Navigation Links
Spring migration of pink-footed geese under threat

As thousands of pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) prepare for their spring migration north to breeding grounds in the Arctic, ecologists are warning that the escalating conflict between farmers and the geese is threatening the birds' survival. Writing in the new issue of the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, Professor Marcel Klaassen of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology says that international action is urgently required.

Farmers in northern- and mid-Norway are threatening to scale up efforts to scare the birds off their fields, which the geese use as a staging post on their migration north, unless they are compensated for the damage to crops and grassland.

Together with colleagues in Denmark and Norway, Klaassen used data from ringed geese collected between 1991 and 2003 to model the impact of organised scaring of pink-footed geese. They found that any rapid escalation of bird scaring could be catastrophic for the birds, especially for less experienced individuals.

According to Klaassen: "The model predicts that if scaring on a large scale is implemented abruptly, it will have severe consequences for the population because the geese will not have time to adjust their behaviour to their dramatically changed environment. We are already seeing signs of decreasing annual breeding success and decreased summer survival as a result of poor body condition when the geese depart from the spring staging areas. Our model shows that naïve geese have much lower fitness than experienced geese, which are able to anticipate and adapt to changes in their environment."

There are two discrete populations of pink-footed goose: the Greenland/Iceland population, which breeds in Iceland and Greenland and overwinters in Britain; and the Svalbard population. The Svalbard group overwinters in Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands and migrates to breeding grounds in Svalbard (an archipelago hundreds of miles off the north coast o
'"/>

Source:Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Lighting up life: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols presents tips for creating glowing plants
2. Vital step in cellular migration described by UCSD medical researchers
3. Butterfly migration could be largest known
4. Pair of cancer genes found to drive both cell migration and division
5. Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science
6. New analysis shows three human migrations out of Africa
7. Study reveals mass migration of mormon crickets driven by hunger, fear
8. A dichotomy in migration patterns found for sea turtles in east Atlantic
9. Research links protein to breast-cancer migration
10. Dragonfly migration resembles that of birds, scientists say
11. Viral marker of human migration suspect
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Spring migration pink footed geese under threat

(Date:6/23/2015)... 2015 Research and ... the "Body-Worn Temperature Sensors Market - Global ... 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. ... the global body-worn temperature sensors market. The global ... the basis of types, care setting, patient demographic, ...
(Date:6/23/2015)... Fla. , June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... management and authentication solutions, today announced enhanced functionality ... multi-factor authentication solution.  The enhancements build on ... of the DigitalPersona Altus platform and provide ... compatibility. In today,s environment of ...
(Date:6/18/2015)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the ... commerce market announces that its Wocket® smart wallet will be ... Mark", scheduled to air on WABC Radio (am770) in ... The broadcast air- time for the extensive ... NXT-ID, Inc.,s CEO Gino Pereira will be discussing ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Body-Worn Temperature Sensors Market - Global Industry Analysis 2Crossmatch Releases Enhanced DigitalPersona Altus Advanced Authentication Functionality 2NXT-ID, Inc.'s CEO Gino Pereira Talks About the Wocket Smart Wallet on WABC Radio, New York City, June 20th 2NXT-ID, Inc.'s CEO Gino Pereira Talks About the Wocket Smart Wallet on WABC Radio, New York City, June 20th 3
... "gatekeepers" that allow information and molecules to pass into ... study of these complex proteins has been restricted due ... researchers and the one-dimensional results these microscopes reveal. Now, ... three-dimensional microscope that will yield unparalleled study of membrane ...
... The latest episode in the American Chemical Society,s (ACS,) award-winning ... a new design for a highly sensitive device that can ... Based on a report by Jorge M. Seminario, ... Physical Chemistry C, the new podcast is available without charge ...
... RIVERSIDE, Calif. Chronic wounds affect an estimated 6.5 million ... foot blisters and other diabetic ulcers or sores account for ... United States today. Why does treating chronic wounds cost ... difficult? Manuela Martins-Green , a professor of ...
Cached Biology News:MU researchers develop advanced 3-dimensional 'force microscope' 2Researchers explain why some wound infections become chronic 2
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... will provide new insights on mechanics of fecal microbiota transplantation in C. difficile ... study the microbiome of patients undergoing fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a treatment ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... June 30, 2015  The University of California, ... (CCE/Bio) and UC San Diego Extension announced their ... held Aug.  12 – 14, 2015, at UC ... workshop provides an intense exposure to best practices ... is well-suited to biologists, process engineers and business ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... launching SmartArch — a revolutionary new archwire that allows orthodontists to simultaneously apply ... evidence of the efficacy of SmartArch. “We’re thrilled about taking SmartArch one step ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... The global microfluidics market ... forecast period (2015 to 2020). The market is mainly driven by the rising ... for R&D. However, lack of adequate healthcare and research infrastructure in emerging markets, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients 2uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients 3UC San Diego Extension to Offer Third Annual Microbial Fermentation Workshop 2New case studies for SmartArch orthodontic archwire paves way to product launch later this year 2Microfluidics Market Growing at 19.3% CAGR To 2020 – New research available at ReportsnReports.com 2Microfluidics Market Growing at 19.3% CAGR To 2020 – New research available at ReportsnReports.com 3Microfluidics Market Growing at 19.3% CAGR To 2020 – New research available at ReportsnReports.com 4Microfluidics Market Growing at 19.3% CAGR To 2020 – New research available at ReportsnReports.com 5
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 5, 2011 Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: ... and commercialization of high-performance industrial enzyme solutions, today announced ... Officer, will present at the upcoming Piper Jaffray Sixth ... scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, ...
... and PUNE, India, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... unique and highly efficient Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP) ... cellulosic ethanol, and Praj Industries Limited ( BSE: 522205 |  ... of innovative technology and engineering solutions for the ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that it ... on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time ... access a live webcast of the presentation on our website ... is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Verenium to Present at Piper Jaffray Sixth Annual Clean Technology & Renewables Conference 2Verenium to Present at Piper Jaffray Sixth Annual Clean Technology & Renewables Conference 3Qteros and Praj Industries Announce Broad Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Global Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol 2Qteros and Praj Industries Announce Broad Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Global Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol 3Qteros and Praj Industries Announce Broad Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Global Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol 4Qteros and Praj Industries Announce Broad Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Global Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol 5Onyx Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2
... for use with dishes and cell culture ... new product number, created to easily match ... yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich ... assistance. Comp Dim: blade L 1.9 cm ...
... interferons are cytopathic effect inhibition assays, also ... The neutralization assay measures the antibody's ability ... cytokine. Sample types include; tissue culture supernatents; ... assays, one unit is defined as the ...
... The pTriEx™ vectors combine the proven features ... mammalian systems and provides all of the ... in one vector backbone. The pTriEx vectors ... various target genes in all three expression ...
... base medium for preparation of minimal and synthetic ... does not contain amino acids. Both bulk and ... contains reagents to prepare 500 ml of 10X ... 10X YNB for S. cerevisiae media. Store at ...
Biology Products: