Special Issue "Population Dynamics, Ecology and Conservation of Coastal Birds and Seabirds"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Diversity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 219

Special Issue Editor

CRETUS Institute, Department of Edaphology and Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Biology, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: ecology; seabirds; mycology; soil sciences; biodiversity; botany; climate change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

On the one hand, seabirds are those that spend most of their lives at sea and only come close to land to breed, mostly on coastal cliffs and small offshore islands or islets. As connectors between land and sea, they have been commonly used as bio-indicators of pollution. On the other hand, shorebirds are also linked to marine waters but use the coast more frequently, almost at any time of the year.

In recent years, due to climate change and the environmental impact of humans, the populations of these birds have undergone major changes that may affect their ecology and abundance.

For this reason, the identification of biodiversity, the monitoring of population dynamics, and knowledge of their ecology, as well as the proposal of conservation measures and strategies, are particularly important for these birds.

This Special Issue will provide an opportunity to highlight new research on the ecology, population dynamics, and conservation proposals for seabirds and shorebirds. We invite manuscripts that focus on ecological and conservation aspects of seabirds and shorebirds with the aim of advancing knowledge of these birds and proposing different conservation strategies.

Dr. Saúl De la Peña Lastra
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • seabirds
  • shorebirds
  • ecology
  • conservation
  • pollution
  • climate change
  • endangered species

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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