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WSC3 symposium idea: prey-mediated effects of environmental change on seabirds

Agnes Olin, April 6, 2019

We are planning to submit a proposal for a WSC3 symposium on how the impact of environmental change (regime shifts, climate change) travels up the food chain to ultimately impact seabirds. We are approaching this both from the perspective of the birds (using seabird diet, foraging patterns and breeding performance to infer shifts in lower trophic levels) and the perspective of the prey (assessing whether observed environmentally driven shifts in the abundance/composition/quality/timing of the prey base filter up to the level of the seabirds and how they respond to these shifts).

If this sounds interesting and you want to get involved in some shape or form, please email!

Agnes Olin & Alexis Will