Bird research

Our group has been involved in a number of bird research projects, including a recent study of double-crested cormorants, and a current study of the wild turkey.

The Discovery Channel's program 'The Daily Planet' did a segment on our wild turkey research project, February 2013. Check out the program. It's the first segment in the show.

Check out the slide show of our turkey research from the Owen Sound Sun-Times!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students

Jennifer Baici, Ph.D. student, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Flocking behaviour of wild turkeys

 

Lizzie Pearce, M.Sc. student, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Habitat selection of wild turkeys

Alumni

Britney Niedzielski, M.Sc. graduate, 2014, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Wild turkey survival and habitat selection

 

Heidi Scherr, M.Sc. graduate, 2009, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University

Breeding dispersal, migration, and winter movements of the eastern interior population of double-crested cormorants.

Co-supervised with Dr. Ken Abraham

Bird publications

Niedzielski, B., and J. Bowman. 2016. Home range and habitat selection of the female eastern wild turkey at its northern range edge. Wildlife Biology 22: 55-63. doi: 10.2981/wlb.00138.

Niedzielski, B, and J. Bowman. 2015. Survival and cause-specific mortality of the female eastern wild turkey at its northern range edge. Wildlife Research 41: 545-551

Betts, M. G., L. Fahrig, A. S. Hadley, K. E. Halstead, W. D. Robinson, J. Bowman, J. A. Wiens, and D. B. Lindenmayer. 2014. A species-centered approach for uncovering generalities in organism responses to habitat loss and fragmentation. Ecography 37: 517-527.

        This paper was selected as the cover article for the June 2014 issue. Check out the Lazuli Bunting!

Guillaumet, A., B. Dorr, G. Wang, J. D. Taylor II, R. B. Chipman, H. Scherr, J. Bowman, K. F. Abraham, T. J. Doyle, and E. Cranker. 2011. Determinants of local and migratory movements of Great Lakes double-crested cormorants. Behavioral Ecology 22: 1096-1103.

Bowman, J., D. S. Badzinski, and R. J. Brooks. 2010. The numerical response of breeding northern saw-whet owls suggests nomadism. Journal of Ornithology 151: 499-506.

Coombs, A. B., J. Bowman, and C. J. Garroway. 2010. Thermal properties of tree cavities during winter in a northern hardwood forest. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: 1875-1881.

Scherr, H., J. Bowman, and K. F. Abraham. 2010. Migration and winter movements of double-crested cormorants breeding in Georgian Bay, Ontario. Waterbirds 33: 451-460.

Bowman, J. 2003. Is dispersal distance of birds proportional to territory size? Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 195-202.

Bowman, J., M. C. Wallace, W. B. Ballard, J. H. Brunjes IV, M. S. Miller, and J. M. Hellmann. 2002. Evaluation of two methods for attaching radio transmitters to turkey poults. Journal of Field Ornithology 73: 276-280.

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