Alexander L Bond
Affiliation: Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Recent Bayesian stable-isotope mixing models are highly sensitive to variation in discrimination factorsAlexander L Bond
Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network and Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, P O Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3, Canada
Ecol Appl 21:1017-23. 2011....
- High within-individual variation in total mercury concentration in seabird feathersAlexander L Bond
Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network, Canada
Environ Toxicol Chem 27:2375-7. 2008..Using a randomization procedure, we found a large range of possible mercury concentrations if only one feather per individual had been sampled. Researchers should report within-individual variability in future studies...
- Total and methyl mercury concentrations in seabird feathers and eggsAlexander L Bond
Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network and Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 45111, Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada, E3B 6E1
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 56:286-91. 2009..Additional studies across more species, and comparisons with percentage methyl mercury in internal tissues, are required to validate this theory...
- Mercury concentrations in seabird tissues from Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick, CanadaAlexander L Bond
Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Sci Total Environ 407:4340-7. 2009..Further detailed investigations are required to determine the cause of this trend...
- Relationships between stable isotopes and metal contaminants in feathers are spurious and biologically uninformativeAlexander L Bond
Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 3X9 Canada
Environ Pollut 158:1182-4. 2010....
- Auklet (Charadriiformes: Alcidae, Aethia spp.) chick meals from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, have a very low incidence of plastic marine debrisAlexander L Bond
Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada A1B 3X9
Mar Pollut Bull 60:1346-9. 2010..Unlike other seabirds, the planktivorous auklets do not appear to offload plastic to their chicks, and we conclude that auklet chicks are probably at a low risk of contamination from plastic debris...
- Trace element concentrations in feathers of flesh-footed Shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes) from across their breeding rangeAlexander L Bond
Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, NL, A1B 3X9, Canada
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 61:318-26. 2011..D., 11221 ± 5612 ppb). We conclude that mercury, and potentially arsenic and cadmium represent toxicological concerns for this declining species...
- Effectiveness of emetics to study plastic ingestion by Leach's Storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)Alexander L Bond
Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, and Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Boulevard, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3H5, Canada
Mar Pollut Bull 70:171-5. 2013..The ability to study plastic ingestion non-lethally allows researchers to move from opportunistic and haphazard sampling to hypothesis-driven studies on a wider range of taxa and age classes...
- Prevalence and composition of fishing gear debris in the nests of northern gannets (Morus bassanus) are related to fishing effortAlexander L Bond
Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Mar Pollut Bull 64:907-11. 2012..Assessing the composition of gannet nests could provide a useful index of the prevalence of fishing debris and could be used to assess entanglement risk of other animals in the marine environment over decadal scales...