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Academic & Professional Books  Ornithology  Non-Passerines  Seabirds, Shorebirds & Wildfowl

Seabirds Feeding Ecology and Role in Marine Ecosystems

Edited By: JP Croxall
408 pages, Figs, tabs
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  • Seabirds ISBN: 9780521105101 Paperback Mar 2009 Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • Seabirds ISBN: 9780521301787 Hardback May 1987 Out of Print #1181
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Originally published in 1986, this book is concerned with the ways in which seabirds function as predators in the marine environment; in particular about how they find and catch food and how much of it they consume. It reviews both the feeding ecology of seabirds (including adaptations for flight and diving) and also most of the leading field studies (in polar, temperate and tropical regions) that have quantitatively examined the interactions of seabird communities with their prey.


1. Introduction / J. P. Croxall
2. Scale-dependent processes in the physical and biological environment of marine birds / G. L. Hunt Jr. and D. C. Schneider
3. Flight of seabirds / C. J. Pennycuick
4. Diving behavior and performance, with special reference to penguins / G. L. Kooyman and R. W. Davis
5. Kleptoparasitism in seabirds / R. W. Furness
6. The food and feeding ecology of penguins / J. P. Croxall and G. S. Lishman
7. Diet and feeding ecology of Procellariiformes / P. A. Prince and R. A. Morgan
8. Pelecaniform feeding ecology / Ralph W. Schreiber and Roger B. Clapp
9. Feeding ecology of the Alcidae in the eastern North Pacific Ocean / Kees Vermeer, Spencer G. Sealy and Gerald A. Sanger
10. Trophic levels and trophic relationships of seabirds in the Gulf of Alaska / Gerald A. Sanger
11. Energy flux to pelagic birds: a comparison of Bristol Bay (Bering Sea) and Georges Bank (Northwest Atlantic) / C. Schneider, G. L. Hunt Jr. and K. D. Powers
12. Trophic relationships and food requirements of California seabirds: updating models of trophic impact / Kenneth T. Briggs and Ellen W. Chu
13. Trophic relationships among tropical seabirds at the Hawaiian Islands / Craig S. Harrison and Michael P. Seki
14. Historical variations in food consumption by breeding seabirds of the Humboldt and Benguela upwelling regions / David Cameron Duffy and W. Roy Siegfried
15. Seabirds as predators on marine resources, especially krill, at South Georgia / J. P. Croxall and P. A. Prince
16. Conclusions / J. P. Croxall

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Edited By: JP Croxall
408 pages, Figs, tabs
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