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General Technical Report

Title: Ecology and conservation of the Marbled Murrelet

Author: Ralph, C. John; Hunt, George L., Jr.; Raphael, Martin G.; Piatt, John F., technical editors

Date: 1995

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-152. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 420 p.

Station ID: GTR-PSW-152

Description: This report on the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) was compiled and editied by the interagency Marbled Murrelet Conservation Assessment Core Team. The 37 Chapters cover both original studies and literature reviews of many aspects of the species' biology, ecology, and conservation needs. It includes new information on the forest habitat used for nesting, marine distribution, and demographic analyses; and describes past and potential effects of humans on the species' habitats. Future research needs and possible management strategies for both marine and forest habitats are suggested.

Key Words: Brachyramphus marmoratus, Marbled Murrelet, old-growth forests, habitat use, marine distribution, seabird


Front Matter and Table of Contents

Front Matter 664 KB

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet in North America: An Overview 189 KB
Ralph, C. John; Hunt, Jr., George L.; Raphael, Martin G.; Piatt, John F.
Chapter 2: The Asian Race of the Marbled Murrelet 290 KB
Konyukhov, Nikolai B.; Kitaysky, Alexander S.

Part II: Nesting Ecology, Biology, and Behavior

Chapter 4: Nesting Chronology of the Marbled Murrelet 184 KB
Hamer, Thomas E.; Nelson, S. Kim
Chapter 5: Nesting Biology and Behavior of the Marbled Murrelet 90 KB
Nelson, S. Kim; Hamer, Thomas E.

Part III: Terrestrial Environment

Chapter 11: Patterns of Seasonal Variation of Activity of Marbled Murrelets in Forested Stands 850 KB
O’Donnell, Brian P.; Naslund, Nancy L.; Ralph, C. John
Chapter 12: Daily Patterns of Marbled Murrelet Activity at Inland Sites 267 KB
Naslund, Nancy L.; O’Donnell, Brian P.
Chapter 15: Inland Habitat Suitability for the Marbled Murrelet in Southcentral Alaska 217 KB
Kuletz, Katherine J.; Marks, Dennis K.; Naslund, Nancy L.; Goodson, Nike J.; Cody, Mary B.
Chapter 18: A Landscape-Level Analysis of Marbled Murrelet Habitat in Western Washington 454 KB
Raphael, Martin G.; Young, John A.; Galleher, Beth M.
Chapter 19: Marbled Murrelet Habitat Associations in Oregon 76 KB
Grenier, Jeffrey J.; Nelson, S. Kim

Part IV: The Marine Environment

Chapter 23: Marbled Murrelet At-Sea and Foraging Behavior 137 KB
Strachan, Gary; McAllister, Michael; Ralph, C. John
Chapter 27: Mortality of Marbled Murrelets in Gill Nets in North America 1.2 MB
Carter, Harry R.; McAllister, Michael L.C.; Isleib, M.E. “Pete”
Chapter 32: Distribution and Population Estimates of Marbled Murrelets at Sea in Oregon During the Summers of 1992 and 1993 457 KB
Strong, Craig S.; Keitt, Bradford S.; McIver, William R.; Palmer, Clifford J.; Gaffney, Ian
Chapter 34: Offshore Occurrence Patterns of Marbled Murrelets in Central California 626 KB
Ainley, David G.; Allen, Sarah G.; Spear, Larry B.

References

References 141 KB

Appendices

Appendices 40 KB

Citation

Ralph, C. John; Hunt, George L., Jr.; Raphael, Martin G.; Piatt, John F., technical editors  1995.  Ecology and conservation of the Marbled Murrelet  Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-152. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 420 p.

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