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Refereed Publications – CABE students - 2009-2011

Bertram, D.F., Harfenist, A. & Hedd, A. (2009) Seabird nestling diets reflect latitudinal temperature-dependent variation in availability of key zooplankton prey populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 393: 199–210.

Burke, C.M., Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W.A., Regular, P.M. (2011) Effects of an Arctic Fox Visit to a Low Arctic Seabird Colony. Arctic in press.

Gaston, A.J., Smith, P.A., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Montevecchi, W.A., Fifield, D.A., Gilchrist, H.G., Hedd, A., Mallory, M.L., Roberston, G.J., Phillips, R. (2011) Movements and wintering areas of breeding age Brünnich’s Guillemot Uria lomvia from two colonies in Nunavut, Canada. Marine Biology in press.

Gaston, A.J., Bertram, D.F., Boyne, A.W., Chardine, J.W., Davoren, G., Diamond, A.W., Hedd, A., Hipfner, J.M., Lemon, M., Mallory, M.L., Montevecchi, W.A., Rail, J.-F., & Robertson, G.J. (2009) Changes in Canadian seabird populations and ecology since 1970 in relation to changes in oceanography and food webs. Environmental Reviews 17: 267–286.

Gutowsky, S., Janssen, M.H., Arcese, P., Kyser, T. K., Ethier, D., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Bertram, D.F., Wunder, M. and Norris, D.R. 2009. Concurrent declines in nestling diet quality and reproductive success of a threatened seabird over 150 years. Endangered Species Research 9: 247-254.

Hall, L.A, Palsbøll, P.J., Beissinger, S.R., Harvey, J.T., Bérubé, M., Raphael, M.G., Nelson, S.K., Golightly, R.T., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Newman, S. and Peery, M. Z. 2009. Characterizing dispersal patterns in a threatened seabird population with limited genetic structure. Molecular Ecology 18: 5074-5085.

Hedd, A., Fifield, D.A., Burke, C.M., Montevecchi, W.A., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Regular, P.M., Buren, A.D., Robertson, G.J. 2010. Seasonal shift in the foraging niche of Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica revealed by stable isotope (ä15N and ä13C) analyses. Aquatic Biology 9: 13-22.

Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W.A., Davoren, G.K. & Fifield, D.A. (2009) Diets and distributions of Leach’s storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa before and after an ecosystem shift in the Northwest Atlantic. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87: 787-801.

Hedd, A., Regular, P.M., Montevecchi, W.A., Buren, A.D., Burke, C.M. & Fifield, D.A. (2009) Going deep: Common murres dive into frigid water for aggregated, persistent and slow-moving capelin. Marine Biology 156: 741-751

Hipfner, J.M., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., and Addison, B. 2010. Experimental evidence that both timing and parental quality affect breeding success in a zooplanktivorous seabird. Auk 127: 195-203.

Janssen, M., Arcese, P., Kyser, T.K., Bertram, D.F., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Williams, T.D., and Norris, D.R. 2009. Pre-breeding diet, condition, and timing of breeding in a threatened seabird, the Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus. Marine Ornithology 37:33-40.

Kouwenberg, A.-L., Walsh, C.J, Morgan, B.E. & Martin, G.M. (2009). Episodic-like memory in cross-bred Yucatan minipigs (Sus scrofa). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 16: 165-172.

McFarlane Tranquilla, L.A, Hedd, A., Burke, C., Montevecchi, W.A., Regular, P.M., Robertson, G.J., Stapleton, L.A., Wilhelm, A., Fifield, D.A, Buren, A.D. (2010). High Arctic sea ice conditions influence marine birds wintering in Low Arctic regions. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 89: 97-106.

Montevecchi, W.A., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Buren, A., Burke, C., Fifield, D., Hedd, A., Regular, P., Smith, P. 2009. Effects of Geolocators in Studies of Avian Movement Ecology. Science E-letter. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/eletters/323/5916/896

Peery, Z., Hall, L.A., Sells, A., Beissinger, S.R., Mritz, C., Bérubé, M., Raphael, M.G., Nelson, S.K., Golightly, R.T., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Newman, S., Palsbøll, P.J. 2010. Genetic analyses of historic and modern marbled murrelets suggest decoupling of migration and gene flow after habitat fragmentation. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences Series B 1682: 697-706.

Regular, P.M., Davoren, G..K, Hedd, A, Montevecchi, W.A. (2010) Crepuscular foraging by a pursuit-diving seabird: Tactics of common murres in response to the diel vertical migration of capelin. Marine Ecology Progress Series 415:295-304.

Regular, P.M., Robertson, G.J., Montevecchi, W.A., Shuhood, F., Power, T., Ballam, D. (2010) Relative importance of human activities and climate driving common murre population trends in the Northwest Atlantic. Polar Biology 33:1215-1226.

Regular, P.M., Shuhood, F., Power, T., Montevecchi, W.A., Robertson, G.J., Ballam, D., Piatt, J.F., Nakashima, B. (2009) Murres, capelin and ocean climate: Inter-annual associations across a decadal shift. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 156:293-302.

Recent CABE Student Presentations at External Conferences

Dutton, E., Anderson, R., & Walsh, C. J. (2010). 'Do I know you?' Does partner familiarity influence social interactions among dogs in a park setting? Poster presented at the Canine Science Forum, Vienna, Austria, July.

Gonzalez-Solis ,J., Felicisimo, A., Tremblay, Y., Reid, T., Carey, M., Hodum, P., Takahashi, A., Muñoz, J., Sigurðsson, I., Thompson, D., Ryan, P., Cuthbert, R., Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W., Trathan, P., Phillips, R., Shaffer, S. (2010). Global migration dynamics of transequatorial shearwaters. Symposium paper presented at the 1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria, BC, September.

Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Burke, C., Regular, P., Garthe, S., Fifield, D., Wilson, E., Davoren, G., Smith, P., Robertson, G., Phillips, R. (2011) Tracking seabirds in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Identifying key habitats, assessing risks and implementing conservation strategies. Paper presented at the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, Victoria, BC, September.

Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W.A., Otley, H., Phillips, R.A. (2010) Year-round tracking of Sooty Shearwaters from the Falkland Islands identifies important marine bird areas in the North and South Atlantic. Paper presented at the 1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria, BC, September.

Hedd, A., McFarlane-Tranquilla L., Montevecchi, W.A., Fifield, D.A, Robertson, G.J, Phillips, R.A. (2009) Movements and wintering areas of Common Murres from the species’ largest colony in the NW Atlantic: implications for anthropogenic risk. Symposium paper presented at the Waterbird Society 33rd Annual Meeting, Cape May, NJ, USA, November.

Kouwenberg, A.-L, McKay, D.W. & Storey, A.E. (2010). Measuring corticosterone in alcid feathers: A tool for assessing long-term stress. Poster presented at the 1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria, BC, September.

Kouwenberg, A.-L., Rector, M.E., McKay, D.W. & Storey, A.E. (2010). Variation in baseline corticosterone levels of breeding Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica). Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, Long Beach, CA, USA, February.

McFarlane Tranquilla, L.A., Montevecchi, W.A., Burke, C., Fifield, D., Gaston, A., Hedd, A., Robertson, G., Smith, P., and Phillips, R. (2010). Winter Habitat Use of Thick-Billed Murres and Common Murres In The Northwest Atlantic. Paper presented at the 1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria, BC, September.

McFarlane Tranquilla, L.A., Montevecchi, W.A., Burke, C., Fifield, D., Gaston, A., Hedd, A., Robertson, G., Smith, P., and Phillips, R. (2010). Seabirds as Biological Indicators: Filling the Winter Knowledge Gap. Paper presented at International Polar Year Early Results Workshop, Ottawa, ON, February.

Montevecchi, W.A., Hedd, A., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Burke, C.M., Regular, P.M., Garthe, S., Fifield, D.A., Wilson, E.E, Davoren, G.K., Phillips, R.A., Gaston, A.J., Robertson, G. (2010) Tracking Seabirds in the Northwest Atlantic to Identify Important Marine Habitats, Assess Risks and Implement Conservation Strategies. Symposium paper presented at the 1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria, BC, September.

Montevecchi, W.A., Buren, A., Burke, C.M., Fifield, D.A., Hedd, A., McFarlane Tranquilla, L.A., Regular, P.M., Wilson, E.E. (2010) The Eastern Canadian gill-net removal experiment: Tracking the population responses of seabirds to the ground-fishery closure. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Edmonton, AB, July.

Montevecchi, W.A., Garthe, S., Fifield, D.A., Hedd, A., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Burke, C. (2009) Tracking Seabirds to Identify Important Marine Habitats, Assess Risks and Implement Conservation Strategies. Symposium paper presented at the Waterbird Society 33rd Annual Meeting, Cape May, NJ, USA, November.

Rector, M.E., Walsh, C., & Storey, A.E. (2010). Prey distribution of chick provisioning Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica). Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA, February.

Rector, M.E., Walsh, C., & Storey, A.E. (2010). Singing for your supper: Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) chick begging call types and parental provisioning behaviour. Poster presented at the 1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria, BC, September.

Takahashi, L.S., Storey, A.E. & Walsh, C J. (2010). Behavioural interactions between breeding Common Murres in relation to corticosterone during co-attendance. Paper presented at the 1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria, BC, September.

Takahashi, L.S., Storey, A.E., & Walsh, C.J. (2010). Negotiation strategies of breeding Common Murres (Uria aalge). Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, Long Beach, CA, USA, February.

Rector, M.E., Walsh, C.J., McKay, D.W. & Storey, A.E. (2009). Sex differences in corticosterone levels of Atlantic Puffins. Poster presentation at the Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society, Tuscon, AZ, USA, April.

Regular, P.M., Hedd, A, Montevecchi W.A. (2010) Fishing by moonlight: Nocturnal light levels affect the foraging activities of pursuit-diving common murres. Poster presented at the1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria, BC, September. BirdLife Postgraduate Student Poster Award (3rd Place).

Regular, P.M., Hedd, A., Montevecchi W.A., Davoren, G.K., Buren, A.D., Burke C., Fifield, D.A. (2010) Chasing capelin in stratified water: Foraging strategies of common murres indicate vertical distribution and behaviour of diel prey. Oral presentation, International Polar Year Canada EarlyResults Workshop, Ottawa, ON, February.

Regular, P.M., Davoren, GK, Hedd, A, Montevecchi, W.A. (2009) A diving seabird's fine-scale vertical pursuit of diel prey. Paper presented at the 33rd Waterbirds Conference, Cape May, NJ, November.

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