Area of Expertise:
Dr. Ron Ydenberg is interested in a wide variety of problems in behavioural ecology. Current field projects include studies of breeding seabirds at Triangle Island, and in the Creston Valley, both in British Columbia. Together with theoretical work, these projects are run collaboratively with his graduate students, his colleagues in the department and at other universities. His work is also applying behavioural ecology to phenomena such as diving behaviour, territoriality, foraging behaviour, the analysis of metabolic rate, population dynamics, and colony organization of social insects.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Ydenberg, Ronald; Lank, Dov B.; Johnston, Richard; Hope, David; and Canham, Rachel, “A practical and informative sandpiper monitoring procedure for the Salish Sea” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 118. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/118
Rourke, James; Challenger, Wendell; and Ydenberg, Ron, “Foraging opportunity: a method of monitoring shorebird migration and overwintering sites in a changing environment” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 82. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/82
Walters, Kristen; Ydenberg, Ron; and Reynolds, John, “Apex predator behaviour in a changing Salish Sea: determining the role bald eagle foraging behaviour plays in nutrient cycling and terrestrial food webs under diminishing salmon populations” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 42.
Willie, Megan & Esler, Daniel & Boyd, Walter & Molloy, Philip & Ydenberg, Ronald. (2017). Spatial variation in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure in Barrow’s goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) in coastal British Columbia. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 118. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.02.010.
Katinic, P & Patterson, David & Ydenberg, Ronald. (2014). Thermal regime, predation danger and the early marine exit of sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka. Journal of Fish Biology. 86. 10.1111/jfb.12596.