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Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

  • Provides an up-to-date synthesis of all that is known of an important group of diverse marine birds
  • Presents collections of articles by leading experts on sea duck biology, ecology, and conservation
  • Reports on an active area of ornithoogical research
  • Offers an authoritative reference on sea duck ecology, behavior, and population dynamics

Series: Studies in Avian Biology Volume: 46

By: Jean-Pierre L Savard (Editor), Dirk V Derksen (Editor), Dan Esler (Editor), John M Eadie (Editor)

588 pages, 4 plates with 16 colour photos; 107 b/w illustrations, 42 tables

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | May 2015 | #217135 | ISBN-13: 9781482248975
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About this book

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).


- Introduction
- North American Status and Trends
- Phylogeography
- Population Dynamics/Demography
- Diseases
- Reproductive Energetics and Cross-Seasonal Effects
- Contaminants
- Foraging Energetics and Behavior
- Migration Strategies
- Molt Strategies
- Reproductive Strategies
- Reproductive Behavior
- Population Delineation
- Harvest
- Important Habitats
- Conservation Issues
- Conclusions and Future Challenges

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