Avian Cholera, a Threat to the Viability of an Arctic Seabird Colony?

@inproceedings{Descamps2012AvianCA,
  title={Avian Cholera, a Threat to the Viability of an Arctic Seabird Colony?},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Descamps and St{\'e}phanie Jenouvrier and Hugh Grant Gilchrist and Mark R. L. Forbes},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Evidence that infectious diseases cause wildlife population extirpation or extinction remains anecdotal and it is unclear whether the impacts of a pathogen at the individual level can scale up to population level so drastically. Here, we quantify the response of a Common eider colony to emerging epidemics of avian cholera, one of the most important infectious diseases affecting wild waterfowl. We show that avian cholera has the potential to drive colony extinction, even over a very short period… CONTINUE READING
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