Seabird Ecology

  • R. W. Furness
  • P. Monaghan

Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (TLB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. R. W. Furness, P. Monaghan
    Pages 1-2
  3. R. W. Furness, P. Monaghan
    Pages 3-22
  4. R. W. Furness, P. Monaghan
    Pages 23-34
  5. R. W. Furness, P. Monaghan
    Pages 35-52
  6. R. W. Furness, P. Monaghan
    Pages 53-99
  7. R. W. Furness, P. Monaghan
    Pages 100-126
  8. R. W. Furness, P. Monaghan
    Pages 127-138
  9. R. W. Furness, P. Monaghan
    Pages 139-147
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 148-164

About this book

Introduction

In the last few years there has been an excltmg upsurge in seabird research. There are several reasons for this. Man's increased ex­ ploitation of natural resources has led to a greater awareness of the potential conflicts with seabirds, and of the use of seabirds to indicate the damage we might be doing to our environment. Many seabird populations have increased dramatically in numbers and so seem more likely to conflict with man, for example through competition for food or transmission of diseases. Oil exploration and production has resulted in major studies of seabird distributions and ecology in relation to oil pollution. The possibility that seabirds may provide information on fish stock biology is now being critically investigated. Some seabird species have suffered serious declines in numbers and require conservation action to be taken to reduce the chances that they will become extinct. This requires an understanding of the factors determining their population size and dynamics.

Keywords

biology ecology environment natural resources pollution

Authors and affiliations

  • R. W. Furness
    • 1
  • P. Monaghan
    • 1
  1. 1.Lecturer in ZoologyUniversity of GlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2093-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9240-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2093-7
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