Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

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Nests, Eggs, and Incubation brings together a global team of leading authorities to provide a comprehensive overview of the fascinating and diverse field of avian reproduction. Starting with a new assessment of the evolution of avian reproductive biology in light of recent research, the book goes on to cover four broad areas: the nest, the egg, incubation, and the study of avian reproduction. New research on nest structures, egg traits, and life history is incorporated, whilst contemporary methodologies such as self-contained temperature probes and citizen science are also discussed. Applied chapters describe how biological knowledge can be applied to challenges such as urbanisation and climate change. The book concludes by suggesting priorities for future research. This book builds upon the foundations laid down by Charles Deeming's 2002 work Avian Incubation (available for readers of this book to access online for free), much of which remains relevant today. Read in conjunction with this previous volume, it provides an up-to-date and thorough review of egg biology, nest function, and incubation behaviour, which will be an essential resource for students of avian biology, as well as both professional and amateur ornithologists working in the field of avian reproduction.All nest monitoring schemes provide clear guidance as to best practices when collecting data, e.g. BTO NRS Code of ... sets, the analysis of which may require development of new statistical methods (Kelling et al. 2009; Hochachka et al. 2012). ... Melcolm Crutchfield helped with preparation of materials for the manuscript.

Title:Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction
Author: D. Charles Deeming, S. James Reynolds
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2015-08-13

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