Biology of Marine Birds / Edition 1

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Overview

Biology of Marine Birds provides the only complete summary of information about marine birds ever published. It both summarizes and analyzes their breeding biology, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, fossil history,
physiology, energetics, and conservation. The book covers four orders of marine birds: penguins (Sphenisciformes); albatross, shearwaters, petrels (Procellariiformes); pelicans, boobies, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, cormorants
(Pelecaniformes); and gulls, terns, guillemots, auks (Charadriiformes - Families Laridae and Alcidae). Two summary chapters address the biology of shorebirds and wading birds and their lives in the marine environment.

This comprehensive book contains numerous summary tables that give you exhaustive information on various aspects of their life histories, breeding biology, physiology and energetics, and demography. It also discusses research techniques and future research needed, providing a guide to ornithologists and students for research projects.

Written by acknowledged experts in this field, Biology of Marine Birds is the ideal resource. The authors not only present known information, but provide new analyses and insights into marine bird biology. You will find no other book that covers all the major seabird groups and all the major topics with this depth of detail. Whether you are studying, researching, or managing marine environments, you will find yourself reaching for this resource repeatedly.

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Satellite tracking to illuminate the lives of birds at sea, and long studies to follow an individual during its entire life span of 20-30 years are among the developments that have revealed new information about sea birds. Specialists from biological and environmental sciences summarize the current understanding of the biology, ecology, physiology, evolution, behavior, environmental threats, and conservation. They also provide information on questions for researchers and public policy makers regarding the management of coastal lands and marine reserves. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849398827
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 8/16/2001
  • Series: CRC Marine Biology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Seabirds in the Marine Environment, E.A. Schreiber and J. Burger
The Fossil Seabird Fossil Record and the Role of Paleontology in Understanding Seabird Community Structure, K.I. Warheit
Seabird Systematics and Distribution: A Review of Current Knowledge, M. de L. Brooke
Colonial Breeding in Seabirds, J.C. Coulson
Seabird Demography and Its Relationship with the Marine Environment, H. Weimerskirch
Foraging Behavior and Food of Seabirds, D.A. Shealer
Climate and Weather Effects on Seabirds, E.A. Schreiber
Breeding Biology, Life Histories and Life History-Environment Interactions in Seabirds, K.C. Hamer, E.A. Schreiber, and J. Burger
Site and Mate Choice in Seabirds: An Evolutionary Approach, J. Bried and P. Jouventin
Seabird Communication and Displays, J.B. Nelson and P.H. Baird
Energetics of Free-Ranging Seabirds, H.I. Ellis and G.W. Gabrielson
Seabird Reproductive Physiology and Energetics, G.C. Whittow
Chick Growth and Development in Seabirds, G.H. Visser
Water and Salt Balance in Seabirds, D.L. Goldstein
Effects of Chemicals and Pollution on Seabirds, J. Burger and M. Gochfeld
Interactions Between Fisheries and Seabirds, W.A. Montevecchi
Seabird Conservation, P.D. Boersma, J.A. Clark, and N. Hilgarth
Shorebirds in the Marine Environment, N. Warnock, M.A. Rubega, and C. Elphick
Wading Birds in the Marine Environment, P.C. Frederick
Appendix 1: List of Seabird Species
Appendix 2: Table of Seabird Species and Life History Characteristics
Index

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