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Title: The impacts of seabirds and herbivores on the soil food web in an island system
Author: Wright, Daniel Gareth
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 1624
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2006
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Seabirds are known to be important sources of allochthonous nutrients on islands which they use for breeding colonies, as evidenced by their effects on aboveground secondary consumers. Grazing is also known to be a potentially strong ecological driver of below ground food web composition. The overall aim of this thesis was to determine the impacts of these two natural forces on the structure and function of the soil food web in a model island system: the Isle of May, Scotland. The results obtained have shown that both nitrogen inputs firom seabird breeding colonies and grazing by rabbits have important effects on the components of the soil food web, including the island vegetation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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