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William. A. Montevecchi
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Books & Articles
  • Buren A.D., Koen-Alonso M., Pepin P., Mowbray F., Nakashima, B., Stenson, G., Ollerhead, N. & Montevecchi, W.A. (2014) "Bottom-Up Regulation of Capelin, a Keystone Forage Species" PLoS ONE 9(2):e87589
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0087589
  • McFarlane Tranquilla, L.A., Montevecchi, W.A., Fifield, D.A., Hedd, A., Gaston, A.J., Robertson, G.J. & Phillips, R.A. (2014) "Individual Winter Movement Strategies in Two Species of Murre (Uria spp.) in the Northwest Atlantic" PLoS ONE 9(4): e90583
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0090583
  • Bennett, S.G., Burke, C.M., Hedd, A. & Montevecchi, W.A. (2013) "Comparison of Capelin Mallotus villosus in the prey loads of Common Murres Uria aalge and Northern Gannets Morus bassanus foraging from the same breeding site in the northwest Atlantic" Marine Ornithology 41(2):179-182
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  • McFarlane-Tranquilla, L., Montevecchi, W.A., Hedd, A., Fifield, D.A., Burke, C.M., Smith, P.A., Regular, P.M., Robertson, G.J., Gaston, A.J. & Phillips, R.A. (2013) "Multiple-colony winter habitat use by murres Uria spp. in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean: implications for marine risk assessment" Mar Ecol Prog Ser 472287-303
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  • http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps10053

  • Buren, A.D., Koen-Alonso, M. & Montevecchi, W.A. (2012) "Linking predator diet and prey availability: common murres and capelin in the Northwest Atlantic" Mar Ecol Prog Ser 445:25-35
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  • http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09465

  • Elliott, K.H., McFarlane-Tranquilla, L., Burke, C.M., Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W.A. & Anderson, W.G. (2012) "Year-long deployments of small geolocators increase corticosterone levels in murres" Mar Ecol Prog Ser 466:1-7
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  • http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09975 Open Access

  • Heath, J.P., Montevecchi, W.A. & Esler, D. (2012) "A Method for Quantifying Consistency in Animal Distributions Using Survey Data" PLoS ONE 7(9):e44353
    [notes] The degree of consistency with which groups of animals use the landscape is determined by a variety of ecological processes that influence their movements and patterns of habitat use. We developed a technique termed Distributional Consistency that uses survey data of unmarked individuals to quantify temporal consistency in their spatial distribution, while accounting for changes in population size. Distributional consistency is quantified by comparing the observed distribution patterns to all theoretically possible distribution patterns of observed individuals, leading to a proportional score between 0 and 1, reflecting increasingly consistent use of sites within a region. The technique can be applied to survey data for any taxa across a range of spatial and temporal scales. We suggest ways in which distributional consistency could provide inferences about the dispersal and habitat decisions of individuals, and the scales at which these decisions operate. Distributional consistency integrates spatial and temporal processes to quantify an important characteristic of different habitats and their use by populations, which in turn will be particularly useful in complimenting and interpreting other ecological measures such as population density and stability. The technique can be applied to many existing data sets to investigate and evaluate a range of important ecological questions using simple survey data.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0044353
  • Hedd, A., Montevecchi, W.A., McFarlane-Tranquilla, L., Burke, C.M., Fifield, D.A., Robertson, G.J., Phillips, R.A, Gjerdrum, C. & Regular, P.M. (2011) "Reducing uncertainty on the Grand Bank: tracking and vessel surveys indicate mortality risks for common murres in the North-West Atlantic" Animal Conservation 14(6):630–641
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  • http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2011.00479.x

  • Regular, P.M., Hedd, A. & Montevecchi, W.A. (2011) "Fishing in the Dark: A Pursuit-Diving Seabird Modifies Foraging Behaviour in Response to Nocturnal Light Levels" PLoS ONE 6(10): e26763
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026763
  • Regular, P.M., Davoren, G.K., Hedd, A. & Montevecchi, W.A. (2010) "Crepuscular foraging by a pursuit-diving seabird: tactics of common murres in response to the diel vertical migration of capelin" Mar Ecol Prog Ser 415:295-304
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  • http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps08752

  • Burke, C.M. & Montevecchi, W.A. (2009) "The foraging decisions of a central place foraging seabird in response to fluctuations in local prey conditions" Journal of Zoology 278(4): 354-361
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00584.x
  • Davoren, G.K., & Montevecchi, W.A. (2003) "Consequences of foraging trip duration on provisioning behaviour and fledging condition of common murres Uria aalge" J. Avian Biol. 34, 44-53
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-048X.2003.03008.x
  • Davoren, G.K., & Montevecchi, W.A. & Anderson, J.T. (2003) "Distributional patterns of a marine bird and its prey: habitat selection based on prey and cospecific behaviour" Mar Ecol Prog Ser 256:229-242
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps256229
  • Davoren, G.K., Montevecchi, W.A., & Anderson, J.T. (2003) "Search Strategies of a Pursuit-Diving Marine Bird and the Persistence of Prey Patches" Ecological Monographs 73(3):463-481
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    http://www.jstor.org/stable/4134800
  • Cairns, D.K., Bredin, K.A., & Montevecchi, W.A. (1987) "Activity budgets and foraging ranges of breeding common murres" The Auk 104(2):218-224
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    http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Auk/v104n02/p0218-p0224.pdf

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