Brown Pelican tracking project
My PhD research, funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, aims to obtain baseline data on Brown Pelican movements in relation to offshore development in the Gulf of Mexico. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, I deployed 85 remote-downloading GPS units on adult pelicans at colonies in Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. I also collected information on diet and nest success.
My full dissertation is now available online!
To report a banded pelican and see maps of recent results, please visit the Pelican Project website.
For updates on the project, make sure to check out my blog.
Diet composition and provisioning rates in eastern brown pelican nestlings determine reproductive success.
Lamb, J.S., Y.G. Satgé, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2017. Marine Ecology Progress Series
A bridge between oceans: Overland migration of marine birds in a wind energy corridor.
Lamb J.S., D.J. Newstead, L.M. Koczur, B.M. Ballard, M.C. Green, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2017. Journal of Avian Biology
Influence of density-dependent competition on foraging and migratory behavior of a subtropical colonial seabird. Lamb J.S., Yvan G. Satgé, and Patrick G.R. Jodice. 2017. Ecology & Evolution
Physical condition and stress levels during early development reflect nutrition and predict nestling survival in a nearshore seabird.
Lamb, J.S., K.M. O’Reilly, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2016.
Behavioral and reproductive effects of GPS transmitter attachment on Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) on three temporal scales.
Lamb, J.S., Y.G. Satgé, C.V. Fiorello, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2016.
Journal of Ornithology.