Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds
Author: Academic Press,Bridget Joan Stutchbury,Eugene S. Morton
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002622117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds Book Review:

Preface. -- Why are Tropical Birds Interesting? -- Breeding Seasons. -- Life History Traits. -- Mating Systems. -- Territoriality. -- Communication. -- Biotic Interactions. -- References. -- Index.

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Animals

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Animals
Author: Regina H. Macedo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780123808950
ISBN 13: 0123808952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Animals Book Review:

Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This thematic volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by bringing together material that aggregates studies conducted on the behavior of tropical animals. Advances in the Study of Behavior is now available online at ScienceDirect--full-text online from volume 30 onward.

Behavioral Ecology of Neotropical Birds

Behavioral Ecology of Neotropical Birds
Author: Juan Carlos Reboreda,Vanina Dafne Fiorini,Diego Tomás Tuero
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN 10: 3030142809
ISBN 13: 9783030142803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Ecology of Neotropical Birds Book Review:

This book covers central aspects of behavioral ecology, including sexual selection, social and genetic mating systems, cooperative breeding, brood parasitism, brood reduction, migration, personalities and communication. Over the past several years, Neotropical bird species from temperate to tropical latitudes of South America have been extensively studied, yielding valuable insights into the evolutionary mechanisms that drive their behavioral traits. In this book, international experts provide a general overview of main behavioral aspects. They also present the main findings of their work, including experimental approaches to testing the most accepted behavioral theory in their model systems. In closing, they propose new theoretical frameworks and future research directions. As such, the book provides a comprehensive and updated guide for all researchers, students and professionals whose work involves the study and management of birds across the Neotropical region.

Unsolved Problems in Ecology

Unsolved Problems in Ecology
Author: Andrew Dobson,David Tilman,Robert D. Holt
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0691199833
ISBN 13: 9780691199832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsolved Problems in Ecology Book Review:

Leading ecologists discuss some of the most compelling open questions in the field today Unsolved Problems in Ecology brings together many of the world's leading ecologists to discuss the most fundamental research questions confronting the field today. This diverse and thought-provoking collection of essays spans virtually all of the key subfields of the discipline, from behavioral and evolutionary ecology to population biology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, disease ecology, and conservation biology. These essays are intended to stoke curiosity, challenge prevailing wisdom, and provoke new ways of thinking about ecology in light of new technologies and unprecedented environmental challenges brought on by climate and land-use change. Authoritative and accessible, Unsolved Problems in Ecology is ideal for graduate students in the early stages of their scientific careers and an essential resource for seasoned ecologists looking for exciting new directions to take their research. Sheds light on modern ecology's most important and compelling open questions Features thought-provoking contributions from more than two dozen world-class ecologists Covers behavior, evolution, communities, ecosystems, resource management, and more Discusses ways to raise the financial and intellectual profile of the discipline An invaluable resource for graduate students as well as seasoned ecologists

Tropical Biology and Conservation Management - Volume VIII

Tropical Biology and Conservation Management - Volume VIII
Author: Kleber Del Claro,Paulo S. Oliveira,Victor Rico-Gray
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2009-05-11
ISBN 10: 1848262795
ISBN 13: 9781848262799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Biology and Conservation Management - Volume VIII Book Review:

This Encyclopedia of Tropical Biology and Conservation Management is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Tropical environments cover the most part of still preserved natural areas of the Earth. The greatest biodiversity, as in terms of animals and plants, as microorganisms, is placed in these hot and rainy ecosystems spread up and below the Equator line. Additionally, the most part of food products, with vegetal or animal origin, that sustain nowadays human beings is direct or undirected dependent of tropical productivity. Biodiversity should be looked at and evaluated not only in terms of numbers of species, but also in terms of the diversity of interactions among distinct organisms that it maintains. In this sense, the complexity of web structure in tropical systems is a promise of future to nature preservation on Earth. In the chemicals of tropical plant and animals, could be the cure to infinite number of diseases, new food sources, and who knows what more. Despite these facts tropical areas have been exploited in an irresponsible way for more than 500 years due the lack of an ecological conscience of men. Exactly in the same way we did with temperate areas and also tropical areas in the north of Equator line. Nowadays, is estimated that due human exploitation, nation conflicts and social problems, less than 8% of tropical nature inside continental areas is still now untouchable. The extension of damage in the tropical areas of oceans is unknown. Thus so, all knowledge we could accumulate about tropical systems will help us, as in the preservations of these important and threatened ecosystems as in a future recuperation, when it was possible. Only knowing the past and developing culture, mainly that directed to peace, to a better relationship among nations and responsible use and preservation of natural resources, human beings will have a long future on Earth. These volumes, Tropical Biology and Natural Resources was divided in sessions to provide the reader the better comprehension possible of issue and also to enable future complementation and improvements in the encyclopedia. Like we work with life, we intended to transform this encyclopedia also in a “life” volume, in what new information could be added in any time. As president of the encyclopedia and main editor I opened the theme with an article titled: “Tropical Biology and Natural resources: Historical Pathways and Perspectives”, providing the reader an initial view of the origins of human knowledge about the tropical life, and what we hope to the future. In the sequence we have more than 100 chapters distributed in tem sessions: Tropical Ecology (TE); Tropical Botany (TB); Tropical Zoology (TZ); Savannah Ecosystems (SE); Desert Ecosystems (DE); Tropical Agriculture (TA); Natural History of Tropical Plants (NH); Human Impact on Tropical Ecosystems (HI); Tropical Phytopathology and Entomology (TPE); Case Studies (CS). This 11-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It is the only publication of its kind carrying state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Tropical Biology and Conservation Management and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Cooperative Breeding in Birds

Cooperative Breeding in Birds
Author: Peter B. Stacey,Walter D. Koenig
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 615
Release: 1990-04-19
ISBN 10: 9780521378901
ISBN 13: 0521378907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Breeding in Birds Book Review:

This book details the major empirical studies of cooperative breeding birds and explores the diversity of ideas and controversies which have developed in this field.

Sexual Selection

Sexual Selection
Author: Regina H. Macedo,Glauco Machado
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2013-09-25
ISBN 10: 0123914566
ISBN 13: 9780123914569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Selection Book Review:

Sexual Selection: Perspectives and Models from the Neotropics presents new sexual selection research based upon neotropical species. As neotropical regions are destroyed at an alarming rate, with an estimated 140 species of rainforest plants and animals going extinct every day, it is important to bring neotropical research to the fore now. Sexual selection occurs when the male or female of a species is attracted by certain characteristics such as form, color or behavior. When those features lead to a greater probability of successful mating, they become more prominent in the species. Although most theoretical concepts concerning sexual selection and reproductive strategies are based upon North American and European fauna, the Neotropical region encompasses much more biodiversity, with as many as 15,000 plant and animal species in a single acre of rain forest. This book illustrates concepts in sexual selection through themes ranging from female cryptic choice in insects, sexual conflict in fish, interaction between sexual selection and the immune system, nuptial gifts, visual and acoustic sexual signaling, parental investment, to alternative mating strategies, among others. These approaches distinguish Sexual Selection from current publications in sexual selection, mainly because of the latitudinal and taxonomic focus, so that readers will be introduced to systems mostly unknown outside the tropics, several of which bring into question some well-established patterns for temperate regions. Synthesizes sexual selection research on species from the Neotropics Combines different perspectives and levels of analysis using a broad taxonomic basis, introducing readers to systems mostly unknown outside the tropics and bringing into question well-established patterns for temperate regions Includes contributions exploring concepts and theory as well as discussions on a variety of Neotropical vertebrates and invertebrates, such as insects, fish, arthropods and birds

The Avian Migrant

The Avian Migrant
Author: John H. Rappole
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN 10: 0231518633
ISBN 13: 9780231518635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Avian Migrant Book Review:

The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual organisms can practice the phenomenon differently, and birds deploy unique patterns of movement over particular segments of time. Incorporating the latest research on bird migration, this concise, critical assessment offers contemporary readers a firm grasp of what defines an avian migrant, how the organism came to be, what is known about its behavior, and how we can resolve its enduring mysteries. John H. Rappole's sophisticated survey of field data clarifies key ecological, biological, physiological, navigational, and evolutionary concerns. He begins with the very first migrants, who traded a home environment of greater stability for one of greater seasonality, and uses the structure of the annual cycle to examine the difference between migratory birds and their resident counterparts. He ultimately connects these differences to evolutionary milestones that have shaped a migrant lifestyle through natural selection. Rather than catalogue and describe various aspects of bird migration, Rappole considers how the avian migrant fits within a larger ecological frame, enabling a richer understanding of the phenomenon and its critical role in sustaining a hospitable and productive environment. Rappole concludes with a focus on population biology and conservation across time periods, considering the link between bird migration and the spread of disease among birds and humans, and the effects of global warming on migrant breeding ranges, reaction norms, and macroecology.

Conservation of Tropical Birds

Conservation of Tropical Birds
Author: Navjot S. Sodhi,Cagan H. Sekercioglu,Jos Barlow,Scott K. Robinson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-02-23
ISBN 10: 9781444342598
ISBN 13: 1444342592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation of Tropical Birds Book Review:

Conservation of Tropical Birds has been written by four conservation biologists whose expertise spans all the tropical regions of the world. It is the first book to cover all the major issues in tropical bird conservation. Current problems faced by tropical bird conservationists are summarised and potential solutions outlined based on the results of case studies. Birds are key indicators of ecosystem health, and such a well-studied group of organisms, that they provide an excellent lens through which to examine global conservation problems caused by phenomena such as climate change, declines in ecosystem services, habitat loss, fires, overexploitation, and invasive species. Therefore, the book also provides an engaging synopsis of the general issues in conservation and the problems faced by other wildlife. This book serves as an important resource and companion to all people interested in observing and conserving birds in the tropics and elsewhere.

Birds of Two Worlds

Birds of Two Worlds
Author: Russell Greenberg,Peter P. Marra
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2005-05-02
ISBN 10: 9780801881077
ISBN 13: 0801881072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds of Two Worlds Book Review:

For centuries biologists have tried to understand the underpinnings of avian migration: where birds go and why, why some migrate and some do not, how they adapt to a changing environment, and how migratory systems evolve. Twenty-five years ago the answers to many of these questions were addressed by a collection of migration experts in Keast and Morton's classic work Migrant Birds in the Neotropics. In 1992, Hagan and Johnston published a follow-up book, Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds. In Birds of Two Worlds Russell Greenberg and Peter Marra bring together the world's experts on avian migration to discuss its ecology and evolution. The contributors move the discussion of migration to a global stage, looking at all avian migration systems and delving deeper into the evolutionary foundations of migratory behavior. Readers interested in the biology, behavior, ecology, and evolution of birds have waited a decade to see a worthy successor to the earlier classics. Birds of Two Worlds will complete the trilogy and become indispensable for ornithologists, evolutionary biologists, serious birders, and public and academic libraries.

The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P010403835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shorebirds

Shorebirds
Author: Jan van de Kam,Bruno Ens,Theunis Piersma,Leo Zwarts
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9004277994
ISBN 13: 9789004277991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shorebirds Book Review:

The migration, feeding and breeding of shorebirds are explained in a comprehensive but simple and visually stunning form. The core of the book is based on studies of shorebirds and other waterbirds that migrate along the East Atlantic Flyway. The emphasis is on those using the Dutch, German and Danish Wadden Sea, but examples from the rest of the world are also included.

The Kestrel

The Kestrel
Author: David Costantini,Giacomo Dell'Omo
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN 10: 1108470629
ISBN 13: 9781108470629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kestrel Book Review:

Provides a synthesis of prior research and novel results about the behaviour, conservation, ecology, evolution, and physiology of kestrels.

Animal Vocal Communication

Animal Vocal Communication
Author: Donald H. Owings,Eugene S. Morton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1998-04-23
ISBN 10: 9780521324687
ISBN 13: 0521324688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vocal Communication Book Review:

Exciting conceptual framework for looking at animal vocal communication and its evolution.

Quantitative Analyses of Behavior: Biological determinants of reinforcement

Quantitative Analyses of Behavior: Biological determinants of reinforcement
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B310002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Flexible Phenotype

The Flexible Phenotype
Author: Theunis Piersma,Jan A. van Gils
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0199233721
ISBN 13: 9780199233724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flexible Phenotype Book Review:

This book attempts a true synthesis of animal physiology, behaviour, and ecology by developing an empirical argument that describes the intimate connections between animal phenotype and environment, using the results of a long-term research programme on migrant shorebirds and their invertebrate prey.

Model Systems in Behavioral Ecology

Model Systems in Behavioral Ecology
Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2001-10-07
ISBN 10: 9780691006536
ISBN 13: 0691006539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Model Systems in Behavioral Ecology Book Review:

A key way that behavioral ecologists develop general theories of animal behavior is by studying one species or a closely related group of species--''model systems''--over a long period. This book brings together some of the field's most respected researchers to describe why they chose their systems, how they integrate theoretical, conceptual, and empirical work, lessons for the practice of the discipline, and potential avenues of future research. Their model systems encompass a wide range of animals and behavioral issues, from dung flies to sticklebacks, dolphins to African wild dogs, from foraging to aggression, territoriality to reproductive suppression. Model Systems in Behavioral Ecology offers an unprecedented ''systems'' focus and revealing insights into the confluence of personal curiosity and scientific inquiry. It will be an invaluable text for behavioral ecology courses and a helpful overview--and a preview of coming developments--for advanced researchers. The twenty-five chapters are divided into four sections: insects and arachnids, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals. In addition to the editor, the contributors include Geoff A. Parker, Thomas D. Seeley, Naomi Pierce, Kern Reeve, Gerald S. Wilkinson, Bert Hölldobler and Flavio Roces, George W. Uetz, Michael J. Ryan and Gil Rosenthal, Judy Stamps, H. Carl Gerhardt, Barry Sinervo, Robert Warner, Manfred Milinski, David F. Westneat, Alan C. Kamil and Alan B. Bond, Paul Sherman, Jerram L. Brown, Anders Pape Møller, Marc Bekoff, Richard C. Connor, Joan B. Silk, Christopher Boesch, Scott Creel, A.H. Harcourt, and Tim Caro and M. J. Kelly.

Quantitative Analyses of Behavior

Quantitative Analyses of Behavior
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X001856805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conservation Behavior

Conservation Behavior
Author: Oded Berger-Tal,David Saltz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN 10: 1107040108
ISBN 13: 9781107040106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation Behavior Book Review:

An in-depth analysis of the impact conservation behaviour can have to develop practical tools to safeguard against biodiversity extinction.

La Selva

La Selva
Author: Lucinda A. McDade,Kamaljit S. Bawa,Henry A. Hespenheide,Gary S. Hartshorn
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1994-03-18
ISBN 10: 9780226039527
ISBN 13: 0226039528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La Selva Book Review:

Abiotic environment and ecosystem processes; The plant community: Composition, dynamics, and life-history processes; The animal community; Plant-animal interactions; La selva's human environment.