New book on Limnology and Aquatic Birds announced

04/02/2000

Estimados amigos, En este Dia Mundial de los Humedales (2 Febrero 2000), queremos anunciarles la inmediata publicación del libro "Limnology and Aquatic Birds. Monitoring, Modelling and Management". Esperamos que este volumen sea útil para conocer mejor los humedales y como contribución a su conservación. Pueden obtener más información sobre el libro en: jherrera@mda.cinvestav.mx . Saludos, Francisco A. Comín

Dear friends, For the World Wetlands Day (2000 February 2nd, we wish to announce the inmediate publication of the book: "Limnology and Aquatic Birds. Monitoring, Modelling and Management" We hope this book will be useful to improve our knowledge about the wetlands and that it will contribute to their conservation. You can get more information about the book from: jherrera@mda.cinvestav.mx  . Best wishes, Francisco A. Comín


Limnology and Aquatic Birds

Monitoring, Modelling and Management

Editors
FRANCISCO A. COMIN
JORGE A.HERRERA-SILVEIRA
JAVIER RAMIREZ-RAMIREZ

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DEL YUCATAN
MERIDA 2000

Contents

Preface IV

Monitoring 1

Arnthor Gardarsson and A. Einarsson. Monitoring Waterfowl at Myvatn, Iceland. 3

Marc C.Woodin, Mary Kay Skoruppa and Hickman Graham C. Bird Use of Stock Ponds Along the Rio Grande Northwest of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, U.S.A. 20

Mary Kay Skoruppa and Marc C. Woodin. Impact of Wintering Redhead Ducks on Pond Water Quality in Southern Texas. 30

Adrienne J. Froelich and David M. Lodge. Waterfowl-Induced Changes in Submerged and Emergent Macrophyte Communities at Lake Mattamuskeet, Nc, U.S.A. 41

Francisco A. Comín, Oliver Hernández and Jose A. Romero. The Effect of the Foraging Activity of a Non-Breeding Flamingo Population on the Macroinvertebrate Community in a Coastal Lagoon. 58

Jorge A. Herrera-Silveira, A. Zaldivar-Jiménez, J. Ramírez-Ramírez, D. Alonzo P. Habitat Use of the American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) in the Celestun Lagoon, Yucatan, Mexico. 66

Ola Marklund. Habitat Use and Feeding Behaviour of Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) and Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) During Spring in a Shallow Lake 77

Alan Hanson, Keith McAloney and Brian McCullough. Constructed Wetlands for Tertiary Treatment of Domestic Wastewater and Creation of Wildlife Habitat Initial Treatment Efficiency and Wildlife Use.90

John Y. Takekawa, Raquel I. Leyva-Espinosa and Erwin E.Klaas. Comparing Radio and Satellite Telemetry to Assess Movements and Habitat Use of Arctic Nesting Geese in Northern Mexico 105

Modelling 119

D.K. Cairns and J.J. Kerekes. Fish Harvest by Common Loons and Common Mergansers in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada, as Estimated by Bioenergetic Modeling. 120

Clinton W. Jeske. Factors Affecting Habitat Selection by Wintering Ring-Necked Ducks in Florida, U.S.A. 131

Andy J. Green. The Habitat Requirements of the Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris), Ménétr., A Review. 141

Irmgard Blindow, Anders Hargeby and Gunnar Andersson. Long-Term Waterfowl Fluctuations in Relation to Alternative States in Two Shallow Lakes. 157

Julieta Barragán Severo and Eugenia López López. Trophic Conditions of a Reservoir System from the Mexican Central Plateau and their Aquatic Bird Relationships. 167

Alain Tamisier, Olivier Dehorter, Anne Defosse, Frédéric Poydenot, Vincent Gravez, Charles-François Boudouresque. Modeling Aquatic Ecosystems: Benefits, Costs and Risks for a Field Biologist. Ichkeul Lake, Tunisia, A Case Study 174

Francisco A. Comín and Jorge A. Herrera-Silveira. The Role of Birds on the Trophic Structure and Nutrient Cycles of Aquatic Ecosystems. A Review. 192

Management 206

Ekkehard Küsters. Influence of Eutrophication of Gravel Pit Lakes on Bird Numbers. 207

J. Bruce Pollard, Craig M. Bauchman and Keith McAloney.The Effect of Atlantic Dykeland Wetland Restoration on Breeding Wetland-Obligate Avian Species. 216

Thomas C. Michot. Comparison of Wintering Redhead Populations in Four Gulf Of Mexico Seagrass Beds 227

Matthew C. Perry, Patrick Kangas and Holliday H. Obrecht III. Creating and ManagingWetland Impoundments to Provide Habitat for Aquatic Birds. 244

J. Gregory Thompson and James H. Patterson. The Management and Sustainable Use of Ducks and Geese in North America. 262


LIMNOLOGY AND AQUATIC BIRDS. Monitoring, Modeling and Management.

Francisco A. Comín, Jorge A. Herrera-Silveira, Javier Ramirez-Ramirez (Editors).

Universidad Autónoma del Yucatán 2000.

Presentation

This publication contains the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Limnology and Aquatic Birds held in Mérida (Yucatán, México) in November 1997 under the auspices of Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY) and CINVESTAV-IPN (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional-Unidad Mérida, Yucatán-México). The Symposia on Limnology and Aquatic Birds are endorsed every three years by the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology –SIL- (htpp://www.limnology.org) through its Working Group on Limnology and Aquatic Birds.

The contents of this volume are grouped in three parts: Monitoring, Modeling and Management, which are major topics of interest for limnologists, ornithologists and nature managers. The subjects covered in this volume include:

1-The limnological basis of aquatic birds habitats: i) Characteristics of the aquatic environment in relation with abundance, distribution, behavior and ecophysiological characteristics of aquatic birds, ii) Methods and systems of monitoring aquatic birds and habitat features.

2-Modeling energy and links of aquatic ecosystems related to aquatic birds: i) Sources of food for aquatic birds and impact of birds on lower trophic levels, ii) Trophic relationships in aquatic ecosystems occupied by birds, iii) Role of birds in the nutrient dynamics of aquatic ecosystems.

3-Integrating management of aquatic ecosystems and bird populations conservation: i) Case studies and methodologies, ii) Local, regional and global perspectives.

The ultimate objective of this publication is to stimulate an integrated perspective for the study and management of aquatic ecosystems and the research across geographic and thematic frontiers.

The II International Symposium on Limnology and Aquatic Birds was sponsored by:

AGENCIA ESPAÑOLA DE COOPERACION INTERNACIONAL-INSTITUTO DE COOPERACION IBEROAMERICANA

GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA-COMISSIONAT PER UNIVERSITATS I RECERCA-DIRECCIO GENERAL DE RECERCA

SIL (SOCIETAS INTERNATIONALIS LIMNOLOGIAE)-INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LIMNOLOGY.

DUMAC-DUCKS UNLIMITED OF MEXICO, A.C.

CINVESTAV-IPN. CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES Y DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DEL INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL, UNIDAD MERIDA.

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