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Bird Ecology and ConservationA Handbook of Techniques$
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William J. Sutherland, Ian Newton, and Rhys Green

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198520863

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.001.0001

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Habitat assessment

Habitat assessment

Chapter:
(p.251) 11 Habitat assessment
Source:
Bird Ecology and Conservation
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William J. Sutherland

Rhys E. Green

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0011

Most field studies incorporate measures of habitat extent and quality. How to devise a protocol for recording habitat is described. The section on physical environment describes how to measure temperature, rainfall and wetness, slope, and water chemistry. The means for documenting vegetation structure, species composition, and habitat types are presented. Methods for assessing analysing habitat relationships are explored.

Keywords:   habitat associations, physical environment, vegetation, food availability, predators

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