Urban bird conservation

dc.contributor.advisorDoughty, Robin W.en
dc.creatorFergus, Robby Scotten
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-27T14:28:03Zen
dc.date.available2010-05-27T14:28:03Zen
dc.date.issued2008-12en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractBirds have co-inhabited American cities since the colonial era, and as people have noticed and appreciated them, they have taken steps to make cities even more hospitable for them. This dissertation documents the history of birds in cities and efforts to create more bird-friendly urban areas. The examination starts with the commercial core of modern cities, moving outwards through the residential and industrial zones, taking note of parks and other urban oases as well as the transportation and communications networks that help shape and define American cities. Bird conservation activities in scattered cities across the country make each of these urban zones better for birds. The future of birds in American cities depends on how these zones are managed, and the ability of local governments, nonprofits, corporations, and bird enthusiasts working together to protect birds from hazards and provide additional habitat opportunities within the city.en
dc.description.departmentGeography and the Environmenten
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/7519en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectBirdsen
dc.subjectUrban conservationen
dc.subjectBird-friendly environmentsen
dc.titleUrban bird conservationen
thesis.degree.departmentGeography and the Environmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
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