Contact Gregory J. Robertson:
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Honorary Research Associate, University of New Brunswick
AWARDS / EDUCATION
Elective Member: American Ornithologists' Union
Ph.D. Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University, 1997
Gregory J. Robertson
Research Scientist - Marine Birds and Ecosystems
Environment Canada Centre (Mount Pearl, NL)
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure wildlife is conserved and protected
- Understanding the impact of human activity on marine bird populations
- Using modern and new analytical approaches to assess population viability of species at risk
- Developing spatially-based models to better understand marine bird population dynamics across broad landscapes
- Understanding the role of weather and climate on marine bird demographics and populations
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Scientific Program Chair, Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des Ornithoplogistes du Canada 2005 and 2007 annual meetings
Technical Advisory Group Lead for marine-bird related Environmental Studies Research Fund projects
Chair, CWS/S&T Seabird Technical Committee
Robertson, G. J., H. G. Gilchrist and M. L. Mallory. 2007. Colony dynamics and persistence of Ivory Gulls breeding in Canada. Avian Conservation and Ecology – Écologie et Conservation des Oiseaux.2(2):8.
Chaulk, K.G., G. J. Robertson and W. A. Montevecchi. 2007. Landscape features and sea ice influence nesting common eider abundance and dispersion. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:301-309.
Jones, I. J., F. M. Hunter, G. J. Robertson, J. C. Williams and G. V. Byrd. 2007. Covariation among demographic and climate parameters in whiskered auklets Aethia pygmaea. Journal of Avian Biology 38:450-461.
Wilhelm, S. I., G. J. Robertson, P. C. Ryan and D. C. Schneider. 2007. Comparing an estimate of seabirds at risk to a mortality estimate from the November 2004 Terra Nova FPSO oil spill. Marine Pollution Bulletin 54: 537-544.
Chaulk, K.G., G. J. Robertson and W. A. Montevecchi. 2006. Extinction, colonization, and distribution patterns of common eider populations nesting in a naturally fragmented landscape. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1402-1408.
Heath, J. P., G. J. Robertson and W. A. Montevecchi. 2006. Population structure of breeding Harlequin Ducks and the influence of predation risk. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 855-864.
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