Current research and/or projects
Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure wildlife is conserved and protected
- The impact of multiple stressors (e.g., nutritional stress, contaminants, disease, parasites) on wildlife health
- Wildlife as indicators of ecosystem processes and change
- Wildlife as spatial and temporal indicators of trends in contaminant levels and effects
- Application of tracers of ecological processes (e.g., stable isotopes, fatty acids) to address wildlife conservation issues
Professional activities / interests
Collaboration with government and university partners to implement an ecosystem approach to environmental management in the Laurentian Great Lakes
Supervision of student-led research projects through the Department of Biology, Carleton University
Review of manuscripts for scientfic journals and research grant proposals (e.g., National Science Foundation, North Pacific Research Board)
Education and awards
Ph.D. Department of Zoology, University of Toronto
M.Sc. Great Lakes Institute, University of Windsor
B.Sc. Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Nisbet, I.C., D.V. Weseloh, C.E. Hebert, M.L. Mallory, A.F. Poole, J.C. Ellis, P. Pyle, M.A. Patten. 2017. Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America: https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/hergul.
Quinn, J.T., D.J. Hamilton, C.E. Hebert. 2017. Fatty acid composition and concentration of alternative food of Semipalmated Sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) in the upper Bay of Fundy, Canada Canadian Journal of Zoology. 95: 565-573.
Hebert, C.E., B.N. Popp, K.J. Fernie, C. Ka’apu-Lyons, B.A. Rattner, N. Wallsgrove. 2016. Amino acid-specific stable nitrogen isotope values in avian tissues: insights from captive American Kestrels and wild Herring Gulls. Environmental Science and Technology. 50: 12928-12937.
Paterson, G., C.E. Hebert, K.G. Drouillard, and G.D. Haffner. 2014. Congruent energy density trends of fish and birds reflect ecosystem change. Limnology and Oceanography. 59:1171-1180.
Paterson, G., S.A. Rush, M.T. Arts, K.G. Drouillard, G.D. Haffner, T.B. Johnson, B.F. Lantry, C.E. Hebert, D. J. McGoldrick, S.M. Backus, and A.T. Fisk. 2014. Ecological tracers reveal resource convergence among prey fish species in a large lake ecosystem. Freshwater Biology. 59: 2150-2161.
Hebert, C.E., J. Pasher, C. Weseloh, T. Dobbie, S. Dobbyn, D. Moore, V. Minelga, and J. Duffe. 2014. Nesting cormorants and temporal changes in island habitats. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:307-313.
Hebert, C.E., J. Chao, D. Crump, T.B. Johnson, M.D. Rudy, E. Sverko, K. Williams, D. Zaruk, and M.T. Arts. 2014. Ecological tracers track changes in bird diets and possible routes of exposure to type E botulism. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40:64-70.
Shutt, J. L., Andrews, D.W., Weseloh, D.V., Moore, D.J., Hebert, C.E., Campbell, D., Williams, K. 2014. The importance of island surveys in documenting disease-related mortality and botulism E in Great Lakes colonial waterbirds. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40:58-63.