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Development of MSFD Indicators, Baselines and Target for Seabird Breeding Failure Occurrence in the UK (2012) 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Evidence JNCC report series Marine Monitoring Seabirds Species Surveillance and Monitoring 539

Abstract

Seabirds have long been proposed as valuable indicators of the health of the marine environment. Seabird breeding success has been shown to be closely linked to food quality and availability. Consequently, tracking breeding failure rates for a variety of species over a broad spatial scale could provide a valuable tool with which to monitor the effect of anthropogenic activities on the wider marine environment. Breeding success data were obtained from the Seabird Monitoring Programme for 17 seabird species, which were then ranked according to their sensitivity to changes in food supply.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·10·01

Citation
Cook, A.S.C.P., Robinson, R.A. & Ross-Smith, V.H. 2014. Development of MSFD Indicators, Baselines and Target for Seabird Breeding Failure Occurrence in the UK (2012), JNCC Report No. 539, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report covers the development of an approach to derive separate indicators of seabird breeding failure for selected species at colonies around the UK.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·10·15

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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