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Localised decline in colonies of the short-tailed shearwater: an explanation

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Norman, FI (1985) Localised decline in colonies of the short-tailed shearwater: an explanation. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 119. pp. 103-107. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Historical declines in local populations of the short-tailed shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris in the Furneaux Group are reviewed; particular attention is paid to information collected on Big Green Island, off Whitemark, Flinders Island. Disease, predators, and introduced stock are dismissed as causative agents in reported declines of colonies, as is changing vegetation. It is proposed that over-harvesting, initially of all stages and later of young, provides an explanation of such reductions, one which is demonstrated using a simple, deterministic model.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 103-107
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 01:37
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14010
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