Richard D. Elliot
Current research and/or projects
Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure that wildlife is conserved and protected
- Providing a strong scientific basis for departmental decision-making across the wildlife programs
- Providing leadership and support to research scientists and technical staff in Wildlife Research
- Providing science advice and direction within Environment Canada's wildlife programs and among applied wildlife science and conservation partnerships
- Supporting Environment Canada-university research partnerships
Professional activities / interests
Chair, Maritimes Breeding Bird Atlas Steering Committee
Member, Sea Duck Joint Venture Management Board
Education and awards
Ph.D. (Breeding Dispersion and Territorial Behaviour of Lapwings), University of Aberdeen, 1982
M.Sc. Acadia University (1977); B.Sc. Queen's University, 1972
Canadian Wildlife Service Terrestrial Wildlife Biology Scholarship, 1975-76
Calvert, A. M., D. L. Amirault, F. Shaffer, R. Elliot, A. Hanson, J. McKnight and P. D. Taylor. 2006. Population assessment of an endangered shorebird: the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus melodus) in eastern Canada. Avian Conservation and Ecology - Écologie et conservation des oiseaux 1(3): 4.
R.J. Milko, H.L. Dickson, R.D. Elliot and G. M. Donaldson. 2003. Wings Over Water: Canada’s Waterbird Conservation Plan. Can. Wildl. Serv. Spec. Publ., Environment Canada, Ottawa, 28pp.
Rowe, S., I.L. Jones, J.W. Chardine, R.D. Elliot and B.G. Veitch. 2000. Recent changes in the winter diet of murres (Uria spp.) in coastal Newfoundland waters. Can. J. Zool. 78:495-500.
Elliot, R.D. and D.G. Bliss. 2000. The Canadian Wildlife Service Strategic Plan 2000-2010 – the path forward for Environment Canada’s conservation program. Can. Wildl. Serv. Spec. Publ., Ottawa, 16pp.
Elliot, R.D. (ed) 1997. Conservation issues for North American sea ducks – a concept paper for a Sea Duck Joint Venture under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Can. Wild. Serv., USFWS and US Geol. Surv. Report, 36pp.
Gaston, A.J. and R.D. Elliot. 1996. Predation by Ravens Corvus corax on Brunnich's Guillemot Uria lomvia eggs and chicks and its possible impact on breeding site selection. Ibis 138:742-748.
Research Associate – Department of Biology, Acadia University
Research Associate – Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick