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Migratory Bird Management
Alaska Region

Shorebirds

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PUBLICATIONS

Giroux, M-A., D. Ditlecadet, L. Martin, L. Martin, R.B. Lanctot, and N. Lecomte. (in press) Sexing a gender role-reversed species based on plumage: potential challenges in the red phalarope.  PeerJ.

Lanctot, R.B., S. Yezerinac, J. Aldabe, J.Bosi de Almeida, G. Castresana, S. Brown, P. Rocca, S. T. Saalfeld, and J.W. Fox. (in press). Light-level geolocation reveals migration patterns of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Wader Study.

Cunningham, J.A., D.C. Kesler, and R.B. Lanctot. (in press). Habitat and social factors influence nest site selection in Arctic-breeding shorebirds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances.

Doll, A.C., R.B. Lanctot, C.A. Stricker, S. Yezerinac, and M.B. Wunder. 2015. Improved arrival date estimates of Arctic-breeding Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola). The Auk: Ornithological Advances 132:408-421.

Miller, M.P., S.M. Haig, T.D. Mullins, L. Ruan, B. Casler, A. Dondua, H.R. Gates, J. M. Johnson, S. Kendall, P.S. Tomkovich, D. Tracy, O.P. Valchuk, and R.B. Lanctot. 2015. Intercontinental genetic structure and gene flow in Dunlin (Calidris alpina), a natural vector of avian influenza.  Evolutionary Applications 8:149-171.

Saalfeld, S.T. and R.B. Lanctot. 2015. Conservative and opportunistic settlement strategies in Arctic-breeding shorebirds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 132:212-234.

Lounsberry, Z.T., J.B. Almeida, R.B. Lanctot, J. Liebezeit, B.K. Sandercock, K.M. Strum, S. Zack, and S. M. Wisely. 2014. Museum collections reveal that Buff-breasted Sandpipers (Calidris subruficollis) maintained mtDNA variability despite large population declines during the past 135 years. Conservation Genetics 15:1197-1208.

Tessler, D.F., J.A. Johnson, B.A. Andres, S. Thomas, and R.B. Lanctot. 2014. A global assessment of the conservation status of the American Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani). International Wader Studies 20:83-96.

Lanctot, R.B. and P. Smith. 2014. Understanding factors affecting shorebird population size in the Arctic, 5th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting. Wader Study Group Bulletin 120:216-217.

Yezerinac, S., R.B. Lanctot, S. Talbot, and G. Sage. 2013. Social and genetic mating system of American Golden-Plovers. Condor 115:808-815.

Gates, H.R., S. Yezerinac, A.N. Powell, P.S. Tomkovich, O.P.Valchuk, and R. B. Lanctot. 2013. Differentiation of subspecies and sexes of Beringian Dunlin using morphometric measures. Journal of Field Ornithology 84:389-402.

Saalfeld, S.T., B.K. Hill, and R.B. Lanctot. 2013. Shorebird responses to construction and operation of a landfill on the Arctic Coastal Plain. Condor 115:1-13.

Lounsberry, Z.T., J.B. Almeida, T. Grace, R.B. Lanctot, J. Liebezeit, B.K. Sandercock, K.M. Strum, S. Zack, and S. M. Wisely. 2013. Range-wide conservation genetics of Buff-breasted Sandpipers (Tryngites subruficollis). Auk 130:429-439.

Gates, H.R., R.B. Lanctot, and A.N. Powell. 2013. High renesting rates in Arctic-breeding Dunlin (Calidris alpina): A clutch-removal experiment. Auk 130:372-380.

Saalfeld, S.T., R.B. Lanctot, S.C. Brown, D.T. Saalfeld, J.A. Johnson, B.A. Andres, and J.R. Bart. 2013. Predicting breeding shorebird distributions on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Ecosphere 4(1):16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00292.1.

Zöckler, C., R. Lanctot, S. Brown, and E. Syroechkovskiy. 2012. Waders (Shorebirds) [in Arctic Report Card], pp. 92-102, http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard.

Andres, B.A., J.A. Johnson, S.C. Brown, and R.B. Lanctot. 2012. Shorebirds breed at high densities in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area, Alaska. Arctic 65:411-420.

Matz, G., R.B. Lanctot, G, West, and the Kachemak Bay Birders. 2012. Reassessment of a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site:  Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Wader Study Group Bulletin 119:9-16.

Governali, F.C., H.R. Gates, R. B. Lanctot, and R.T. Holmes. 2012. Egg volume can be accurately and efficiently estimated from linear dimensions of eggs for arctic-breeding shorebirds. Wader Study Group Bulletin 119:46-51.

Franks, S., D.R. Norris, T.K. Kyser, G. Fernández, B. Schwarz, R. Carmona, M.A. Colwell, J. Correa Sandoval, A. Dondua, H.R. Gates, B. Haase, D.J. Hodkinson, A. Jiménez, R.B. Lanctot, B. Ortego, B.K. Sandercock, F. Sanders, J.Y. Takekawa, N. Warnock, R.C. Ydenberg, and D.B. Lank. 2012. Range-wide patterns of migratory connectivity in the Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri. Journal of Avian Biology 43:1-13.

Smith, P.A., C. L. Gratto-Trevor, B.T. Collins, S. D. Fellows, R.B. Lanctot, J. Liebezeit, B. McCaffery, D. Tracy, J. Rausch, S. Kendall, S. Zack and H. R Gates.  2012.  Trends in abundance of Semipalmated Sandpipers: Evidence from the Arctic. Waterbirds 35:106-119.

Lanctot, R.B. 2011. Color and engraved band coordination and resighting of shorebirds workshop, 4th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting. Wader Study Group Bulletin 118:200.

Taylor, A.R., R.B. Lanctot, A.N. Powell, S.J. Kendall, and D.A. Nigro. 2011. Residence time and movement patterns of postbreeding shorebirds on Alaska’s northern coast. Condor 113:779-794.

Clark, N. A., C. D. T. Minton, J. W. Fox, K. Gosbell, R.B. Lanctot, R. Porter, and S. Yezerinac. 2010. The use of geolocators to study wader movements. Wader Study Group Bull. 117:173-178.

Taylor, A.R., R.B. Lanctot, A.N. Powell, F. Huettmann, D. Nigro, and S.J. Kendall. 2010. Distribution and community characteristics of staging shorebirds on the northern coast of Alaska.  Arctic 63:451-467.

Johnson, M., P. Clarkson, M.I. Goldstein, S.M. Haig, R.B. Lanctot, D.F. Tessler, and D. Zwiefelhofer.  2010.  Seasonal movements, winter range use, and migratory connectivity of the Black Oystercatcher.  Condor 112:731-743.

Strum, K.M., M.J. Hooper, K.A. Johnson, R.B. Lanctot, M.E. Zaccagnini, and B.K. Sandercock. 2010. Exposure of nonbreeding migratory shorebirds to cholinesterase-inhibiting contaminants in the Western Hemisphere.  Condor 112:15-28.

Use of band resightings, molecular markers and stable isotopes to understand the migratory connectivity of Dunlin breeding in Beringia and wintering in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Pp 149-164 in Proceedings from the 2009 International Symposium on Coastal Wetlands and Water Birds Conservation (No. 48). Ciku Research Center, Endemic Species Research Institute, Tainan County, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Lanctot, R.B.  2009. Introduction, 3rd Western Hemisphere Meeting.  Wader Study Group Bulletin 116:93-95, 101.

Lanctot, R.B., and S. Brown.  2009.  Human-mediated landscape change in the Arctic: apparent and predicted impacts on shorebirds, 3rd Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting.  Wader Study Group Bulletin 116:101.

Lanctot, R.B., J. Aldabe, J.B. Almeida, D. Blanco, J. Jorgensen, P. Rocca, and K. Strum.  2009. Conservation plan for the Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis), version 1.0. Manomet Center for Conservation Science, Manomet, Massachusetts, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Smith, P.A., J. Bart, R.B. Lanctot, B.J. McCaffery, and S. Brown.  2009.  Detection probability of shorebird nests and implications for survey design.  Condor 111:414-423.

Ip, H.P., 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 IntercontinentalFlyways.  Virology Journal 5:71 (available from http://www.virologyj.com/content/5/1/71).

Naves, L.C., R.B. Lanctot. A.R. Taylor, and N.P. Coutsoubos.  2008.  How often do Arctic shorebirds lay replacement clutches?  Wader Study Group Bulletin 115:2-9.

Lanctot, R.B., A. Hartman, L.W. Oring, and R.I.G. Morrison.  2008.  Response to Farmer (2008):  Limitations of statistically-derived population estimates, and suggestions for deriving national population estimates for shorebirds. Auk: 125(4): 983-985.

Strum, K.M., M. Alfaro, B. Haase, M. J. Hooper, K.A. Johnson , R. B. Lanctot, A. J. Lesterhuis, L. López, A. C. Matz, C. Morales , B. Paulson, B. K. Sandercock, J. Torres-Dowdall, and M. Elena Zaccagnini.  2008.  Plasma cholinesterases for monitoring pesticide exposure in Neotropical Migratory Shorebirds.  Ornitologia Neotropical 19 (suppl.) 641-651. (Proceedings of the VIII Neotropical Ornithological Congress, Maturín, Venezuela).

Fernández, G., J.B. Buchanan, R.E. Gill, Jr., R.B. Lanctot, and N. Warnock.  2008.  Conservation Plan for Dunlin with Breeding Populations in North America (Calidris alpina arcticola, C. a. pacifica, and C. a. hudsonia), Version 1.0. Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Manomet, Massachusetts.

Lanctot, R.B.  2007.  Introduction, 2nd Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting, and summary for the “Round Table Discussion: The Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group.” Wader Study Group Bulletin 113:15-16.

Lanctot, R.B.  2007.  Round Table Discussion: The Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group, 2nd Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting. Wader Study Group Bulletin 113:15-16.

Johnson, J.A., R.B. Lanctot, B.A. Andres, J.R. Bart, S.C. Brown, S.J. Kendall, and D.C. Payer. 2007. Distribution of breeding shorebirds on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Arctic 60:277-293.

Reneerkens, J., J.A. Almeida, D.B. Lank, J. Jukema, R.B. Lanctot, R.I. G. Morrison, W.I.C. Rijpstra, D. Schamel, H. Schekkerman, J.S. Sinninghe Damsté, P.S. Tomkovich, D.M. Tracy, I. Tulp, and T. Piersma. 2007. Parental role division predicts avian preen wax cycles.  Ibis 149:721-729.

Liebezeit, J.R., P.A. Smith, R.B. Lanctot, C. Gratto-Trevor, H. Schekkerman, D. Tracy, J.A. R. Robinson, H. Meltofte, S. Kendall, R.J. Rodrigues, J.A. Morse, and B.J. McCaffery. 2007. Determining incubation stage of shorebird eggs using the flotation method: species-specific and generalized regression models.  Condor 109:32-47.

Brown, S., J. Bart, R.B. Lanctot, J. Johnson, S. Kendall, D. Payer, and J. Johnson. 2007. Shorebird abundance and distribution on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain.  Condor 109:1-14.

Tessler, D.F., J.A. Johnson, B.A. Andres, S. Thomas, and R.B. Lanctot.  2007.  Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) Conservation Action Plan.  International Black Oystercatcher Working Group, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska, and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Manomet, Massachusetts.  120 pp.

Lanctot, R.B.  2006.  Monitoring Arctic-nesting Shorebirds:  An International Vision for the Future, p. 127-130.  In G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith and D.A. Stroud (editors), Waterbirds Around the World, The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, UK. 960 pp.

Thomas, G.H., R.B. Lanctot and T. Székely.  2006. Can intrinsic factors explain population declines in North American breeding shorebirds?  A comparative analysis.  Animal Conservation 9:252-258.

Thomas, G.H., R.B. Lanctot and T. Székely.  2006. Population declines in North American shorebirds: The effect of migratory behaviour and mating system. p. 207-208.  In G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith and D.A. Stroud (editors), Waterbirds Around the World, The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, UK. 960 pp.

Lanctot, R.B.  2006.  Introduction, Shorebird Science in the Western Hemisphere Meeting, 27 February – 2 March 2006, Boulder, Colorado, USA.”  Wader Study Group Bulletin 109:15-16.

Lanctot, R.B.  2006.  Introductory remarks to the “Buff-breasted Sandpiper Symposium”.  Wader Study Group Bulletin 109:20-21.

Lindström, Å., M. Klaassen, and R.B. Lanctot.  2005. The foldable “Ottenby” walk-in trap: a handy and efficient wader trap for expedition conditions. Wader Study Group Bulletin 107:50-53

Robinson, R.A., N.A. Clark, R.B. Lanctot, S. Nebel, B. Harrington, J.A. Clark, J.A. Gill, H. Meltofte, D.I. Rogers, K.G. Rogers, B.J. Ens, C.M. Reynolds, R.M. Ward, T. Piersma, and P.W. Atkinson. 2005. Long term demographic monitoring of wader populations in non-breeding areas. Wader Study Group Bulletin 106:17-29.

Committee for Holarctic Shorebird Monitoring.  2004.  Monitoring Arctic-nesting Shorebirds:  An International Vision for the Future.  Conclusions from The Pan-Arctic Shorebird/Wader Monitoring and Research Workshop, Karrebäksminde, Denmark, 3-6 December 2003. Wader Study Group Bulletin 103:2-5.

Gill, V.A., S.A. Hatch and R.B. Lanctot. 2004. Colonization, population growth and nesting success of Black Oystercatchers following a seismic uplift.  Condor 106:791-800.

Lanctot, R.B., D.E. Blanco, M. Oesterheld, R.A. Balbueno, J.P. Guerschman, and G. Piñeiro. 2004. Assessing habitat availability and use by Buff-breasted Sandpipers (Tryngites subruficollis) wintering in South America. Proceedings of the VII Neotropical Ornithological Congress.  Ornitologia Neotropical 15 (suppl):367-376.

Blanco, D.E., R.B. Lanctot, J.P. Isaach, and V.A. Gill. 2004. Temperate grasslands of southern South America as habitat for migratory shorebirds. Proceedings of the VII Neotropical Ornithological Congress.  Ornitología Neotropical 15 (suppl):159-167. (in Spanish)

Blomqvist, D., M. Andersson, C. Küpper, I.C. Cuthill, J. Kis, R.B. Lanctot, B.K. Sandercock, T. Székely, J. Wallander and B. Kempenaers. 2003. Evolutionary biology (communications arising): Why do birds engage in extra-pair copulation?  Nature 422: 834-835

Blomqvist, D., M. Andersson, C. Küpper, I.C. Cuthill, J. Kis, R. B. Lanctot, B. K. Sandercock, T. Székely, J. Wallander and B. Kempenaers. 2002. Genetic similarity between mates and extra-pair parentage in three species of shorebirds.  Nature 419:613-615.

Lanctot, R.B., D.E. Blanco, R.A. Dias, J.P. Isacch, V.A. Gill, J.B. Almeida, K. Delhey, P.F. Petracci, G.A. Bencke, and R. Balbueno. 2002. Conservation status of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper: historic and contemporary distribution and abundance in South America.  Wilson Bulletin 114:44-72.

Blomqvist, D., B. Kempenaers, R.B. Lanctot, and B.K. Sandercock. 2002. Genetic parentage and mate guarding in the artic breeding western sandpiper.  Auk 119:228-233.

Lanctot, R.B., B.K Sandercock and B. Kempenaers. 2000. Do male breeding displays function to attract mates or defend territories? The explanatory role of mate and site fidelity.  Waterbirds 23: 155-164.

Sandercock, B.K., D.B. Lank, R.B. Lanctot, B. Kempenaers, and F. Cooke. 2000. Ecological correlates of mate fidelity in two Arctic-breeding sandpipers.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:1948-1958.

Lanctot, R.B., P.J. Weatherhead, B. Kempenaers, and K.T. Scribner. 1998. Male traits, mating tactics and reproductive success in the Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis.  Animal Behaviour 56:419-432.

Kempenaers, B., R.B. Lanctot, and R.J. Robertson. 1998. Certainty of paternity and parental investment: an experimental approach.  Animal Behaviour 55:845-860.

Lanctot, R.B., K. Scribner, B. Kempenaers, and P.J. Weatherhead. 1997. Lekking without a paradox in the Buff-breasted Sandpiper.  American Naturalist 149:1051-1070.

Lanctot, R.B., B. Sandercock and B. Kempenaers. 1997. Breeding displays in an Arctic wader: who does them and how display intensity relates to mate acquisition and nesting success.  Advances in Ethology 32:212.

Lanctot, R.B. and P.J. Weatherhead. 1997. Ephemeral lekking behavior in the Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollisBehavioral Ecology 8:268-278.

Lanctot, R.B., R.E. Gill, Jr., T.L. Tibbitts, and C.M. Handel. 1995. Brood amalgamation in the Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis:  Process and function.  Ibis 137:559-569.

Lanctot, R.B. 1994. Blood sampling in juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpipers: Movement, mass change and survival.  Journal of Field Ornithology 65:534-542.

Lanctot, R.B. and C.D. Laredo. 1994. Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis). In: The Birds of North America, No. 91 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists' Union.

Gill, R.E., Jr., R.B. Lanctot, J.D. Mason, and C.M. Handel. 1991. Preliminary observations on habitat use, breeding chronology and parental care in Bristle-thighed Curlews on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska.  Wader Study Group Bulletin 61:28-36.

Book Reviews

Lanctot, R. B. 2013. Book review of J. Bart and V. Johnston. 2012. Arctic Shorebirds in North America: A Decade of Monitoring. Studies of Avian Biology No. 44.  Auk 130:392-393.

Lanctot, R. B. 2011. Book review of M. A. Colwell. 2010. Shorebird Ecology, Conservation and Management. Prairie Naturalist 43:68.

POPULAR ARTICLES

Lanctot, R.B. and S. Brown. 2015. Shorebird surveys in Western Alaska help us understand human alterations on the nonbreeding grounds . Tattler 37:6-7.

Lanctot, R.B. and S. Brown. 2015. Shorebird surveys in Western Alaska help us understand human alterations on the nonbreeding grounds. East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership e-Newsletter. No. 21. (http://www.eaaflyway.net/shorebird-surveys-in-western-alaska-help-us-understand-human-alterations-on-the-nonbreeding-grounds/)

Lanctot, R.B. 2015. Study finds elevated mercury exposure in shorebirds nesting at Barrow:  Further research is needed to determine why. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Barrow Newsletter.

Lanctot, R.B. 2014. Are shorebirds affected by climate change at Barrow? U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Barrow Newsletter.

Lanctot, R.B., A. Taylor, and R. Holmes. 2013. Are shorebirds responding to environmental change at Barrow? U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Barrow Newsletter.

Lanctot, R.B. 2012. Dunlin gives (almost) all for shorebird research and conservation. Tattler 24:10-11.

Lanctot, R.B. 2012. Barrow shorebird breeding ecology study 2012. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Barrow Newsletter.

Lanctot, R.B. 2005. Connecting breeding and nonbreeding regions of Beringian Dunlin.  Article in website: http://www.wetlands.org/IWC/awc/waterbirdstrategy/News.htm

Lanctot, R.B. 2003. Alaska is extraordinary when it comes to shorebirds. The Arctic Warbler 9:1-2.

Lanctot, R.B. 1998. Sexual attitudes at northern latitudes. Natural History 107:72-75.

Lanctot, R.B. 1995. A closer look: Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Birding 27:382-388.

GRAY REPORTS

Lanctot, R. B., E.L. Weiser, B.K. Sandercock, and S.C. Brown. 2015.  2010 – 2014 Final Report:  Using a Network of Sites to Evaluate How Climate-mediated Changes in the Arctic Ecosystem are Affecting Shorebird Distribution, Ecology and Demography.  Unpublished report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas State University, and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences to the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK. 74 p.

Johnston, V., E. Syroechkovskiy, N. Crockford, R.B. Lanctot, S. Millington, R. Clay, G. Donaldson, M. Ekker, G. Gilchrist, A. Black and R. Crawford. Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI): Workplan 2015-2019. CAFF Strategies Series No. 6. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri, Iceland. ISBN: 978-9935-431-40-0.

CAFF. 2014. Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI): Protecting Arctic lifestyles and peoples through migratory bird conservation, Expert Workshop Report, Montreal, Canada, February 2014. CAFF Strategies Series No. 5. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri, Iceland.

Brown, S.C., H.R. Gates, J.R. Liebezeit, P.A. Smith, B.L. Hill, and R.B. Lanctot.  2014.  Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network Breeding Camp Protocol, Version 5, April 2014.  Unpubl. paper by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, 116 pp

Arctic PRISM Peer Review Committee. 2010. A Peer Review of the Arctic PRISM Program. U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, Arlington, VA, USA. Available online at <http://www.fws.gov/shorebirdplan/Prism.htm>.  Participant of writing of the document.

Powell, A.N., Taylor, A.R., and R.B. Lanctot.  2010.  Pre-migratory ecology and physiology of shorebirds staging on Alaska’s North Slope.  Final Report OCS Study MMS 2009-034.

Smith, P. A., Bety, J., Johnston, V., Lanctot, R., Morrison, G., McKinnon, L., Liebezeit, J. 2008. Shorebird monitoring.  ArcticWOLVES Monitoring Protocols.  Available online at http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/arcticwolves/

CHASM.  2004.  Shorebirds expert network monitoring plan. Monitoring Arctic-nesting shorebirds: An international vision for the future. Conclusions from Then Pan-Arctic Shorebird/Wader Monitoring and Research Workshop, Denmark, 3-6 December 2003.  Supporting publication to the CAFF Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program – Framework Document. CAFF CBMP Report No. 4, CAFF International Secretariat, Akureyri, Iceland. 10 pp. (Co-wrote, edited and produced document as Co-chairman of CHASM)

Sinclair, P., Y. Aubry, J. Bart, V. Johnston, R.B. Lanctot, B. McCaffery, K. Ross, and P. Smith, L. Tibbitts.  2004.  Boreal Shorebirds: An assessment of conservation status and potential for population monitoring.  Unpublished report by Canadian Wildlife Service, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

Tibbitts, T.L., R.B. Lanctot, E. VanderWerf, and V.A. Gill. 2003. Survey for Arctic-breeding shorebirds in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, March 2003. Unpubl. Rept. By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska.

Gotthardt, T. and R.B. Lanctot.  2002. Status report on the Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Trnygites subruficollis). Unpubl. Report by Alaska Natural Heritage Program, Environmental Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Ecological Services Division, Anchorage, Alaska.

Non-refereed Publications

Gates, R.G., R.B. Lanctot, and S. Yezerinac. 2012. Migratory connectivity of Dunlin breeding at Cape Krusenstern National Monument.  Murie Science and Learning Center Fellowship Report to the National Park Service.

Gates, H. R., R. B. Lanctot, J. R. Liebezeit, P. A. Smith, and B. L. Hill 2012. Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network Breeding Camp Protocol, Version 3, April 2012. Unpubl. paper by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Saalfeld, S.T., R.B. Lanctot, and S. Brown. 2012. GIS-based environmental layers needed for future predictive shorebird habitat models on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Unpubl. report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences to the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK.

Johnson, J., L. DeCicco, N. Hajdukovich, and R. Lanctot. 2011. Breeding ecology and surveys, subspecies identity and migratory connectivity of Alaskan Red Knots (Calidris canutus) – 2011 Summary report.  Unpubl. report by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK.

Saalfeld, S. T., D.T. Saalfeld, R.B. Lanctot, and S. Brown. 2011.  2010 report:  Development of Shorebird Distribution Maps for the North Slope of Alaska Using Geospatial Habitat Modeling: The First Step in Assessing Effects of Climate Change.  Unpubl. report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences to the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK.

Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network Protocol Subcommittee. 2011. Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network Breeding Camp Protocol, version 2, May 2011. Unpubl. paper by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. (as Science Coordinator for the Network I provided substantial review and editing of the paper).

Lanctot, R. B., H. R. Gates, S. Brown, and B. K. Sandercock. 2011.  2010 report:  Using a network of sites to evaluate how climate-mediated changes in the Arctic ecosystem are affecting shorebird distribution, ecology and demography.  Unpubl. report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and Kansas State University to the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK.

Arctic PRISM Peer Review Committee. 2010. A Peer Review of the Arctic PRISM Program. U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, Arlington, VA, USA. Available online at <http://www.fws.gov/shorebirdplan/Prism.htm>.  Participant of writing of the document.

Lanctot, R.B. 2010. Avian influenza sampling of shorebirds at Barrow and Cape Krusenstern, Alaska -2010. Unpubl. report for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Gates, H. R., Lanctot , R.B., Liebezeit, J. and P. Smith. 2010. Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network Breeding Camp Protocol, version 1, May 2010. Unpubl. paper by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Lanctot, R.B., and H. R. Gates. 2010.  Cape Krusenstern Shorebird Breeding Ecology Study.  Investigator’s Annual Report. National Park Service.

Johnson, J., L. DeCicco, N. Hajdukovich, and R. Lanctot. 2010. Breeding ecology and surveys, subspecies identity and migratory connectivity of Alaskan Red Knots (Calidris canutus) – 2010 Summary report.  Unpubl. report by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK.

A.N. Powell, Taylor, A.R., and R.B. Lanctot.  2010.  Pre-migratory ecology and physiology of shorebirds staging on Alaska’s North Slope.  Final Report OCS Study MMS 2009-034.

Burle, M. H., C. Ashling, J. Durieux, L. Faulquier, A. Gouni, R.B. Lanctot, S. McRae, M. Poherui, E. Portier, P. Raust, P. Roussel, C. Serra, and D. Lank. 2009. Etude Du Chevalier Des Tuamotu Prosobonia Cancellata sur l’atoll De Tahanea : Écologie, Système Social, Reproduction Et Conséquences Pour La conservation. Première Saison De Terrain : 20 Octobre 2008 – 4 Avril 2009. Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie, Papeete.

Lanctot, R.B. 2009. Avian influenza sampling of shorebirds at Barrow, Alaska -2009. Unpubl. report for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Lanctot, R.B., J. Johnson, S. Brown, D. Nigro, and B. Andres.  2008.  Population estimation and surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in live captured breeding shorebirds in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area, National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska: 2008 preliminary report.  Unpubl. report for Bureau of Land Management by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. 

Hill, B.L., R.B. Lanctot, and C. Hunter.  2009.  Factors affecting brood survival from un-manipulated and replacement clutches of Dunlin (Calidris alpina) near Barrow, Alaska: Results of the 2008 field season.  Unpubl. report for Bureau of Land Management by University of Alaska Fairbanks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Smith, P. A., Bety, J., Johnston, V., Lanctot, R., Morrison, G., McKinnon, L., Liebezeit, J. 2008. Shorebird monitoring.  ArcticWOLVES Monitoring Protocols.  Available online at http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/arcticwolves/

Gates, H.R., R.B. Lanctot, and A.R. Taylor. 2008.  Renesting rates in response to experimental clutch removal in Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola): Results of the 2008 field season.  Unpubl. report for Bureau of Land Management by University of Alaska Fairbanks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. 

Lanctot, R.B., J. Johnson, S. Brown, D. Nigro, and B. Andres.  2008.  Population estimation and surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in live captured breeding shorebirds in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area, National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska: 2007 preliminary report.  Unpubl. report for Bureau of Land Management by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. 

Gates, H.R., R.B. Lanctot, and A.R. Taylor. 2007. Experiment evidence of clutch replacement in Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola), Preliminary Results, 2007.  Unpubl. report for Canadian Wildlife Service by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. 

Lanctot, R.B. 2005. Connecting breeding and nonbreeding regions of Beringian Dunlin.  Article in website: http://www.wetlands.org/IWC/awc/waterbirdstrategy/News.htm

Talbot, S.L., J.R. Gust, G.K. Sage, R.E. Gill, T.L. Tibbitts, R.B. Lanctot, and B.J. McCaffery.  2004.  Population differentiation of breeding Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahititiensis). Unpubl. report by U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska.

CHASM.  2004.  Shorebirds expert network monitoring plan. Monitoring Arctic-nesting shorebirds: An international vision for the future. Conclusions from Then Pan-Arctic Shorebird/Wader Monitoring and Research Workshop, Denmark, 3-6 December 2003.  Supporting publication to the CAFF Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program – Framework Document. CAFF CBMP Report No. 4, CAFF International Secretariat, Akureyri, Iceland. 10 pp. (Co-wrote, edited and produced document as Co-chairman of CHASM)

Sinclair, P., Y. Aubry, J. Bart, V. Johnston, R.B. Lanctot, B. McCaffery, K. Ross, and P. Smith, L. Tibbitts.  2004.  Boreal Shorebirds: An assessment of conservation status and potential for population monitoring.  Unpubl. report by Canadian Wildlife Service, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

Lanctot, R.B. 2003. Trip Report:  Pan-Arctic Wader / Shorebird Monitoring and Research Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, and visit to Bath University, United Kingdom, to discuss preparation of shorebird decline manuscript, December 2003. Unpubl. Rept by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Lanctot, R.B. 2003. Trip Report:  Neotropical Migratory Bird Meetings in Chile and Fieldwork on Buff-breasted Sandpipers in Brazil, October 2003. Unpubl. Rept by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Tibbitts, T.L., R.B. Lanctot, E. VanderWerf, and V.A. Gill. 2003. Survey for Arctic-breeding shorebirds in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, March 2003. Unpubl. Rept. By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska.

Gotthardt, T. and R.B. Lanctot.  2002. Status report on the Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Trnygites subruficollis). Unpubl. Report by Alaska Natural Heritage Program, Environmental Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Ecological Services Division, Anchorage, Alaska.

Lanctot, R.B., D.E. Blanco, J.P. Issach, R.A. Dias, VA. Gill, L. Read, K. Delhey, P.F. Petracci, and A. Azpiroz. 2000. Distribution and abundance of Buff-breasted Sandpipers on their wintering grounds in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. Preliminary report to National Geographic Society.

Lanctot, R.B. 2000. Differentiation of sub-species and populations. Pp. 10-11 in Oring, L., B. Harrington, S. Brown, and C. Hickey (eds.) U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan. National Shorebird Research Needs: A proposal for a National Research Program and Example High Priority Research Topics. Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Lanctot, R.B. and L.M. Ronan. 1994. Breeding ecology of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) on the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field, Alaska, in 1993. Progress report submitted to the National Biological Survey. 34 pp.

Lanctot, R.B. and B.L. Slater. 1992. Breeding biology and habitat use of Buff-breasted Sandpipers (Tryngites subruficollis) on the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field, Alaska. Progress report submitted to BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 93 pp.

Lanctot, R.B., M.S. Stishov, and B.L. Slater. 1991. Buff-breasted Sandpiper breeding ecology at the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field. Progress report submitted to BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. 8 pp.

Lanctot, R.B. 1990. Breeding ecology of curlews at Neva Creek, Seward Peninsula. Pages 4-6 in: Summary of the Proceedings from the Workshop on Bristle-thighed Curlews. R.E. Gill, Jr. and C.M. Handel, eds.

Handel, C.M., and R.B. Lanctot. 1990. Population estimate and distribution of curlews on the Seward Peninsula.  Pages 9-10 in: Summary of the Proceedings from the Workshop on Bristle-thighed Curlews. R.E. Gill, Jr. and C.M. Handel, eds.

 

 

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