publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Spatial overlaps of foraging and resting areas of black-legged kittiwakes breeding in the English Channel with existing marine protected areas

Aurore Ponchon; Christophe Aulert; Gilles Le Guillou; Fabrice Gallien; Clara Péron; David Grémillet;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2017
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
International audience; The English Channel is one of the most anthropized marine ecosystems due to increasing human pressures, both along the coasts and at sea. Numerous marine protected areas (MPAs) have been created in this area but their ecological relevance still needs to be demonstrated for mobile species such as seabirds. Here, we identified the at-sea foraging and resting areas of black-legged kittiwakes to quantify their spatial overlap with existing neighbouring MPAs. Using solar-powered GPS-UHF, we tracked at-sea trips of 36 kittiwakes breeding at three colonies along the French coasts of the English Channel: Boulogne-sur-Mer (Hauts-de-France, n = 11)...
Subjects
free text keywords: RISSA-TRIDACTYLA, PROSPECTING MOVEMENTS, SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS, HABITAT SELECTION, GPS-TRACKING, CAPE GANNETS, NORTH-SEA, LONG-TERM, SEABIRDS, INSIGHTS, [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, [SDE.MCG]Environmental Sciences/Global Changes, [SDV.EE.ECO]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment/Ecosystems, Marine biodiversity, Fishery, Habitat, Shore, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Foraging, Ecology, Marine ecosystem, Communication channel, Biology, Marine species, Marine protected area
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Spatial overlaps of foraging and resting areas of black-legged kittiwakes breeding in the English Channel with existing marine protected areas

Aurore Ponchon; Christophe Aulert; Gilles Le Guillou; Fabrice Gallien; Clara Péron; David Grémillet;