Puffin migration patterns suggest that competition and food availability in winter affect breeding success
Long migration routes and wintering far north are evident drawbacks.
A warmer ocean lowers kittiwake egg production
Crucial prey species for black-legged kittiwakes are driven northwards as sea temperatures rise.
Alterations in algal bloom patterns in the Arctic may cause problems for seabirds
Annual blooms of phytoplankton form the base of the energy production in the Arctic, and are tightly associated with sea ice. But in a warming climate, the melting of sea ice increases, and the timing of algae production is changing. What are the consequences for the seabirds?
SEAPOP 2016 annual brochure (PDF)
A summary of important activities and results from 2016.
SEAPOP key document 2005-2014 (PDF)
A summary of the results of the SEAPOP programme and of the changes in the seabird populations.
- Ocean-wide Drivers of Migration Strategies and Their Influence on Population Breeding Performance in a Declining Seabird.
- Ocean climate and egg investment in the black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla.
- Habitat selection of foraging chick‑rearing European shags in contrasting marine environments.
- Multi-colony tracking reveals spatio-temporal variation in carry-over effects between breeding success and winter movements in a pelagic seabird.
- Sea ice phenology and primary productivity pulses shape breeding success in Arctic seabirds.