© 2006

Limnology and Aquatic Birds

Proceedings of the Fourth Conference Working Group on Aquatic Birds of Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (SIL), Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, August 3–7, 2003

  • Alan R. Hanson
  • Joseph J. Kerekes

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 189)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. In Memoriam: Stuart Frederick Mitchell BSc (Hons), PhD 25 September 1940 – 10 August 2001

  3. Aquatic Birds — Foraging, Community Ecology and Limnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 4-4
    2. Mark V. Hoyer, Sky K. Notestein, Thomas K. Frazer, Daniel E. Canfield Jr.
      Pages 5-18
    3. Sándor Andrikovics, Lászlo Forró, Géza Gere, Gyula Lakatos, Lajos Sasvári
      Pages 31-42
    4. Kayoko Kameda, Keisuke Koba, Satoru Hobara, Takashi Osono, Masakazu Terai
      Pages 69-86
  4. Waterfowl — Habitat Use, Foraging Behaviour and Limnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 88-88
    2. K. A. Walsh, D. R. Halliwell, J. E. Hines, M. A. Fournier, A. Czarnecki, M. F. Dahl
      Pages 101-111
    3. Jerry R. Longcore, Daniel G. McAuley, Grey W. Pendelton, Carolyn Reid Bennatti, Terry M. Mingo, Kenneth L. Stromborg
      Pages 143-167
    4. Árni Einarsson, Arnthor Gardarsson, Gísli MÁr Gíslason, Gudni Gudbergsson
      Pages 183-194
  5. Loons — Population Trends, Behaviour, Habitat Use and Ecotoxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 214-214

About this book


The importance of habitat conservation for the protection of birds has become widely acknowledged and accepted by natural resource managers and the general public. Papers presented in this volume further our understanding of the important role that limnology has in determining habitat suitability for waterbirds. Long-term population monitoring of waterbirds is an important tool in our quest to understand the role waterbirds play in their environment. Continued population declines of many species of aquatic birds indicate the need for additional understanding of how human activities negatively impact water quality and bird populations and what mitigative actions can be taken.

The main objective of the Working Group on Aquatic Birds of the International Limnological Society (SIL) is to integrate waterbirds into hydrobiology and treat waterbird studies in a limnological context. To achieve this goal, the Working Group organizes conferences to facilitate communications among limnologists interested in aquatic birds and ornithologists interested in the aquatic habitat. The efforts of the SIL Working Group on aquatic birds has resulted in a new emphasis on the links between aquatic birds and their environment.

This book is international in scope and presents information on species as diverse as common loon, harlequin duck, and semi-palmated sandpiper, and locations ranging from Iceland to Japan.


aquatic ecology ecosystem hydrobiology limnology macroinvertebrate shorebirds water quality waterbirds waterfowl

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan R. Hanson
    • 1
  • Joseph J. Kerekes
    • 2
  1. 1.Canadian Wildlife ServiceEnvironment CanadaSackvilleCanada
  2. 2.Canadian Wildlife ServiceEnvironment CanadaDartmouthCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Limnology and Aquatic Birds
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Fourth Conference Working Group on Aquatic Birds of Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (SIL), Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, August 3–7, 2003
  • Editors Alan R. Hanson
    Joseph J. Kerekes
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-5167-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-8232-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-5556-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 349
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 567 (2006)
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
    Nature Conservation
    Applied Ecology
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