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The importance of wooded urban green areas for breeding birds: a case study from Northern Finland

Jukka Jokimäki, Marja-Liisa Kaisanlahti-Jokimäki, and Pilar Carbó-Ramírez

in Avian Urban Ecology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter analyses the impact of urban wooded green areas on assemblages of breeding birds, using case data from the town of Rovaniemi in northern Finland. It shows that breeding populations are ... More


Growing the Base for Citizen Science: Recruiting and Engaging Participants

Miyoko Chu, Patricia Leonard, and Flisa Stevenson

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines strategies for recruiting and retaining participants in national citizen science projects based on insights that have emerged during fifteen years of marketing and communicating ... More


A Gateway to Science for All: Celebrate Urban Birds

Karen Purcell, Cecilia Garibay, and Janis L. Dickinson

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the importance of audience diversification and the removal of barriers to citizen science participation by underserved audiences. More specifically, it explores ways to achieve ... More


A New Approach to Urban Bird Monitoring: The Tucson Bird Count

Rachel E. McCaffrey, Will R. Turner, and Amanda J. Borens

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Cities are playing an increasingly important role in supporting local biodiversity, but more information on sustaining native species in these areas is needed. The Tucson Bird Count (TBC) is a ... More


Reproductive phenology of urban birds: environmental cues and mechanisms

Pierre Deviche and Scott Davies

in Avian Urban Ecology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Studies have linked urbanization with advancement in the timing of seasonal reproduction (reproductive phenology) of birds. This chapter describes how urbanization modifies three environmental ... More


Acoustic, morphological, and genetic adaptations to urban habitats in the silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Dominique A. Potvin, Raoul A. Mulder, and Kirsten M. Parris

in Avian Urban Ecology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis) are native Australian birds that thrive in both cities and rural areas. Their diverse repertoire of songs and calls overlap with the frequency range of urban noise. ... More


Reconciling innovation and adaptation during recurrent colonization of urban environments: molecular, genetic, and developmental bases

Alexander V. Badyaev

in Avian Urban Ecology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the developmental and evolutionary origins of beak modifications in the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) — modifications that have been linked to the exceptional success of ... More


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