Shorebird Ecology, Conservation and Management
Shorebirds are model organisms for illustrating the principles of ecology and are excellent subjects for research. Their mating systems are as diverse as any avian group, their migrations push the limits of endurance, and their foraging is easily studied in the open habitats of estuaries and fresh water wetlands. This comprehensive text explores the ecology, conservation and management of these fascinating birds.
Covers phylogenetic relationships between shorebirds and birds, shorebird morphology, anatomy, physiology and a section on breeding biology looks in detail at their reproductive biology. Also covers shorebird demography, population size and management issues related to habitat, predators and human disturbance.