Modelling the Energy Requirements of Seabird Populations

  • John A. Wiens


The previous chapters in this volume have considered aspects of the physiology of marine birds: the energetics of egg formation, embryonic metabolism, activity costs, incubation and developmental patterns, and the like. In this chapter I approach seabird energetics from an ecological rather than a physiological perspective, asking “How can information on the metabolism and energetics of seabirds be used to address questions about their behavior, population dynamics, or role in the trophic pathways of marine ecosystems?”.


Basal Metabolism Assimilation Efficiency King Penguin Seabird Species Flight Cost 
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  • John A. Wiens
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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