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Nest site characteristics, duration of use and breeding success in the Guillemot Uria aalge
The consistently high success of many sites over a period of 10–12 years suggests that the most used sites were occupied by a succession of high-quality birds. Expand
The activity periods and life-cycle of the tick Ixodes uriae (Acari: Ixodidae) in relation to host breeding strategies.
Investigating the timing of seasonal activity of the seabird tick Ixodes uriae by examining engorgement rates of off-host ticks and the prevalence of infested common guillemots and kittiwakes on the Isle of May, Scotland found there was considerable temporal overlap in the feeding periods of the 3 stages of both hosts. Expand
Natural attachment duration of nymphs of the tick Ixodes uriae (Acari: Ixodidae) on kittiwake Rissa tridactyla nestlings
This work provides important data on the parameter of attachment durations of nymphal I. uriae on free-living kittiwakes; the data can be used for incorporation into the application of population modelling. Expand
A modified technique for extracting live ticks from small soil and litter samples
  • T. Barton
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Experimental & Applied Acarology
  • 1 June 1995
A number of methods have been developed for the extraction of invertebrate animals from soil and litter samples, but for species which show no clear directional response a fine screen needs to be placed above the sample to prevent the invertebrates escaping. Expand
Site use and fidelity in the Common Guillemot Uria aalge
The site fidelity of 470 colour-ringed Common Guillemots Uria aalge with at least 1 year of breeding experience was followed on the Isle of May from 1982 to 1993; there were no significant age or sex effects, but there were significant (and unexplained) year and area effects. Expand
Tick-borne Great Island Virus: (II) Impact of age-related acquired immunity on transmission in a natural seabird host
Estimates of the force of infection support the view that pre-breeding birds experience higher rates of virus infection than breeding birds and highlight the need to consider age-related effects and host immunity when undertaking quantitative studies of tick-borne pathogen transmission. Expand
Tick-borne Great Island Virus: (I) Identification of seabird host and evidence for co-feeding and viraemic transmission
Great Island Virus infection of adult ticks feeding on guillemots was highly efficient and may involve both viraemic transmission and transmission from infected to uninfected ticks feeding together on birds that do not develop a patent viraemia. Expand