Population Biology of Passerine Birds

An Integrated Approach

  • Jacques Blondel
  • Andrew Gosler
  • Jean-Dominique Lebreton
  • Robin McCleery

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Presidential Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages XVII-XVII
  3. Reproductive Biology and Population Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. André A. Dhondt, Erik Matthysen, Frank Adriaensen, Marcel M. Lambrechts
      Pages 39-53
    3. Alain Dervieux, Paul Isenmann, Alex Clamens, Patrice Cramm
      Pages 77-87
    4. Christopher M. Perrins
      Pages 121-130
    5. Hagen S. Zandt, Arjen M. Strijkstra, Jacques Blondel, Johan H. van Balen
      Pages 145-155
  4. Between-Individual Variation Within Populations

  5. Costs and Benefits of Reproduction

  6. Behavioural Aspects of Reproduction

  7. Recruitment, Floaters, Immigrants

  8. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473
    2. Christopher M. Perrins
      Pages 475-480
    3. Arie J. van Noordwijk
      Pages 481-485
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 487-498

About these proceedings


Population Biology of Passerine Birds is an up-to-date synthesis of the most recent developments in its field, especially in the framework of modern life history theories. Major topics include quantitative genetics, ecological physiology, the study of social structures using individually marked birds in the wild, and finally biometry, which allows to quantify such important parameters as survival at different stages of life and to create a model of the overall demography of the populations.


Fitness Vögel birds ecophysiology environment morphology passerine birds physiology population biology populationsbiologie singvögel temperature ökophysiologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Blondel
    • 1
  • Andrew Gosler
    • 2
  • Jean-Dominique Lebreton
    • 3
  • Robin McCleery
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et EvolutiveCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueMontpellier CédexFrance
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyEdward Grey Institute of Field OrnithologyOxfordGreat Britain
  3. 3.Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueCentre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et EvolutiveMontpellier CédexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51759-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75110-3
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