Citation: Sandvik, H., T K. Reiertsen, K. E. Erikstad, T. Anker-Nilssen, R. T. Barrett, S.-H. Lorentsen, G. H. Systad, and M. S. Myksvoll (2013) The role of ocean warming in the the decline of kittiwakes in Norway [abstract of a talk given by H. Sandvik at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the GfÖ in Potsdam]. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, 43, 186–187.
Abstract: Population dynamics of seabirds can be rather
sensitive to climatic and oceanographic conditions. Climatic fluctuations
may affect population dynamics both via reproduction and survival. More than
25% of the European population of black-legged kittiwake (Rissa
tridactyla) nests in Norway. However, the Norwegian population has been
declining drastically during the past decades, and is now listed as endangered
in the Norwegian Red List.
Related publications: This study has now been published in Climate Research.