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Diet of glaucous gulls on Alaska's north Slope

Duration

August 2008 - September 2011

Narrative

Describe Glaucous Gull diet, including spatial and temporal variation, during the breeding season on Alaska's North Slope.
2) Quantify relative gull consumption of anthropogenic foods and of prey species of concern.
3) Determine the effects of development on local gull reproductive output.
4) Evaluate the effect of diet on gull reproductive output.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Weiser, E. L. and A. N. Powell. 2010. Does garbage in diet improve reproductive output in Glaucous Gulls? Condor 112(3):530-538.
  • Weiser, E. L. and A. N. Powell. 2011. Reduction of garbage in the diet of nonbreeding glaucous gulls corresponding to a change in waste management, Arctic 64(2): 220-226.
  • Weiser,E. L. and A. N. Powell. 2011. Evaluating gull diets: a comparison of conventional methods and stable isotope analysis. Journal of Field Ornithology 82(3):297-310.

Thesis

  • Weiser, Emily L. 2010. Use of anthropogenic foods by glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) in northern Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Presentations

  • Weiser, E. and A. Powell. 2009. Does garbage make more glaucous gulls? Poster, 79th Cooper Ornithological Society Conference, Tucson, AZ.
  • Weiser, E. and A. Powell. 2009. Does garbage make more glaucous gulls? Poster, 79th Cooper Ornithological Society Conference, Tucson, AZ.
  • Weiser, E. and A. N. Powell. 2009. Garbage makes more glaucous gulls. 33rd Waterbird Society Conference, Cape May, NJ.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 129

Presentations: 225

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Bureau of Land Management

Links

Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  5. Wildlife Management Institute