Polar Monitoring: Seabirds as Sentinels of Marine Ecosystems

Part of the From Pole to Pole book series (POLE)


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2007) has highlighted an urgent need to assess how ecosystems respond to climate change. This has placed a large Earth and Life Sciences focus on polar regions, as these areas are so far experiencing the strongest and the most rapid global environmental changes.


Antarctic Peninsula Gentoo Penguin King Penguin Seabird Species Emperor Penguin 
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We are very grateful to the Institut Polaire Français–Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV, Programme 137 ECOPHY-ANTAVIA) and the Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (TAAF), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Programme Zone Atelier de Recherches sur l’Environnement Antarctique et Sub-Antarctique), the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Programme ANR BLANC 1728-01-PICASO) and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (LEA-647 BioSensib) for all of their support for long-term data collection and their help in developing Polar Life Observatories. Robot development was supported by the TOTAL corporate Foundation. We also wish to thank H. Ducklow, W. Fraser, J. McClintock and M. Pinkerton for figure permissions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Associated Laboratory 647 ‘BioSensib’ Centre Scientifique de Monaco & Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueMonte-CarloPrincipality of Monaco
  2. 2.Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7178 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique & Université de StrasbourgStrasbourg Cedex 02France
  3. 3.Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change (NorMER), Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of BiologyUniversity of OsloBlindernNorway

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