By John M. Marzluff

One of the main awesome and protracted methods people dominate Earth is via altering land-cover as we settle a zone. a lot of our ecological knowing approximately this strategy comes from reviews of birds, but the prevailing literature is scattered, typically many years previous, and infrequently synthesized or standardized.
The twenty-seven contributions authored through leaders within the fields of avian and concrete ecology current a special precis of present learn on birds in settled environments starting from wildlands to exurban, rural to city. Ecologists, land managers, flora and fauna managers, evolutionary ecologists, city planners, panorama architects, and conservation biologists will locate our info priceless simply because we tackle the conservation and evolutionary implications of city lifestyles from an ecological and making plans standpoint. Graduate scholars in those fields will also locate the amount to be an invaluable precis and synthesis of present study, extant literature, and prescriptions for destiny paintings. All attracted to human-driven land-cover adjustments will make the most of a perusal of this publication simply because we current excessive altitude photos of every examine area.

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IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY MAKERS, MANAGERS, AND PLANNERS As the human population increases and becomes more urbanized, the world at night will shine even brighter. This much seems certain. The pattern of settlement, however, is far from certain. Urban planners and policy makers can profoundly affect how and where cities grow. They can direct the pattern of settlement within their jurisdictional boundaries thereby affecting the interspersion of vegetated and built land covers. Does this interspersion of "green space" with settlement matter to biodiversity in general and birds in specific?

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Bull. 3: 111-118. Horak, P. -D. Lebreton 1998. Survival of adult Great Tits Parus major in relation to sex and habitat: a comparison of urban and rural populations. Ibis 140:205-209. Horn, D. 1. 1985. Breeding birds of a central Ohio woodlot in response to succession and urbanization. Ohio J. Science 85:34-40. Houghton, R. A. 1994. The worldwide extent ofland-use change. BioScience 44:305-313. , and O. Jarvinen. 1977. Quantitative composition of the urban bird community in Tornio, Northern Finland.

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