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Richard A. Phillips
Natural Environment Research Council
ForagingEcologySeabirdPopulationBiology
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Abstract Fisheries bycatch is one of the biggest threats to seabird populations. Managers need to identify where and when bycatch occurs and ensure effective action. In 1999, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released the International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries (IPOA-s) encouraging states to voluntarily assess potential seabird bycatch problems and implement a National Plan of Action (NPOA) if needed. However, the IPO...
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#1Richard A. Phillips (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 50
#2A.G. Wood (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)
Abstract Bycatch of seabirds in longline fisheries includes mortalities and live captures (mainly during hauling). Excluding outliers, the latter accounts for 5–70% (mean 40.4%) of all bycaught birds in demersal, and 3–23% (mean 10.7%) in pelagic longline fisheries. The proportion that later die from injuries is unknown, and this cryptic mortality complicates efforts to quantify fisheries impacts. Over a 26-year period at South Georgia, foul-hooking indices - birds with embedded hooks or entangl...
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#1Jaimie Cleeland (UTAS: University of Tasmania)
#2Deborah Pardo (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 9
Last. Mark A. Hindell (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 52
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Invasive species present a major conservation threat globally and nowhere are their affects more pronounced than in island ecosystems. Determining how native island populations respond demographically to invasive species can provide information to mitigate the negative effects of invasive species. Using 20 years of mark-recapture data from three sympatric species of albatrosses (black-browed Thalassarche melanophris, grey-headed T. chrysostoma, and light-mantled albatrosses Phoebetria palpebrata...
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#1Jonathan M. Handley (BirdLife International)H-Index: 4
#1Jonathan M. Handley (BirdLife International)
Last. Jonathan Hall (RSPB: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
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Funding: This research was funded by the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts and Bertarelli Foundation.
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#1Christopher W. Jones (UCT: University of Cape Town)
#2Richard A. Phillips (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 50
Last. Peter G. Ryan (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 50
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Prions Pachyptila are the most abundant seabirds in the Southern Ocean and comprise two main groups: those with and without bill lamellae to filter zooplankton. With few exceptions, each breeding location supports at most one species from each of these groups. However, Gough Island supports two morphologically very similar, filter-feeding species: broad-billed P. vittata and MacGillivray’s prions P. macgillivrayi. To understand how these two species co-occur in sympatry, we compared the foraging...
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#1Yan Ropert-Coudert (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 39
#2Anton Van de Putte (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 13
Last. Mary-Anne Lea (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 22
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The Retrospective Analysis of Antarctic Tracking Data (RAATD) is a Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research project led jointly by the Expert Groups on Birds and Marine Mammals and Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics, and endorsed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. RAATD consolidated tracking data for multiple species of Antarctic meso- and top-predators to identify Areas of Ecological Significance. These datasets and accompanying syntheses provide a g...
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#1Mark A. Hindell (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 52
#2Ryan R. Reisinger (University of Paris)H-Index: 1
Last. Bruno Danis (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 17
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Southern Ocean ecosystems are under pressure from resource exploitation and climate change1,2. Mitigation requires the identification and protection of Areas of Ecological Significance (AESs), which have so far not been determined at the ocean-basin scale. Here, using assemblage-level tracking of marine predators, we identify AESs for this globally important region and assess current threats and protection levels. Integration of more than 4,000 tracks from 17 bird and mammal species reveals AESs...
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#1David L. Pelletier (Université du Québec à Rimouski)H-Index: 25
#2Yannick Seyer (Laval University)H-Index: 1
Last. Magella Guillemette (Université du Québec à Rimouski)H-Index: 15
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Although there is a consensus about the evolutionary drivers of animal migration, considerable work is necessary to identify the mechanisms that underlie the great variety of strategies observed in nature. The study of differential migration offers unique opportunities to identify such mechanisms and allows comparisons of the costs and benefits of migration. The purpose of this study was to compare the characteristics of short and long-distance migrations, and fitness consequences, in a long-liv...
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#1Hailin Pan (KIZ: Kunming Institute of Zoology)H-Index: 2
#2Theresa L. Cole (University of Otago)H-Index: 5
Last. Lisa S. Argilla (Otago Polytechnic)
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#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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The identification of geographic areas where the densities of animals are highest across their annual cycles is a crucial step in conservation planning. In marine environments, however, it can be particularly difficult to map the distribution of species, and the methods used are usually biased towards adults, neglecting the distribution of other life‐history stages even though they can represent a substantial proportion of the total population. Here we develop a methodological framework for esti...
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