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Albatross biology and conservation

Albatross biology and conservation

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Published by Surrey Beatty & Sons in Chipping Norton, N.S.W .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Albatrosses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Graham Robertson and Rosemary Gales.
    ContributionsRobertson, Graham, 1949-, Gales, Rosemary, 1960-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL696.P63 A43 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 300 p. :
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL111434M
    ISBN 100949324825
    LC Control Number99231485
    OCLC/WorldCa39291742


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Albatross biology and conservation Download PDF EPUB FB2

Being the first of its kind the conference was able to attract the most current information on albatross biology and conservation, which was presented in 37 oral papers and 36 posters by delegates.

This volume is the direct result of the : Hardcover. Based on the Inaugural Albatross Conference in Hobart in Thirteen chapters are based directly on conference papers, and ten have been written subsequently.

Topics covered include albatross taxonomy, ecology, feeding and breeding habits, population and distribution as well as the effect of human activities on albatross mortality. Examines the conservation of albatrosses and threats to.

About this book. 23 chapters covering systematics and status, population studies, foraging and fisheries relationships, mortality due to fisheries and other factors, perspectives and reviews of albatross research and conservation.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm: Contents: Type specimens of albatrosses collected on Cook's second voyage / by D.G. Medway --Towards a new taxonomy for albatrosses / by C.J.R. Robertson and G.B.

Nunn --Albatross populations: status and threats / by R. Gales --An assessment of the conservation. Chipping Norton: Surrey Beatty, Quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs, other illustrations.

WAS Some of the chapters in this volume have been drawn from papers presented at the Inaugural Albatross Conference in Hobart in Presents information about systematics and status, population studies, foraging and fisheries relationships, and mortality due to fisheries and other factors.

With commentary from scientists, local residents, and even a former poacher, all aspects of albatross biology and conservation are touched upon. A profile of each species is included, and a list of the best places to view albatrosses is appended. The only popular book on these birds—highly recommended.

- 5/5(8). Biology of Marine Birds provides the only complete summary of information about marine birds ever published.

It both summarizes and analyzes their breeding biology, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, fossil history, physiology, energetics, and conservation. The book covers four orders of marine birds: penguins (Sphenisciformes); albatross, shearwaters, petrels (Procellariiformes); pelicans.

With commentary from scientists, local residents, and even a former poacher, all aspects of albatross biology and conservation are touched upon. A profile of each species is included, and a list of the best places to view albatrosses is appended. Byin an attempt to bring some order back to the classification of albatrosses, they were lumped into two genera, Phoebetria (the sooty albatrosses which most closely seemed to resemble the procellarids and were at the time considered "primitive") and Diomedea (the rest).

Though a case was made for the simplification of the family (particularly the nomenclature). Biology of Marine Birds provides the only complete summary of information about marine birds ever published.

It both summarizes and analyzes their breeding biology, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, fossil history, physiology, energetics, and conservation. The book covers four orders of marine birds: penguins (Sphenisciformes); albatross, shearwaters. Albatross Biology and Conservation.

Chipping Norton: Surrey Beatty & Sons. ISBN 0 82 5. Safina, Carl Eye of the Albatross. Visions of Hope and Survival. New York: Holt and Company. ISBN Serventy, Vincent The Flight of the Shearwater. Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 76 pp. ISBN 0 4. In 21 Chapters written by 57 of the world's leading seamount experts, the book reviews all aspects of their geology, ecology, biology, exploitation, conservation and management.

Bat Biology and Conservation. conservation biology is set apart from. the other subjects. Critically Endangered Amsterdam albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis. The. The southern royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora) is a large seabird from the albatross an average wingspan of above 3 m ( ft), it is one of the two largest species of albatross, together with the wandering studies indicate that the southern royal albatross may, on average, be somewhat larger than the wandering albatross in mass.

The book is written with wit (e.g., quoting from a scientific presentation given in rap) and real insight, helped by the fact that the author himself is a field ornithologist and understands how much time and effort goes into work that may end up summarized in a sentence in the book.

Length: 81 cm. Weight: - kg. Similar species: Light-mantled sooty albatross, Northern giant petrel, Southern giant petrel, Black-footed albatross A slender chocolate brown small-medium albatross with a long pointed tail, long narrow wings, a white crescent above and behind the eye, and a cream to yellow-orange stripe on the side of the slender glossy black bill.

He describes the various forms within each group, their distribution and breeding biology, as well as comparative treatments of moult, flight, behavior, and ecology.

He concludes with a review of conservation and human attitudes toward albatrosses. His authoritative text is accompanied by numerous maps, tables, diagrams, and color photographs. This book certainly helps to raise the profile of Petrels, which can only be a good thing in their longterm conservation.

Avian and Poultry Biology Review Both authors combine scientific scholarship with a highly readable style, and this makes this book a. Books relating to conservation and biology. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

A Sea Ethic is the counterpart to forester and naturalist Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic. For such a complicated and troublesome set of problems, we believe a sea ethic is the most sound solution to the problems faced by the ocean and marine life.

The Island Biodiversity & Conservation centre of the University of Seychelles and the Island Conservation Society represented at the 6th International Albatross & Petrel Conference in Barcelona (19thrd Sept.

). Introduction The 6th International Albatross & Petrel Conference (IAPC 6th) was held from the 19th to the.