Area of Expertise:
Sean Boyd is a Research Scientist focusing on Migratory Bird Ecology for Environment and Climate Change Canada. Some of his areas of interest include:
- Interactions between sea ducks and Arctic geese and their habitats
- Migration strategies of sea ducks and Arctic geese
- Ecology and management of sea duck and Arctic goose populations
- Capture and marking protocols and satellite telemetry for sea ducks
- At-sea foraging distributions of seabirds on the British Columbia coast
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Gurd, Brent; Boyd, Sean; Balke, Eric; Marijnissen, Richard; Mason, Brad; and Moore, Kathleen, “Research into the cause of brackishmarsh recession in the Fraser River estuary” (2018).Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 523.https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/523
Bertram, Douglas & L. Mackas, David & Welch, David & Boyd, Walter & L. Ryder, John & Galbraith, Moira & Hedd, April & Morgan, Ken & O’Hara, Patrick. (2017). Variation in zooplankton prey distribution determines marine foraging distributions of breeding Cassin’s Auklet. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.09.004.
Willie, Megan; Esler, Dan; Boyd, Sean; Molloy, Philip; Ydenberg, Ron;, ” Oil spill vulnerability of marine birds: Combining telemetry and biomarker data to assess exposure risk to hydrocarbons” (2016).Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 28.https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/fate_and_effects_of_pollutants/28/
Dawe, Neil & Boyd, Walter & Martin, Terri & Anderson, Shannon & Wright, Margaret. (2015). Significant marsh primary production is being lost from the Campbell River estuary: another case of too many resident Canada Geese (Branta canadensis). British Columbia Birds. 25. 2–12.
Boyd, Sean; ” Something strange is happening with Harlequin Ducks in the Salish Sea” (2014). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 72.https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2014ssec/Day2/72/