As part of our mission, BRI is dedicated to advancing environmental awareness and informing decision makers about the research that we conduct. To that end, we publish science communications pieces that highlight our research in ways that are accessible to the general reader.
These publications reach across all our programs and are made available online as well as in print. The loon book and booklets we have developed are listed below. For more information or for high quality images of our research graphs, charts, and maps, please contact us.
Find more scientific literature produced by BRI researchers in our Multimedia Library.
Authors David Evers and Kate Taylor detail the story of the Common Loon, told from the perspective of first-hand, in-depth study. Stunning and intimate images by nature photographers Ginger and Daniel Poleschook capture the loon’s cycle of life through the seasons. Award-winning author and field biologist Jeff Fair recounts in the Foreword tales of “the simple joy in understanding such a wild spirit.” This 144-page hardcover book comes with a companion DVD. Click here to order.
Conserve the Call: Identifying and Managing Environmental Threats to the Common Loon
As part of BRI's loon restoration project, Restore the Call, this booklet is the first in a series of publications that aim to highlight scientific findings in different areas of our loon research including environmental stressors, loon distribution and numbers, demographics and movement, and loon behavior. Based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation and Management Plan for the Common Loon, this publication outlines loon monitoring, research, education, management, and policy requirements. It also provides proven strategies designed to reduce impacts to loon populations.
The loon is a key biosentinel of aquatic integrity for lakes and near shore marine ecosystems across North America. These reports are part of The Ricketts Conservation Foundation 5-year Restore the Call scientific initiative, a national loon study that is being carried out by BRI.
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