Seabirds and Other Marine Vertebrates : Competition, Predation, and Other Interactions

by Burger, Joanna
Seabirds and Other Marine Vertebrates : Competition, Predation, and Other Interactions
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Seabirds and Other Marine Vertebrates : Competition, Predation, and Other Interactions

by Burger, Joanna

Format: Hardcover

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Code: 10950

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Many marine biologists have concentrated on the species approach to the study of marine vertebrates. Although it has long been recognized that species interact, it has been far easier to study that interaction from the viewpoint of only one of the participants. Recently biologists have tried to study interactions from the viewpoint of all participants. Because of the high visibility of birds, it is easy to observe their interactions with other vertebrates such as fish, porpoises, and whales, but it is difficult to obtain quantitative data on their interactions. Seabirds and Other Marine Vertebrates, the only comprehensive examination of its kind, fills a particular niche: that of pulling together in one place the exciting current work in marine species interactions between seabirds and other marine vertebrates.

The majority of essays in this work are structured to include a balance between literature review, original data, and synthesis. They concern obvious aspects of predation, competition, and commensalism. These topics relate directly to food acquisition and survival in a marine environment, and provide paradigms for the future study of marine birds and other organisms.

ISBN: 0231063628

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Year of Publication: 1989

Page Count: 339

Weight: 1.5 lb