Richard A. Phillips
Natural Environment Research Council
Publications 288
#1Richard A. Phillips (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 50
#2Claire M. Waluda (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 19
Abstract Increasing amounts of anthropogenic debris enter the ocean because of mismanagement in coastal communities and, despite a global ban on deliberate dumping, also from vessels, endangering wildlife. Assessing marine plastic pollution directly is challenging, and an alternative is to use seabirds as bioindicators. Our analyses of long time-series (26-years) revealed substantial variation in the amount, characteristics and origin of marine debris (mainly macroplastics and mesoplastics, and ...
#1Ana P. B. Carneiro (BirdLife International)H-Index: 8
#2Elizabeth J. Pearmain (BirdLife International)H-Index: 2
Last.Joel Trout Rice (Rice University)
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#1Sally PoncetH-Index: 7
#2A. C. WolfaardtH-Index: 16
Last.Richard A. Phillips (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 50
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Information on the status of giant petrels breeding at South Georgia was previously based on studies at a small number of the archipelago's breeding sites. Here, we report the results of the first complete archipelago-wide survey of breeding northern Macronectes halli and southern M. giganteus giant petrels in the austral summers 2005/2006 and 2006/2007. We estimate that 15,398 pairs of northern and 8803 pairs of southern giant petrels bred at South Georgia. These are the largest and second larg...
#1J. P. Queirós (UC: University of Coimbra)H-Index: 2
#2Richard A. Phillips (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 50
Last.José C. Xavier (UC: University of Coimbra)H-Index: 26
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Illex argentinus is an ecologically and economically important species, assumed to be restricted to the Patagonian Shelf and around the subtropical convergence. Beaks found in diet samples from black-browed albatrosses Thalassarche melanophris during chick rearing initially suggested that it may also inhabit Antarctic waters until it was appreciated that I. argentinus is used as fishing bait by commercial longliners within albatrosses foraging areas. Here, we applied a new methodology involving ...
#1Rahel M. Borrmann (CAU: University of Kiel)
#2Richard A. Phillips (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 50
Last.Stefan Garthe (CAU: University of Kiel)H-Index: 37
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#1Kalinka Rexer‐Huber (University of Otago)H-Index: 2
#2Andrew J. Veale (University of Otago)H-Index: 9
Last.Bruce C. Robertson (University of Otago)H-Index: 23
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#1Hailin Pan (KIZ: Kunming Institute of Zoology)H-Index: 9
#2Theresa L. Cole (University of Otago)H-Index: 5
Last.Guojie ZhangH-Index: 61
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#1Maria P. Dias (BirdLife International)H-Index: 20
#2Robert W. Martin (BirdLife International)H-Index: 3
Last.John P. Croxall (BirdLife International)H-Index: 21
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Abstract We present the first objective quantitative assessment of the threats to all 359 species of seabirds, identify the main challenges facing them, and outline priority actions for their conservation. We applied the standardised Threats Classification Scheme developed for the IUCN Red List to objectively assess threats to each species and analysed the data according to global IUCN threat status, taxonomic group, and primary foraging habitat (coastal or pelagic). The top three threats to sea...
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#1Dimas Gianuca (University of Exeter)H-Index: 4
#2Stephen C. Votier (University of Exeter)H-Index: 37
Last.Richard A. Phillips (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 50
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1. Many animal taxa exhibit sex-specific variation in ecological traits, such as foraging and distribution. These differences could result in sex-specific responses to change, but such demographic effects are poorly understood. 2. Here, we test for sex-specific differences in the demography of northern (NGP, Macronectes halli) and southern (SGP, M. giganteus) giant petrels-strongly sexually size-dimorphic birds that breed sympatrically at South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean. Both species feed at...
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