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Development of MSFD Indicators, Baselines and Target for the Annual breeding Success of Kittiwakes in the UK (2012) 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Strategy Framework Directive Monitoring Species Species Status Surveillance and Monitoring 538

Abstract

Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) are considered to be highly sensitive to changes in food supplies as they show little ability to exploit alternative fish species if their main prey is unavailable; therefore they are an excellent candidate for an indicator species of sandeel availability. Previous work by Frederiksen et al (2004, 2007) found kittiwake breeding success in eastern Scotland and eastern England to be significantly negatively correlated with local mean winter Sea Surface Temperature (SST) during February and March of the previous year.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·10·01

Citation
Cook, A.S.C.P., Dadam, D. & Robinson, R.A. 2014., Development of MSFD Indicators, Baselines and Target for the Annual breeding Success of Kittiwakes in the UK (2012), JNCC Report No. 538, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report covers the development of an approach to derive an indicator of kittiwake breeding success for both the Greater North Sea and Celtic Seas sub-regions.

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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