The Resource Conservation of Sooty Terns on Wake Atoll complex, by Lisa A. Sztukowski, (electronic resource)

Conservation of Sooty Terns on Wake Atoll complex, by Lisa A. Sztukowski, (electronic resource)

Label
Conservation of Sooty Terns on Wake Atoll complex
Title
Conservation of Sooty Terns on Wake Atoll complex
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa A. Sztukowski
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I undertook two projects aimed at improving conservation efforts for Sooty Terns (Onychoprion fuscata). First, I investigated patterns of Sooty Tern chick survival to identify when chicks are most vulnerable and to assess the influence of daily maximum temperature, precipitation, rat predation, and vegetation density on survival. Chick survival was positively associated with age and body condition. Survival was negatively associated with daily maximum temperature and vegetation density. Thus Sooty Tern conservation and management plans could be improved by considering the potential impacts of climate change on chick survival and including vegetation management. Seabird conservation efforts have employed rat eradication programs during the past two decades. However, the danger of non-target poisoning to seabirds has rarely been examined. In a second study, I assessed the risk of rodenticide bait to nesting Sooty Terns using placebo bait. I found no evidence of pellet ingestion based on fecal samples, postmortem inspections, and live chick observations. However, rodenticide bait handling and consumption were observed in camera-based data. Bait consumption suggests the potential for considerable impacts of rat poison on nesting Sooty Terns. Thus risks from rodenticide should be evaluated when eradication programs are planned for locations with seabirds. I also recommend that future studies begin with an evaluation of environmentally-based fluorescence prior to formal biomarker studies as false positive results may be contributing to current eradication failure rates
Cataloging source
MUU
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Sztukowski, Lisa A
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2011.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kesler, Dylan C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sooty tern
  • Sea birds
  • Wildlife conservation
Target audience
specialized
Label
Conservation of Sooty Terns on Wake Atoll complex, by Lisa A. Sztukowski, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on July 11, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Dylan C. Kesler
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
751455389
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 66 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)751455389
Label
Conservation of Sooty Terns on Wake Atoll complex, by Lisa A. Sztukowski, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on July 11, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Dylan C. Kesler
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
751455389
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 66 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)751455389

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