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Birds in the hand

Andrew Glosler

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers all aspects of the trapping, handling, and examination of wild birds for study purposes. It considers welfare, ethical, and legislative issues, and different methods of ... More


Survival and mortality

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses age-structure in Eurasian and North American river otters. Otters have short life expectancy, with mortality increasing with age. Sea otter is a long-lived exception. Causes of ... More


Evolution of condition-dependent dispersal

Eva Kisdi, Margarete Utz, and Mats Gyllenberg

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes and expands on the previous attempts at modelling condition-dependent dispersal. Whether competitively strong or weak individuals should disperse becomes the focal question ... More


Habitat Use, Diet Choice, and Nutritional Status in Female and Male Amboseli Elephants

W. Keith Lindsay

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Individual ranging patterns and demographic performance of elephants are both strongly influenced by foraging location and success. This chapter describes a study of the time spent feeding and the ... More


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