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Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Carleton University


Ph.D. Department of Zoology, University of Toronto

M.Sc. Great Lakes Institute, University of Windsor

B.Sc. Department of Biology, Queen’s University


Craig E. Hebert

Research Scientist - Multiple Stressors

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure wildlife is conserved and protected

  • The impact of multiple stressors (e.g., nutritional stress, contaminants, disease, parasites) on wildlife health
  • Wildlife as indicators of ecosystem processes and change
  • Wildlife as spatial and temporal indicators of trends in contaminant levels and effects
  • Application of tracers of ecological processes (e.g., stable isotopes, fatty acids) to address wildlife conservation issues


Collaboration with government and university partners to implement an ecosystem approach to environmental management in the Laurentian Great Lakes

Supervision of student-led research projects through the Department of Biology, Carleton University

Review of manuscripts for scientfic journals and research grant proposals (e.g., National Science Foundation, North Pacific Research Board)


C.E. Hebert, D.V.C. Weseloh, L.T. Gauthier, M.T. Arts, R.J. Letcher. 2009. Biochemical tracers reveal intra-specific differences in the food webs utilized by individual seabirds. Oecologia 160: 15-23.

C.E. Hebert, D.V.C. Weseloh, A.Idrissi, M.T. Arts, and E.F. Roseman. 2009. Diets of aquatic birds reflect changes in the Lake Huron ecosystem. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 12: 37-44.

C.E. Hebert, M. Bur, D. Sherman, and J.L. Shutt. 2008. Sulphur isotopes link overwinter habitat use and breeding condition in double-crested cormorants. Ecological Applications 18: 561-567.

C.E. Hebert, D.V.C. Weseloh, A. Idrissi, M.T. Arts, R. O'Gorman, O.T. Gorman, B. Locke, C.P. Madenjian, and E.F. Roseman. 2008. Restoring piscivorous fish populations in the Laurentian Great Lakes causes seabird dietary change. Ecology 89(4): 891-897.

L.T. Gauthier, C.E. Hebert, D.V.C. Weseloh and R.J. Letcher. 2008. Dramatic changes in the temporal trends of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in herring gull eggs from the Laurentian Great Lakes: 1982-2006. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42(5):1524-1530. [DOI: 10.1021/es702382k]

C.E. Hebert, M.T. Arts, and D.V.C. Weseloh. 2006. Ecological tracers can quantify food web structure and change / Adjusting for temporal change in trophic position results in reduced rates of contaminant decline. Companion papers in Environmental Science and Technology. 40: 5618-5628.

C.E. Hebert and L. Wassenaar. 2005. Stable isotopes provide evidence for poor northern pintail production on the Canadian Prairies. Journal of Wildlife Management. 69: 101-109.

C.E. Hebert and L. Wassenaar. 2005. Feather stable isotopes in western North American waterfowl: spatial patterns, underlying factors, and management applications. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 33: 92-102.

C.E. Hebert, J. Duffe, D.V.C. Weseloh, E.M. Senese, and G. D. Haffner. 2005. Unique island habitats may be threatened by double-crested cormorants. Journal of Wildlife Management. 69: 68-76.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Aquatic Ecosystems
Nature & Wildlife
     Ecosystems & Habitats
          Ecosystem health
          Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
          Integrated biology (zoology)
          Invasive species
     Effects of Toxics
          Bioindicator species
          Emerging chemicals
          Food web transfer
          Lipids and fatty acids
          Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
     Wildlife Populations
          Avian (bird) nutrition
          Disease impacts
          Stable isotope ecology
          Stable isotope fingerprinting
          Top predator species
     Great Lakes
     Water Quality
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