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Habitat assessment

William J. Sutherland and Rhys E. Green

in Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780198520863
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191706189 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0011

Series: Techniques in Ecology & Conservation

 Habitat assessment

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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

Chapter.  7816 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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