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dc.contributor.editorMikkola, Heimo
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-21T10:39:30Z
dc.date.available2022-01-21T10:39:30Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20220121_9781839689987_119
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/77558
dc.description.abstractFor many humans, birds are the most fascinating group of animals and they are definitely among the best-known and studied organisms. Thanks to global citizen science data, we know that there are some 50 billion individual birds in the world at present, which is about six birds for every human on the planet. Birds have an important role as indicators of the state of the environment, giving them high public value. Human-related global impacts such as climate changes and accelerating urbanization force extant species to continuous adaptations, population modifications, or even outright extinction. This book includes nine chapters covering such topics as bird genetics, the colour of avian plumage, conservation problems, sustainable hunting, habitat disturbance, range expansion and introductions, and long-term bird population changes and challenges. A key chapter explains the genetic rules and reasons why we have continuously more bird species in the world and why we may end up having 7,000 species more than the present 11,000 species.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSV Zoology & animal sciences
dc.titleBirds
dc.title.alternativeChallenges and Opportunities for Business, Conservation and Research
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5772/intechopen.82911
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy78a36484-2c0c-47cb-ad67-2b9f5cd4a8f6
oapen.relation.isbn9781839689987
oapen.relation.isbn9781839689970
oapen.relation.isbn9781839689994
oapen.imprintIntechOpen
oapen.pages168


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