Ian James Patterson

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The foraging behaviour of the Alpine Chough was studied around Cervinia (Aosta, Italy) in June and July 1989 and 1990. The birds foraging in loose flocks (of mean size 32.4) which flew to new foraging patches at very frequent intervals (median stay time 74.5 s in 1989 and 75.0 s in 1990). The Choughs' peck rates declined significantly through the summer,(More)
With some of the lowest development indicators in Southeast Asia, remote upland areas of the Lao People's Democratic Republic are among the poorest in the region. The advent of improved transport and communication links, along with opportunities for wage employment, have accelerated the growth of a cash economy in traditionally isolated farming communities(More)
The dynamics of parental investment throughout the nestling stage and the factors affecting it were studied in the Chough(Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), a species whose patterns of apportioning parental care are largely unknown. The occurrence of important trade-offs between the sexes, among the different activities of parental care and between parents' survival(More)
BACKGROUND In-transit metastasis from cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncommon form of metastasis through lymphatics and occurs more commonly in immunosuppressed patients. OBJECTIVE To identify cases of in-transit SCC and determine patient characteristics, tumor features, management, and prognosis. METHODS AND MATERIALS A multicenter case(More)
Eight radio-tagged Alpine Choughs were tracked around Cervinia (Aosta, Italy) in summer 1989 and 1990. Range size varied from 7.1 to 16.7 km2. All of the birds used both alpine meadows and high mountain cliffs but spent on average only 10 % of their foraging time around human developments. Two of the birds in 1989 made regular journeys between meadows and(More)
Quilted full thickness skin grafts were used to cover surgical defects in the lower limb following excision of skin lesions in 92 cases. Patients were mobilised early and discharged home. 93.4% of grafted area had taken by 2 weeks post operatively. Minimal after care is required and highly acceptable cosmetic donor and graft sites were achieved.
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