Sensory-based conservation of seabirds: a review of management strategies and animal behaviours that facilitate success.

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Show simple item record Friesen, Megan en Beggs, Jacqueline en Gaskett, Anne en 2019-10-02T00:43:57Z en 2017-08 en
dc.identifier.issn 1464-7931 en
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dc.description.abstract Sensory-based conservation harnesses species' natural communication and signalling behaviours to mitigate threats to wild populations. To evaluate this emerging field, we assess how sensory-based manipulations, sensory mode, and target taxa affect success. To facilitate broader, cross-species application of successful techniques, we test which behavioural and life-history traits correlate with positive conservation outcomes. We focus on seabirds, one of the world's most rapidly declining groups, whose philopatry, activity patterns, foraging, mate choice, and parental care behaviours all involve reliance on, and therefore strong selection for, sophisticated sensory physiology and accurate assessment of intra- and inter-species signals and cues in several sensory modes. We review the use of auditory, olfactory, and visual methods, especially for attracting seabirds to newly restored habitat or deterring birds from fishing boats and equipment. We found that more sensory-based conservation has been attempted with Procellariiformes (tube-nosed seabirds) and Charadriiformes (e.g. terns and gulls) than other orders, and that successful outcomes are more likely for Procellariiformes. Evolutionary and behavioural traits are likely to facilitate sensory-based techniques, such as social attraction to suitable habitat, across seabird species. More broadly, successful application of sensory-based conservation to other at-risk animal groups is likely to be associated with these behavioural and life-history traits: coloniality, philopatry, nocturnal, migratory, long-distance foraging, parental care, and pair bonds/monogamy. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society en
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dc.subject Animals en
dc.subject Birds en
dc.subject Behavior, Animal en
dc.subject Animal Communication en
dc.subject Conservation of Natural Resources en
dc.subject Ecosystem en
dc.title Sensory-based conservation of seabirds: a review of management strategies and animal behaviours that facilitate success. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/brv.12308 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 1769 en
pubs.volume 92 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 27807946 en
pubs.end-page 1784 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 544672 en Science en Biological Sciences en
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-185X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-11-04 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27807946 en

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