Accession Number : AD0699177

Title :   THE POPULATION DYNAMICS OF THE LAYSAN ALBATROSS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV CARBONDALE DEPT OF ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Fisher,Harvey I.

Report Date : 05 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This long-range investigation of the natural history and population dynamics of the Laysan Albatross on Midway Atoll was initiated in December, 1959. The major objectives encompassed the gathering and analysis of information on populations of different age groups, mortality and longevity, the dynamics of the breeding colony, the seasonal and geographic distribution of birds of diverse age-classes, habitat selection, behavior (especially flight behavior on land and courtship), and miscellaneous data accruing from these studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIRDS, *ECOLOGY), POPULATION, PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS, MORTALITY RATES, BEHAVIOR, DISTRIBUTION, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), RHYTHM(BIOLOGY), FLIGHT

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE