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Marine Birds and Climate Fluctuation in the North Atlantic

Joël M. Durant, Nils Chr. Stenseth, Tycho Anker-Nilssen, Michael P. Harris, Paul M. Thompson, and Sarah Wanless

in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter shows how climate might influence seabirds directly through variations in temperature and wind. It also provides an overview of the potential indirect impact of climate variability on ... More


The Trans-Atlantic Movement of the Spirochete Borrelia garinii: The Role of Ticks and Their Seabird Hosts

Sabir Bin Muzaffar, Robert P. Smith, Ian L. Jones, Jennifer Lavers, Eleanor H. Lacombe, Bruce K. Cahill, Charles B. Lubelczyk, and Peter W. Rand

in Emerging Avian Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272378
eISBN:
9780520952201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272378.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The spirochete Borrelia garinii, one of three genospecies of B. burgdorferi sensu lato (B. burdorferi s.l.) that can cause Lyme disease in humans, has recently been isolated from seabirds from a ... More


An Introduction to Seabird Islands

W.B. Anderson and C.P.H. Mulder

in Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735693
eISBN:
9780190267803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the concerns regarding the ecological system, invasion, and conservation and restoration of seabird islands. It describes the book’s organization: ... More


Direct Impacts of Seabird Predators on Island Biota other than Seabirds

D.R. Drake, T.W. Bodey, J.C. Russell, D.R. Towns, M. Nogales, and L. Ruffino

in Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735693
eISBN:
9780190267803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter investigates the direct impacts of introduced seabird predators on the terrestrial plants and other animals that inhabit seabird islands. It discusses the direct effects of seabird ... More


Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration

Christa P. H. Mulder, Wendy B. Anderson, David R. Towns, and Peter J. Bellingham (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735693
eISBN:
9780190267803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Islands with large colonies of seabirds are found throughout the globe. Seabird islands provide nesting and roosting sites for birds that forage at sea, deposit marine nutrients on land, and ... More


Physiological effects of noise on aquatic animals

Natacha Aguilar de Soto and Caitlin Kight

in Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Ambient noise provides crucial information to a range of aquatic fauna. Increasingly, however, the world’s oceans and waterways are filled with the sounds of anthropogenic activities yet little is ... More


Impacts of Introduced Predators on Seabirds

D.R. Towns, G.V. Byrd, H.P. Jones, M.J. Rauzon, J.C. Russell, and C. Wilcox

in Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735693
eISBN:
9780190267803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the impacts of seabird predators on seabirds and describes the ways to measure these impacts. It identifies the most damaging of these invasive species and assesses which ... More


Impacts of Seabirds on Plant and Soil Properties

C.P.H. Mulder, H.P. Jones, K. Kameda, C. Palmborg, S. Schmidt, J.C. Ellis, J. L. Orrock, A. Wait, D.A. Wardle, L. Yang, H. Young, D.A. Croll, and E. Vidal

in Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735693
eISBN:
9780190267803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the common effects of seabirds on island soils and plant chemistry. It examines seabird-deposited nitrogen and phosphorus, commonly known as guano, and their effects in soils ... More


Effects of Seabirds on Plant Communities

J.C. Ellis, P.J. Bellingham, E.K. Cameron, D.A. Croll, G.S. Kolb, C. Kueffer, G.H. Mittelhauser, S. Schmidt, E. Vidal, and D.A. Wait

in Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735693
eISBN:
9780190267803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the various effects of seabirds in plant communities inhabiting seabird islands. It conducts cross-system comparisons using datasets of seven systems that include seabird and ... More


Effects of Seabirds on Island Consumers

G.S. Kolb, H.S. Young, and W.B. Anderson

in Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735693
eISBN:
9780190267803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews how seabird inputs contribute and affect island food webs. It looks into how these inputs such as guano, eggs, chicks, adult tissues and carcasses, and food scraps affect island ... More


Eradication of Invasive Predators on Seabird Islands

P. Dunlevy, S.E. Ebbert, J.C. Russell, and D.R. Towns

in Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735693
eISBN:
9780190267803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the techniques, limitations, and ethical frameworks of eradicating introduced predators of seabirds. It addresses ethical concerns that should inform eradication decisions, and ... More


Nutrient Dynamics and Nutrient Cycling by Birds

Motoko S. Fujita and Kayoko O. Kameda

in Why Birds Matter: Avian Ecological Function and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226382463
eISBN:
9780226382777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382777.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter, we explore birds as drivers of nutrient dynamics across ecosystems. For example, seabirds transport nutrients from pelagic regions to land areas. We explain why nutrient transport by ... More


Predator–prey interactions and climate change

Vincent Bretagnolle and Julien Terraube

in Effects of Climate Change on Birds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198824268
eISBN:
9780191862809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824268.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Climate change is likely to impact all trophic levels, although the response of communities and ecosystems to it has only recently received considerable attention. Further, it is expected to affect ... More


Kailiopio and the Tropicbird: Life and Labor on a Guano Island

Gregory Rosenthal

in Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295063
eISBN:
9780520967960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295063.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Another front of extractive industry in the 1850s and 1860s was guano mining. Kailiopio was one of approximately one thousand Native Hawaiian men who worked on remote equatorial Pacific Islands ... More


The Keepers of the Ghost Bird

Jenn Dean

in When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750915
eISBN:
9781501750939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the birds in Bermuda. Prior to 1600, it is estimated that half a million pairs of devil birds bred on Bermuda, making it, in essence, a gigantic seabird colony. The cedar ... More


The Sun Sets at Ana Tetea (Mangareva Islands, 2001–2014)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter highlights the author's expeditions into the Mangareva Islands. Also known as the Gambier Archipelago, Mangareva consists of fourteen small volcanic islets all enclosed within a single ... More


Avifauna from Nu‘alolo Kai

Kelley S. Esh

in Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839895
eISBN:
9780824868369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839895.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the avifaunal assemblage from archaeological excavations at Nuʻalolo Kai. The use of evolutionary ecological models to archaeological data (that is, animal bone) is a ... More


Jarvis Island

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In 1982, I helped remove feral cats from Jarvis Island. The greatest El Niño in recent history occurred as the cats were being removed. It was so severe that the Equatorial Undercurrent ceased to ... More


Kiritimati

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Formerly called Christmas Island, Kiritimati is the largest island in the new country of Kiribati, established in 1979. It was named by Captain James Cook, the first westerner to discover this atoll, ... More


Wake Island

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The successful effort to eradicate feral cats from Wake Island is described. Wake Island is run by the U.S. Air Force and manned by Thai/Hawaiian/Guamanian workers. I weave the history of Wake ... More


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