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The concentration of contaminants in great skuas is determined mainly by choice of prey
New research reveals that diet specialization in Arctic seabirds is more important for exposure to contaminants than wintering area or long-range transport.
Climate change threatens the kittiwake – extreme weather and altered prey availability reduce recruitment
Bad weather is bad news, also for the red-listed kittiwake. New research reveals that wind conditions combined with the availability of different prey species are determinants of chick production in this seabird.
A warmer ocean is bad news for eiders
Higher ocean temperatures in the north are not good for everyone. For common eiders, the warming causes decreasing populations.
Light loggers and stable isotopes contribute to identify moult locations
Light loggers used in combination with stable isotopes help us determine when and where moulting takes place.
SEAPOP 2017 annual brochure (PDF)
A summary of important activities and results from 2017.
SEAPOP key document 2005-2014 (PDF)
A summary of the results of the SEAPOP programme and of the changes in the seabird populations.
- The effect of long-range transport, trophic position and diet specialization on legacy contaminant occurrence in great skuas, Stercorarius skua, breeding across the Northeast Atlantic.
- Prevailing weather conditions and diet composition affect chick growth and survival in the black-legged kittiwake.
- Moult location and diet of auks in the North Sea inferred from coupled light-based and isotope-based geolocation.
- Multiple stressors: modeling the effect of pollution, climate and predation on viability of a sub-arctic marine bird.
- Almost like a whale – First evidence of suction-feeding in a seabird.