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Increasing the value of bird-habitat studies in tropical forests: choice of approach and habitat measures

David C. Lee, Stuart J. Marsden
2008 Bird conservation international  
for explaining the occurrence of individual bird species and guilds.  ...  represent resources for birds (e.g.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the Haribon Foundation, the Sablayan Prison and Penal Colony, and people of Lagutay, Malate, Palbong, and San Agustin for their support of this research on Mindoro.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0959270908000373 fatcat:psmnrzoa3ngglcac35nhjyj2vy

Defining marine important bird areas: Testing the foraging radius approach

L.M. Soanes, J.A. Bright, L.P. Angel, J.P.Y. Arnould, M. Bolton, M. Berlincourt, B. Lascelles, E. Owen, B. Simon-Bouhet, J.A. Green
2016 Biological Conservation  
In the absence of other data, the Foraging Radius Approach appears to provide a reasonable basis for preliminary marine IBA identification.  ...  Recent international initiatives have promoted a number of different approaches to identify marine Important Bird and biodiversity Areas (IBAs), which are important areas for foraging, migrating or over-wintering  ...  Den Brouw and Geoff Sharpe for their help with data collection.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.02.007 fatcat:gbvgzb7h7facdbn34ih6kjqobm

Balancing Model Complexity, Data Requirements, and Management Objectives in Developing Ecological Reference Points for Atlantic Menhaden

Katie Drew, Matthew Cieri, Amy M. Schueller, Andre Buchheister, David Chagaris, Geneviève Nesslage, Jason E. McNamee, James H. Uphoff
2021 Frontiers in Marine Science  
These approaches ranged in complexity, from models with minimal data requirements and few assumptions to approaches with extensive data needs and detailed assumptions.  ...  More complex models required a wider array of data and were more difficult to update within the current management time-frames, but produced a more useful framework for managers.  ...  We thank the members of the ASMFC Menhaden Technical Committee and the ERP WG for the data they provided and their contributions to the discussions around model development.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.608059 fatcat:keug2tl37baohp7yrn7rz2kou4

The landscape ecological approach in bird conservation: integrating the metapopulation concept into spatial planning

2008 Ibis  
On the basis of empirical data, statistical and metapopulation models are being developed to be used to evaluate spatial planning scenarios and to support decision making about which scenario is closest  ...  The conclusion is that, depending on the spatial scale, landscape fragmentation is a threat to birds.  ...  Habitat quality variables are measured and used as basic variables in the analysis. Examples for birds are reviewed in Opdam (1991).  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1474-919x.1995.tb08434.x fatcat:22rwkhzdk5epvajrimnpqxknfq

Mosaicism, Modules, and the Evolution of Birds: Results from a Bayesian Approach to the Study of Morphological Evolution Using Discrete Character Data

Julia A. Clarke, Kevin M. Middleton, Elizabeth Jockusch
2008 Systematic Biology  
Alan Turner for discussion.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to sincerely thank Fredrik Ronquist and Jeff Thorne for discussions and suggestions with respect to the methods investigated.  ...  Preliminary analysis of other data sets (Boyd and Clarke, 2007) suggests that the approach may be used to locate partitions of interest.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10635150802022231 pmid:18404577 fatcat:sqehix23frezzjrby3zjuwgcva

Estimating the complexity of bird song by using capture-recapture approaches from community ecology

L�szl� Z. Garamszegi, Thorsten J. S. Balsby, Ben D. Bell, Marta Borowiec, Bruce E. Byers, Tudor Draganoiu, Marcel Eens, Wolfgang Forstmeier, Paolo Galeotti, Diego Gil, Leen Gorissen, Poul Hansen (+13 others)
2004 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  
This is neglected using simple enumeration procedures, but is taken into account when repertoire size is estimated by appropriate capture-recapture models adjusted for species-specific song organization  ...  On the other hand, in species with small repertoire size and homogenous syllable usage, enumerations may be satisfactory.  ...  Slater for their useful comments. K. Riebel kindly provided data on the chaffinch.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00265-004-0866-6 fatcat:3jhkczyg4beffh4bv3ypiiltz4

An allometric approach to quantify the extinction vulnerability of birds and mammals

J. P. Hilbers, A. M. Schipper, A. J. Hendriks, F. Verones, H. M. Pereira, M. A. J. Huijbregts
2016 Ecology  
The patterns with body size were confirmed for all species groups by a comparison with IUCN data on the proportion of extant threatened species: the models correctly predicted a multimodal distribution  ...  with body size for carnivorous birds and a monotonic distribution for mammals and non-carnivorous birds.  ...  AcknowledgMents This research project was funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme on Environment, ENV.2012.6.3-3: DESIRE -DEvelopment of a System of Indicators for a Resource  ... 
doi:10.1890/14-2019.1 pmid:27197389 fatcat:kmvpis6u4jbm5gqppfrixq3cie

Assessing the impacts of grazing levels on bird density in woodland habitat: a Bayesian approach using expert opinion

Petra M. Kuhnert, Tara G. Martin, Kerrie Mengersen, Hugh P. Possingham
2005 Environmetrics  
Many studies on birds focus on the collection of data through an experimental design, suitable for investigation in a classical analysis of variance (ANOVA) framework.  ...  The first is a conditional approach, sometimes referred to as a twocomponent approach that models the presence or absence of a species using logistic regression and then, conditional on presence, abundance  ...  We also thank David Lindenmayer and Alan Welsh, who kindly provided us with their Leadbeater Possum dataset, which we used to test our models.  ... 
doi:10.1002/env.732 fatcat:lxfvhvwy2vhs3mxomoo5v4tlia

Do birds of a feather flock together? Empirical evidence from the Generalized Approach to Tourist Ethnocentrism (GATE)

Hermann Kimo Boukamba (PhD student)
2020 African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure  
Psychometric properties as well as model-fit, robustness, and measurement invariance of the composite were confirmed.  ...  Beyond the scope of the home country's economy, the present study investigates the effects of ethnocentrism on the cognitive, affective and conative image of a destination, in view of perceptions of cultural  ...  Data processing and analysis The nature and suitability of the data were assessed to support the choices of statistical analysis tools and methods.  ... 
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No More Birds and Bees: A Process Approach to Parent-Child Sexual Communication

A. Tina Coffelt, N. Loreen Olson
2014 Annals of the International Communication Association  
Information is revealed in little bits and pieces over the course of a child's development. Privacy boundary permeability opens, and the circumference of privacy boundaries expands over time.  ...  In this chapter, we present conjoined models of parent-child sexual communication.  ...  The models depict sexual information as emerging from multiple parent-child conversations about sex over time and offer contra-evidence to the static birds-and-the-bees, onetime conversation.  ... 
doi:10.1080/23808985.2014.11679163 fatcat:65oyozgzc5a4nd2b3jbztlbi5u

An indicator for assessing the status of marine-bird habitats affected by multiple human activities: A novel statistical approach

Moritz Mercker, Volker Dierschke, Kees Camphuysen, Axel Kreutle, Nele Markones, Nicolas Vanermen, Stefan Garthe
2021 Ecological Indicators  
The presented approach allows the integration of bird-count data from different sources and sampling schemes, thus maximizing the underlying database.  ...  We present an integrative statistical approach for estimating the current conditions of marine-bird habitats affected by human activities.  ...  German bird-count data for the Baltic Sea were kindly provided by the Marine Biodiversity Monitoring BfN/ FTZ University of Kiel and research data of FTZ.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108036 fatcat:fbik42wgmnamdfjv5afkmk5qmq

Using a Sound Field to Reduce the Risks of Bird-Strike: An Experimental Approach

John P. Swaddle, Nicole M. Ingrassia
2017 Integrative and Comparative Biology  
One reason for bird-strike may be that birds fail to pay adequate attention to the space directly in front of them when in level, cruising flight.  ...  In addition to slowing down, birds increased the angle of attack of their body and tail, potentially allowing for more maneuverable flight.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Rachel Ellick for assistance with animal care and Dan Cristol and Matthias Leu for advice on the design and interpretation of this study.  ... 
doi:10.1093/icb/icx026 pmid:28881937 fatcat:h3wxjov4fzaxhgbl53ne2ktblu

Is land abandonment having an impact on biodiversity? A meta-analytical approach to bird distribution changes in the north-western Mediterranean

Clélia Sirami, Lluis Brotons, Ian Burfield, Jocelyn Fonderflick, Jean-Louis Martin
2008 Biological Conservation  
The analysis revealed a nested pattern in the effect of species attributes.  ...  Our results strongly support the hypothesis that large-scale habitat changes associated mainly with land abandonment are impacting bird community patterns in the Mediterranean region.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank everyone cited in Table 1 for agreeing to let us use their original datasets. We thank Miquel Caceres for developing the niche breadth index.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.10.015 fatcat:4l6wt6vlibgghovqzxnxhusrqe

The value of comparative approaches to our understanding of puberty as illustrated by investigations in birds and reptiles

Gregory F. Ball, Juli Wade
2013 Hormones and Behavior  
Studies of birds and reptiles have provided many basic insights into the neuroendocrine control of reproductive processes.  ...  Puberty refers to the physiological processes by which an individual attains sexual maturity and is thus able to reproduce successfully as an adult.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank BK Follett and J. Balthazart for discussion and access to unpublished data. GFB's work on seasonal breeding is supported by NINDS (R01 NS 35467).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.05.002 pmid:23998665 pmcid:PMC3808991 fatcat:5p4qij7d6vb4bgd47wl3agwti4