Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World

  • John M. Marzluff
  • Reed Bowman
  • Roarke Donnelly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction to the Study of Birds in Urban Environments

    1. John M. Marzluff, Reed Bowman, Roarke Donnelly
      Pages 1-17
    2. Richard F. Johnston
      Pages 49-67
    3. Phillipe Clergeau, Gwanaelle Mennechez, Andre Sauvage, Agnes Lemoine
      Pages 69-88
    4. Marina Alberti, Erik Botsford, Alex Cohen
      Pages 89-115
    5. James R. Miller, Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, N. Thompson Hobbs, David M. Theobald, John A. Wiens
      Pages 117-137
  3. Processes Affecting Birds in Urban Environments

    1. Sarah Hayden Reichard, Linda Chalker-Scott, Solai Buchanan
      Pages 179-223
    2. Bryan R. Coppedge, David M. Engle, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Ronald E. Masters, Mark S. Gregory
      Pages 225-242
    3. David G. Haskell, A. M. Knupp, M. C. Schneider
      Pages 243-258
    4. Esteban Fernández-Juricic, Maria Dolores Jimenez, Elena Lucas
      Pages 259-273
  4. Bird Populations in Urban Environments

  5. Bird Communities in Urban Environments

  6. Synthesis

    1. Reed Bowman, John M. Marzluff
      Pages 569-578
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 579-585

About this book


One of the most striking and persistent ways humans dominate Earth is by changing land-cover as we settle a region. Much of our ecological understanding about this process comes from studies of birds, yet the existing literature is scattered, mostly decades old, and rarely synthesized or standardized.
The twenty-seven contributions authored by leaders in the fields of avian and urban ecology present a unique summary of current research on birds in settled environments ranging from wildlands to exurban, rural to urban. Ecologists, land managers, wildlife managers, evolutionary ecologists, urban planners, landscape architects, and conservation biologists will find our information useful because we address the conservation and evolutionary implications of urban life from an ecological and planning perspective. Graduate students in these fields also will find the volume to be a useful summary and synthesis of current research, extant literature, and prescriptions for future work. All interested in human-driven land-cover changes will benefit from a perusal of this book because we present high altitude photographs of each study area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John M. Marzluff
    • 1
  • Reed Bowman
    • 2
  • Roarke Donnelly
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Forest ResourcesUniversity of WashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Archbold Biological StationUSA

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