RESEARCH INTERESTS My research program has been designed to respond to Environment Canada's responsibilities and priorities for the conservation of Arctic sea ducks and pelagic seabirds in Canada and Greenland. I initiate original studies designed to obtain basic data required for their conservation and management. In addition, several studies have been undertaken in collaboration with Universities to provide deeper fundamental but essential insight into basic processes of their ecology and population demography. These include foraging behavior, diet, endogenous reserve dynamics, population demography, emerging diseases, and the impact of sea ice conditions on adult survival. In addition, several studies focus on the harvest of some marine bird species by Aboriginal people. These studies have been undertaken because of the importance of ensuring sustainable levels of harvest, as well as incorporating Aboriginal needs into the conservation and management strategies in northern Canada and Greenland.
Environment Canada - Science and Technology Branch