A ‘seabird’ eyeview on tropical marine ecology in the Anthropocene
Dans le cadre de European Conference of Tropical Ecology The future of tropical ecosystems – new insights and innovative methods
Résumé - The oceans in general, and in tropical latitudes in particular, are now at the heart of climatic, ecological, economic and political issues. In terms of science, they are therefore frontier objects for which observation, understanding and forecasting call on a wide range of techniques and knowledge. Focusing here on the biological seabird model, we will illustrate how advances in instrumentation and modelling are revolutionizing nowadays the ways of defining niches and critical habitats in space and time, assessing the current impacts of human activities at sea and unlocking the perspectives for imaginating alternative ocean governance under global change.