Population ecology of black guillemot
An investigation of the population ecology of the black guillemot on the island of Flatey began in 1974. The goal of this research programme is to measure the size of the breeding population on an annual basis and study the bird's breeding age, movement between breeding areas, breeding success and life expectancy. A number of isolated studies have also been carried out on various aspects of the black guillemot population, such as ecotoxicology, birds' faithfulness to their partners, nests and breeding areas. A number of studies examine factors affecting the black guillemot population, including lumpfish nets, tourism, seabird ticks and puffins.
IINH Contact: Ævar Petersen