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Scientific Conferences: Waterbirds 2015
Scientific Conferences: Waterbirds 2015

Waterbirds 2015: Challenges
and Responses

The Waterbird Society held its 39th annual meeting August 11-15, 2015, at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. BRI researchers chaired symposium sessions on loon ecology and conservation as well as offshore wind energy and birds, and contributing several oral presentations to the conference, themed Waterbirds 2015: Challenges and Responses.

 

Offshore Wind Power and Birds

Offshore Wind Power and Birds

Symposium: Offshore wind power and birds

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 10 a.m.-2:10 p.m., Gates Center
Chairs: Wing Goodale and Iain Stenhouse, Ph.D.

BRI Presentations:

  • Avian densities, movements, and habitat use across spatial and temporal scales on the Outer Continental Shelf (USA). Kate Williams
  • Using state-space modeling to identify areas of persistent winter activity and their associated environmental conditions in Northern Gannets. Evan Adams, Ph.D.
Loon Ecology and Conservation

Loon Ecology and Conservation

Symposium: Updates on loon ecology and conservation

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 10 a.m.-2:50 p.m., McCormick Lecture Hall
Chair: Jim Paruk, Ph.D.

BRI Presentations:

  • Effects of the Deepwater Horizon: Blood PAH concentrations change signature over time and are associated with reduced body mass in juvenile Common Loons. Jim Paruk, Ph.D.
  • Breeding locations, migration routes, and staging areas of Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) wintering in the Mid-Atlantic region. Carrie Gray and Andrew Gilbert
  • Gavia CSI: The importance of looking at dead loons. Mark Pokras, D.V.M.
 
Photo Credits: Header photo © Daniel Poleschook; Northern Gannet © BRI - Jonathan Fiely; Red-throated Loon © BRI - Jonathan Fiely
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