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Yakola, Keenan


Climate Change impacts on seabird phenology, chick growth and provisioning in the Gulf of Maine

Contact:

kyakola

Support:

USGS Northeast Climate Science Center

National Audubon Seabird Restoration Program

 

Faculty Advisors:  

Michelle Staudinger

Adrian Jordaan

Project(s):

Ecological and Management implications of climate change induced shifts in phenology of coastal fish and wildlife species in the Northeast CSC region

Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Seabird Management (May-Aug)

 

Project Abstract:

The National Audubon Seabird Restoration Program has collected over 25 years of data on three migratory tern species in the Gulf of Maine: the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), the Arctic Tern (S. paradisaea) and the federally endangered Roseate Tern (S. dougallii). I will use this long-term data set to quantify changes chick growth, provisioning and phenology in response to physical changes in the environment. This project will make a contribution to understanding how both cross-trophic-level interactions and changing environmental conditions are impacting tern populations at a local level in the GOM.

Additional Links

https://necsc.umass.edu/people/keenan-yakola

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scolopax/

http://projectpuffin.audubon.org

 

 

Page updated: February 6, 2017