Christine A. Bishop

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Research Scientist

 Conservation of species and habitats at risk

Current research and/or projects

Conservation and Protection of Species At Risk

Current research focuses on cumulative stressors on Species at Risk and avian and herpetofaunua indicator species in riparian, wetland, and grassland ecosystems.

Research and/or project statements

Focal study areas:

Professional activities / interests

  • Canadian Representative: Western Hummingbird Partnership, 2018-present
  • Chair, Yellow-breasted Chat Recovery Team, 2000-present
  • Member, Reptile and Amphibian Recovery Team for the BC Interior, 2002-present
  • Member, Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team, 2000-2017
  • Adjunct professor and co-supervisor of 50+ graduate students in ecotoxicology and ecology research


Education and awards

  • Michael Rankin Distinguished Canadian Herpetologist Award, Canadian Herpetological Society. 2018
  • International Cooperation Award, Western Hummingbird Partnership, US Forest Service International Programs. 2018
  • Citation of Excellence: Nancy Cutler Award, Environment Canada. 2011
  • Recognition of Outstanding Science and Conservation Contributions: South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program. 2007

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

International experience and/or work

Collaborative research and monitoring of neotropical migrants and habitat conservation in San Pancho, Western Mexico

Key publications

Mancuso K. A, Fylling MA, Bishop CA, Hodges KE, Lancaster MB, Stone KR. 2021. Migration ecology of western gray catbirds. Movement Ecology 9:10

English SG, Sandoval‑Herrera NI, Bishop CA, Cartwright M, Maisonneuve F, Elliott JE, Welch KC. 2021. Neonicotinoid pesticides exert metabolic effects on avian pollinators. Nature Scientific Reports 11, Article number: 2914.

Bishop CA. Woudneh MB, Maisonneuve F, Common J, Elliott JE, Moran AJ. 2020. Determination of neonicotinoids and butenolide residues in avian and insect pollinators and their ambient environment in Western Canada (2017, 2018). Science of the Total Env. 737 (2020) 139386.

Forrester TR, Green DJ, McKibbin R, Bezener AM, Bishop CA. 2020. Riparian habitat restoration increases the availability and occupancy of Yellow-breasted Chat territories but brood parasitism is the primary influence on reproductive performance. Condor 122: 1-16. DOI: 10.1093/condor/duaa038

Winton SA, Bishop CA, Larsen KW. 2020. When protected areas are not enough: low-traffic roads projected to cause a decline in a northern viper population. Endangered Species Research Vol. 41: 131–139.

Maida JR, Bishop CA, Larsen KW. 2020. Migration and disturbance: Impact of fencing and development on Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) spring movements in British Columbia. Can. J. Zool. 98: 1–12 (2020)

Winton SA, Taylor R, Bishop CA, Larsen KW. 2018. Estimating actual versus detected road mortality rates for a northern viper. Global Ecology and Conservation 16 (2018) e00476.

Bishop CA, Moran AJ, Toshack MC, Elle E, Maisonneuve F, Elliott JE. 2018.  Hummingbirds and bumble bees exposed to neonicotinoid and organophosphate insecticides in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Env. Toxicol. Chem 37 (8): 2143-2152.

Ashpole SL, Bishop CA, Murphy SD. 2018. Reconnecting Amphibian Habitat through Small Pond Construction and Enhancement, South Okanagan River Valley, British Columbia, Canada Diversity 2018, 10, 108; doi:10.3390/d10040108

Bishop CA. 2016.Water quality and toxicology. Pp.272-283. Chapter 20 In: Dodds K (Editor). Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press, London, UK.

Elliott JE, Bishop CA, Morrissey C (Eds). 2011. Wildlife toxicology: Forensic Approaches, Springer Press, NY. 466 pp