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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Megan L
dc.contributor.authorBond, AL
dc.contributor.authorLavers, Jennifer L
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-26T15:00:17Z
dc.date.available2022-07-26T15:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2022-06
dc.date.submitted2021-06-16
dc.identifier.citationGrant, M. L., Bond, A. L. & Lavers, J. L. (2022). The influence of seabirds on their breeding, roosting and nesting grounds: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 91, 1266– 1289. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13699en_US
dc.identifier.issn0021-8790
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1365-2656.13699
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/623010
dc.description.abstractSeabird species world-wide are integral to both marine and terrestrial environments, connecting the two systems by transporting vast quantities of marine-derived nutrients and pollutants to terrestrial breeding, roosting and nesting grounds via the deposition of guano and other allochthonous inputs (e.g. eggs, feathers). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis and provide insight into what types of nutrients and pollutants seabirds are transporting, the influence these subsidies are having on recipient environments, with a particular focus on soil, and what may happen if seabird populations decline. The addition of guano to colony soils increased nutrient levels compared to control soils for all seabirds studied, with cascading positive effects observed across a range of habitats. Deposited guano sometimes led to negative impacts, such as guanotrophication, or guano-induced eutrophication, which was often observed where there was an excess of guano or in areas with high seabird densities. While the literature describing nutrients transported by seabirds is extensive, literature regarding pollutant transfer is comparatively limited, with a focus on toxic and bioaccumulative metals. Research on persistent organic pollutants and plastics transported by seabirds is likely to increase in coming years. Studies were limited geographically, with hotspots of research activity in a few locations, but data were lacking from large regions around the world. Studies were also limited to seabird species listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. As seabird populations are impacted by multiple threats and steep declines have been observed for many species world-wide, gaps in the literature are particularly concerning. The loss of seabirds will impact nutrient cycling at localized levels and potentially on a global scale as well, yet it is unknown what may truly happen to areas that rely on seabirds if these populations disappear.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rightsembargoedAccessen_US
dc.titleThe influence of seabirds on their breeding, roosting and nesting grounds: A systematic review and meta‐analysisen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2656
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Animal Ecologyen_US
dc.date.updated2022-07-26T13:50:00Z
dc.identifier.volume91en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1266-1289en_US
elements.import.authorGrant, Megan L
elements.import.authorBond, Alexander L
elements.import.authorLavers, Jennifer L
dc.description.nhmCopyright: © 2021 The attached document is the author(’s’) final accepted/submitted version of the journal article. You are advised to consult the publisher’s version if you wish to cite from iten_US
dc.subject.nhmenrichmenten_US
dc.subject.nhmguanoen_US
dc.subject.nhmmarine-deriveden_US
dc.subject.nhmmobile linken_US
dc.subject.nhmvectoren_US


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