thumbnail

Development of a banding database for North Pacific albatross: Implications for future data collection

PDF on file: 6631_Doherty.pdf
By:
, , , , , , ,
Edited by:
Ian G. Macintyre

Links

  • The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time

Abstract

The effects of fishery practices on black-footed (Phoebastria nigripes) and Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) continue to be a source of contention and uncertainty. Some of this uncertainty is a result of a lack of estimates of albatross demographic parameters such as survival. To begin to address these informational needs, a database of albatross banding and encounter records was constructed. Due to uncertainty concerning data collection and validity of assumptions required for mark-recapture analyses, these data should be used with caution. Although demographic parameter estimates are of interest to many, band loss rates, temporary emigration rates, and discontinuous banding effort can confound these estimates. We suggest a number of improvements in data collection that can help ameliorate problems, including the use of double banding and collecting data using a `robust? design. Additionally, sustained banding and encounter efforts are needed to maximize the value of these data. With these modifications, the usefulness of the banding data could be improved markedly.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Development of a banding database for North Pacific albatross: Implications for future data collection
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
579
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
173
Last page:
179
Number of Pages:
579