Oystercatcher: From Individuals to Populations John D Goss-Custard

ISBN: 9781280903472

Published: January 10th 2010

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442 pages


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Oystercatcher: From Individuals to Populations  by  John D Goss-Custard

Oystercatcher: From Individuals to Populations by John D Goss-Custard
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 442 pages | ISBN: 9781280903472 | 4.30 Mb

This book reviews what is known about the behaviour and population ecology of a popular shorebird, from a scientific conservation perspective. The plight of this bird highlights the many conflicts of interest in coastal zones, between humanMoreThis book reviews what is known about the behaviour and population ecology of a popular shorebird, from a scientific conservation perspective. The plight of this bird highlights the many conflicts of interest in coastal zones, between human activities such as shellfishing, land reclamation, barrage construction, and industrial pollution, and the needs of wildlife for food and suitable habitats.

As well as detailing Oystercatcher natural history - including the well-known specialization in feeding technique shown by individuals - the authors use their field studies of individual variations in behaviour to produce population models. This novel approach provides tools for predicting how populations will respond to the many environmental changes to which the coastal zone is subject.

It thus can play a role in coastal management schemes that seek to balance the needs of people and wildlife, and suggests that the same methods can be applied in other situtations. The volume contains fifteen well-integrated chapters by an international team of contributors, and is fully referenced.



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