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Impacts of Introduced Predators on Seabirds


Towns, DR and Vernon Byrd, G and Jones, HP and Rauzon, MJ and Russell, JC and Wilcox, C, Impacts of Introduced Predators on Seabirds, Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration, Oxford University Press, CPH Mulder, WB Anderson, DR Towns, and PJ Bellingham (ed), United States, pp. 1-35. ISBN 9780190267803 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735693.003.0003


This chapter focuses on the impacts of seabird predators on seabirds and describes the ways to measure these impacts. It identifies the most damaging of these invasive species and assesses which species of seabirds are the most vulnerable to them. It evaluates the predators in terms of their global distribution and efficacy in reducing seabird populations. It outlines methods for measuring the effects of invasive predators, and emphasizes the value of deleting invasive predators from island food webs as a mean of determining their impacts. It also examines the impacts of humans as deliberate and accidental predators, and as being competitors who exploit fisheries.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:accidental predator, deliberate predator, introduced predators, island food web, seabird, seabird predators
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wilcox, C (Dr Chris Wilcox)
ID Code:119740
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-08-04
Last Modified:2018-02-06

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