1) Colwell, Mark A. and Susan M. Haig (editors). The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers. 2019. CRC Press. Hardbound: 330 pages. Price: $149.95 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: The 40 or so species of beach-loving plovers (genus Charadrius) comprise a diverse group of shorebirds found around the world. Most of these species are challenged by changing climates and other human-related development activities, yet they provide key insights into basic ecological and evolutionary processes. The expert international contributors take a comparative approach, presenting examples from many worldwide plover studies and synthesizing the group’s most pressing and important topics. The book further presents an emphasis on full life-cycle biology, including the importance of examining migratory connectivity issues, even for non-migratory plovers.
- Serves as a fundamental resource for conservation practitioners
- Detailed overview of a widely distributed group of shorebirds
- Authored by renowned specialists who present theoretical and applied perspectives
- Emphasis on comparative and synthetic approach in all chapters