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Craig Hebert

Adjunct Research Professor, Research Scientist

Degrees:B.Sc. (Queen's), M.Sc. (Windsor), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Phone:613-998-6693
Email:craig.hebert@ec.gc.ca
Office:Wildlife and Landscape Science Directorate
Environment Canada
National Wildlife Research Centre
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
Website:Visit my lab website

Research Interests

My research examines the effects of multiple stressors (e.g. exotic species, land use, resource exploitation, contaminants) on ecosystems. Within this broad context, we are focusing on the development and use of wildlife indicators to assess the impacts of these stressors. This work is designed to improve our ability to recognize ecosystem change and evaluate impacts on wildlife health. Studies focus on birds in a variety of ecosystems including the Laurentian Great Lakes, Alberta’s Oil Sands Region, and the Arctic. Regardless of where our studies are being conducted, we strive to put the results into a broad context that enhances awareness of the degree to which humans are impacting ecosystems.

Selected Publications

Laurich, B., C. Drake, O.T. Gorman, C. Irvine, J. MacLaurin, C. Chartrand, C.E. Hebert. 2019. Ecosystem change and population declines in an avian predator: implications for protected area management. Journal of Great Lakes Research. In review.

Hebert, C.E. 2019. The river runs through it: the Athabasca River delivers mercury to birds breeding far downstream. PLOS One. In press.

Dolgova, S., B.N. Popp, K. Courtoreille, R.H.M. Espie, B. Maclean, M. McMaster, J.R. Straka, G.R. Tetreault, S. Wilkie, C.E. Hebert. 2018. Spatial trends in a biomagnifying contaminant: application of amino acid compound specific stable nitrogen isotope analysis to the interpretation of bird mercury levels. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 37: 1466-1475.

Hebert, C.E. and B.N. Popp. 2018. Temporal trends in a biomagnifying contaminant: application of amino acid compound specific stable nitrogen isotope analysis to the interpretation of bird mercury levels. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 37: 1458-1465.

Nisbet, I.C., D.V. Weseloh, C.E. Hebert, M.L. Mallory, A.F. Poole, J.C. Ellis, P. Pyle, M.A. Patten. 2017. Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America: https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/hergul

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