By Jean-Pierre L. Savard,Dirk V. Derksen,Dan Esler,John M. Eadie

ISBN-10: 1138575798

ISBN-13: 9781138575790

ISBN-10: 1482248972

ISBN-13: 9781482248975

The earlier decade has noticeable a big elevate within the curiosity and a spotlight directed towards sea geese, the Mergini tribe. This has been encouraged, largely, by means of the conservation issues linked to numerical declines in numerous sea duck species and populations, in addition to a becoming appreciation for his or her fascinating ecological attributes. Reflecting the enormous study lately performed in this tribe, Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks examines the 15 extant species of sea geese from North America.

Chapters are geared up conceptually to target, evaluate, and distinction the ecological attributes of the tribe. specialists offer in-depth remedies of quite a number subject matters, including:

  • Population dynamics and genetics

  • Infectious ailments and parasites

  • Breeding charges and cross-seasonal affects

  • Contaminant burdens

  • Foraging habit and energetics

  • Migration options, molt ecology, and habitat affinities and dynamics

  • Breeding structures and reproductive behavior

  • Harvest heritage

The e-book offers a complete synthesis of sea duck ecology, records elements that experience prompted inhabitants declines of a few species, and offers managers with measures to reinforce restoration of depressed populations of sea geese in North the United States. shooting the present kingdom of information of this distinct tribe, it offers a benchmark for the place we're in conservation efforts and indicates destiny instructions for researchers, managers, scholars, conservationists, and avian fanatics.

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