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

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Bird populations in lake ecosystems

    1. Arnthor Gardarsson, Arni Einarsson
      Pages 15-27
    2. P. J. Ewins, D. V. Weseloh, J. H. Groom, R. Z. Dobos, P. Mineau
      Pages 39-55
    3. Keith L. Bildstein, Dale E. Gawlik, Dan P. Ferral, I. Lehr Brisbin Jr, Gary R. Wein
      Pages 71-82
  3. Nutrient import and export by bird

  4. Bird response to nutrient levels and acidification

    1. Cynthia A. Staicer, Bill Freedman, Diane Srivastava, Nancy Dowd, Jennifer Kilgar, Jill Hayden et al.
      Pages 185-199
    2. Johan Elmberg, Kjell Sjöberg, Petri Nummi, Hannu Pöysä
      Pages 201-206

About these proceedings

Introduction

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.

Keywords

bird ecosystem fish lake trophic dynamics wetland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-1128-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4493-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1128-7
  • About this book