Wildlife and Landscape Science

Peer-reviewed Publications 2011

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Addy-Orduna, L.M., M.-E. Zaccagnini, S.B. Canavelli and P. Mineau. 2011. Formulated beta-cyfluthrin shows wide divergence in toxicity among bird species. Journal of Toxicology 2011: 803451.

Anmarkrud, J.A., O. Kleven, J. Augustin, K.H. Bentz, D. Blomqvist, K.J. Fernie, M.J.L. Magrath, H. Pärn, J.S. Quinn, R.J. Robertson, T. Szép, S. Tarof, R.H. Wagner and J.T. Lifjeld. 2011. Factors affecting germline mutations in a hypervariable microsatellite: A comparative analysis of six species of swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae). Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis 708(1-2): 37-43.

Badiou, P., R. McDougal, D. Pennock and R.G. Clark. 2011. Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration potential in restored wetlands of the Canadian prairie pothole region. Wetlands Ecology and Management (in press).

Bassa, M., C. Boutin, L. Chamorro and F.X. Sans. 2011. Effects of farming management and landscape heterogeneity on plant species composition of Mediterranean field boundaries. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (in press)

Becker, L., A. Scheffczyk, B. Förster, J. Oehlmann, J. Princz, J. Römbke and T. Moser.  2011. Effects of boric acid on various microbes, plants, and soil invertebrates. Journal of Soils and Sediments 11(2): 238-248.

Berzins, L.L., H.G. Gilchrist, K.D. Matson and G. Burness. 2011. Sex-specific effects of increased incubation demand on innate immunity in black guillemots. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 84(2): 222-229.

Borstad, G., W. Crawford, J.M. Hipfner, R. Thomson and K. Hyatt. 2011. Environmental control of the breeding success of rhinoceros auklets at Triangle Island, British Columbia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 424: 285-302.

Braune, B.M., S. Trudeau, D.A. Jeffrey and M.L. Mallory. 2011. Biomarker responses associated with halogenated organic contaminants in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) breeding in the Canadian Arctic. Environmental Pollution (in press). 

Buttler, E.I., H.G. Gilchrist, S. Descamps, M.R. Forbes and C. Soos. 2011. Handling stress of female common eiders during avian cholera outbreaks. Journal of Wildlife Management 75(2): 283-288.

Cherry, S.G., A.E. Derocher, K.A. Hobson, I. Stirling and G.W. Thiemann. 2011. Quantifying dietary pathways of proteins and lipids to tissues of a marine predator. Journal of Applied Ecology 48(2): 373-381. 

Cockle, K., K. Martin and K. Wiebe. 2011. Selection of nest trees by cavity-nesting birds in the Neotropical Atlantic forest. Biotropica 43(2):228-236.

Cohen-Barnhouse, A.M., M.J. Zwiernik, J.E. Link, S.D. Fitzgerald, S.W. Kennedy, J.P. Giesy, S. Wiseman, P.D. Jones, J.L. Newsted, D. Kay and S.J. Bursian. 2011. Developmental and posthatch effects of in ovo exposure to 2,3,7,8-TCDD, 2,3,4,7,8-PECDF, and 2,3,7,8-TCDF in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and white leghorn chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) embryos. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (in press).

Cohen-Barnhouse, A.M., M.J. Zwiernik, J.E. Link, S.D. Fitzgerald, S.W. Kennedy, J.C. Hervé, J.P. Giesy, S. Wiseman, Y. Yang, P.D. Jones, Y. Wan, B. Collins, J.L. Newstad, D. Kay and S.J. Bursian. 2011. Sensitivity of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and white leghorn chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) embryos to in ovo exposure to TCDD, PeCDF, and TCDF. Toxicological Sciences 119(1): 93-103. 

Coulton, D.W., R.G. Clark, L.I. Wassenaar, D.W. Howerter and M.G. Anderson. 2011. Social and habitat correlates of immigrant recruitment of yearling female mallards to breeding locations. Journal of Ornithology (in press).

Delingat, J., K.A. Hobson, V. Dierschke, H. Schmaljohann and F. Bairlein. 2011. Morphometrics and stable isotopes differentiate populations of northern wheatears (Oenanthe oenanthe). Journal of Ornithology 152(2): 383-395.

Dempson, J.B., M.J. Robertson, C.J. Pennell, G. Furey, M. Bloom, M. Shears, L.M.N. Ollerhead, K.D. Clarke, R. Hinks and G.J. Robertson. 2011. Residency time, migration route and survival of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts in a Canadian fjord. Journal of Fish Biology (in press).

Descamps, S., J. Bêty, O.P. Love and H.G. Gilchrist. 2011. Individual optimization of reproduction in a long-lived migratory bird: A test of the condition-dependent model of laying date and clutch size. Functional Ecology (25)3: 671-681.  

DeVink, J.-M., S.M. Slattery, R.G. Clark, R.T. Alisauskas and K.A. Hobson.  2011. Combining stable-isotope and body-composition analyses to assess nutrient-allocation strategies in breeding white-winged scoters (Melanitta fusca). Auk 128(1):  166-174.

Edge, C.B., M.K. Gahl, B.D. Pauli, D.G. Thompson and J.E. Houlahan. 2011. Exposure of juvenile green frogs (Lithobates clamitans) in littoral enclosures to a glyphosate-based herbicide. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (in press).  

Edwards, M.A., A.E. Derocher, K.A. Hobson, M. Branigan and J.A. Nagy. 2011. Fast carnivores and slow herbivores: Differential foraging strategies among grizzly bears in the Canadian Arctic. Oecologia 165(4): 877-889.

Edworthy, A.B., M.C. Drever and K. Martin. 2011. Woodpeckers increase in abundance but maintain fecundity in response to an outbreak of mountain pine bark beetles. Forest Ecology and Management 261(2): 203-210.

Fisher, R.J. and S.K. Davis. 2011. Post-fledging dispersal, habitat use, and survival of Sprague's pipits: Are planted grasslands a good substitute for native? Biological Conservation 144(1): 263-271.

Gagnon, F., J. Ibarzabal, J.-P.L. Savard, M. Belisle and P. Vaillancourt. 2011. Autumnal patterns of nocturnal passerine migration in the St. Lawrence estuary region, Quebec, Canada: A weather radar study. Canadian Journal of Zoology 89(1): 31-46.

Gagnon, F., J. Ibarzabal, J.-P.L. Savard, M. Belisle, P. Vaillancourt, M. Bélisle and C.M. Francis. 2011. Weather effects on autumn nocturnal migration of passerines on opposite shores of the St. Lawrence estuary. Auk 128(1): 99-112. 

Gaston A.J., P.A. Smith, L.M. Tranquilla, W.A. Montevecchi, D.A. Fifield, H.G. Gilchrist, A. Hedd, M.L. Mallory, G.J. Robertson and R.A. Phillips. 2011. Movements and wintering areas of breeding age thick-billed murre Uria lomvia from two colonies in Nunavut, Canada. Marine Biology (in press).

Gebbink, W.A., R.J. Letcher, N.M. Burgess, L. Champoux, J.E. Elliott, C.E. Hebert, P. Martin, M. Wayland, D.V.C. Weseloh and L. Wilson. 2011. Perfluoroalkyl carboxylates and sulfonates and precursors in relation to dietary source tracers in the eggs of four species of gulls (Larids) from breeding sites spanning Atlantic to Pacific Canada. Environment International (in press).

Guerra, P., K. Fernie, B. Jiménez, G. Pacepavicius, L. Shen, E. Reiner, E. Eljarrat, D. Barveló and M. Alaee. 2011. Dechlorane plus and related compounds in peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) eggs from Canada and Spain. Environmental Science and Technology 45(4): 1284-1290. 

Guitart, C., M. Slattery, S. Ankisetty, M. Radwan, S.J. Ross, R.J. Letcher and C.M. Reddy. 2011. Contemporary 14C radiocarbon levels of oxygenated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (O-PBDEs) isolated in sponge-cyanobacteria associations. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62(3): 631-636. 

Harriman, V.B., T.D. Galloway, R.T. Alisauskas and G.A. Wobeser. 2011. Description of the larva of ceratophyllus vagabundus vagabundus (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae) from nests of Ross's and lesser snow geese in Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Parasitology 97(2): 218-220.

Harrsion, M.L., N.A. Mahony, P. Robinson, A. Newbury and D.J. Green. 2011. Nest-site selection and productivity of vesper sparrows breeding in grazed habitats. Journal of Field Ornithology 82(2): 140-149.

Hayes, T.B., L.L. Anderson, V.R. Beasley, S.R. de Solla, T. Iguchi, H. Ingraham, P. Kestemont, J. Kniewald, Z. Kniewald, V.S. Langlois, E.H., Luque, K.A. McCoy, M. Muñoz-de-Toro, T. Oka, C.A. Oliveira, F. Orton, S. Ruby, M. Suzawa, L.E. Tavera-Mendoza, V.L. Trudeau, A.B. Victor-Costa and E. Willingham. 2011. Demasculinization and feminization of male gonads by atrazine: Consistent effects across vertebrate classes. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (in press)

Hebert, C.E., D.V.C. Weseloh, S. Macmillan, D. Campbell and W. Nordstrom. 2011. Metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in colonial waterbird eggs from Lake Athabasca and the Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(5): 1178-1183.  

Henny, C.J., R.A. Grove, J.L. Kaiser, B.L. Johnson, C.V. Furl and R.J. Letcher. 2011.  Wastewater dilution index partially explains observed polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardant concentrations in osprey eggs from Columbia River Basin, 2008-2009. Ecotoxicology 20(4): 682-697.

Hipfner, J.M., K.A. Hobson and J.E. Elliott. 2011. Ecological factors differentially affect mercury levels in two species of sympatric marine birds of the north Pacific. Science of the Total Environment 409(7): 1328-1335.   

Hipfner, J.M., K.W. Morrison and R. Darvill. 2011. Peregrine falcons enable two species of colonial seabirds to breed successfully by excluding other aerial predators. Waterbirds 34(1): 82-88.

Hobson, K.A. 2011. Isotopic ornithology: a perspective. Journal of Ornithology 1(18).

Hobson, K.A., C.M. Sharp, R.L. Jefferies, R.F. Rockwell and K.F. Abraham.  2011. Nutrient allocation strategies to eggs by lesser snow geese (Chen caerulescens) at a sub-Arctic colony. Auk 128(1): 156-165. 

Jacobs, S.R., D.B. Edwards, J. Ringrose, K.H. Elliott, J.-M. Weber and A.J. Gaston.  2011. Changes in body composition during breeding: Reproductive strategies of three species of seabirds under poor environmental conditions. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 158(1): 77-82.

Kirkegaard, M., C. Sonne, R. Dietz, R.J. Letcher, A.L. Jensen, S. Stige Hansen, B. Munro Jenssen and P. Grandjean. 2011. Alterations in thyroid hormone status in Greenland sledge dogs exposed to whale blubber contaminated with organohalogen compounds. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74(1): 157-163. 

Lumb, A., T.C. Sharma and J.-F. Bibeault. 2011. A review of genesis and evolution of water quality index (WQI) and some future directions. Water Quality, Exposure and Health (in press).

Marteinson, S.C., S. Kimmins, D.M. Bird, L.J. Shutt, R.J. Letcher, I.J. Ritchie and K.J. Fernie. 2011. Embryonic exposure to the polybrominated diphenyl ether mixture, DE-71, affects testes and circulating testosterone concentrations in adult American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Toxicological Sciences 121(1): 168-176.      

Mazerolle, D.F., S.G. Sealy and K.A. Hobson. 2011. Interannual flexibility in breeding phenology of a Neotropical migrant songbird in response to weather conditions at breeding and wintering areas. Ecoscience 18(1): 18-25. 

McKinney, M.A., R. Dietz, C. Sonne, S. De Guise, K. Skirnisson, K. Karlsson, E. Steingrímsson and R.J. Letcher. 2011. Comparative hepatic microsomal biotransformation of selected PBDEs, including decabromodiphenyl ether, and decabromodiphenyl ethane flame retardants in arctic marine-feeding mammals. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (in press).  

McKinney, M.A., R.J. Letcher, J. Aars, E.W. Born, M. Branigan, R. Dietz, T.J. Evans, G.W. Gabrielsen, D.C.G. Muir, E. Peacock and C. Sonne. 2011. Regional contamination versus regional dietary differences: Understanding geographic variation in brominated and chlorinated contaminant levels in polar bears. Environmental Science and Technology 45(3): 896-902.

McKinney, M.A., R.J. Letcher, J. Aars, E.W. Born, M. Branigan, R. Dietz, T.J. Evans, E. Peacock and C. Sonne. 2011. Flame retardants and legacy contaminants in polar bears from Alaska, Canada, east Greenland and Svalbard, 2005-2008. Environment International 37(2): 365-374.

Mezek, T., E. Sverko, M.D. Rudy, D. Zaruk, A. Capretta, C.E. Hebert, A.T. Fisk, D.J. McGoldrick, T.J. Newton, T.M. Sutton, M.A. Koops, A.M. Muir, T.B. Johnson, M.P. Ebener and M.T. Arts. 2011. Polymethylene-interrupted fatty acids: Biomarkers for native and exotic mussels in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research (in press).

Miller, N.G., L.I. Wassenaar, K.A. Hobson and D.R. Norris. 2011. Monarch butterflies cross the Appalachians from the west to recolonize the east coast of North America. Biology Letters 7(1): 43-46.

Mortensen, A.S., R.J. Letcher, M.V. Cangialosi, S. Chu and A. Arukwe. 2011. Tissue bioaccumulation patterns, xenobiotic biotransformation and steroid hormone levels in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed a diet containing perfluoroactane sulfonic or perfluorooctane carboxylic acids. Chemosphere 83(8): 1035-1044.

O'Brien, J.M., S.W. Kennedy, S. Chu and R.J. Letcher. 2011. Isomer-specific accumulation of perfluorooctane sulfonate in the liver of chicken embryos exposed in ovo to a technical mixture. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(1): 226-231.

Parmley, E.J., C. Soos, A. Breault, M. Fortin, E. Jenkins, F. Kibenge, R. King, K. McAloney, J. Pasick, S.P. Pryor, J. Robinson, J. Rodrigue and F.A. Leighton. 2011. Detection of low pathogenic avian influenza viruses in wild ducks from Canada: Comparison of two sampling methods. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(2): 466-470.

Ramírez, F., A. Abdennadher, C. Sanpera, L. Jover, L.I. Wassenaar and K.A. Hobson. 2011. Assessing waterbird habitat use in coastal evaporative systems using stable isotopes (δ13C, δ15N and δD) as environmental tracers. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 92(2): 217-222.

Robinson, S.A., M.R. Forbes, C.E. Hebert and A.M. Scheuhammer. 2011. Evidence for sex differences in mercury dynamics in double-crested cormorants. Environmental Science and Technology 45(4): 1213-1218. 

Rudd, M.A., K.F. Beazley, S.J. Cooke, E. Fleishman, D.E. Lane, M.B. Mascia, R. Roth, G. Tabor, J.A. Bakker, T. Bellefontaine, D. Berteaux, B. Cantin, K.G. Chaulk, K. Cunningham, R. Dobell, E. Fast, N. Ferrara, C.S. Findlay, L.K. Hallstrom, T. Hammond, L. Hermanutz, J.A. Hutchings, K.E. Lindsay, T.J. Marta, V.M. Nguyen, G. Northey, K. Prior, S. Ramirez-Sanchez, J. Rice, D.J.H. Sleep, N.D. Szabo, G. Trottier, J.-P. Toussaint and J.-P. Veilleux. 2011. Generation of priority research questions to inform conservation policy and management at a national level. Conservation Biology 25(3): 476-484.  

Samelius, G., R.T. Alisauskas and S. Larivière. 2011. Seasonal pulses of migratory prey and annual variation in small mammal abundance affect abundance and reproduction by arctic foxes. Polar Biology (in press).

Sénéchal, E., J. Bêty and H.G. Gilchrist. 2011. Interactions between lay date, clutch size, and postlaying energetic needs in a capital breeder. Behavioral Ecology 22(1): 162-168.

Sénéchal, É., J. Bêty, H.G. Gilchrist, K.A. Hobson and S.E. Jamieson. 2011. Do purely capital layers exist among flying birds? Evidence of exogenous contribution to arctic-nesting common eider eggs. Oecologia 165(3): 593-604.

Shoji, A., K.H. Elliott, S. Aris-Brosou, D. Crump and A.J. Gaston. 2011. Incubation patterns in a central-place forager affect lifetime reproductive success: Scaling of patterns from a foraging bout to a lifetime. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17760. 

Smith, A.C., L. Fahrig and C.M. Francis. 2011. Landscape size affects the relative importance of habitat amount, habitat fragmentation, and matrix quality on forest birds. Ecography 34(1): 103-113.

Sonne, C., T. Iburg, P.S. Leifsson, E.W. Born, R.J. Letcher and R. Dietz. 2011. Thyroid gland lesions in organohalogen contaminated east Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry (93)4: 789-805.

Stirling, I., T.L. McDonald, E.S. Richardson, E.V. Regehr and S.C. Amstrup. 2011. Polar bear population status in the northern Beaufort Sea, Canada, 1971-2006. Ecological Applications 21(3): 859-876.

Thiemann, G.W., S.J. Iverson, I. Stirling and M.E. Obbard. 2011. Individual patterns of prey selection and dietary specialization in an Arctic marine carnivore. Oikos (in press).

Thiemann, G.W., N. Lunn, E.S. Richardson and D.S. Andriashek. 2011. Temporal change in the morphometry-body mass relationship of polar bears. Journal of Wildlife Management 75(3): 580-587.  

Thomas, P.J., A.K. Labrosse, A.C. Pomeroy, and K.A. Otter. 2011. The effects of weather on avian migration at proposed ridgeline wind energy sites. Journal of Wildlife Management 75(4): 805-815.

Thomas, P.J., P. Mineau, R.F. Shore, L. Champoux, P.A. Martin, L.K. Wilson, G. Fitzgerald and J.E. Elliott. 2011. Second generation anticoagulant rodenticides in predatory birds: Probabilistic characterisation of toxic liver concentrations and implications for predatory bird populations in Canada. Environment International 37(5): 914-920.

Vander Pol, S.S., K.A. Hobson, P.R. Becker, R.D. Day, M.B. Ellisor, R.S. Pugh and D.G. Roseneau. 2011. Geographic differences in organic contaminants and stable isotopes (δ13C, δ15N) in thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia) eggs from Alaska. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 13(3): 699-705. 

Villanger, G.D., B.M. Jenssen, R.R. Fjeldberg, R.J. Letcher, D.C.G. Muir, M. Kirkegaard, C. Sonne and R. Dietz. 2011. Exposure to mixtures of organohalogen contaminants and associative interactions with thyroid hormones in east Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Environment International 37(4): 694-708.

Vongphachan, V., C.G. Cassone, D. Wu, S. Chiu, D. Crump and S.W. Kennedy. 2011. Effects of perfluoroalkyl compounds on mRNA expression levels of thyroid hormone-responsive genes in primary cultures of avian neuronal cells. Toxicological Sciences 120(2): 392-402. 

Wille, M., G.J. Robertson, H. Whitney, D. Ojkic and A.S. Lang. 2011. Reassortment of American and Eurasian genes in an influenza A virus isolated from a great black-backed gull (Larus marinus), a species demonstrated to move between these regions. Archives of Virology 156(1): 107-115. 

Wilson, S., and K. Martin. 2011. Life-history and demographic variation in an alpine specialist at the latitudinal extremes of the range. Population Ecology (in press).