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Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan
Graduate student senior advisor (14 students as of 2007)
AWARDS / EDUCATION
Elliott Coues Award (American Ornithologists' Union), for outstanding and innovative contributions to ornithological research, 2007
Geoff Howell Citation of Excellence for Innovation (Environment Canada), shared with Dr. Len Wassenaar, 2005
Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union, 2004
Keith A. Hobson
Research Scientist - Bird Conservation and Management
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure wildlife is conserved and protected
- Conservation and management of boreal forest birds and other wildlife
- Conservation and management of waterbirds with particular emphasis on the interactions between fish-eating birds and commercial and sport fisheries
- Recovery of species at risk (Loggerhead Shrike, Rusty Blackbird, Golden-winged Warbler)
- Development of stable isotope and other biomarkers to investigate animal ecology and the tracking of migrants
- Use of stable isotopes to track the source and fate of environmental contaminants in terrestrial and marine systems
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Former Editor, Waterbirds (International Journal of Waterbird Biology)
Member, Editorial Boards for international journals: Ecoscience, Journal of Ornithology, Avian Conservation and Ecology, Waterbirds
Member, Science Advisory Boards for Bird Studies Canada, Prince Albert National Park, Province of Saskatchewan (Forestry)
Founder and Executive Board Member, Delta Marsh Bird Observatory (Lake Manitoba)
Yerkes, T., K.A. Hobson, L.I. Wassenaar, R. Macleod and J.M. Coluccy. Stable isotopes (δD, δ13C, δ15N) reveal associations among geographic location and condition of Alaskan Northern Pintails. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(3): 715–725. [DOI: 10.2193/2007-115]
Hobson, K.A. 2006. Using stable isotopes to quantitatively track endogenous and exogenous nutrient allocations to eggs of birds that travel to breed. Ardea 94: 359-369.
Hobson, K.A. 2005. Stable isotopes and the determination of avian migratory connectivity and seasonal interactions. Auk 122: 1037-1048.
Hobson, K.A., G. Bowen, L. Wassenaar, Y. Ferrand and H. Lormee. 2004. Using stable hydrogen and oxygen isotope measurements of feathers to infer geographical origins of migrating European birds. Oecologia 141: 477-488.
Hobson, K.A. and J. Schieck. 1999. Changes in bird communities in boreal mixedwood forest: harvest and wildfire effects over 30 years. Ecological Applications 9: 849-863.
Marra, P.P., K.A. Hobson, and R.T. Holmes. 1998. Linking winter and summer events in a migratory bird using stable carbon isotopes. Science 282: 1884-1886.
Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:Arctic & Northern
Nature & Wildlife
Ecosystems & Habitats
Effects of Toxics
Food web transfer
Aerial insectivore birds
Species at risk
Stable isotope ecology
Stable isotope fingerprinting
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