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Craig Hebert

Adjunct Research Professor, Research Scientist

Degrees:B.Sc. (Queen's), M.Sc. (Windsor), Ph.D. (Toronto)
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

Quinn, J.T., D.J. Hamilton, C.E. Hebert. 2017. Fatty acid composition and concentration of alternative food of Semipalmated Sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) in the upper Bay of Fundy, Canada Canadian Journal of Zoology.

Hebert, C.E., B.N. Popp, K.J. Fernie, C. Ka’apu-Lyons, B.A. Rattner, N. Wallsgrove. 2016. Amino acid-specific stable nitrogen isotope values in avian tissues: insights from captive American Kestrels and wild Herring Gulls. Environmental Science and Technology. 50: 12928-12937.

Paterson, G., C.E. Hebert, K.G. Drouillard, and G.D. Haffner. 2014. Congruent energy density trends of fish and birds reflect ecosystem change. Limnology and Oceanography. 59:1171-1180.

Hebert, C.E., J. Chao, D. Crump, T.B. Johnson, M.D. Rudy, E. Sverko, K. Williams, D. Zaruk, and M.T. Arts. 2014. Ecological tracers track changes in bird diets and possible routes of exposure to type E botulism. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40:64-70.

Hebert, C.E., D. Campbell, R. Kindopp, S. MacMillan, P. Martin, E. Neugebauer, L. Patterson, and J. Shatford. 2013. Mercury trends in colonial waterbird eggs downstream of the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada. Environmental Science and Technology 47:11785-11792.