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Long term demographic data of southern Indian Ocean seabirds and seals
Entry ID: 109_0_IPEV_FR

Abstract: The French Antarctic Territories (TAAF), with 4 permanent bases constitute a unique setting of breeding sites for top predators such as seabirds and seals because they are part of 3 marine biomes, subtropical, subAntarctic and Antarctic waters. Long term studies have been started in the late 1950s, with
continuous records of population sizes and demographic parameters (breeding success, fecundity, breeding frequency, age specific survival and recruitment) since then. All these information are today centralised in a long term database on the demography of 28 species of top predators based at the CEB Chizé laboratory.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -20.0   S: -70.0   E: -180.0   W: 180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1955-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-12-31
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Data Center
Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de ChIzé, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Demography

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +33 5 49 09 78 15
Fax: +33 5 49 09 65 26
Email: henriw at
Contact Address:
City: Villiers en Bois
Postal Code: 79360
Country: France
Phone: +33 5 49 09 96 14
Fax: +33 5 49 09 65 26
Email: barbraud at
Contact Address:
City: Villiers en Bois
Postal Code: 79360
Country: France
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Angelier F., Shaffer S.A., Weimerskirch H. & Chastel O. (2006) Effect of age, breeding experience and senescence on corticosterone and prolactin levels in a long-lived seabird : the wandering albatross.,
general and comparative endocrinology, 149, 1-9.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23