Low genetic variety in ivory gulls
The ivory gull is an ice-dependent seabird species living in the high Arctic. It is capable of flying thousands of kilometers, either looking for food or migrating to and from its wintering areas. In this study from 2015, researchers take a genetic approach to examining the population structure and spatial distribution pattern of the ivory gull, as well as exploring the roles of natal and breeding dispersal.
Digested plastic not cruicial for uptake of pollutants in northern fulmars
Our oceans are flooded with plastic waste, and some seabirds digest large amounts of plastic that can contain a cocktail of different chemicals. How important is this plastic as a source of pollutants for the birds?
Variations in foraging areas, stress levels and timing of breeding in kittiwakes
In this study reasearchers combined the deployment of GPS devices and the monitoring of breeding parameters and baseline corticosterone levels to investigate the proximate regulation of breeding date in a population of black-legged kittiwake.
SEAPOP 2014 annual brochure (PDF)
A summary of important activities and results from 2014.
SEAPOP key document 2005-2014 (PDF)
A summary of the results of the SEAPOP programme and of the changes in the seabird populations.
- Negligible Impact of Ingested Microplastics on Tissue Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Northern Fulmars off Coastal Norway.
- The diet, growth and survival of Razorbill Alca torda chicks in the southern Barents Sea.
- Search for tick-borne pathogens in the Svalbard Archipelago and Jan Mayen.
- High connectivity in a long-lived high-Arctic seabird, the ivory gull Pagophila eburnea.
- Multiple Stressors in a Top Predator Seabird: Potential Ecological Consequences of Environmental Contaminants, Population Health and Breeding Conditions.