Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Encouraging 'collecting'.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Friday 7th June 2019, 17:00   #1
andyadcock
Registered User
 
andyadcock's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Nottingham UK and St Petersburg, Russia
Posts: 14,563
Encouraging 'collecting'.

Several threads within the forum have discussed the rights and wrongs of taking live specimens, especially in relation to rare birds. During one of my many browing sessions looking for books, I came across this title and attach a description below.

I'm sure we'll be split on this again as usual, discuss.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extended-Sp...s=books&sr=1-1

'The Extended Specimen highlights the research potential for ornithological specimens, and is meant to encourage ornithologists poised to initiate a renaissance in collections-based ornithological research. Contributors illustrate how collections and specimens are used in novel ways by adopting emerging new technologies and analytical techniques. Case studies use museum specimens and emerging and non-traditional types of specimens, which are developing new methods for making biological collections more accessible and "usable" for ornithological researchers.

Published in collaboration with and on behalf of The American Ornithological Society, this volume in the highly-regarded Studies in Avian Biology series documents the power of ornithological collections to address key research questions of global importance.'
__________________
Andy A

Last edited by andyadcock : Friday 7th June 2019 at 17:03.
andyadcock is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 7th June 2019, 19:02   #2
Mono
Hi!
 
Mono's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lake District,UK
Posts: 1,940
Reading various reviews of the book, it seem to be the driest of dry academic tome aimed squarely at museum based researchers. I can't see an book even the BTO thought was too highbrow resulting in a resurgence in the habits of the Victorian parson.
Mono is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 8th June 2019, 02:47   #3
Mysticete
Registered User
 
Mysticete's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,533
Glancing at the table of contents and reading the book description, it's obvious that the main purpose of the book is to highlight new methods and research avenues that can be used with museum collections. It's not an entire book about creating new collections, but rather how to better use existing collections.
__________________
World: 1194, ABA: 626
Last Lifer: Sedge Wren
Last ABA:Sedge Wren
Mammal: 230 Herp: 174
Mysticete is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 8th June 2019, 18:55   #4
Valéry Schollaert
Respect animals, don't eat or wear their body or skin!
 
Valéry Schollaert's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: I feel home in nature
Posts: 6,590
Well, human has spoiled about 75% of life (in biomass) and might lead to total extinction, let's say kindly that it is about time to end killing whatever the reason ! For sure, collecting for science is not at all a necessity.

We don't need those researches to save the life on Earth. We need a different way of living, starting with food production.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...mate-breakdown
__________________
Tired to see birds disappearing ? Global warming ? Natural habitats being destroyed ? There is a solution, and it is free of charge. Check out here.
Valéry Schollaert is online now  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Encouraging families BenByfield Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes 1 Saturday 21st January 2012 20:01
Encouraging owls PaulMulholland Birds & Birding 19 Thursday 4th September 2008 08:09
A encouraging couple of days birding pandachris Your Birding Day 2 Thursday 5th January 2006 14:14
Encouraging birds to the garden goon Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes 20 Thursday 11th November 2004 11:59

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.14158702 seconds with 18 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 11:31.