Environmental change and Antarctic seabird populations

Croxall, J.P.; Trathan, P.N.; Murphy, E.J.. 2002 Environmental change and Antarctic seabird populations. Science, 297 (5586). 1510-1514. 10.1126/science.1071987

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Recent changes in Antarctic seabird populations may reflect direct and indirect responses to regional climate change. The best long-term data for high-latitude Antarctic seabirds (Adelie and Emperor penguins and snow petrels) indicate that winter sea-ice has a profound influence. However, some effects are inconsistent between species and areas, some in opposite directions at different stages of breeding and life cycles, and others remain paradoxical. The combination of recent harvest driven changes and those caused by global warming may produce rapid shifts rather than gradual changes.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1126/science.1071987
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Dynamics and Management of Ocean Ecosystems
ISSN: 0036-8075
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Meteorology and Climatology
Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 15 Nov 2011 08:45

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