Environmental modifications of a subantarctic peat-bog by the Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans): A preliminary study

@article{Joly2004EnvironmentalMO,
  title={Environmental modifications of a subantarctic peat-bog by the Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans): A preliminary study},
  author={Yves Joly and Yves Frenot and Philippe Vernon},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={61-72}
}
On Ile de la Possession, as on all the subantarctic islands, major compounds of organic nutrients are provided by avifauna. The presence of Wandering Albatrosses (Diomedea exulans) induces great perturbations in the environment at the site of their nest building activities: physical and chemical modifications of the soil (by removal of litter material for nest building, trampling and accumulated organic deposits) as well as microbiological, botanical and faunal changes. These perturbations are… CONTINUE READING

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