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Studies in Avian Biology


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Studies in Avian Biology is a series of works started and published by the Cooper Ornithological Society in 1978 and now published by the American Ornithological Society. Volumes in the series address current topics in ornithology and can be organized as monographs or multi-authored collections of chapters. Authors are invited to contact the series editor to discuss project proposals and guidelines for preparation of manuscripts.

 

Editorial Board Members

Dr. Lauryn Benedict, University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Bonnie Bowen, Iowa State University
Dr. Scott Loss, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Michael Patten, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Morgan Tingley, University of Connecticut

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Phenological Synchrony and Bird Migration: Changing Climate and Seasonal Resources in North America

Phenological Synchrony and Bird Migration: Changing Climate and Seasonal Resources in North America

Eric M. Wood, Jherime L. Kellermann
November 30, 2017

Bird migration is a well-researched phenological event. However, few studies in North America have investigated the effects of climate change and extreme weather on the relationships of migratory avian species and their seasonal resources. This is a critical gap in knowledge that limits our ability...

Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

Jean-Pierre L. Savard, Dirk V. Derksen, Dan Esler, John M. Eadie
November 30, 2017

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation...

Molt in Neotropical Birds: Life History and Aging Criteria

Molt in Neotropical Birds: Life History and Aging Criteria

Erik I. Johnson, Jared D. Wolfe
October 11, 2017

Molt is an important avian life history event in which feathers are shed and replaced. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molt follows certain strategies and this book reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 190 species based on information gathered from a 30-year...

The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research

The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research

Michael S. Webster
August 01, 2017

The Extended Specimen highlights the research potential for ornithological specimens, and is meant to encourage ornithologists poised to initiate a renaissance in collections-based ornithological research. Contributors illustrate how collections and specimens are used in novel ways by adopting...

Golden-winged Warbler Ecology, Conservation, and Habitat Management

Golden-winged Warbler Ecology, Conservation, and Habitat Management

Henry M. Streby, David E. Andersen, David Buehler
October 21, 2016

Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) are migratory songbirds that breed in temperate North America, primarily in the Great Lakes region with remnant populations throughout the Appalachian Mountains, and winter in Central and northern South America. Their breeding range has contracted...

Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens

Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens

David A. Haukos, Clint Boal
February 17, 2016

Lesser Prairie-Chickens have experienced substantial declines in terms of population and the extent of area that they occupy. While they are an elusive species, making it difficult at times to monitor them, current evidence indicates that they have been persistently decreasing in number since the...

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