Competition between fisheries and seabirds – how best study it?
Seabirds are very sensitive to changes in abundance and size of prey, such as fish and crustaceans. But how well do we know if the fishing industry is competing with our seabird populations? And how does one assess the magnitude of competition between seabirds and the fishing industry?
Kittiwake breeding success influences timing of winter migration
But not in all colonies – North-Norwegian and Arctic populations stand out, according to new research on carry-over effects.
Sudden climatic changes affect birds most
The warming of the ocean has, in itself, a minor effect – it is the speed of warming that has significance for the seabirds.
Migration strategy may determine climate impact on eiders
It is too easy to draw a general conclusion on how a seabird species is affected by climate change.
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.
- Circumpolar dynamics of a marine top-predator track ocean warming rates.
- Key-site monitoring in Norway 2016, including Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
- Contamination of ivory gulls (Pagophila eburnea) at four colonies in Svalbard in relation to their trophic behaviour.
- Hidden survival heterogeneity of three Common eider populations in response to climate fluctuations.
- Flexibility in otherwise consistent non-breeding movements of a long-distance migratory seabird, the long-tailed skua.