Communications

CORE project: A project addressing BAM’s core mandate, led from inception to completion by BAM Team Members

Stralberg, D., Berteaux, D., Drever, R., Drever, M.C., Naujokaitis-Lewis, I., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Tremblay, J.A., 2019. Conservation planning for boreal birds in a changing climate: A framework for action. Avian Conserv Ecol 14(1):13. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01363-140113

Sólymos, P., Matsuoka, S.M., Cumming, S.G., Stralberg, D., Fontaine, T., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., Bayne, E.M., 2018. Evaluating time-removal models for estimating availability of boreal birds during point-count surveys: sample size requirements and model complexity. Condor 120, 765–786. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-18-32.1

Sólymos, P., Matsuoka, S.M., Stralberg, D., Barker, N.K.S., Bayne, E.M., 2018. Phylogeny and species traits predict bird detectability. Ecography 41, 1595–1603. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03415

Stralberg, D., Camfield, A.F., Carlson, M., Lauzon, C., Westwood, A.R., Barker, N.K.S., Song, S.J., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., 2018. Strategies for identifying priority areas for passerine conservation in Canada’s boreal forest. Avian Conserv Ecol 13(2): 12, 1–23. https://doi.org/10.5751/ ACE-01303-130212

Stralberg, D., Matsuoka, S.M., Handel, C.M., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Hamann, A., Bayne, E.M., 2017. Biogeography of boreal passerine range dynamics in western North America: past, present, and future. Ecography 40, 1050–1066. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02393

Ball, J.R., Sólymos, P., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Haché, S., Schieck, J., Bayne, E.M., 2016. Regional habitat needs of a nationally listed species, Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis), in Alberta, Canada. Avian Conserv Ecol 11. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-00916-110210

Mahon, C.L., Holloway, G., Sólymos, P., Cumming, S.G., Bayne, E.M., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., 2016. Community structure and niche characteristics of upland and lowland western boreal birds at multiple spatial scales. Forest Ecol Manag 361, 99–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2015.11.007

Barker, N.K.S., Fontaine, T., Cumming, S.G., Stralberg, D., Westwood, A.R., Bayne, E.M., Sólymos, P., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., Rugg, D.J., 2015. Ecological monitoring through harmonizing existing data: Lessons from the boreal avian modelling project. Wildlife Soc B 39, 480–487. https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.567

Stralberg, D., Bayne, E.M., Cumming, S.G., Sólymos, P., Song, S.J., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., 2015. Conservation of future boreal forest bird communities considering lags in vegetation response to climate change: a modified refugia approach. Divers Distrib 21, 1112–1128. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12356

Stralberg, D., Matsuoka, S.M., Hamann, A., Bayne, E.M., Sólymos, P., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Wang, X., Cumming, S.G., Song, S.J., 2015. Projecting boreal bird responses to climate change: The signal exceeds the noise. Ecol Appl 25, 52–69. https://doi.org/10.1890/13-2289.1

Cumming, S.G., Stralberg, D., Lefevre, K.L., Sólymos, P., Bayne, E.M., Fang, S., Fontaine, T., Mazerolle, D., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., 2014. Climate and vegetation hierarchically structure patterns of songbird distribution in the Canadian boreal region. Ecography 37, 137–151. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00299.x

Mahon, C.L., Bayne, E.M., Sólymos, P., Matsuoka, S.M., Carlson, M., Dzus, E., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., 2014. Does expected future landscape condition support proposed population objectives for boreal birds? Forest Ecol Manag 312, 28–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2013.10.025

Matsuoka, S.M., Mahon, C.L., Handel, C.M., Sólymos, P., Bayne, E.M., Fontaine, T., Ralph, C.J., 2014. Reviving common standards in point-count surveys for broad inference across studies. Condor 116, 599–608. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-14-108.1

Sólymos, P., Matsuoka, S.M., Bayne, E.M., Lele, S.R., Fontaine, T., Cumming, S.G., Stralberg, D., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., 2013. Calibrating indices of avian density from non-standardized survey data: making the most of a messy situation. Methods Ecol Evol 4, 1047–1058. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12106

Matsuoka, S.M., Bayne, E.M., Sólymos, P., Fontaine, T., Cumming, S.G., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., 2012. Using binomial distance-sampling models to estimate the effective detection radius of point-count surveys across boreal Canada. Auk 129, 268–282. https://doi.org/10.1525/auk.2012.11190

Cumming, S.G., Lefevre, K.L., Bayne, E.M., Fontaine, T., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., 2010. Toward Conservation of Canada’s Boreal Forest Avifauna: Design and Application of Ecological Models at Continental Extents. Avian Conserv Ecol 5, 8. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-00406-050208

Song, S.J., Bayne, E.M., Cumming, S.G., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Fontaine, T., Rostron, C., 2010. Boreal Avian Modelling Project: An integrated project for managing and conserving North America’s boreal birds / Projet de modélisation de l’avifaune boréale: projet intégré de gestion et de conservation des oiseaux de la forêt boréale an Amérique du Nord. 4.

CO-PRODUCED project: A project jointly produced between BAM and external collaborator(s).

Westwood, A.R., Stacier, C., Sólymos, P., Haché, S., Fontaine, T., Bayne, E.M., Mazerolle, D., 2019. Estimating the conservation value of protected areas in Maritime Canada for two species at risk: the Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) and Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis). Avian Conserv Ecol 14(1): 16.

Stralberg, D., Wang, X., Parisien, M.-A., Robinne, F.-N., Sólymos, P., Mahon, C.L., Nielsen, S.E., Bayne, E.M., 2018. Wildfire-mediated vegetation change in boreal forests of Alberta, Canada. Ecosphere 9, 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2156

Haché, S., Bayne, E.M., Villard, M.-A., Proctor, H., Davis, C.S., Stralberg, D., Janes, J.K., Hallworth, M.T., Foster, K.R., Chidambara-vasi, E., Grossi, A.A., Gorrell, J.C., Krikun, R., 2017. Phylogeography of a migratory songbird across its Canadian breeding range: Implications for conservation units. Ecol Evol 7, 6078–6088. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3170

Pankratz, R.F., Haché, S., Sólymos, P., Bayne, E.M., 2017. Potential benefits of augmenting road-based breeding bird surveys with autonomous recordings. Avian Conserv Ecol 12, 22p. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01087-120218

Van Wilgenburg, S.L., Sólymos, P., Kardynal, K.J., Frey, M.D., 2017. Paired sampling standardizes point count data from humans and acoustic recorders. Avian Conserv Ecol 12. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-00975-120113

Yip, D.A., Bayne, E.M., Sólymos, P., Campbell, J., Proppe, D., 2017. Sound attenuation in forest and roadside environments: Implications for avian point-count surveys. Condor 119, 73–84. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-16-93.1

Yip, D.A., Leston, L., Bayne, E.M., Sólymos, P., Grover, A., 2017. Experimentally derived detection distances from audio recordings and human observers enable integrated analysis of point count data. Avian Conserv Ecol 12. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-00997-120111

Bayne, E.M., Leston, L., Mahon, C.L., Sólymos, P., Machtans, C., Lankau, H., Ball, J.R., Van Wilgenburg, S.L., Cumming, S.G., Fontaine, T., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Song, S.J., 2016. Boreal bird abundance estimates within different energy sector disturbances vary with point count radius. Condor 118, 376–390. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-15-126.1

Sólymos, P., Lele, S.R., 2016. Revisiting resource selection probability functions and single-visit methods: clarification and extensions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7, 196–205. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12432

Barker, N.K.S., Cumming, S.G., Darveau, M., 2014. Models to predict the distribution and abundance of breeding ducks in Canada. Avian Conserv Ecol 9, 7. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-00699-090207

Barker, N.K.S., Slattery, S.M., Darveau, M., Cumming, S.G., 2014. Modeling distribution and abundance of multiple species: Different pooling strategies produce similar results. Ecosphere 5, art158. https://doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00256.1

Cumming, S.G., Drever, C.R., Houle, M., Cosco, J., Racine, P., Bayne, E.M., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., 2014. A gap analysis of tree species representation in the protected areas of the Canadian boreal forest: applying a new assemblage of digital Forest Resource Inventory data. Can J Forest Res 45, 163–173. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2014-0102

INFORMED project: A project addressing BAM’s mandate with relatively little contribution from BAM. Alternatively, a project using BAM data or intellectual contribution but not addressing BAM’s core mandate.

Matsuoka, S., Hagelin, J., Smith, M., Paragi, T., Sesser, A., Ingle, M., 2019. Pathways for avian science, conservation, and management in boreal Alaska. Avian Conservation and Ecology 14. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01347-140115

Leston, L., Bayne, E., Schmiegelow, F., 2018. Long-term changes in boreal forest occupancy within regenerating harvest units. Forest Ecol Manag 421, 40–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.02.029

Stralberg, D., Carroll, C., Pedlar, J.H., Wilsey, C.B., McKenney, D.W., Nielsen, S.E., 2018. Macrorefugia for North American trees and songbirds: Climatic limiting factors and multi-scale topographic influences. Global Ecol Biogeogr 27, 690–703. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12731

Tremblay, J.A., Boulanger, Y., Cyr, D., Taylor, A.R., Price, D.T., St-Laurent, M.-H., 2018a. Harvesting interacts with climate change to affect future habitat quality of a focal species in eastern Canada’s boreal forest. PLoS ONE 13(2). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191645

Tremblay, J.A., Robert, M., Hynes, D.P., Young, M.A., Drolet, B., 2018b. Range extension of the threatened Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra percna) in Canada: new insights from Anticosti Island, Québec. Avian Conserv Ecol 13, 10. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01175-130110

Van Wilgenburg, S.L., Hobson, K.A., Kardynal, K.J., Beck, E.M., 2018. Temporal changes in avian abundance in aspen-dominated boreal mixedwood forests of central Saskatchewan, Canada. Avian Conserv Ecol 13. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01145-130103

Carroll, C., Roberts, D.R., Michalak, J.L., Lawler, J.J., Nielsen, S.E., Stralberg, D., Hamann, A., Mcrae, B.H., Wang, T., 2017. Scale-dependent complementarity of climatic velocity and environmental diversity for identifying priority areas for conservation under climate change. Global Change Biol 23, 4508–4520. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13679

Hunt, A.R., Bayne, E.M., Haché, S., 2017. Forestry and conspecifics influence Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) habitat use and reproductive activity in boreal Alberta, Canada. Condor 119, 832–847. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-17-35.1

Lele, S.R., Moreno, M., Bayne, E.M., 2012. Dealing with detection error in site occupancy surveys: what can we do with a single survey? J Plant Ecol 5, 22–31. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpe/rtr042

Sólymos, P., Lele, S.R., Bayne, E.M., 2012. Conditional likelihood approach for analyzing single visit abundance survey data in the presence of zero inflation and detection error. Environmetrics 23, 197–205. https://doi.org/10.1002/env.1149

Dénes, F.V. (2018), Species at Risk in the Moose Cree Homelands: Habitat Modeling of Bird Species at Risk in the Moose Cree Homelands, Report to the Moose Cree First Nation and Nature Canada, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Sólymos, P., Bayne, E.M. and Toms, J.D. (2018), Estimating Population Trends for Songbirds in Northern Alberta, Technical Report, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2434306.

Stralberg, D. (2018), “Velocity-Based Macrorefugia For Boreal Passerine Birds”, Zenodo, 28 June, available at:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1299880.

Wells, J., Stralberg, D. and Childs, D. (2018), Boreal Forest Refuge: Conserving North America’s Bird Nursery in the Face of Climate Change, Boreal Songbird Initiative, Seattle, WA, USA, available at: https://www.borealbirds.org/sites/default/files/publications/report-boreal-birds-climate.pdf.

Boreal Avian Modelling Project. (2017), Boreal Avian Modelling Project Data Policies and Request Procedures, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2556904.

Knight, E.C. and Bayne, E.M. (2017), Habitat Selection at Different Scales for a Declining Aerial Insectivorous Bird as Determined by Autonomous Recording Technology, Applied Research Reports, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: http://www.abmi.ca/home/publications/451-500/478.html?mode=detail&page=2.

Lisgo, K., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Vernier, P., Edwards, M. and Suárez-Esteban, A. (2017), Ecological Benchmarks to Support Landscape Conservation Design in the Northwest Boreal LCC Planning Region, Technical Report, BEACONs Project, University of Alberta, and Yukon College, Whitehorse, YT, Canada, available at: http://nwb.ualberta.ca/downloads/main_report/BEACONs_benchmark_report.pdf.

Stralberg, D., Fontaine, T., Barker, N.K.S. and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. (2017), Zones of Interest for Conservation of Boreal Passerine Birds – Final Report, Technical Report for Environment and Climate Change Canada, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251103.

Westwood, A.R., Harding, C., Reitsma, L. and Lambert, D. (2017), Lignes Directrices Pour La Gestion de l’habitat de La Paruline Du Canada Dans La Forêt Septentrionale de l’Atlantique Au Canada, Technical Report, High Branch Conservation Services, Hartland, VT, USA, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2435820.

Westwood, A.R., Harding, C., Reitsma, L. and Lambert, D. (2017), Guidelines for Managing Canada Warbler Habitat in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada, Technical Report, High Branch Conservation Services, Hartland, VT, USA, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2435733.

Westwood, A.R., Reitsma, L. and Lambert, D. (2017), Prioritizing Areas for Canada Warbler Conservation and Management in the Atlantic Northern Forest of Canada, Technical Report, High Branch Conservation Services, Hartland, VT, USA, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251109.

Sólymos, P. (2016), QPAD Version 3 Documentation, Technical Report, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251111.

Stehelin, T., Bayne, E.M., Sólymos, P. and Fontaine, T. (2016), Status of the Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus Sordidulus) in Alberta, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Sólymos, P., Mahon, C.L., Fontaine, T. and Bayne, E.M. (2015), Predictive Models for Estimating the Cumulative Effects of Human Development on Migratory Landbirds in the Oil Sands Areas of Alberta, Technical Report, Joint Oil Sands Monitoring: Cause-Effects Assessment of Oil Sands Activity on Migratory Landbirds, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2434067.

Haché, S., Sólymos, P., Fontaine, T., Bayne, E.M., Cumming, S.G., Schmiegelow, F.K.A. and Stralberg, D. (2014), Critical Habitat of Olive-Sided Flycatcher, Canada Warbler, and Common Nighthawk in Canada (Project K4B20-13-0367), Technical Report for Environment and Climate Change Canada, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2433885.

Mahon, C.L., Smith, J., Bayne, E.M., Sólymos, P., Song, S.J. and Duncan, D. (2014), Evaluation of Landscape Analysis Tools for Assessing Risks to Migratory Landbirds in the Oil Sands Areas of Alberta, Technical Report, Canadian Wildlife Service, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Sólymos, P., Mahon, C.L. and Bayne, E.M. (2014), Development of Predictive Models for Migratory Landbirds and Estimation of Cumulative Effects of Human Development in the Oil Sands Areas of Alberta, Technical Report, Joint Oil Sands Monitoring: Cause-Effects Assessment of Oil Sands Activity on Migratory Landbirds, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251935.

Bayne, E.M. (2013), Dealing with the Uncertainty of Habitat Classification in Species-Habitat Modelling through Covariate Measurement Error Models, BAM Internal Report Series, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251947.

Cumming, S.G., Houle, M. and DesGranges, JL. (2013), Évaluation de Modèles Servant à Prédire Les Assemblages Aviaires Dans l’est Du Canada, Technical Report, Report to Environment Canada and the University of Alberta, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251971.

Huggard, D. and Machtans, C.S. (2013), Precision Analysis of Bird Trend Monitoring in NWT Proposed Wildlife Areas, Technical Report, Report by Apophenia Consulting and Canadian Wildlife Service, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251983.

Bayne, E.M., Lele, S.R. and Sólymos, P. (2011), Bias in Estimation of Bird Density and Relative Abundance When the Closure Assumption of Multiple Survey Approaches Is Violated: A Simulation Study., Technical Report, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3251995.

Cosco, J.A. (2011), Common Attribute Schema (CAS) for Forest Inventories Across Canada, Technical Report, Prepared by J.A. Cosco, Chief Inventory Forester, Timberline Natural Resource Group for Boreal Avian Modelling Project and Canadian BEACONs Project, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2433719.

Matsuoka, S.M., Sólymos, P., Bayne, E.M. and Song, S.J. (2011), Suggestions for Collecting Additional Data during Point Count Surveys Conducted by Paid Breeding Bird Atlas Crews in Canada, Technical Report for Environment Canada, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1435887.

Matsuoka, S.M., Sólymos, P., Fontaine, T. and Bayne, E.M. (2011), Roadside Surveys of Boreal Forest Birds: How Representative Are They and How Can We Improve Current Sampling?, Report to Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1435868.

Cumming, S.G. and Leblanc, M. (2010), The Boreal Avian Modelling Project Biophysical Dataset. Part 2: Population and Sample Distributions, Technical Report, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3252003.

Cumming, S.G., Lefevre, K.L. and Leblanc, M. (2010), The Boreal Avian Modelling Project Avian Dataset: Structure and Descriptive Statistics, Technical Report, Boreal Avian Modelling Project, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2556831.

Cumming, S.G., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Bayne, E.M. and Song, S.J. (2010), Canada’s Forest Resource Inventories: Compiling a Tool for Boreal Ecosystems Analysis and Modelling-a Background Document. Version 1.0, Technical Report, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2433719.

Seed, E., Cumming, S.G., Bayne, E.M., Duffe, J. and Baldwin, K. (2009), Evaluation of Alternative Remote Sensing Land Cover Products for Modeling and Monitoring Forest Bird Habitat in the Western Boreal Plains, Technical Report, From the Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3252039.