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Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks by Jean-Pierre L. Savard,Dirk V. Derksen,Dan Esler,John M.

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

The earlier decade has noticeable a tremendous bring up within the curiosity and a focus 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 transforming into appreciation for his or her fascinating ecological attributes. Reflecting the enormous examine 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 prepared conceptually to target, evaluate, and distinction the ecological attributes of the tribe. specialists supply in-depth remedies of a number of themes, including:




  • Population dynamics and genetics

  • Infectious illnesses and parasites

  • Breeding expenditures and cross-seasonal affects

  • Contaminant burdens

  • Foraging habit and energetics

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

  • Breeding platforms and reproductive behavior

  • Harvest historical past

The e-book provides a finished synthesis of sea duck ecology, records elements that experience prompted inhabitants declines of a few species, and gives managers with measures to augment restoration of depressed populations of sea geese in North the United States. shooting the present country of data of this particular tribe, it presents a benchmark for the place we're in conservation efforts and indicates destiny instructions for researchers, managers, scholars, conservationists, and avian lovers.

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