- Title Pages
- Chapter One Beyond the Gradient: Insights from New Work in the Avian Ecology of Urbanizing Lands
- Chapter Two Using Gradient Analysis to Uncover Pattern and Process in Urban Bird Communities
- Chapter Three From Forests to Cities: Effects of Urbanization on Tropical Birds
- Chapter Four Does Nest Predation Shape Urban Bird Communities?
- Chapter Five Evaluating Factors that Influence Avian Community Response to Urbanization
- Chapter Six Impacts of Seasonal Small-scale Urbanization on Nest Predation and Bird Assemblages at Tourist Destinations
- Chapter Seven The Use of Citizen Volunteers in Urban Bird Research
- Chapter Eight Painted Bunting Conservation: Traditional Monitoring Meets Citizen Science
- Chapter Nine A New Approach to Urban Bird Monitoring: The Tucson Bird Count
- Chapter Ten Distribution and Habitat of Greater Roadrunners in Urban and Suburban Arizona
- Chapter Eleven Edges, Trails, and Reproductive Performance of Spotted Towhees in Urban Greenspaces
- Chapter Twelve Post-Fledging Mobility in an Urban Landscape
- Chapter Thirteen Avian Conservation in Urban Environments: What do Ecologists Bring to the Table?
- Chapter Fourteen How Biologists Can Involve Developers, Planners, and Policymakers in Urban Avian Conservation
- Chapter Fifteen Predicting Avian Community Responses to Increasing Urbanization
- Chapter Sixteen Interactions between People and Birds in Urban Landscapes
- Chapter Seventeen Who Feeds the Birds? A Comparison Across Regions
- Chapter Eighteen Urban Evolutionary Ecology
- Special Topic A
- Appendix A.1 Modeling Canopy Cover.
- Special Topic B
Urban Evolutionary Ecology
Urban Evolutionary Ecology
- (p.286) (p.287) Chapter Eighteen Urban Evolutionary Ecology
- Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation
John M. Marzluff
- University of California Press
Understanding the evolutionary responses of birds to urbanization has lagged behind understanding ecological responses. I provide a conceptual framework for understanding evolutionary processes in urban environments and distill key features of birds that enable them to evolve with the novel features of urban environments. Contemporary evolution of cultural and genetic traits is well documented in urban environments. Furthermore, because of the close association between people and birds in urban environments, coevolutionary relationships are possible. These may involve genetic and cultural traits. For example, humans and corvids appear to be culturally coevolving in American, European, and Asian cities. Showing the public that evolution occurs in their backyards may provide a unique way to engage them in science.
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