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
Mark A. Colwell, Susan M. Haig
August 15, 2018
More than 30 species of plover (genus Charadrius) have provided key insights shaping theory across a wide range of ecological sub-discipline. Many of these species are also threatened because they live where human population is greatest. The editors propose to organize a group of international...
John N. Maina
August 15, 2018
The book will broadly examine and synthesize aspects of the evolution, development, structure and function of the avian respiratory system and the lung-air sac system. The following questions will be answered: from where did the avian respiratory system originate?; how did it form?; how is it built...
Jean-Pierre L. Savard, Dirk V. Derksen, Dan Esler, John M. Eadie
February 19, 2018
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...
Eric M. Wood, Jherime L. Kellermann
December 18, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...