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Donald Lyons

Research Publications

  • Collar, S., D. D. Roby, and D. E. Lyons. Top-down and bottom-up interactions influence nesting success at the world's largest colony of Caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia) in the Columbia River estuary. Abstract | 
  • Adrean, L.J., D.D. Roby, D.E. Lyons, K. Collis, and A.F. Evans. 2012. Potential effects of management on Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) predation on juvenile salmonids at a colony in San Francisco Bay, California. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1682-1696. (S) Abstract | 
  • Courtot, K.N., Roby, D.D., Adkins, J.Y., Lyons, D.E., King, D.T., and Larsen, R.S. 2012. Colony connectivity of Pacific Coast double-crested cormorants based on post-breeding dispersal from the region's largest colony. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1462-1471.
  • Evans, A.F., N.J. Hostetter, D.D. Roby, K. Collis, D.E. Lyons, B.P. Sandford, and R.D. Ledgerwood. 2012. Systemwide evaluation of avian predation on juvenile salmonids from the Columbia River based on recoveries of Passive Integrated Transponder tags. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:975-989.
  • Collis, K., D.D. Roby, K.W. Larson, L.J. Adrean, S.K. Nelson, A.F. Evans, N.J. Hostetter, D.S. Battaglia, D.E. Lyons, T.K. Marcella, and A. Patterson. 2012. Trends in Caspian tern nesting and diet in San Francisco Bay: Conservation implications for terns and salmonids. Waterbirds 35:25-34.
  • Lyons, D. E., D. D. Roby, and K. Collis. 2007. Foraging patterns of Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary. Northwest Science 81:91-103.
  • Anderson, S. K., D. D. Roby, D. E. Lyons, and K. Collis. 2007. Relationship of Caspian tern foraging ecology to nesting success in the Columbia River estuary, Oregon USA. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science 73:447-456.
  • Roby, D. D., K. Collis, and D. E. Lyons. 2005. Conservation and management for fish-eating birds and endangered salmon. Pp. 161-165 in C. J. Ralph and T. D. Rich (eds. ). Bird conservation implementation and integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191.
  • Anderson, S. K., D. D. Roby, D. E. Lyons, and K. Collis. 2005. Factors affecting chick provisioning by Caspian terns nesting in the Columbia River estuary. Waterbirds 28:95-105.
  • Suryan, R. M., D. P. Craig, D. D. Roby, N. D. Chelgren, K. Collis, W. D. Shufford, and D. E. Lyons. 2004. Redistribution and growth of the Caspian tern population in the Pacific Coast Region of North America, 1981-2000. Condor 106:777-790.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 17

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 63

Presentations: 240


Contact Us

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Corvallis, OR 97331-3803 Phone: (541) 737 - 1938 Fax: (541) 737 - 3590

Unit Leader

Daniel Roby
Dan Roby with some friends on Buldir Island, western Aleutians

Unit Leader-Wildlife
Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Oregon State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute