Friday, May 16, 2014

Waterbirds Special Issue on Loon Research and Conservation in North America-Contents

Red-Tthroated Loon photo by J. Fiely 
Waterbirds Special Issue on Loon Research and Conservation in North America
April 2014 37 (Special Publication 1)

A Molecular Genetic Assessment of Sex Ratios from Pre-fledged Juvenile and Migrating Adult Common Loons (Gavia immer).  Abigail L. Debiak, Damon L. McCormick, Joseph D. Kaplan, Keren B. Tischler and Alec R. Lindsay

Risk of Predation and Weather Events Affect Nest Site Selection by Sympatric Pacific (Gavia pacifica) and Yellow-billed (Gavia adamsii) Loons in Arctic Habitats. Trevor B. Haynes, Joel A. Schmutz, Mark S. Lindberg and Amanda E. Rosenberger

Variation in the Vocal Behavior of Common Loons (Gavia immer): Insights from Landscape-level Recordings. Daniel J. Mennill

Dynamics of an Aggressive Vocalization in the Common Loon (Gavia immer): A Review.
John N. Mager, III and Charles Walcott

Common Loons (Gavia immer) Wintering off the Louisiana Coast Tracked to Saskatchewan during the Breeding Season. James D. Paruk, Darwin Long, IV, Scott L. Ford and David C. Evers

Size and Retention of Breeding Territories of Yellow-billed Loons (Gavia adamsii) in Alaska and Canada. Joel A. Schmutz, Kenneth G. Wright, Christopher R. DeSorbo, Jeff Fair, David C. Evers, Brian D. Uher-Koch and Daniel M. Mulcahy

Body Mass in Common Loons (Gavia immer) Strongly Associated with Migration Distance. Carrie E. Gray, James D. Paruk, Christopher R. DeSorbo, Lucas J. Savoy, David E. Yates, Michael D. Chickering, Rick B. Gray, Kate M. Taylor, Darwin Long, IV, Nina Schoch, William Hanson, John Cooley and David C. Evers

Wildlife Criterion Value for the Common Loon (Gavia immer) in the Adirondack Park, New York, USA. Nina Schoch, Allyson K. Jackson, Melissa Duron, David C. Evers, Michale J. Glennon, Charles T. Driscoll, Xue Yu, Howard Simonin and Amy K. Sauer

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Detected in Common Loons (Gavia immer) Wintering off Coastal Louisiana. James D. Paruk, Darwin Long, IV, Christopher Perkins, Andrew East, Bryan J. Sigel and David C. Evers

The Effects of Lakeshore Development on Common Loon (Gavia immer) Productivity in the Adirondack Park, New York, USA. Carolyn A. Spilman, Nina Schoch, William F. Porter and Michale J. Glennon

Common Loon (Gavia immer) Nesting Habitat Models for North-central Minnesota Lakes. Paul J. Radomski, Kristin Carlson and Kevin Woizeschke 

Survival of Adult Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) May be Linked to Marine Conditions. Joel A. Schmutz

Landscape Assessment of Habitat and Population Recovery of Common Loons (Gavia immer) in Massachusetts, USA. Vincent A. Spagnuolo

The Impact of Mercury Exposure on the Common Loon (Gavia immer) Population in the Adirondack Park, New York, USA. Nina Schoch, Michale J. Glennon, David C. Evers, Melissa Duron, Allyson K. Jackson, Charles T. Driscoll, John W. Ozard and Amy K. Sauer

Historic and Contemporary Mercury Exposure and Potential Risk to Yellow-billed Loons (Gavia adamsii) Breeding in Alaska and Canada. David C. Evers, Joel A. Schmutz, Niladri Basu, Christopher R. DeSorbo, Jeff Fair, Carrie E. Gray, James D. Paruk, Marie Perkins, Kevin Regan, Brian D. Uher-Koch and Kenneth G. Wright

Loon Research and Conservation In North America

Yellow-billed Loon photo by C. DeSorbo
Loon Research and Conservation in North America Waterbirds 37 (Special Publication I).
The Waterbird Society announces the publication of a special volume on the conservation issues facing members of the Loon Family (Gaviidae) with an emphasis on the Common Loon (Gavia mimer), but including papers on Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) and Yellow-billed Loons (Gavia adamsii).  The Loon Research and Conservation in North America Special Issue of Waterbirds is a series of technical, peer-reviewed papers commonly related to loon biology and conservation, that represent the proceedings of the workshop The Status of Gavia: Conservation in Black and White held August 14, 2012, at the University of British Columbia as part of the 5th North American Ornithological Conference.  This special issue presents 15 papers that further our understanding of Gavia behavior, life-history and population ecology, movements and migrations, habitat and landscape requirements and the impacts contaminants have had on loon populations This Special Issue was completed in collaboration with BiodiversityResearch Institute (BRI)The special loon issue will be available online at