Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse: Published by Brett K. Sandercock,Kathy Martin,Gernot Segelbacher

By Brett K. Sandercock,Kathy Martin,Gernot Segelbacher

Grouse—an ecologically very important crew of birds that come with capercaillie, prairie chickens, and ptarmigan—are disbursed through the forests, grasslands, and tundra of Europe, Asia, and North the USA. at the present time, many grouse populations are in decline, and the conservation and administration of those charismatic birds is turning into a world quandary. This quantity summarizes present wisdom of grouse biology in 25 chapters contributed by way of eighty researchers from box experiences around the globe. equipped in 4 sections—Spatial Ecology, Habitat Relationships, inhabitants Biology, and Conservation and Management—the chapters supply very important insights into spatial specifications, hobbies, and demography of grouse. a lot of the study employs rising instruments in ecology that span biogeochemistry, molecular genetics, endocrinology, radio-telemetry, and distant sensing. The chapters discover themes together with the affects of weather swap, strength improvement, and harvest, and provides new facts for life-history adjustments in keeping with human activities.

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