Understanding How Albatrosses Respond to Climate Change

Summary

How does climate variability affect albatross reproduction? Climate variability will have important effects on the future of marine ecosystems and may present a significant challenge for marine top predators. This project investigates how current patterns of natural climate variability (e.g., El Niño Southern Oscillation events) impact Laysan and black-footed albatrosses that breed in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, then utilizes this information to model possible responses of the birds to long-term climate-driven changes in ocean conditions.

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 Data Served on Science Base

Suggested Citation

Shaffer, S.A. (2014). Behavioral, Dietary, And Demographic Responses Of Hawaiian Albatrosses To Environmental Change Final Report to PICCC (pp. 13). Santa Cruz: Institute of Marine Science.