FW 1001 Orientation to Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
CFAN 3504 Tiger Conservation and Vertebrate Field Methods (winter break study abroad, Thailand)
ESPM 3011W Ethics in Natural Resources
ESPM 4096 Professional Experience Program: Internship
My current research focuses in three areas: (1) recovery of the endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover population, 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.
*Bracey, A., S. Lisovski, D. Moore, A. McKellar, E. Craig, S. Matteson, F. Strand, J. Costa, C. Pekarik, P. Curtis, G. Niemi, and F. Cuthbert. In revision. Migratory routes and wintering locations of declining inland North American Common Terns. Auk. (Featured in Science Daily).
*Claassen, A.H., J.D. Forester, T.W. Arnold and F.J. Cuthbert. 2018. Consequences of multi-scale habitat selection on reproductive success of riverine sandbar-nesting birds in Cambodia. Avian Biology Research.
*Saunders, S., F. Cuthbert and E. Zipkin. 2018. Evaluating population viability and efficacy of conservation management using integrated population models. J Applied Ecology.
*Wyman, K.E., L.R. Wires and F.J. Cuthbert. 2017. Great Lakes Double-crested Cormorant management affects co-nester colony growth. J of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21343
*Claassen, A.H., Arnold, T.W., Sok, K. and F.J. Cuthbert. 2017. Effectiveness of Direct Payments to Increase Reproductive Success of Sandbar-nesting River Birds in Cambodia. Bird Conservation International. doi:10.2017/S0959270916000368.
*Wyman, K.E. and F.J. Cuthbert. 2017. Black tern (Chlidonias niger) breeding site abandonment in U.S. Great Lakes coastal wetlands is predicted by historical abundance and patterns of emergent vegetation. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 25:583-596.
*Wyman, K.E. and F.J. Cuthbert. 2016. Validation of landscape suitability indices for Black Terns (Chlidonias niger) in the U.S. Great Lakes region. The Condor 118:613-623.
Wyman, K. E. and F.J. Cuthbert. 2015 Species identity and nest location predict agonistic interactions at a breeding colony of Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias). Waterbirds 38: 201-207
Saunders, S.P. and F.J. Cuthbert. 2015. Chick mortality leads to male-biased sex ratios in the endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus). J. of Field Ornithology 86:103-114.
*Wyman, K. E., L. R. Wires and F. J. Cuthbert. 2014. Colonial waterbird site occupancy dynamics reflect variation in colony site environments in the U.S. Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40: 956-963.
*Saunders, S.P. and F.J. Cuthbert. 2014. Genetic and environmental influences on fitness related traits in an endangered shorebird population. Biological Conservation 177: 26-34.
*Claassen, A., T. Arnold, *S. Saunders, *E. Roche, and F.J. Cuthbert. 2014. Factors influencing nest survival and renesting by Piping Plovers in the Great Lakes region. Condor 116: 394-407.
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