwatchers around the world. Because of their dependence on specific habitats and resources in different geographic regions at different phases of their annual cycle, migratory species are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In "Bird Migration and Global Change", eminent ecologist George Cox brings his extensive experience as a scientist and bird enthusiast to bear in evaluating the capacity of migratory birds to adapt to the challenges of a changing climate. Cox reviews, synthesizes, and interprets recent and emerging science on the subject, beginning with a discussion of climate change and its effect on habitat, and followed by eleven chapters that examine responses of bird types across all regions of the globe. The final four chapters address the evolutionary capacity of birds, and considers how best to shape conservation strategies to protect migratory species in coming decades. The rate of climate change is faster now than at any other moment in recent geological history. How best to manage migratory birds to deal with this challenge is a major conservation issue, and "Bird Migration and Global Change" is a unique and timely contribution to the literature.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597266871
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd None ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A wonderful and insightful work, "Bird Migration and Global Change" provides the first accessible and comprehensive guide to the leading conservation concern of our time. Written by a world authority, this definitive work introduces the subject ecologically, physiologically, and geographically in ways that promote clarity and understanding."
--Keith L. Bildstein "Director, Acopian Center for Conservation Science, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary "
"An excellent review of the challenges that global climate change poses to migratory birds. This timely and important book provides a valuable perspective and essential science-based foundation for conservation plans that will safeguard the future of land, freshwater, and marine birds."
--Frank Gill "author of Ornithology "
"A wonderful and insightful work, Bird Migration and Global Change provides the first accessible and comprehensive guide to the leading conservation concern of our time. Written by a world authority, this definitive work introduces the subject ecologically, physiologically, and geographically in ways that promote clarity and understanding."
--Keith L. Bildstein "Director, Acopian Center for Conservation Science, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary "
"Recent rapid climate change has largely been caused by human activity and affects migratory birds with major consequences for Earth's ecosystems. Bird Migration and Global Change is a thorough and thoughtful treatise on a critical topic, and a much-needed reference work for the conservation community."
--Frederick R. Gehlbach "Professor of biology, Baylor University "

You may also be interested in...

Measuring Behaviour
Added to basket
£29.99
Paperback
Unlikely Friendships
Added to basket
Birds of East Asia
Added to basket
£35.00
Paperback
The Birds of Durham
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
RSPB Seabirds
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
RSPB Spotlight: Puffins
Added to basket
An African Love Story
Added to basket
Midges in Scotland
Added to basket
Labrador
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Birds Britannica
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
The Wisdom of Birds
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
The Birds of London
Added to basket
£50.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.