Barn Owls: Evolution and Ecology

Author:   Alexandre Roulin (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
ISBN:  

9781107165755


Pages:   314
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Alexandre Roulin (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 25.30cm
Weight:   0.800kg
ISBN:  

9781107165755


ISBN 10:   110716575
Pages:   314
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Conservation; 3. Parasites and predators; 4. Physiology in an ecological context; 5. Morphology in an ecological context; 6. Foraging; 7. Sexual behaviour; 8. Reproduction; 9. Parental care; 10. Sibling interactions; 11. Demography; 12. Plumage coloration.

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'The ultimate compendium of all things about barn owls. This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to researchers, students and amateurs alike by providing a comprehensive account of the behavior and life history traits of this much beloved animal.' Jan-Ake Nilsson, Lunds universitet, Sweden '[This book] refreshingly presents the biology of the barn owl and its relatives within the framework and context of today's world, and not simply within the original natural environment that is currently vanishing or, more commonly, already lost. Roulin forthrightly describes the challenges that barn owls meet, points out conservation measures to ensure their existence, and explores the potential value of barn owls in biological pest control and peace among warring countries. Ethical dilemmas and responsibilities of doing ecological research on wild animals are also skilfully and seamlessly integrated into this insightful and thought-provoking book.' Dominique G. Homberger, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 'Barn owls are everywhere, a ubiquity that might lead people to take them for granted. That would be a mistake. In this beautifully illustrated and wide-ranging book, Alexandre Roulin uncovers the extraordinary abilities of this cosmopolitan bird. Meticulously researched, this book is filled with information from the latest studies on every aspect of barn owl biology, tied together with entertaining prose that underscores both how much and how little we understand about the owls that are all around us.' Marlene Zuk, University of Minnesota 'The ultimate compendium of all things about barn owls. This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to researchers, students and amateurs alike by providing a comprehensive account of the behavior and life history traits of this much beloved animal.' Jan-Ake Nilsson, Lunds universitet, Sweden '[This book] refreshingly presents the biology of the barn owl and its relatives within the framework and context of today's world, and not simply within the original natural environment that is currently vanishing or, more commonly, already lost. Roulin forthrightly describes the challenges that barn owls meet, points out conservation measures to ensure their existence, and explores the potential value of barn owls in biological pest control and peace among warring countries. Ethical dilemmas and responsibilities of doing ecological research on wild animals are also skilfully and seamlessly integrated into this insightful and thought-provoking book.' Dominique G. Homberger, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 'Barn owls are everywhere, a ubiquity that might lead people to take them for granted. That would be a mistake. In this beautifully illustrated and wide-ranging book, Alexandre Roulin uncovers the extraordinary abilities of this cosmopolitan bird. Meticulously researched, this book is filled with information from the latest studies on every aspect of barn owl biology, tied together with entertaining prose that underscores both how much and how little we understand about the owls that are all around us.' Marlene Zuk, University of Minnesota


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Alexandre Roulin is Full Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland. He has published more than 240 research papers, the majority of which are on the barn owl. He currently participates in a project that combines ecology and reconciliation in the Middle East, which places the barn owl at the centre of ecological discussions between Israel, Palestine and Jordan on the use of pesticides and agriculture.

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