Herons are large, popular and, in many cases, spectacular birds found in wetlands world-wide, both tropical and temperate, natural and man-made. Some populations are very small and localized, some have decreased, some have expanded their ranges, and a few are pests of human activities. In the fifteen years since the publication of the latest...Kushlan, J.A.; Hafner, H.
Endocrinologists can make significant contributions to conservation biology by helping to understand the mechanisms by which organisms cope with changing environments. Field endocrine techniques have advanced rapidly in recent years and can provide substantial information on the growth, stress, and reproductive status of individual animals,...McCormick, Stephen; Romero, L. Michael
Bison conservation initiative: Bison conservation genetics workshop: report and recommendations
One of the first outcomes of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Bison Conservation Initiative was the Bison Conservation Genetics Workshop held in Nebraska in September 2008. The workshop brought together scientists from government agencies and non-governmental organizations with professional population geneticists to develop guidance for the...Gogan, Peter J.; Dratch, Peter
Conservation and modern life
[No abstract available]Lees, J.H.
North American Bird Conservation Initiative: Bird conservation region descriptions, a supplement to the North American Bird Conservation Initiative Bird Conservation Regions Map
Conservation through engineeringLane, Franklin K.
Molecular contributions to conservation
Recent advances in molecular technology have opened a new chapter in species conservation efforts, as well as population biology. DNA sequencing, MHC (major histocompatibility complex), minisatellite, microsatellite, and RAPD (random amplified polymorphic DNA) procedures allow for identification of parentage, more distant relatives, founders to...Haig, Susan M.
Lyme disease and conservation
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that is wide-spread in North America, especially in the northeastern and northcentral United States. This disease could negatively influence efforts to conserve natural populations in two ways: (1) the disease could directly affect wild animal health; and (2) tick control efforts could adversely affect natural...Ginsberg, H.
The conservation attitude
Forsaking his inheritance and its assurance of a comfortable existence, Guatama Buddha adopted the life of a pauper to seek the intellectual joys of pure contemplation. Under a mulberry tree, it is said, he propounded a 12-point program of ethical conduct stressing the development of a disinterested outlook in each individual. Temples, ritual, and...Leopold, Luna Bergere
Conservation notes: birds
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Integrating Agriculture and Conservation
The USGS produces the needed science-based information to guide management actions and policy decisions that support wildlife habitat and other environmental services compatible with USDA conservation goals and farm operations. The Policy Analysis and Science Assistance Branch of the Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) has conducted research...Vandever, Mark W.
Conservation of freshwater turtles
No abstract available.Klemens, Michael W.; Burke, V.J.; Lovich, J.E.; Gibbons, J.W.
Conservation issues: California chaparral
California chaparral, a sclerophyllous shrub-dominated plant community shaped by a Mediterranean-type climate and infrequent, high-intensity fire, is one of the most biodiverse and threatened habitats on Earth. Distinct forms of chaparral, distinguished by differing species composition, geography, and edaphic characteristics, can cover thousands...Halsey, Richard W.; Keeley, Jon E.