Alaska Science Center
Theses and Dissertations
Esler, D. 2000. Harlequin Duck demography during winter in Prince William Sound, Alaska: Effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Ph.D. dissertation. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
Howell, M. D. 2002. Effects of disturbance on condition of Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula hyemalis) molting in the Beaufort Sea. M.S. Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
O’Connell, W. T. 2002. Role of wetlands and endogenous factors in incubation behavior of nesting Spectacled Eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. M.S. Thesis. University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Pearce, J. M. 1996. Nest site selection and philopatry by female Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) on the Indigirka River Delta, Russia. M.S. Thesis. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
Pearce, J. M. 2008. Site fidelity: Definition, measurement and implications for population structure using mark-recapture, genetic, and comparative data in Hooded, Red-breasted, and Common Mergansers. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Sonsthagen, S. A. 2006. Population genetic structure and phylogeography of Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Brown, C.S., J. Luebbert, D. Mulcahy, J.L. Schamber, and D.H. Rosenberg. 2006. Blood lead levels of wild Steller’s Eiders (Polysticta stelleri) and Black Scoters (Mellanitta nigra) in Alaska using a portable blood lead analyzer. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 37:361-365.
Buchholz, W.G., J.M. Pearce, B.J. Pierson, and K.T. Scribner. 1998. Dinucleotide repeat polymorphisms in waterfowl (family Anatidae): Characterization of a sex-linked (Z-specific) and 14 autosomal loci. Animal Genetics 29(4):323-325.
Dau, C.P., P.L. Flint, and M.R. Petersen. 2000. Distribution of recoveries of Steller’s Eiders banded on the lower Alaska Peninsula, Alaska. Journal of Field Ornithology 71:543-550.
Degtyarev, A.G., S.M. Sleptsov, S.P. Troev, J.M. Pearce, and M.R. Petersen. 1999. Status and biology of the Steller’s Eider in Yakutia, Russia. Casarca 5:249-262. (In Russian with English summary).
Ely, C.R., C.P. Dau, and C.A. Babcock. 1994. Decline in a population of Spectacled Eiders nesting on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Northwest Naturalist 75:81-87.
Esler, D., J.A. Schmutz, R.L. Jarvis, and D.M. Mulcahy. 2000. Winter survival of adult female Harlequin Ducks in relation to history of contamination by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Journal of Wildlife Management 64(3):839-847.
Esler, D., T.D. Bowman, C.E. O’Clair, T.A. Dean, and L.L. McDonald. 2000. Densities of Barrow’s Goldeneyes during winter in Prince William Sound, Alaska in relation to habitat, food, and history of oil contamination. Waterbirds 23:423-429.
Esler, D., T.D. Bowman, K.A. Trust, B. Ballachey, T. Dean, S.C. Jewett, and C.E. O’Clair. 2002. Harlequin Duck population recovery following the Exxon Valdez oil spill: Progress, process, and constraints. Marine Ecology Progress Series 241: 271-286.
Flint, P.L., M.R. Petersen, and J.B. Grand. 1997. Exposure of Spectacled Eiders and other diving ducks to lead in western Alaska. Canadian Journal of Zoology 75:439-443.
Flint, P.L., T.L. Moran, and J.L. Schamber. 1998. Survival of adult and juvenile Common Eiders during brood rearing. Wildfowl 49:103-109.
Flint, P.L., A.C. Fowler, and R.F. Rockwell. 1999. Modeling bird mortality associated with the M/V Citrus oil spill off St. Paul Island, Alaska. Ecological Modelling 117:261-267.
Flint, P.L. 1998. Settlement rate of lead shot in tundra wetlands. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:1099-1102.
Flint, P.L., and M.P. Herzog. 1999. Breeding of Steller’s Eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Canadian Field-Naturalist 113: 306-308.
Flint, P.L., J.B. Grand, J.A. Morse, and T.F. Fondell. 2000. Late summer survival of adult female and juvenile Spectacled Eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Waterbirds 23:292-297.
Flint, P.L., M.R. Petersen, C.P. Dau, J.E. Hines, and J.D. Nichols. 2000. Annual survival and site fidelity of Steller’s Eiders molting along the Alaska Peninsula. Journal of Wildlife Management 64(1):261-268.
Flint, P.L., D.L. Lacroix, J.A. Reed, and R.B. Lanctot. 2004. Movements of flightless Long-tailed Ducks during wing molt. Waterbirds 27:35-40.
Flint, P.L. and J.L. Schamber. 2010. Long-term persistence of lead shot in tundra wetlands. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:In press.
Franson, J.C. and D.V. Derksen. 1981. Renal coccidiosis in Oldsquaws (Clangula hyemalis) from Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 17:237-239.
Franson, J.C., M.R. Petersen, C.U. Meteyer, and M.R. Smith. 1995. Lead poisoning of Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) and of a Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) in Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 31:268-271.
Franson, J.C., P.S. Koehl, D.V. Derksen, T.C. Rothe, C.M. Bunck, and J.F. Moore. 1995. Heavy metals in seaducks and mussels from Misty Fjords National Monument in southeast Alaska. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 35:1- 20.
Franson, J.C., M.R. Petersen, L.H. Creekmore, P.L. Flint, and M.R. Smith. 1998. Blood lead concentrations of Spectacled Eiders near the Kashunuk River, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Ecotoxicology 7:175-181.
Franson, J.C., T. Hollmén, P.L. Flint, J.B. Grand, and R.B. Lanctot. 2004. Contaminants in molting Long-tailed Ducks and nesting Common Eiders in the Beaufort Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 48:504-513.
Franson, J.C., D.J. Hoffman, A.M. Wells-Berlin, M.C. Perry, V. Bochsler, D.L. Finley, P.L. Flint, and T. Hollmén. 2007. Effects of dietary selenium on tissue concentrations, pathology, oxidative stress, and immune function in Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima). Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 70:861-874.
Fowler, A.C., and P.L. Flint. 1997. Persistence rates and detection probabilities of oiled King Eider carcasses on beaches of St. Paul Island, Alaska. Marine Pollution Bulletin 34:522-526 .
Goudie, R.I., S. Brault, B. Conant, A.V. Kondratyev, M.R. Petersen, and K. Vermeer. 1994. The status of sea ducks in the North Pacific Rim: Toward their conservation and management. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 59:27-49.
Goudie, R.I., M.R. Petersen, and G.J. Robertson (editors). 1999. Behaviour and ecology of sea ducks. Occasional Paper No. 100. Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Grand, J.B., J.C. Franson, P.L. Flint, and M.R. Petersen. 2002. Concentrations of trace elements in eggs and blood of Spectacled and Common Eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21:1673-1678.
Hollmén, T., J.C. Franson, P.L. Flint, J.B. Grand, R.M. Lanctot, D.E. Docherty and H.M. Wilson. 2003. An adenoviruses linked to mortality and disease in Long-tailed Ducks in Alaska. Avian Diseases 47:1434-1440.
Howell, M.D., J.B. Grand, and P.L. Flint. 2003. Body molt of male Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula hyemalis) in the nearshore waters of the North Slope, Alaska. Wilson Bulletin 115:170-175.
Ip, H.S., P.L. Flint, J.C. Franson, R.J. Dusek, D.V. Derksen, R.E. Gill, Jr., C.R. Ely, J.M. Pearce, R.B. Lanctot, S.M. Matsuoka, D.B. Irons, J.B. Fischer, R.M. Oates, M.R. Petersen, T.F. Fondell, D.A. Rocque, J.C. Pedersen, and T.C. Rothe. 2008. Prevalence of influenza A viruses in wild migratory birds in Alaska: Patterns of variation in detection at the crossroads of intercontinental flyways. Virology Journal 5:71.
Lacroix, D., R.B. Lanctot, J. Reed, and T.L. McDonald. 2003. Effect of underwater seismic surveys on male molting Long-tailed Ducks in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81:1862-1875.
Lanctot, R., B. Goatcher, K. Scribner, S. Talbot, B. Pierson, D. Esler, and D. Zwiefelhofer. 1999. Harlequin Duck recovery from the Exxon Valdez oil spill: A population genetics perspective. Auk 116:781-791.
Lok, E.K., D. Esler, J.Y. Takekawa, S.W. De La Cruz, W.S. Boyd, D. Nysewander, J.R. Evenson, and D.H. Ward. 2009. Spatiotemporal associations between Pacific herring spawn and Surf Scoter spring migration: Evaluating a “silver wave” hypothesis. Marine Ecology Progress Series: In press.
Matson, C.W., J.C. Franson, T.E. Hollmén, M. Kilpi, M. Hario, P.L. Flint, and J.W. Bickham. 2004. Evidence of chromosomal damage in Common Eiders (Somateri mollissima) from the Baltic Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 49: 1066-1071.
Mather, D.D., and D. Esler. 1999. Evaluation of bursal depth as an indicator of age class of Harlequin Ducks. Journal of Field Ornithology 70:200-205.
Mulcahy, D.M., and D. Esler. 1999. Surgical and immediate post-release mortality of Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) implanted with abdominal radio transmitters with percutaneous antennas. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 30: 397-401.
Mulcahy, D.M., D. Esler, and M.K. Stoskopf. 1999. Loss from Harlequin Ducks of abdominally implanted radio transmitters equipped with percutaneous antennas. Journal of Field Ornithology 70:244-250.
Pearce, J.M., R.L. Fields, and K.T. Scribner. 1997. Nest materials as a source of genetic data for avian ecological studies. Journal of Field Ornithology 68:471-481.
Pearce, J.M., D. Esler, and A.G. Degtyarev. 1998. Nesting ecology of Spectacled Eiders Somateria fischeri on the Indigirka River Delta, Russia. Wildfowl 49:110-123.
Pearce, J.M., S.L. Talbot, B.J. Pierson, M.R. Petersen, K.T. Scribner, D.L. Dickson, and A. Mosbech. 2004. Lack of spatial genetic structure among nesting and wintering King Eiders. Condor 106:229-240.
Pearce, J.P., J. Reed, and P.L. Flint. 2005. Survival and migration tendency of Common Mergansers in North America. Journal of Field Ornithology 76: 109-118.
Pearce, J.M., S.L. Talbot, M.R. Petersen, and J.R. Rearick. 2005. Limited genetic differentiation among breeding, molting, and wintering groups of the threatened Steller’s Eider: The role of historic and contemporary factors. Conservation Genetics 6:743-757.
Pearce, J.M., P. Blums, and M.S. Lindberg. 2008. Site fidelity is an inconsistent determinant of population structure in the Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus): Evidence from genetic, mark-recapture, and comparative data. Auk 125:711-722.
Pearce, J.M., D. Zwiefelhofer, and N. Maryanski. 2009. Mechanisms of population heterogeneity among molting Common Mergansers on Kodiak Island, Alaska: Implications for genetic assessments of migratory connectivity. Condor 111:283-293.
Pearce, J.M. and M.R. Petersen. 2009. Post-fledging movements of juvenile Common Mergansers (Mergus merganser) in Alaska as inferred by satellite telemetry. Waterbirds 32:133-137.
Pearce, J.M., K.G. McCracken, T.K. Christensen, and Y.N. Zhuravlev. 2009. Migratory patterns and population structure among breeding and wintering Red-breasted Mergansers (Mergus serrator) and Common Mergansers (M. merganser). Auk 126:784-798.
Petersen, M.R. 1980. Observations of wing-feather moult and summer feeding ecology of Steller’s Eider at Nelson Lagoon, Alaska. Wildfowl 31:99-106.
Petersen, M.R., and M.E. Hogan. 1996. Seaducks: A time for action. International Waterfowl Symposium 7:62-67.
Petersen, M.R., J.F. Piatt, and K.A. Trust. 1998. Foods of spectacled Eiders Somateria fischeri in the Bering Sea, Alaska. Wildfowl 49:124-128.
Petersen, M.R., W.W. Larned, and D.C. Douglas. 1999. At-sea distribution of Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri): A 120 year-old mystery resolved. Auk 116: 1009-1020.
Petersen, M.R., J.B. Grand, and C.P. Dau. 2000. Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri). In The Birds of North America, No. 547 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Petersen, M.R., B.J. McCaffery, and P.L. Flint. 2003. Post-breeding distribution of Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula hyemalis) from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Wildfowl 54:129-139.
Petersen, M.R., J.O. Bustnes, and G.H. Systad. 2006. Breeding and moulting locations and migration patterns of the Atlantic population of Steller’s Eiders Polysticta stelleri as determined from satellite telemetry. Journal of Avian Biology 37:58-68.
Reed, J.A. and P.L. Flint. 2007. Movements and foraging effort of Steller’s Eiders and Harlequin Ducks wintering near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Journal of Field Ornithology 78:124-132.
Reed, J.A., D.L. Lacroix, and P.L. Flint. 2007. Depredation of Common Eider, Somateria mollissima, nests on a central Beaufort Sea barrier island: A case where no one wins. Canadian Field-Naturalist 121:308-312.
Schamber, J. L., D. Esler, and P. L. Flint. 2009. Evaluating the validity of using unverified indices of body condition. Journal of Avian Biology 40:49-56.
Schamber, J.L., P.L. Flint, J.B. Grand, H.M. Wilson, and J.A. Morse. 2009. Population dynamics of Long-tailed Ducks breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Arctic 62:190-200.
Scribner, K.T., M.R. Petersen, R.L. Fields, S.L. Talbot, J.M. Pearce, and R.K. Chesser. 2001. Sex-biased gene flow in Spectacled Eiders (Anatidae): Inferences from molecular markers with contrasting modes of inheritance. Evolution 55:2105-2115 .
Sonsthagen, S.A., S.L. Talbot, R.B. Lanctot, K.T. Scribner, and K.G. McCracken. 2009. Hierarchical spatial genetic structure of Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) breeding along a migratory corridor. Auk 126:744-754.
Stehn, R.A., C.P. Dau, B. Conant, and W.I. Butler, Jr. 1993. Decline of Spectacled Eiders nesting in western Alaska. Arctic 46:264-277.
Takekawa, J.Y., S.W. De La Cruz, M.T. Wilson, E.C. Palm, J. Lee, D. Nysewander, J.R. Evenson, D. Esler, W.S. Boyd, and D.H. Ward. 2009. Breeding synchrony, sympatry, and nesting areas of Pacific coast Surf Scoters (Melanitta perspicillata). Studies in Avian Biology: In press.
Taylor, B.L., P.R. Wade, R.A. Stehn, and J.F. Cochrane. 1996. A bayesian approach to classification criteria for Spectacled Eiders. Ecological Applications 6:1077- 1089.
Trust, K.A., D. Esler, J.J. Stegeman, and B.R. Woodin. 2000. Cytochrome P450 1A induction in sea ducks inhabiting nearshore areas of Prince William Sound, Alaska. Marine Pollution Bulletin 40:397-403.
Wilson, H.M., M.R. Petersen, and D. Troy. 2004. Concentrations of metals and trace elements in blood of Spectacled and King Eiders in northern Alaska, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23:408-414.
Wilson, H.M., P.L. Flint, and A.N. Powell. 2007. Coupling contaminants with demography: effects of lead and selenium in Pacific common eiders. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26:1410-1417.Wilson, H.M., P.L. Flint, C.L. Moran, and A.N. Powell. 2007. Survival of breeding Pacific Common Eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(2):403-410.