Where have all the petrels gone? Long-term study shows 90% population decline

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 16:03 in Earth & Climate

To understand the effects of environmental changes on seabird populations, long-term studies are essential but rare. Biologists from Germany, Poland and Argentina have compiled data on the population dynamics and breeding success of Wilson's storm petrels in Antarctica over four decades and have now analyzed them under the direction of Prof. Petra Quillfeldt, Institute of Animal Ecology and Special Zoology at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU).

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