The relationship between sea surface temperature and population change of Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo breeding near Disko Bay, Greenland

White, Craig R., Boertmann, David, Gremillet, David, Butler, Patrick J., Green, Jonathan A. and Martin, Graham R. (2011) The relationship between sea surface temperature and population change of Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo breeding near Disko Bay, Greenland. Ibis, 153 1: 170-174. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01068.x


Author White, Craig R.
Boertmann, David
Gremillet, David
Butler, Patrick J.
Green, Jonathan A.
Martin, Graham R.
Title The relationship between sea surface temperature and population change of Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo breeding near Disko Bay, Greenland
Formatted title
The relationship between sea surface temperature and population change of Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo breeding near Disko Bay, Greenland
Journal name Ibis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0019-1019
1474-919X
Publication date 2011-01-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01068.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 153
Issue 1
Start page 170
End page 174
Total pages 5
Editor Paul F. Donald
Place of publication Oxford, U.K
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Arctic seas have warmed and sea ice has retreated. This has resulted in range contraction and population declines in some species, but it could potentially be a boon for others. Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo have a partially wettable plumage and seem poorly suited to foraging in Arctic waters. We show that rates of population change of Cormorant colonies around Disko Bay, Greenland, are positively correlated with sea surface temperature, suggesting that they may benefit from a warming Arctic. However, although Cormorant populations may increase in response to Arctic warming, the extent of expansion of their winter range may ultimately be limited by other factors, such as sensory constraints on foraging behaviour during long Arctic nights.
© 2010 The Authors
Journal compilation © 2010 British Ornithologists’ Union

Keyword Arctic warming
Climate change
Diving
Phalacrocorax
Thermoregulation
Vision
Cod gadus-morhua
Climate-change
Foraging energetics
Atlantic
Abundance
Performance
Responses
Survival
Predator
Waters
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under "Short communication". Article first published online: 19 OCT 2010

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