"Both professional exologists and casual birders will find enriching insights in this well-written book."
(D. Flaspohler Choice
"Overall, the study of urban bird ecology and conservation is a dynamic one, and this text includes pertinent research papers and thoughtful discussion on some important topics within the field."
(The Journal of Wildlife Management
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"This is the book to have on urban bird ecology. It summarizes the state of the science, highlighting the strength and breadth of the growing body of urban bird research around the world. More importantly, it documents how the field of urban bird ecology is moving beyond the study of pattern to address the ecological and evolutionary processes that impact birds in complex urban mosaics."Steward T.A. Pickett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
"Urban ecosystems are under-studied environments offering unique opportunities to study species adaptability, persistence, and assembly. This book presents creative contributions from leading researchers who explore how urbanization affects avian ecology and how birds and people interact."Steven Beissinger, UC Berkeley