Christine A. Bishop

Research Scientist - Conservation of species and habitats at risk

Current research and/or projects

Conservation and Protection of Species At Risk

Professional activities / interests

Chair, Yellow-breasted Chat Recovery Team, 2000-present

Co-Chair, Reptile and Amphibian Recovery Team for the BC Interior, 2002-present

Member, Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team, 2000-present

Adjunct professor and co-supervisor of 15 graduate students in ecotoxicology and ecology research

Founding member, former chairperson and current director-at-large, Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network

Member, Endangered Species Recovery Fund Review Panel, 2000-2003

Member, Toxic Substances Research Initiative (Cumulative Effects Review Panel), 1999-2000

Education and awards

Recognition of Outstanding Science and Conservation, South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program, 2007

Excellence Award, Florida Technical Communication Competition for "Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles" (Eds. D. Sparling, G. Linder, C. Bishop), 2001

Environmental Award of Merit, City of Hamilton, Ontario, 1995

Dr. Victor Cecilioni Environmentalist of the Year Award, City of Hamilton, Ontario, 1988

Ph.D. (Biology) McMaster University / M.Sc. (Biology) York University / B.Sc. Agr (Honours) University of Guelph

Key publications

Morgan, T C., C.A. Bishop and T.D. Williams. 2007. Yellow-breasted Chat and Gray Catbird productivity in a fragmented western riparian system. Wilson J. Ornith. 119(3): 494-498.

Seburn, C.N.L. and C.A. Bishop (Eds). 2007. Ecology, conservation and status of reptiles in Canada. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT, USA. 246 pp.

Morgan, T.C., C.A. Bishop and A.M. Bezener. 2006. Temporal fluctuation in abundance of brown-headed cowbirds and their hosts in riparian habitat in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. J. Field Ornithol. 77(4): 1-8.

McDaniel, T.V., M.L. Harris, C.A. Bishop and J. Struger. 2004. Development and survivorship of Northern Leopard Frogs (Rana pipiens) exposed to contaminants in the water and sediments of the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario. Water Qual. Res. J. Canada. 39(3): 161-175.

Sparling, D.W., G.L. Linder and C.A. Bishop (Eds). 2000. The Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Press. Pensacola, Fla. 877pp.

Bishop, C.A., H.J. Boermans, P. Ng, G.D. Campbell and J. Struger. 1998. Health of tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) nesting in pesticide-sprayed apple orchards in Ontario, Canada I. Immunological parameters. J. Toxicol. Env. Health, Part A 55: 101-129.

Bishop, C.A., P. Ng, K.E. Pettit, S. Kennedy, J.J. Stegeman, R.J. Norstrom and R.J. Brooks. 1998. Environmental contamination and developmental abnormalities in eggs and hatchlings of the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin (1989-91). Environ. Poll. 101: 143-156.