Search for dissertations about: "Seabirds"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the word Seabirds.

  1. 1. Seabirds as food for thought : An integrative study on seabird ecology and ecosystem services in changing marine systems

    Author : Martina Kadin; Thorsten Blenckner; Morten Frederiksen; Olof Olsson; Johan Elmberg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; seabirds; ecosystem services; social-ecological systems; marine systems; fisheries; foraging ecology; provisioning behaviour; common murre; common guillemot; Uria aalge; Stora Karlsö; Baltic Sea; Natural Resources Management; naturresurshushållning;

    Abstract : The importance of the benefits that humans obtain from the oceans is increasingly recognized, along with the rapid decline in marine resources that threatens these benefits. Studying seabirds – top predators in marine ecosystems, can provide insights about multiple pressures and the state of the oceans. READ MORE

  2. 2. Man, murres and modern fisheries : A case study in the Baltic Sea

    Author : Martina Kadin; Henrik Österblom; Olof Olsson; Carl Folke; Morten Frederiksen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Seabirds; ecosystem dynamics; fisheries; indicators; ecosystem services; Baltic Sea; common murre; common guillemot; Uria aalge; Natural Resources Management; naturresurshushållning;

    Abstract : Overfishing and climate change put increasing pressure on marine systems, with effects on commercially targeted fish and top predators dependent on these resources. To achieve sustainable resource use, governance mechanisms need to incorporate knowledge about ecosystem dynamics. READ MORE

  3. 3. Spatial Vision in Birds: Anatomical investigation of spatial resolving power

    Author : Mindaugas Mitkus; Funktionell zoologi; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Raptors; Seabirds; Parrots; Birds; Double cones; Development; Retinal ganglion cells; Visual spatial resolution; Visual ecology; Vision;

    Abstract : Avian eyes are big both in relative and absolute terms, thus the importance of vision to birds is obvious. Even though the general eye plan is rather conservative throughout the group, there is a great variation in visual capabilities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Across landscapes and seascapes : The movement ecology of diving and flying guillemots and gulls during breeding

    Author : Thomas J. Evans; Evolutionär ekologi; []
    Keywords : Uria aalge; Larus fuscus; Laridae; animal flight; foraging ecology; movement ecology; seabirds;

    Abstract : Most seabirds breed colonially, at which time they make central-place foraging trips. Parents must collect food both for themselves and for egg production/chick-rearing. READ MORE

  5. 5. The impact of cormorant nesting colonies on plants and arthropods

    Author : Gundula S. Kolb; Peter Hambäck; Lenn Jerling; Post David; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; seabirds; cormorants; islands; nitrogen; phosphorus; plants; arthropods; δ15N; Baltic Sea; ecological stoichiometry; species richness; species composition; numeric response; Biology; Biologi; Plant Ecology; växtekologi;

    Abstract : Seabirds concentrate large amounts of marine nutrients on their nesting islands. This nutrient input can have large consequences for island food webs and community structure. The high nutrient load may also cause runoff into surrounding waters and affect marine communities. READ MORE