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The ecology of cormorants: some research needs and recommendations

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The ecology of cormorants: some research needs and recommendations; 1995; Book chapter; The double-crested cormorant: Biology, conservation, and management; Erwin, R.M.

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Concerns about Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) have arisen because of their rapid population increase across North America and their economic impact on several aquaculture and commercial fish industries. In spite of the concern for cormorants, little published research is available that addresses either basic population biology questions or management issues. Based on a literature review, I recommend that research be conducted in four areas. First, a large-scale banding and marking program should be initiated so that population models can be used to estimate age- and sex-specific survival and fecundity (as has been done for the Shag [P. aristotelis] in Europe). By marking individual birds, survival and movement rates [...]

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R.M. Erwin
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R.M. Erwin

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