Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory Wednesday, 21 October 2020 3:22 am  
Adam Smith
Adam Smith

Adam C. Smith


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The Ottawa Breeding Bird Count Website

I’m a PhD candidate, co-supervised by Lenore Fahrig and Charles Francis of the Canadian Wildlife Service.


Research Interests:

I’m currently working on two questions:
  1. What features of the surrounding landscape most strongly influence avian biodiversity and how scale dependent are those relationships?
  2. What ecological processes affect a species’ scale of response to the amount of habitat in the landscape?
  3. How can urban development be managed to provide habitat for birds alongside people?
Other interests:

  • Scale
  • Animal Movement
  • Reconciliation Ecology
  • Citizen Science
  • Canoeing
  • Ottawa Breeding Bird Count - a scientifically rigorous, volunteer based, survey of the Ottawa area to study the effects of urban development on avian biodiversity
    • This project is currently in the early stages of survey design and volunteer recruitement.  If you're interested in being involved, please send me an email.





Smith, A.C., Virgl, J, Panayi, D, and Armstrong, A.R. 2005. Effects of a Diamond Mine on Tundra Breeding Birds. Arctic 58:296-304.


Smith, A.C. 2005. Assessing the Precision of Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas Point Count Data. Report prepared for Environment Canada, Bird Studies Canada, and the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas.


Smith, A.C. and Schaefer, J.A. 2002. Home range size and habitat selection by American marten (Martes americana) in Labrador. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 80:1602-1609.


Smith, A.C. and Nol, E. 2000. Winter foraging behavior and prey selection of the semipalmated plover in coastal Venezuela. Wilson Bulletin. 112: 467-472.



Smith and Schaefer, J.A. (August 10, 2005) Domains of Scale in the Winter Movements and Habitat Use of American Marten. Ecological Society of America 90th Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.


Smith, A.C. (April 12, 2005) Assessing the Precision of OBBA Point Count Data. Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas Point Count Committee Meeting. Toronto, Canada.


Smith, A.C. (12 April, 2004) Cumulative Impacts of Diamond Mining on Caribou in the Lac de Gras Area. Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board, Annual Meetings. Yellowknife, Canada.


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