College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Francesca J. Cuthbert
Professor & Department Head, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Ph. D. University of Minnesota
Field of Interest
Biology and conservation of waterbirds.
- FW 4701 Fisheries and Wildlife Problem Solving
- FW 5571 Avian Conservation and Management (with Andersen)
My current research focuses in three areas: (1) recovery of the endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover population. Approaches include studies on demography, captive rearing and reintroduction, predator management, winter and breeding ecology, all within the context of management of coastal shore ecosystems; (2) biology and management of Double-crested Cormorants in North America especially in relation to the cormorant-fishery conflict; and (3) colonial waterbird population dynamics and conservation in the Great Lakes and Asia.
- E. A. Roche, J. B. Cohen, D. H. Catlin, D. L. Amirault, F. J. Cuthbert, C. Gratto-Trevor, J. Felio, and J. D. Fraser. In press. Range-wide estimation of apparent survival for the Piping Plover. Journal of Wildlife Management.
- LeDee, O., F.J. Cuthbert, K.C.Nelson. 2010. The challenge of threatened and endangered species management in coastal areas. Coastal Management Journal. 38 (4): 337-353.
- E. A. Roche, Arnold, T. W., and F. J. Cuthbert. 2010. Apparent nest abandonment as evidence for breeding season mortality in Great Lakes Piping Plovers. Auk. 127 (2): 402-410.
- Wires, L.R. and F.J. Cuthbert. 2009. Characteristics of Double-crested Cormorant colony sites in the U.S. Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 36 (2): 232-241.
- LeDee,O., T.W.Arnold, E.A.Roche, F.J.Cuthbert. In press. The use of breeding and nonbreeding encounters to estimate survival and fidelity in the Great Lakes piping plover. The Condor.
Great Lakes Waterbird Research Program