Spanish research on Calonectris Shearwaters

Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea , along with several shearwaters of the genus Puffinus, has been identified by ACAP as a potential candidate for listing within the Albatross and Petrel  Agreement (click here).

A suite of publications emanating from recent and past (from 1997) research on Cory's Shearwater at Mediterranean and Macaronesian islands by researchers based at the Departament de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain and led by Jacob González-Solís may be found at

Research fields covered include evolutionary ecology, behaviour and conservation, with field work conducted in Cape Verde (on the closely related and Near Threatened Cape Verde Shearwater C. edwardsii) and on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.

See also:

Cooper, J. 2010.  A brief review of the conservation status of shearwaters Calonectris and PuffinusACAP AC5 Inf 15.

Recent (2010) publications on Cory's and Cape Verde Shearwaters:

Giudici, A, Navarro, J., Juste, C. & Jacob González-Solís, J. 2010.  Physiological ecology of breeders and sabbaticals in a pelagic seabird.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 389: 13-17.  (click here).

Gómez-Díaz, E. & González-Solís, J. 2010.  Trophic structure in a seabird host-parasite food web: insights from stable isotope analyses.  PLoS ONE 5(5): e10454. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010454.  (click here).

Roscales, J.L., Munoz-Arnanz, J., González-Solís, J. & Jiménez, B. 2010.  Geographical PCB and DDT patterns in shearwaters (Calonectris sp.) breeding across the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean Archipelagos.  Environmental Science & Technology 44: 2328-2334.  (click here).

With thanks to Jacob González-Solís for information.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 15 November 2010

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