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Utilization of nitrogen derived from seabird guano by terrestrial and marine plants at St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea, Alaska
Abstract Dense, conspicuous colonies of seabirds and pinnipeds breed on ocean islands throughout the world. Such colonies have been shown to have local impacts on prey populations, but whether or notExpand
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Geometry of visual recruitment by seabirds to ephemeral foraging flocks
Using geometric relationships, we calculate theoretical upper (20-30 km) and lower (0.7-6.2 km) limits to horizontal distances over which volant seabirds can be visually recruited to join Type IExpand
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Top 40 Priorities for Science to Inform US Conservation and Management Policy
To maximize the utility of research to decisionmaking, especially given limited financial resources, scientists must set priorities for their efforts. We present a list of the top 40 high-priority,Expand
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Climate vulnerability of ecosystems and landscapes on Alaska’s North Slope
Alaska’s North Slope is especially vulnerable to climatic change because higher latitudes are subject to positive snow- and sea ice-atmosphere feedbacks under warming conditions and because theExpand
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Seabird patchiness in tropical oceanic waters: the influence of Sargassum reefs
-The relationships of seabirds to the holopelagic macroalga Sargassum were studied during a 2-yr survey in the South Atlantic Bight off the southeastern United States. Seabirds were significantlyExpand
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bHLH transcription factor MyoD affects myosin heavy chain expression pattern in a muscle-specific fashion.
A strong correlative pattern between MyoD gene expression and myosin heavy chain IIB (MHC IIB) gene expression exists. To test whether this correlative relationship is causative, MHC gene expressionExpand
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Bird mortality from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. II. Carcass sampling and exposure probability in the coastal Gulf of Mexico
Two separate approaches, a carcass sampling model and an exposure probability model, provided estimates of bird mortalities of 600 000 and 800 000, respectively, from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon MCExpand
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