Publications

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2017
Finger A, Lavers JL, Dann P, Kowalczyk, ND, Nugegoda D, and Orbell J.  2017. Metals and metalloids in Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) prey, blood and faeces. Environmental Pollution 223: 567-574 [PDF].

Hanvey J, Lewis PJ, Lavers JL, Crosbie N, Pozo K, and Clarke BO. 2017. A review of analytical techniques for quantifying microplastics in sediments. Analytical Methods 9: 1369-1383 [PDF].

Provencher JF, Bond AL, Avery-Gomm S, Borelle SB, Bravo Rebolledo E, Hammer S, Kühn S, Lavers JL, Mallory ML, Trevail A, van Franeker J. 2017. Quantifying ingested debris in marine megafauna: a review and recommendations for standardization. Analytical Methods 9: 1454-1469 [PDF]

2016
Lavers JL and Bond AL. 2016. Selectivity of Flesh-footed Shearwaters for plastic colour: Evidence for differential provisioning in adults and fledglings. Marine Environmental Research 113: 1-6 [PDF].
Media: Elsevier World Oceans Day Research Selection

Lavers JL and Bond AL. 2016.  Ingested plastic as a route for trace metals in Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) and Bonin Petrel (Pterodroma hypoleuca) from Midway Atoll. Marine Pollution Bulletin 110: 493-500 [PDF].

Lavers JL, Oppel S, and Bond AL. 2016. Factors influencing the detection of beach plastic debris. Marine Environmental Research 119: 245-251 [PDF].

Finger A, Lavers JL, Dann P, Nugegoda D, Orbell J, and Scarpaci C.  2016. Seasonal variation and annual trends of metals and metalloids in the blood of the Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor). Marine Pollution Bulletin 110: 261-273 [PDF].

Cannon SM, Lavers JL, and Figueiredo, B. 2016.  Plastic ingestion by fish in the Southern Hemisphere: a baseline study and review of methods. Marine Pollution Bulletin 107: 286-291 [PDF].

Kain E, Lavers JL, Berg CJ, Raine AF, and Bond AL. in press. Plastic ingestion by Newell’s (Puffinus newelli) and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna pacificus) in Hawaiʻi. Environmental Science and Pollution Research [PDF].

Oppel S, Lavers JL, Bond AL, and Harrison, G. 2016. Reducing non-target mortality of Henderson Crakes (Porzana atra) during aerial broadcast eradication by selecting appropriate bait colour. Wildlife Research 43: 298-303 [PDF] [Supp Info].

Oppel S, Lavers JL, Forrest AK, Donaldson AH, McClelland GTW, Bond AL and Brooke MdeL. in press. Population status and breeding biology of the Henderson Petrel after a failed rat eradication on Henderson Island. Emu.

2015
Bond AL, Robertson GJ, Lavers JL, Hobson KA, and Ryan PC. 2015. Trace element concentrations in harvested auks from Newfoundland: toxicological risk of a non-indigenous subsistence hunt. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 115: 1-6 [PDF]

Lavers JL. 2015. Status and threats to Flesh-footed Shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes) in South and Western Australia.  ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 316-327 [PDF; Supplemental material]

Bond AL and Lavers JL. 2015.  Flesh-footed Shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes) in the north-eastern Pacific Ocean: a summary and synthesis of records from Canada and Alaska. Canadian Field-Naturalist 129: 263-267. [PDF]

Finger A, Lavers JL, Dann P, Nugegoda D, Orbell J, Robinson B, and Scarpaci C.  2015. The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) as an indicator of coastal metal pollution. Environmental Pollution 205: 365-377 [PDF].
Media coverage: VU News, The Age

2014
Vegter AC, Barletta M, Beck C, Borrero J, Burton H, Campbell ML, Eriksen M, Eriksson C, Estrades A, Gilardi K, Ivar do Sul JA, Lavers JL, Lazar B, Lebreton L, Nichols WJ, Ribic CA, Ryan PG, Schuyler QA, Smith SDA, Takada H, Townsend KA, Wabnitz CCC, Young L, and Hamann M. 2014. Global research priorities for the management and mitigation of plastic pollution on marine wildlife. Endangered Species Research 25: 225-247 [PDF].

Bond AL and Lavers JL. 2014. Climate change alters the trophic niche of a declining apex marine predator. Global Change Biology 20: 2100-2107 [PDF].
Media coverage: Nature Research Highlights, UTAS Research to Reality, ACAP News
Altimetric score as of 28/7/2014:  top 5% of scores (21) for the journal Global Change Biology [URL]

Lavers JL, Bond AL, and Hutton I.  2014.  Plastic ingestion by Flesh-footed Shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes): implications for fledgling body condition and the accumulation of plastic-derived chemicals.  Environmental Pollution 187: 124-129 [PDF].
Media coverage: ABC Catalyst, Audubon Magazine, Conservation Magazine, Earth Island Journal, Technology.org, Science Alert, ABC Radio National, ABC Radio (Adelaide), The Conversation, The Epoch Times (New York), ‘A Bright and Lethal Tide’ in the Great Ocean Quarterly
Altimetric score as of 28/7/2014:  highest ever score (49) in the journal Environmental Pollution [URL]

Lavers JL, Miller MGR, Carter MJ, Swann G, and Clarke RH. 2014. Predicting the spatial distribution of a seabird community to identify conservation areas in the Timor Sea. Conservation Biology 28: 1699-1709 [PDF].

Uematsu S, Uematsu K, Lavers JL, Congdon BC. 2014. Reduced vitamin A levels indicate radionuclide exposure in Streaked Shearwaters (Calonectris leucomelas) following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. Ecological Indicators 43: 244-251 [PDF].
Media coverage: UTAS Research to Reality

Altimetric score as of 28/7/2014:  top 10% of scores (11) for the journal Ecological Indicators [URL]

Lavers JL, Herrod A, Clarke RH. 2014. Predation of Greater Crested Tern eggs by juvenile Brown Boobies on Ashmore Reef. Waterbirds 37: 215-219 [PDF].

2013
Lavers JL, Hodgson JC, and Clarke RH. 2013. Prevalence and composition of marine debris in Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) nests at Ashmore Reef. Marine Pollution Bulletin 77: 320-324 [PDF].

Lavers JL, Bond AL, Van Wilgenburg SL, and Hobson KA. 2013. Linking at-sea mortality of a pelagic shearwater to breeding colonies of origin using biogeochemical markers. Marine Ecology Progress Series 491:265-275 [PDF; Supplemental material].

Lavers JL and Bond AL. 2013. Contaminants in indigenous harvests of apex predators: The Tasmanian Short-tailed Shearwater as a case study. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 95: 78-82 [PDF; Supplemental material].

Bond AL and Lavers JL  2013.  Effectiveness of emetics to study plastic ingestion by Leach’s Storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa).  Marine Pollution Bulletin 70: 171-175 [PDF].
Media coverage: Plastic Bag Ban Report, Living Alongside Wildlife

Reid T, Hindell M, Lavers JL, and Wilcox C. 2013. Re-examining mortality sources and population trends in a declining seabird: using Bayesian methods to incorporate existing information and new data. PLoS One 8: e58230 [PDF].

2012
Muzaffar SB, Smith Jr, RP, Jones IL, Lavers JL, Lacombe EH, Cahill BK, Lubelczyk CB, and Rand PW. 2012. Ecology of emerging Lyme disease (Borrelia garnini) in seabird colonies off the Atlantic coast of North America. Studies in Avian Biology 39: 1-22. [PDF]

Howell N, Lavers JL, Paterson D, Garrett R, and Banati R. 2012. Trace metal distribution in feathers from migratory, pelagic birds using high-resolution synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microscopy. ANSTO Research Selections, p41-44. [PDF]
Media coverage: Pursuing plastic pollution at the atomic level

2011
Bond AL and Lavers JL. 2011. Contemporary trace element concentrations in Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes) feathers from across their breeding range. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 61: 318-326 [PDF].

2010
Lavers JL, Wilcox C, and Donlan CJ. 2010. Bird demographic responses to predator removal programs. Biological Invasions 12: 3839–3859 [PDF].

Bond AL, McClelland GTW, Lavers JL, Jones IL, and Kyser TK. 2010. Stable isotopes reveal community patterns in seabird feeding ecology in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Waterbirds 33: 50-58 [PDF].

2009
Lavers JL, Jones IL, Robertson GJ, and Diamond AW. 2009. Contrasting population trends at two Razorbill colonies in Atlantic Canada: additive effects of fox predation and hunting mortality. Avian Conservation and Ecology 4: 1-17. [PDF]

2008
Lavers JL, Jones IL, Diamond AW, and Robertson GJ. 2008. Annual survival of North American Razorbills (Alca torda) varies with ocean climate indices. Canadian Journal of Zoology 86: 51-61 [PDF].

Lavers JL and Jones IL. 2008. Assessing the type and frequency of band resighting errors for Razorbill (Alca torda) with implications for other wildlife studies. Marine Ornithology 36: 19-23. [PDF]

Lavers JL, Jones IL, and Diamond AW. 2008. Age at first return and breeding of Razorbills (Alca torda) in Atlantic Canada. Waterbirds 31: 30-34. [PDF]

McClelland GTW, Jones IL, Lavers JL, and Saito F. 2008. Breeding biology of Tristram’s Storm-petrel at French Frigate Shoals and Laysan Island, Northwest Hawaiian Islands. Marine Ornithology 36: 175-181. [PDF]

2007
Lavers JL and Jones IL. 2007. Factors affecting rates of intraspecific kleptoparasitism and breeding success of the Razorbill at the Gannet Islands, Labrador. Marine Ornithology 35: 1-7. [PDF]

Lavers JL, Jones IL, and Diamond AW. 2007. Natal and breeding dispersal of Razorbills (Alca torda) in eastern North America. Waterbirds 30: 593-99.  [PDF]

2006
Lavers JL, Muzaffar SB, and Jones IL. 2006. Double white lines on the bill of the Razorbill (Alca torda): remnants of an association with the extinct Great Auk? Atlantic Seabirds 7: 127-132. [PDF]

Lavers JL, Thompson JE, Paszkowski C, and Ankney CD. 2006. Variation in size and composition of Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) and Barrow’s Goldeneye (B. slandica) eggs. The Wilson Bulletin 118: 173-177 [PDF].

Smith RP, Muzaffar SB, Lavers JL, Lacombe EH, Cahill BK, Lubelczyk CB, and Rand PW. 2006. Borrelia garinii in seabird ticks (Ixodes uriae), Atlantic coast, North America. Emerging Infectious Diseases 12: 1909–1912 [PDF].