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Wildlife Research and Field Biologist
Edward Jenkins, M.S.

Edward Jenkins, M.S.

Avian Biologist

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Edward has studied birds for over a decade, from cooperatively breeding fairy-wrens in Australia and tits in China, to seabirds in New Zealand and Malta, and migration monitoring in Israel and Canada.

Edward earned his masters degree at the University of Manitoba in 2018, focusing on seabird foraging ecology in Newfoundland. He joined BRI in 2020, utilizing his experience to support BRI’s Marine Bird, Songbird, and Wildlife and Renewable Energy Programs.


  • M.Sc. Biological Sciences. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 2018
  • B.Sc. Environmental Conservation. University of Hull, Hull, UK. 2010.

Expertise and Experience

  • Extensive bird research including: banding of over ~5500 birds of ~250 species. GPS, geolocator, satellite tagging. Behavioural observations.
  • Censusing including nest-searching, point counts, transects, raptor counting, boat-based surveying.
  • Sample collection (blood, feathers and diet).
  • GIS analysis.
  • Statistical analysis in R.



E. Jenkins, J. Gulka, D.J. Yurkowski, G.K. Davoren and L. Gonzalez. 2019. Diet-tissue discrimination factors δ15N and δ13C values for blood components in Magellanic (Spheniscus magellanicus) and southern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome). Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 

E. Jenkins and G.K. Davoren. In review. Seabird species- and assemblage-level isotopic niche responses to changing prey availability during breeding in coastal Newfoundland. Ibis.

E. Jenkins, J. Gulka, D.J. Yurkowski, NR. Francois, E. Wong, G.K. Davoren. In Review Diet-tissue discrimination factors (δ15N, δ13C) for blood components in adult common murres (Uria aalge) and Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

E. Jenkins. 2019. Birds of Northeastern Newfoundland: Observations from 2017-2018. The Osprey.

G. Davoren, J. Gulka, E. Jenkins, L. Maynard. Top-down and bottom-up influences on Common Murres breeding in coastal Newfoundland: productivity, foraging effort and impacts of gull predation on breeding Common Murres. Final Report. NL Murre Conservation Fund. 2019.

E. Jenkins, J. Gulka, L. Maynard, G. Davoren. Seabird population update and trends from six colonies in Northeastern Newfoundland. Canadian Wildlife Service Report. 2018.

J. Gulka, P.C. Carvalho, E. Jenkins, K. Johnson, L. Maynard, G.K.Davoren. 2017. Dietary Niche Shifts of Multiple Marine Predators under Varying Prey Availability on the Northeast Newfoundland Coast.Frontiers in Marine Science 4:324

N. Piludu, E. Jenkins, J. Gulka and E. Kovacs. 2018. First hand-rearing and translocation of Vulnerable Yelkouan shearwaters Puffinus yelkouan, in Malta. Journal of Wildlife Rehabilitation 38(1):1-7.

Co-author with C. Artuso of two species accounts in The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Manitoba, 2010-2014. C. Artuso, A.R. Couturier, K.D. De Smet, R.F. Koes, D. Lepage, J. McCraken, R.D. Mooi, P. Taylor (eds). Bird Studies Canada. 2018.

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