ProjectModelling spatial and temporal trends in distribution, abundance, and habitat of waterfowl
I am currently working towards a Ph.D. at Université Laval in association with Ducks Unlimited Canada. My doctoral research consists of modelling the abundance and distribution of waterfowl at the continental level using data from the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Waterfowl Breeding Population & Habitat Survey. My goals are to model the distribution and abundance of waterfowl with conservation planning implications.
Keywordsbiology, conservation biology, Habitat niche modeling, hierarchical models, modelling, bayesian analysis, waterfowl, wildlife management, species distribution models
Publications1- Further analysis supports the conclusion that the songs of Screaming Pihas are individually distinctive and bear a lek signature
Fitzsimmons, Lauren P., Nicole K. Barker, Daniel J. Mennill
2011 The Auk
2- Song Perch Height in Rufous-and-White Wrens: Does Behaviour Enhance Effective Communication in a Tropical Forest?
Barker, Nicole K. S., Daniel J. Mennill
3- Degradation of male and female rufous-and-white wren songs in a tropical forest: effects of sex, perch height, and habitat
Barker, Nicole, Torben Dabelsteen, Daniel Mennill
4- Bachelor and paired male rufous-and-white wrens use different singing strategies
Hennin, Holly L., Nicole K. S. Barker, David W. Bradley, Daniel J. Mennill
2009 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
5- INDIVIDUAL VARIATION AND LEK-BASED VOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS IN SONGS OF THE SCREAMING PIHA (LIPAUGUS VOCIFERANS), A SUBOSCINE SONGBIRD
FITZSIMMONS, LAUREN P., NICOLE K. BARKER,, DANIEL J. MENNILL
2008 The Auk