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Researcher: Auman, HJ (Dr Heidi Auman)

Fields of Research

Population Ecology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Animal Physiological Ecology
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Education and Extension
Zoology
Animal Behaviour
Vertebrate Biology
Animal Physiology - Systems
Analytical Biochemistry
Physiology
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Environmental Management
Information and Computing Sciences
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Information and Communication Services
Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmental Education and Awareness
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity

Career Best Publications

First evidence of ingestion of plastic debris by seabirds at sub-antarctic Heard Island; Marine Ornithology
PCBS, DDE, DDT, and TCDD-EQ in two species of albatross on Sand Island, Midway Atoll, North Pacific Ocean; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Plastic ingestion by Laysan Albatross chicks on Sand Island, Midway Atoll, in 1994 and 1995; Albatross biology and conservation
The frequency of ingested plastic debris and its effects on body condition of short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) pre-fledging chicks in Tasmania, Australia; Emu

Research Publications

A comparison of water quality criteria for the Great Lakes based on human and wildlife health; Journal of Great Lakes Research
A risk assessment of fur seals interactions with aquaculture in Tasmania
ACAP species assessment: Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus
ACAP species assessment: light-mantled albatross Phoebetria palpebrata
ACAP species assessment: white-capped albatross Thalassarche steadi
ACAP species assessments: northern giant petrel Macronectes halli
ACAP species assessments: sooty albatross Phoebetria fusca
Accumulation of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin equivalents by double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus, Pelicaniformes) chicks in the North American Great Lakes; Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Band loss in North Pacific populations of Laysan albatross (Diomedea immutabilis) and black-footed albatross (D. nigripes); North American Bird Bander
Caspian tern reproduction in the Saginaw Bay ecosystem following a 100-Year flood event; Journal of Great Lakes Research
Caspian terns on the Great Lakes: organochlorine contamination, reproduction, diet, and population changes, 1972-91; Canadian Wildlife Service. Occasional Papers
Deconstructing the Donut; Australian Research Management Society Conference 2018 (ARMS 18)
Deformities, PCBs, and TCDD-equivalents in double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and Caspian Terns (Hydroprogne caspia) of the upper Great Lakes 19861991: testing a cause-effect hypothesis; Journal of Great Lakes Research
Do the albatrosses on Midway Atoll select cigarette lighters by color?; Pacific Seabirds
Evaluation of the effects of toxic chemicals in Great Lakes cormorants: has causality been established?; Waterbirds
First evidence of ingestion of plastic debris by seabirds at sub-antarctic Heard Island; Marine Ornithology
Food habits and feeding ecology of nesting double-crested cormorants in the upper Great Lakes, 19861989; Jack-Pine Warbler
Garbage Guts
Garbage Guts
Hydroxylated and methylsulfonyl polychlorinated biphenyl metabolites in albatrosses from Midway Atoll, North Pacific Ocean; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Invited speaker: Incidence of marine debris ingestion in seabirds from Midway Atoll and Heard Island; International Research Workshop on the Occurrence, Effects, and Fate of Microplastic Marine Debris
Keynote speaker: Supersize me - does anthropogenic food change the body condition of silver gulls?; Joint New Zealand and Australian Nutrition Societies Conference and Annual Scientific Meeting
Long-term population increase of black-browed albatrosses Thalassarche melanophrys at Heard Island, 1947/1948 2000/2001; Polar Biology
PCBS, DDE, DDT, and TCDD-EQ in two species of albatross on Sand Island, Midway Atoll, North Pacific Ocean; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Persistent synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbons in albatross tissue samples from Midway Atoll; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Plastic ingestion by Laysan Albatross chicks on Sand Island, Midway Atoll, in 1994 and 1995; Albatross biology and conservation
Polychlorinated biphenyls and chlorinated insecticides in plasma of Caspian terns: relationships with age, productivity, and colony site tenacity in the Great Lakes; Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Supersize Me: Does Anthropogenic Food Change the Body Condition of Silver Gulls? A Comparison Between Urbanized and Remote, Non-urbanized Areas; Waterbirds: the international journal of waterbird ecology
The effects of anthropogenic food on the body condition, biochemistry, stable isotopes and egg quality of silver gulls in Tasmania
The frequency of ingested plastic debris and its effects on body condition of short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) pre-fledging chicks in Tasmania, Australia; Emu
The roles of organochlorine contamnants and fisheries bycatch in recent population changes in black-footed and Laysan albatrosses in the North Pacific Ocean; Albatross biology and conservation
Urbanization of the Silver Gull: Evidence of Anthropogenic Feeding Regimes from Stable Isotope Analyses; Waterbirds
Vanishing Point Unseen: an art/science collaboration and exhibition on the impact of microplastics in our oceans
Vanishing Point Unseen: an art/science collaboration on oceanic microplastic pollution; Experimental Histories II: Uncanny Objects in the Anthropocene
Vanishing Point: an art/science collaboration on ocean plastics

Research Projects

Effects of Anthropogemnic Food Sources on the Body Condition, Chemistry and Stable Isotopes of Blood Silver Gulls Larus novaehollandiae; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision