The Adelie Penguin: Bellwether of Climate Change

The Adelie Penguin: Bellwether of Climate Change

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by David Ainley, Lucia deLeiris
     
 

When sea-ice declines, so does the population of Adélie penguins, making this species a predictive indicator of the effects of global warming. This book summarizes our present ecological knowledge of this species: its biology, behavior, and ecology within the Antarctic ecosystem; the ecological factors important to its life history; and details of the

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When sea-ice declines, so does the population of Adélie penguins, making this species a predictive indicator of the effects of global warming. This book summarizes our present ecological knowledge of this species: its biology, behavior, and ecology within the Antarctic ecosystem; the ecological factors important to its life history; and details of the mechanisms by which it is responding to climate change. The narrative is complemented by richly written texts from the earliest Antarctic naturalists, fine illustrations from the accomplished artist Lucia deLeiris, and photographs by the author.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231123068
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/17/2002
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Marine Ecology3. Size And Distribution of Breeding Populations4. The Annual And Nesting Cycles5. The Occupation Period - Pair Formation. Egg Laying and Incubation6. Reoccupation Period - Chicks and Breeding Success7. Predation8. Demography9. The Bellwether Of Climate ChangeLiterature Cited

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