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Seabird morphology determines operational wind speeds, tolerable maxima, and responses to extremes

Elham Nourani Orcid Logo, Kamran Safi, Sophie de Grissac, David J. Anderson, Nik C. Cole, Adam Fell, David Grémillet, Emmanouil Lempidakis, Miriam Lerma, Jennifer L. McKee, Lorien Pichegru, Pascal Provost, Niels C. Rattenborg, Peter G. Ryan, Carlos D. Santos, Stefan Schoombie, Vikash Tatayah, Henri Weimerskirch, Martin Wikelski, Emily Shepard Orcid Logo

Current Biology, Volume: 33, Issue: 6, Pages: 1179 - 1184.e3

Swansea University Author: Emily Shepard Orcid Logo

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Published in: Current Biology
ISSN: 0960-9822
Published: Elsevier BV 2023
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Keywords: Extreme weather events, storms, flight, wing loading, bio-logging
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Funders: We thank L. Pearmain and B. Clark for assistance with searching for data in and extracting data from Birdlife International’s Seabird Tracking Database and S. Davidson for assistance with locating relevant Movebank studies. We also thank B. Garde for his input throughout the project. E.L.C.S. was supported by a European Research Council starter grant (715874) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. E.N. was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME) fellowship and a Max Planck sabbatical fellowship was awarded to E.L.C.S. Data collection from Nazca boobies was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant no. DEB 1354473 to D.J.A. Data collection from masked boobies was supported by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (INAPI-CONACyT) grant no. 411876 to M.L.; the Chilean Millennium Initiative through the Millennium Nucleus Center of Ecology and Sustainable Management of Oceanic Islands (ESMOI); and the Research and Technology Centre (FTZ), University of Kiel. This is a contribution to the Excellence Chair Nouvelle Aquitaine ECOMM led by D.G. We thank three anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions.
Issue: 6
Start Page: 1179
End Page: 1184.e3