© 1994

Aquatic Birds in the Trophic Web of Lakes

Proceedings of a symposium held in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, in August 1991

  • Editors
  • Joseph J. Kerekes
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 96)

Table of contents

  1. Bird response to nutrient levels and acidification

    1. Jean-Luc DesGranges, Christian Gagnon
      Pages 207-221
  2. Food choices and habitat selection

  3. Bird-fish interactions

  4. The status of loons

    1. Judith W. McIntyre
      Pages 393-413
    2. James A. Caron Jr., William L. Robinson
      Pages 431-438

About these proceedings


Birds are an integral part of most freshwater ecosystems (lakes, rivers, wetlands) but their role in the trophic dynamics of these water bodies has often been overlooked. As a conspicuous part of the biota of water bodies, aquatic birds are indicators of their trophic state both in terms of species composition (quality) as well as occupancy and breeding (quantity). Birds may also influence the trophic state of a water body by importing nutrients (.e.g. resident or migrating birds feeding on adjacent watersheds or the sea). Because of anthropogenic activities, predation or their mobility, birds may not utilize otherwise suitable aquatic habitat. These factors complicate the relationship between aquatic bird production and the trophic status of habitats. As a consequence, the role of aquatic birds in freshwater ecosystems has usually been ignored.
This volume contains a wide range of papers selected from those presented at the symposium and reviewed.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Aquatic Birds in the Trophic Web of Lakes
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of a symposium held in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, in August 1991
  • Editors Joseph J. Kerekes
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2751-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4493-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1128-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 524
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
    Animal Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography
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