Christine A. Bishop
Current research and/or projects
Conservation and Protection of Species At Risk
- Cumulative stressors on populations of reptiles, amphibians and birds, particularly Species At Risk
- Habitat selection and population biology of species at risk / Focus species: Yellow-breasted chat (endangered); Western Rattlesnake (threatened); Great Basin Gophersnake (threatened)
- Population recovery and habitat restoration of Species at Risk / Focus habitats: riparian forests and wetlands
- Effects of pesticides on reptiles, amphibians and birds / Current focus species: Great Basin Spadefoot, a toad (threatened); Great Basin Gophersnake (threatened)
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
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.
Adjunct Professor, Dept. Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia-Okanagan
Adjunct professor, Department of Forestry Science, University of British Columbia