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Avian Urban Ecology

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9780199661589

ISBN10:
0199661588
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Pub. Date:
1/14/2014
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Oxford University Press, USA
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Author Biography


Diego Gil, Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales,Henrik Brumm, Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology, Communication and Social Behaviour Group

Diego Gil is a senior scientist at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), and he is based at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Madrid. His main interests are the study of bird song and the transmission of hormones in avian eggs. He combines an evolutionary ecology perspective with the study of the proximal physiological mechanisms that underpin evolutionary adaptations. He has published more than 50 research articles, and has been editor of Animal Behaviour.

Henrik Brumm heads a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany. He is a former Editor of Behaviour and an Editor of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology In 2005, he was appointed as a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin. He has been studying bird behaviour and ecology in many parts of the world and published over 50 articles and scientific papers.

Table of Contents


Introduction
Part 1: The Urban Environment
1. The challenges of urban living
2. The impact of artificial light on avian ecology
3. Wild bird feeding (probably) affects avian urban ecology
Part 2: Behaviour and Physiology
4. Attention, habituation, and antipredator behaviour: implications for urban birds
5. Behavioral and ecological predictors of urbanization
6. Acoustic communication in the urban environment: patterns, mechanisms, and potential consequences of avian song adjustments
7. The impact of anthropogenic noise on avian communication and fitness
8. Reproductive adaptations of urban birds: environmental cues and mechanisms
9. The impacts of urbanization on avian disease transmission and emergence
Part 3: Evolutionary Processes
10. Understanding the mechanisms of phenotypic responses following colonization of urban areas: From plastic to genetic adaptation
11. Landscape genetics of urban bird populations
12. Reconciling innovation and adaptation during recurrent colonization of urban environments: molecular, genetic, and developmental bases
Part 4: Case Studies
13. Acoustic, morphological and genetic adaptations to urban habitats in the silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
14. Human-induced changes in the dynamics of species coexistence: an example with two sister species
15. The application of signal transmission modelling in conservation biology: on the possible impact of a projected motorway on avian communication
16. The importance of wooded urban green areas for breeding birds: a case study from Northern Finland


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