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Seagrass (Zostera spp.) as food for brent geese (Branta bernicla): an overview
  • B. Ganter
  • Biology
  • Helgoland Marine Research
  • 1 July 2000
Changes in Zostera abundance affect brent goose distribution, and the ”wasting disease” affecting Atlantic ZosterA stocks during the 1930s was at least partly responsible for a steep decline in brent geese population sizes on both sides of the Atlantic. Expand
Using capture-recapture modeling techniques on multiple re- sightings of marked individuals, this work examined whether breeding-site fidelity of adult Snow Geese has changed over time in a colony that has grown rapidly and in which habitat quality has declined severely during the past two decades. Expand
A Tropical Volcano, High Predation Pressure, and Breeding Biology of Arctic Waterbirds: A Circumpolar Review of Breeding Failure in the Summer of 1992
There was an almost complete reproductive failure for waders and waterfowl throughout the Arctic in 1992, suggesting a short-term effect on global waterbird populations. Expand
Trends in annual and seasonal survival of Pink‐footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus
Adult Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus from the Svalbard breeding population were neck-banded and resighted in staging and wintering areas outside the breeding season 1990-1999. We estimatedExpand
The conservation and population status of the world’s waders at the turn of the millennium
Using information from many sources, but especially data collated for the third edition of Wetlands International’s Waterbird Population Estimates, we review the status of the world’s waders in theExpand
Long-term vegetation changes in a Snow Goose nesting habitat
Vegetation in a small section of nesting habitat in a Lesser Snow Goose colony was mapped in 1976 and again in 1993. During the 17-year period, ground cover changed dramatically from being dominatedExpand
Pre-incubation feeding activities and energy budgets of Snow Geese: can food on the breeding grounds influence fecundity?
The universal negative correlation between clutch size and laying date in Snow Geese can be explained by negative fitness consequences of late hatching, which outweigh the benefits of delayed laying and further nutrient accumulation. Expand
An examination of methods to estimate population size in wintering geese
It is concluded that goose population estimates derived from total population counts may be less reliable than commonly assumed, and moderate year-to-year trends should not be over-interpreted. Expand
Estimating the movement among staging areas of the barnacle goose ( Branta leucopsis )
Barnacle geese ( Branta leucopsis ) make annual migrations between breeding colonies in northern Europe and Eurasia to wintering grounds in Holland. During the migration, they sojourn for severalExpand
Effect of saltmarsh loss on the dispersal and fitness parameters of Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Loss of a spring staging site increases population pressure on the remaining sites and may reduce fitness parameters of the population as a whole, and invasion of previously unused sites leads to increasing conflict between Brent Geese and agricultural interests. Expand