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Biology of marine birds / edited by E.A. Schreiber and Joanna Burger.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2002
Imprint:
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2002.
Format:
  • Book
  • 722 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Birds in the Marine Environment. The Fossil Seabird Fossil Record and the Role of Paleontology in Understanding Seabird Community Structure. Seabird Systematics and Distribution: A Review of Current Knowledge. Colonial Breeding in Seabirds. Seabird Demography and Its Relationship with the Marine Environment. Foraging Behavior and Food of Seabirds. Climate and Weather Effects on Seabirds. Breeding Biology, Life Histories, and Life History-Environment Interactions in Seabirds. Site and Mate Choice in Seabirds: An Evolutionary Approach. Seabird Communication and Displays. Energetics of Free-Ranging Seabirds. Seabird Reproductive Physiology and Energetics. Chick Growth and Development in Seabirds. Water and Salt Balance in Seabirds. Effects of Chemicals and Pollution on Seabirds. Interactions Between Fisheries and Seabirds. Seabird Conservation. Shorebirds in the Marine Environment. Wading Birds in the Marine Environment.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Schreiber, Elizabeth Anne.
Burger, Joanna.
Series:
CRC marine biology series.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0849398827
9780849398827

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