Series: Studies in Avian Biology Volume: 46
588 pages, 4 plates with 16 colour photos; 107 b/w illustrations, 42 tables
Sea duck research and management is important for understanding marine bird ecology and conservation as well as the health of marine ecosystems. Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks is a synthesis of all that has been learned about sea ducks, highlighting data gaps, and directing future research and conservation efforts. An edited volume prepared by leading experts in the field, it addresses specific issues by drawing on all available information on sea ducks (and other waterfowl and avian taxa where this contrast is informative).
- North American Status and Trends
- Population Dynamics/Demography
- Reproductive Energetics and Cross-Seasonal Effects
- Foraging Energetics and Behavior
- Migration Strategies
- Molt Strategies
- Reproductive Strategies
- Reproductive Behavior
- Population Delineation
- Important Habitats
- Conservation Issues
- Conclusions and Future Challenges
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