Dr. Keith Chaulk
Labrador Institute of Memorial University
P. O. Box 490, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Office: 169 Hamilton River Road
Tel: (709) 896-6211
Fax: (709) 896-2970
B.Sc., Biology, Dalhousie University, 1994
M.Sc., Biology, Acadia University, 2001. Thesis title: “Black bear ecology on the northeast coast of Labrador"
PhD, Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology, Memorial University, 2006. Thesis title: “Temporal and Spatial Ecology of Common Eiders breeding in Labrador”
Fellowships, Scholarships & Awards
Research Associate Arctic Studies, Bowdoin College, 2013
Memorial University, Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, 2007
University of Laval, Nasivvik Graduate Scholarship, 2005
Northern Scientific Training Program, 2003/04
Memorial University, Graduate Fellowship, 2003/06
Selected Funding Proposals as Principal Investigator/Project Lead
Negotiations Preparedness Initiative, 2005
IPY coordinating office funding, 2008
Arctic Research Infrastructure Fund, 2009
IPY – Infrastructure, 2009
ACOA/INTRD Phase 1, 2011-2012
ACOA/INTRD Phase 2, 2012-2015
Research and Teaching Interests
Keith's teaching interests lie in the areas of general ecology and the history of science.
Robertson, G.J., R.D. Elliott, and K.G. Chaulk. 2002. Breeding seabird populations in Groswater Bay, Labrador, 1978 and 2002. Canadian Wildlife Service Technical Report Series No. 394. Atlantic Region. iv + 31 pp.
Chaulk, K.G., G.J. Robertson, and W.A. Montevecchi. 2004. Range update for three seabird species in Labrador. Northeast Naturalist. 11: 479-485.
Chaulk, K.G., Robertson, G.J., and Montevecchi, W.A. 2004. Regional and annual variability in common eider nesting ecology in Labrador. Polar Research. 23: 121-130.
Chaulk, K.G., G.J. Robertson, W.A. Montevecchi, P.C. Ryan. 2005. Aspects of eiders nesting ecology in Labrador. Arctic. 58: 10-15
Chaulk, K.G., G.J. Robertson, B.T. Collins, W.A. Montevecchi. 2005. Evidence of recent population increases in common eiders breeding in Labrador. Journal of Wildlife Management. 69: 750-754.
Chaulk, K.G., S. Bondrup-Nielsen, and F. Harrington. 2005. Black bear, Ursus americanus, ecology on the northeast coast of Labrador. Canadian Field- Naturalist. 119:164-174.
Chaulk, K.G., G.J. Robertson, W.A. Montevecchi. 2007. Extinction, colonization, and distribution patterns of common eider populations in Labrador. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 84: 1402-1408.
Chaulk, K.G. and B.C. Turner. 2007. Observations on the timing of waterfowl arrival and dispersion during spring migration in Labrador. Northeastern Naturalist. 14: 375- 386.
Chaulk, K.G., G.J. Robertson, W.A. Montevecchi. 2007. Landscape Features and Sea Ice Influence Nesting Common Eider Abundance and Dispersion. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 85: 301-309.
Chaulk, K.G. 2009. Suspected Long-Term Population Increases in Common Eiders, Somateria mollissima, on the Mid-Labrador Coast, 1980, 1994, and 2006. Canadian Field-Naturalist 123: 304-308.
Rudd MA, Beazley KF, Cooke SJ, Fleishman E, Lane DE, Mascia MB, Roth R, Tabor G, Bakker JA, Bellefontaine T, Berteaux D, Cantin B, Chaulk KG, Cunningham K, Dobell R, Fast E, Ferrara N, Findlay CS, Hallstrom LK, Hammond T, Hermanutz L, Hutchings JA, Lindsay KE, Marta TJ, Nguyen VM, Northey G, Prior K, Ramirez- Sanchez S, Rice J, Sleep DJ, Szabo ND, Trottier G, Toussaint JP, Veilleux JP. 2011. Generation of Priority Research Questions to Inform Conservation Policy and Management at a National Level. Conservation Biology. 5:476-84.
Natcher, D., L. Felt, K.G. Chaulk and A. Procter. 2011. “Monitoring the Domestic Harvest of Migratory Birds in Nunatsiavut, Labrador.” Arctic. 64: 362-366.
Cotter, R.C., Rail, J-F., Boyne, A.W., Robertson, G.J., Weseloh, D.V.C., and K.G. Chaulk. 2012. Population status, distribution, and trends of gulls and kittiwakes breeding in Eastern Canada, 2007. Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper. Ottawa. 120: 94 pages.
Chaulk, K.G. and M.L. Mahoney. 2012. “Does spring ice cover influence nest initiation date and clutch size in common eiders?” Polar Biology. 35: 645–653.
Chaulk, K.G. 2012. Aerial Surveys of the Labrador Coast, 2006: Observations of Marine Bird Distribution and Abundance During the Breeding Season. Northeast Naturalist. 19: 647-652.
Natcher, D, Felt, L, Chaulk K, and A. Procter. 2012. The Harvest and Management of Migratory Bird Eggs by Inuit in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Environmental Management. Online First.
Chaulk, K.G., D. Michelin, M. Williams, and T. Wolfrey. 2013 (in galley). Community- Based Observations of Marine Mammal Occurrence in Groswater Bay, Labrador. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 127: 000-000
Books and Book chapters:
Procter, A. and K.G. Chaulk. 2012. Our Beautiful Land: Current debates in land use planning in Nunatsiavut. In: David Natcher, Larry Felt, and Andrea Procter, eds. The Nunatsiavummiut: Tradition, Adaptation, and Change in the Big Land. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
Chaulk, K.G. 2013. Foreword In: Louie Montague. “I never knowed it was hard”. ISER Books. St. John’s NL.
Keith was born and raised in North West River, Labrador and graduated from Lake Melville School in 1987. Keith has worked in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the Labrador Institute Keith worked with Environment Canada, and prior to that with the Labrador Inuit Association. Keith enjoys the outdoors and is especially fond of music and sports.