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Ecological study of the Schelde estuary : partim breeding biology of the Common tern (Sterna hirundo) in relation to contaminants

Dutch title: Ecologische studie van het Schelde estuarium : partim broedbiologie van de Visdief (Sterna hirundo) in relatie tot contaminanten
Reference no: 9W222.0317
Period: April 1991 till December 1992
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Breeding; Ecology; Marine birds
Taxonomic term: Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Geographical term: Belgium, Zeeschelde [Marine Regions]

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  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), more, sponsor

Different parameters of the breeding biology of the Common tern are studied in different colonies along a gradient from heavily to unpolluted sites. From each colony several eggs were analysed in the laboratory. Several chemical, biochemical and fysiological parameters were measured. The combination of field and laboratory data must provide more insight into the effects of PCB's and PAH's on common terns.

The former Institute for Nature Conservation was a partner in this project

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