Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds Book

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds

  • Author : Bridget J.M. Stutchbury
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-09-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128238158

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds Excerpt :

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds, Second Edition provides the most updated and comprehensive review on the evolution of behavior in tropical landbirds. The book reviews gaps in our knowledge that were identified twenty years ago when the first edition was published, highlights recent discoveries that have filled those gaps, and identifies new areas in urgent need of study. It covers key topics, including timing of breeding, movement ecology, life history traits, slow vs. fast pace of life, mating systems, mate choice, territoriality, communication, biotic interactions, and conservation. Written by international experts on the behavior of tropical birds, the book explores why the tropics is a unique natural laboratory to study the evolution of bird behavior and why temperate zone species are so different. A recent surge of studies on tropical birds has helped to reduce the temperate zone bias that arose because most avian model species in behavioral ecology were adapted to northern temperate climates. This is an important resource for researchers, ecologists and conservationists who want to understand the rich and complex evolutionary history of avian behavior. Includes examples from around the world Provides a historical perspective on new knowledge in the past 20 years Identifies knowledge gaps that have been filled, along with new gaps that have emerged Explores how avian behavior in the tropics is related to conservation

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Animals Book

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Animals

  • Author : Regina H. Macedo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0123808952

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Animals Excerpt :

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 Book

Behavioral Ecology of Neotropical Birds

  • Author : Juan Carlos Reboreda
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030142803

Behavioral Ecology of Neotropical Birds Excerpt :

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.

Tropical Biology and Conservation Management   Volume VIII Book

Tropical Biology and Conservation Management Volume VIII

  • Author : Kleber Del Claro
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-05-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848262799

Tropical Biology and Conservation Management Volume VIII Excerpt :

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. Thes

Unsolved Problems in Ecology Book

Unsolved Problems in Ecology

  • Author : Andrew Dobson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691199832

Unsolved Problems in Ecology Excerpt :

"This volume provides a series of essays on open questions in ecology with the overarching goal being to outline to the most important, most interesting or most fundamental problems in ecology that need to be addressed. The contributions span ecological subfields, from behavioral ecology and population ecology to disease ecology and conservation and range in tone from the technical to more personal meditations on the state of the field. Many of the chapters start or end in moments of genuine curiosity, like one which takes up the question of why the world is green or another which asks what might come of a thought experiment in which we "turn-off" evolution entirely"--

Birds of Two Worlds Book
Score: 2.5
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Birds of Two Worlds

  • Author : Russell Greenberg
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-02
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 0801881072

Birds of Two Worlds Excerpt :

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.

Monogamy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Ulrich H. Reichard
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 0521525772

Monogamy Excerpt :

Why do males of some species live with a single mate when they are capable of fertilizing more than one female's eggs? Why do some females pair only with one male, and not with several partners? Why do birds usually live in pairs and feed chicks together whilst mammals often live in larger groups with females rearing their young without male help? These questions form the central theme of this book. Social monogamy is a complex, multi-faceted phenomenon that does not always correspond with reproductive monogamy, so a paired male may not necessarily be raising his own offspring. Exploring the variables influencing and maintaining the fascinating diversity of social, sexual and reproductive monogamous partnerships in birds, mammals and humans, this book provides clues to the biological roots of monogamy for students and researchers in behavioural ecology, evolutionary anthropology, primatology, zoology and ornithology.

Functional Avian Endocrinology Book

Functional Avian Endocrinology

  • Author : Alistair Dawson
  • Publisher : Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 8173195684

Functional Avian Endocrinology Excerpt :

Provides a review of the research into all aspects relating to hormones in birds - wild birds, how they respond and adapt to their natural environment, and domestic poultry, aimed at improving commercial production and breeding. This book illustrates the way this technology is being used to open up new opportunities for avian endocrinologists.

Ornithology Book


  • Author : Michael L. Morrison
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1017
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421424712

Ornithology Excerpt :

Wood, Robert M. Zink, Benjamin Zuckerberg

Ecoimmunology Book


  • Author : Gregory Demas
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012-01-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 649
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199737345

Ecoimmunology Excerpt :

This book critically reviews recent advances in ecoimmunology, a newly emergent, interdisciplinary research field that examines interactions among host physiology and disease ecology in a wide range of environmentally relevant contexts.

Conservation of Tropical Birds Book

Conservation of Tropical Birds

  • Author : Navjot S. Sodhi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1444342592

Conservation of Tropical Birds Excerpt :

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.

Escaping From Predators Book

Escaping From Predators

  • Author : William E. Cooper (Jr.)
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107060548

Escaping From Predators Excerpt :

Bringing together theory and reality of prey escape from predators, this book benchmarks new and current thinking in escape ecology.

Sexual Selection Book

Sexual Selection

  • Author : Regina H. Macedo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123914569

Sexual Selection Excerpt :

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 Flexible Phenotype Book

The Flexible Phenotype

  • Author : Theunis Piersma
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199233724

The Flexible Phenotype Excerpt :

In essence, the authors argue for the existence of direct, measurable, links between phenotype and ecology.