By E. A. Schreiber, Joanna Burger
Biology of Marine Birds presents the one entire precis of data approximately marine birds ever released. It either summarizes and analyzes their breeding biology, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, fossil background, body structure, energetics, and conservation. The publication covers 4 orders of marine birds: penguins (Sphenisciformes); albatross, shearwaters, petrels (Procellariiformes); pelicans, boobies, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, cormorants (Pelecaniformes); and gulls, terns, guillemots, auks (Charadriiformes - households Laridae and Alcidae). precis chapters tackle the biology of shorebirds and wading birds and their lives within the marine environment.This complete ebook includes various precis tables that provide you with exhaustive details on numerous facets in their existence histories, breeding biology, body structure and energetics, and demography. It additionally discusses study innovations and destiny examine wanted, delivering a consultant to ornithologists and scholars for learn tasks. Written by means of said specialists during this box, Biology of Marine Birds is the proper source. The authors not just current recognized info, yet offer new analyses and insights into marine poultry biology. you can find no different booklet that covers the entire significant seabird teams and all of the significant subject matters with this intensity of aspect. even if you're learning, getting to know, or coping with marine environments, you'll find your self attaining for this source time and again.
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Affinis, a single humerus from the Pleistocene of Maine (12,000 years ago), which Olson (1985a) stated is likely referable to one of the extant species. 1). The geographic distribution of fossil Uria is enigmatic given Uria’s relationships within the Alcini and its current distribution (north Atlantic, north Pacific, and Arctic Oceans; Gaston and Jones 1998). , Olson 1985a, Gaston and Jones 1998, Olson and Rasmussen 2001). These hypotheses generally concern (1) the relationships of Uria with the other Alcini, in particular, Alca; (2) the ocean of origin of the Alcini and Uria; (3) the historical interchange between the Atlantic and Pacific via the Arctic Ocean from the Miocene through the Pleistocene; and (4) the extinction and the loss of diversity of Alcini in the Atlantic.
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