Linking at-sea mortality of a pelagic shearwater to breeding colonies of origin using biogeochemical markers

@inproceedings{Lavers2013LinkingAM,
  title={Linking at-sea mortality of a pelagic shearwater to breeding colonies of origin using biogeochemical markers},
  author={Jennifer L Lavers and Alexander L Bond and Steven L. Van Wilgenburg and Keith A Hobson},
  year={2013}
}
An emerging issue in seabird conservation is the ability to link at-sea mortality with observed demographic changes at breeding colonies. Applications of modelling and biochemical markers can be used to assign mortalities of unknown provenance to a colony of origin ensuring conservation actions are targeted at those colonies identified as the most affected. We analysed feathers (n = 120) from flesh-footed shearwater Puffinus carneipes collected from 5 breeding colonies throughout their range… CONTINUE READING