Global Seabird Response to Forage Fish Depletion—One-Third for the Birds

@article{Cury2011GlobalSR,
  title={Global Seabird Response to Forage Fish Depletion—One-Third for the Birds},
  author={Philippe M. Cury and Ian L. Boyd and Sylvain Bonhommeau and Tycho Anker‐Nilssen and Robert J. M. Crawford and Robert W. Furness and James A. Mills and Eugene J. Murphy and Henrik {\"O}sterblom and Michelle Paleczny and John F. Piatt and Jean-paul Roux and Lynne J. Shannon and William J. Sydeman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334},
  pages={1703 - 1706}
}
One-third of maximum fish biomass must be available for seabirds to sustain high breeding success. Determining the form of key predator-prey relationships is critical for understanding marine ecosystem dynamics. Using a comprehensive global database, we quantified the effect of fluctuations in food abundance on seabird breeding success. We identified a threshold in prey (fish and krill, termed “forage fish”) abundance below which seabirds experience consistently reduced and more variable… 

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