Biology of Marine Birds

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E. A. Schreiber, Joanna Burger
CRC Press, Aug 16, 2001 - Science - 740 pages
Biology of Marine Birds provides the only complete summary of information about marine birds ever published. It both summarizes and analyzes their breeding biology, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, fossil history, physiology, energetics, and conservation. The book covers four orders of marine birds: penguins (Sphenisciformes); albatross, shearwaters, petrels (Procellariiformes); pelicans, boobies, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, cormorants (Pelecaniformes); and gulls, terns, guillemots, auks (Charadriiformes - Families Laridae and Alcidae). Two summary chapters address the biology of shorebirds and wading birds and their lives in the marine environment.

This comprehensive book contains numerous summary tables that give you exhaustive information on various aspects of their life histories, breeding biology, physiology and energetics, and demography. It also discusses research techniques and future research needed, providing a guide to ornithologists and students for research projects.

Written by acknowledged experts in this field, Biology of Marine Birds is the ideal resource. The authors not only present known information, but provide new analyses and insights into marine bird biology. You will find no other book that covers all the major seabird groups and all the major topics with this depth of detail. Whether you are studying, researching, or managing marine environments, you will find yourself reaching for this resource repeatedly.
 

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Contents

A Review of Current Knowledge
57
4 Colonial Breeding in Seabirds
87
5 Seabird Demography and Its Relationship with the Marine Environment
115
6 Foraging Behavior and Food of Seabirds
137
7 Climate and Weather Effects on Seabirds
179
8 Breeding Biology Life Histories and Life History8211Environment Interactions in Seabirds
217
An Evolutionary Approach
263
10 Seabird Communication and Displays
307
13 Chick Growth and Development in Seabirds
439
14 Water and Salt Balance in Seabirds
467
15 Effects of Chemicals and Pollution on Seabirds
485
16 Interactions between Fisheries and Seabirds
527
17 Seabird Conservation
559
18 Shorebirds in the Marine Environment
581
19 Wading Birds in the Marine Environment
617
Appendices
657

11 Energetics of FreeRanging Seabirds
359
12 Seabird Reproductive Physiology and Energetics
409
Back Cover
687
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Joanna Burger, a distinguished professor of biology at Rutgers, has authored two academic books on bird behavior, & has written five books for lay readers, two of which she co-authored with her husband, Michael Gochfeld, a professor of environmental & community medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. They live in Somerset, New Jersey.

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