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  1. Strange Birds: Ornithology and the Advent of the Collared Dove in Post-World War II Germany.Jens Lachmund - 2015 - Science in Context 28 (2):259-284.
    ArgumentIn this paper I study the engagement of German ornithologists with the Collared Dove, a bird species of Asian origin that spread massively throughout Central Europe in the 1940s and 1950s. Never before had the spread of a single species attracted so much attention from European ornithologists. Ornithologists were not only fascinated by the exotic origin of the bird, but even more so by the unprecedented rapidity of its expansion. As it is argued in the paper, the advent of the (...)
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  • Domesticating Nature?: Surveillance and Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds in the “Atlantic Flyway”.Kristoffer Whitney - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 45 (1):78-87.
    Using a recent environmental controversy on the U.S. east coast over the conservation of red knots as a lens, I present a history of North American efforts to understand and conserve migratory shorebirds. Focusing on a few signal pieces of American legislation and their associated bureaucracies, I show the ways in which migratory wildlife have been thoroughly enrolled in efforts to quantify and protect their populations. Interactions between wildlife biologists and endangered species have been described by some scholars as “domestication”—a (...)
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