Climatological effects on the breeding of terns

Quartly, Graham D.; Jaquemet, Sebastien; Le Corre, Matthieu; Monticelli, David; Ramos, Jaime. 2008 Climatological effects on the breeding of terns. In: Proceedings of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Boston MS, 6-11 Jul 2008. Richardson, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 918-921.

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The physical circulation in the Western Indian Ocean controls the supply of nutrients, and this, combined with the stability of the surface layer and the availability of sunlight controls the primary production. In this note, we review two papers' findings on how the physical conditions ultimately impact upon the breeding of terns, a marinetop predator in the region. Rather than trace causal links through the food chain, we show empirical connections between avian breeding and the environmental conditions, all of which appear statistically significant

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2807-6
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Proceedings issued on CD-DVD. Paper IV-927.
Additional Keywords: climate variability, western indian ocean, chlorophyll, sterna, breeding
Date made live: 20 Jan 2009 +0 (UTC)

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