Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Alaska
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Alaska Project


Diet of glaucous gulls on Alaska's north Slope

August 2008 - September 2011


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Bureau of Land Management

Describe Glaucous Gull diet, including spatial and temporal variation, during the breeding season on Alaska's North Slope. 2) Quantify relative gull consumption of anthropogenic foods and of prey species of concern. 3) Determine the effects of development on local gull reproductive output. 4) Evaluate the effect of diet on gull reproductive output.

Research Publications Publication Date
Weiser, E. L. and A. N. Powell. 2010. Does garbage in diet improve reproductive output in Glaucous Gulls? Condor 112(3):530-538. September 2010
Weiser, E. L. and A. N. Powell. 2011. Reduction of garbage in the diet of nonbreeding glaucous gulls corresponding to a change in waste management, Arctic 64(2): 220-226. June 2011
Weiser,E. L. and A. N. Powell. 2011. Evaluating gull diets: a comparison of conventional methods and stable isotope analysis. Journal of Field Ornithology 82(3):297-310. August 2011
Presentations Presentation Date
Weiser, E. and A. N. Powell. 2009. Garbage makes more glaucous gulls. 33rd Waterbird Society Conference, Cape May, NJ. November 2009
Weiser, E. and A. N. Powell. 2010. Using stable isotope analysis to evaluate biases in conventional diet samples. Poster, COS/AOU/SCO Joint Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. February 2010
Weiser, E. and A. Powell. 2009. Does garbage make more glaucous gulls? Poster, 79th Cooper Ornithological Society Conference, Tucson, AZ. April 2009
Weiser, E. and A. Powell. 2009. Does garbage make more glaucous gulls? Poster, 79th Cooper Ornithological Society Conference, Tucson, AZ. April 2009
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Weiser, Emily L. 2010. Use of anthropogenic foods by glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) in northern Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. May 2010