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Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology

Michael Patten

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235939
eISBN:
9780520929449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235939.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a spectacular bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly, this crucial stopover along the ... More


Dispersal of Plants by Waterbirds

Andy J. Green, Merel Soons, Anne-Laure Brochet, and Erik Kleyheeg

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/9780226382777.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ducks, shorebirds, rails, gulls and other waterbirds act as vectors of seeds, spores and other plant diaspores carried internally in their guts, externally on their feathers, feet or bills, or used ... More


The Influence of Weather on Shorebird Incubation

Paul A. Smith, Sarah A. Dauncey, H. Grant Gilchrist, and Mark R. Forbes

in Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520273139
eISBN:
9780520954090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273139.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Shorebirds breeding in the Arctic must balance energetic demands with the need to incubate, and how this balance is struck could be influenced by whether incubation is shared betweenparents or ... More


Patterns in migratory journeys

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In this chapter several examples reveal the diverse nature of migration. Animals with long lifespans frequently make round-trips. Organisms with short lives make one-way journeys or round-trips over ... More


Effects of Seabird-Derived Nutrients on Aquatic Systems

H.S. Young, L. Hurrey, and G.S. Kolb

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/9780199735693.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers the effects of bird-derived nutrients on aquatic systems. It focuses on how guano-derived nutrients reach near shore zones and how this affects the species those aquatic ... More


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