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The Ecology of Bird Communities

The Ecology of Bird Communities

Volume 2. Processes and Variations


Part of Cambridge Studies in Ecology

  • Date Published: March 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521426350

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  • The two volumes of John Wiens' Ecology of Bird Communities have applications and importance to the whole field of ecology. The books contain a detailed synthesis of our current understanding of the patterns of organisation of bird communities and of the factors that may determine them, drawing from studies from all over the world. By emphasizing how proper logic and methods have or have not been followed and how different viewpoints have developed historically and have led to controversy, the scope of these books are extended far beyond the study of birds. Processes and Variations discusses the way in which bird community patterns have been interpreted. This second volume examines how the complexity and variability of natural environments may influence efforts to discern and understand the nature of these communities. Graduate students and professionals in avian biology and ecology will find these volumes a valuable stimulus and guide to future field studies and theory development.

    • Will be offered as separate volumes or as a 2 volume set
    • Much admired review of bird community ecology now within price range of individual purchasers
    • Many professional ecologists are keen ornithologists so sales will not be limited to those actively studying birds
    • Audience among very keen amateur ornithologists via The Bird Bookshop and other specialist outlets
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521426350
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 151 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 62 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Interpreting Community Patterns: Process Hypotheses:
    1. Competition
    2. A case study: interactions among nectarivores
    3. Beyond competition: other factors influencing community structure
    Part II. Community Variation in Time and Space:
    4. Temporal variation of communities
    5. Spatial patchiness and scale
    Part III. Prospects:
    6. Concluding comments: future directions in avian community ecology
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    John A. Wiens, Colorado State University

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