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Clay TA, Oppel S, Lavers JL, Phillips RA, Brooke MdeL. in press. Divergent foraging strategies during incubation of an unusually wide‑ranging seabird, the Murphy’s Petrel. Marine Biology v166 doi: 10.1007/s00227-018-3451-7 [URL].

Bond, A. L., R. J. Cuthbert, G. T. W. McClelland, T. Churchyard, N. D. Duffield, S. Havery, J. Kelly, J. L. Lavers, T. Proud, N. Torr, J. A. Vickery, and S. Oppel. in press. Recovery of introduced Pacific rats (Rattus exulans) following a failed eradication attempt on subtropical Henderson Island, south Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the Island Invasives 2017 Conference.

Oppel, S., G. T. W. McClelland, J. L. Lavers, T. Churchyard, A. H. Donaldson, N. D. Duffield, S. Havery, J. Kelly, T. Proud, J. Russell, J. A. Vickery, and A. L. Bond. in press. Seasonal variation in movements and survival of Pacific Rats on Henderson Island. Proceedings of the Island Invasives 2017 Conference.


Grant ML, Lavers JL, Stuckenbrock S, Sharp PB, & Bond AL. 2018. The use of anthropogenic marine debris as a nesting material by Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster).  Marine Pollution Bulletin 137: 96-103 [URL]

Lavers JL, Lisovski S, & Bond AL. 2018. Preliminary survival and movement data for a declining population of Flesh-footed Shearwater (Ardenna carneipes) in Western Australia provides insights into marine threats. Bird Conservation International [URL].

Lavers JL, Hutton I, & Bond AL. 2018. Ingestion of marine debris by Wedge-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna pacificus) on Lord Howe Island during 2005-2018. Marine Pollution Bulletin 133: 616-621 [URL].

Bond AL, Brooke ML, Cuthbert R, Lavers JL et al. 2018. Population status of four endemic land bird species after an unsuccessful rodent eradication on Henderson Island. Bird Conservation International [URL].

Fossi MC, Panti C, Baini M, & Lavers JL. 2018. A review of plastic-associated pressures: cetaceans of the Mediterranean Sea and eastern Australian shearwaters as case studies. Frontiers in Marine Science 5: 1-10 [PDF].


Lavers JL & Bond AL. 2017. Exceptional and rapid accumulation of anthropogenic debris on one of the world’s most remote and pristine islands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114: 6052–6055 [PDF].
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Howell N, Lavers JL, Uematsu S, Paterson D, Howard DL, Spiers K, de Jong MD, Hanley T, Garrett R, & Banati RB. 2017. The topobiology of chemical elements in seabird feathers. Scientific Reports 7: 1-9 [PDF].

Finger A, Lavers JL, Dann P, Kowalczyk, ND, Nugegoda D, & 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, & 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].

Schmuck A, Lavers JL, Stuckenbrock S, Sharp P, & Bond AL. 2017. Geophysical features influence the accumulation of beach debris on Caribbean islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 121: 45-51 [PDF].

Sarker MS, Shubhagata D, Lavers JL, Hutton I, Helbig K, Imbery J, Upton C, & Raidal SR. 2017. Genomic characterization of two novel pathogenic avipoxviruses isolated from Pacific shearwaters (Ardenna spp.). BMC Genomics 18: 298 [PDF].

Oppel S, Lavers JL, Forrest AK, Donaldson AH, McClelland GTW, Bond AL & Brooke MdeL. 2017. Population status and breeding biology of the Henderson Petrel after a failed rat eradication on Henderson Island. Emu 117: 151-159 [PDF].

Lombal A, Wenner TJ, Lavers JL, Austin JJ, Woehler EJ, Hutton I, & Burridge CP. 2017. Genetic divergence between colonies of Flesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipes exhibiting different foraging strategies. Conservation Genetics 19: 27-41 [PDF].

Rudduck O-A, Lavers JL, Fischer A, Stuckenbrock S, Sharp PB, & Banati R. 2017. Inter-annual variation in plastic pollution highlights need for regular monitoring of at-sea waste: the Tasman Sea as a case study. Marine Pollution Bulletin 124: 51-55 [PDF].


Lavers JL & 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].

Lavers JL & 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, & 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, & 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, & 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, & Bond AL. 2016. Plastic ingestion by Newell’s (Puffinus newelli) and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna pacificus) in Hawaiʻi. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23: 23951-23958 [PDF].

Oppel S, Lavers JL, Bond AL, & 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].


Bond AL, Robertson GJ, Lavers JL, Hobson KA, & 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 & 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, & Scarpaci C.  2015. The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) as an indicator of coastal metal pollution. Environmental Pollution 205: 365-377 [PDF].


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, & 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 & Lavers JL. 2014. Climate change alters the trophic niche of a declining apex marine predator. Global Change Biology 20: 2100-2107 [PDF].
Altmetric score (45) on 9/6/18: top 5% of all research outputs [URL]

Lavers JL, Bond AL, & 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].
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Altmetric score (62) on 9/6/18: top 5% of all research outputs [URL]

Lavers JL, Miller MGR, Carter MJ, Swann G, & 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].

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].


Lavers JL, Hodgson JC, & 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, & 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].

Lavers JL & 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].

Bond AL & Lavers JL. 2013.  Effectiveness of emetics to study plastic ingestion by Leach’s Storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa).  Marine Pollution Bulletin 70: 171-175 [PDF].

Reid T, Hindell M, Lavers JL, & 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].


Muzaffar SB, Smith Jr, RP, Jones IL, Lavers JL, Lacombe EH, Cahill BK, Lubelczyk CB, & 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, & 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]

Bond AL & 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].


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

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


Lavers JL, Jones IL, Robertson GJ, & 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]

Lavers JL, Jones IL, Diamond AW, & 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 & 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, & 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, & 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]


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


Lavers JL, Muzaffar SB, & 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, & 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, & Rand PW. 2006. Borrelia garinii in seabird ticks (Ixodes uriae), Atlantic coast, North America. Emerging Infectious Diseases 12: 1909–1912 [PDF].