Development of MSFD Indicators, Baselines and Target for Seabird Breeding Failure Occurrence in the UK (2012) 2014
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
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.
This report covers the development of an approach to derive separate indicators of seabird breeding failure for selected species at colonies around the UK.
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·10·15
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