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Ian L. Jones

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Chair Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network
Employer: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Place of Birth: Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Further Education: Carleton University (B.Sc.), University of Toronto (M.Sc.), Queen's University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii, Belize

Brief synopsis of current research:
Dovekies - an arctic seabird
The focus is seabird ecology, emphasizing conservation, behavioural ecology, life history, and demography. Marine ecosystems have undergone massive ecological changes over the past decades due to overfishing, other forms of human exploitation, and natural environmental change, profoundly affecting wildlife populations. We are investigating how seabirds have responded to these changes. Our philosophy is that this issue can be investigated most efficiently by a focused research program involving a few inter-related studies at several key study sites. Our research is centered on graduate and honours student thesis projects.


Recent Publications:

Bertram, D., Jones, I.L., Cooch, E. and F. Cooke. 2000. (IN PRESS). Survival rates and demography of Cassin's and Rhinoceros Auklets at Triangle Island, British Columbia. Condor.

Rowe, S., Jones, I.L., Chardine, J.W., Elliot, R.D., and B.G. Veitch. 2000. (IN PRESS). Evidence for recent changes in the winter diet of murres (Uria spp.) in coastal Newfoundland waters. Canadian Journal of Zoology.

I.L. Jones and F.M. Hunter. 1999. Experimental evidence for mutual inter- and intra-sexual selection favouring a Crested Auklet ornament. Animal Behavior 57:521-528.

Bryant, R. and I.L. Jones. 1999. Food resource use and apparent lack of competition between Common and Thick-billed Murres breeding at the Gannet Islands Labrador. Waterbirds 22: 263-272.

Fraser, G., Jones, I.L., Williams, J.C., Hunter, F.M., Scharf, L. and G.V. Byrd. 1999. Breeding biology of Crested Auklets at Buldir and Kasatochi Islands, Alaska. Auk 116: 690-701

Acquatic ecosystems include some of our most endangered places. Intensive research and political action are required to prevent these systems from being sacrificed to corporate and industrial interests.