Seabirds and their Marine Environments: Movements, Dynamic Habitats, and Change
Desription of Presentation:
Seabirds are sensitive indicators of environmental change. We summarize findings from seabird research studies to show how these species respond to changing conditions and how they may be affected by global climate change.
Presenter Name & Contact Info:
John Y. Takekawa Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Western Ecological Research Center
Dr. John Y. Takekawa has been a research biologist for the federal government in California for 23 years. He is with the U. S. Geological Survey's Western Ecological Research Center leading the San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station in Vallejo, California. He has a BS in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington, a MS in Wildlife Resources from the University of Idaho, and a PhD in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University. His research studies have focused on migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats along the Pacific Rim, with a specialty of applications of telemetry to study movements and migration. He is currently leading studies on the risks of avian influenza in Africa and Asia.
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February 4, 2009