Sean Boyd

Research Scientist
Migratory Bird Ecology
Environment and Climate Change Canada
5241 Robertson Rd
Delta, BC
Canada V4K 3N2

Phone: 604-350-1982 OR 604-219-7128

Fax: 604-946-7022


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Sean Boyd is a Research Scientist focusing on Migratory Bird Ecology for Environment and Climate Change Canada. Some of his areas of interest include:

  • Interactions between sea ducks and Arctic geese and their habitats
  • Migration strategies of sea ducks and Arctic geese
  • Ecology and management of sea duck and Arctic goose populations
  • Capture and marking protocols and satellite telemetry for sea ducks
  • At-sea foraging distributions of seabirds on the British Columbia coast

Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):

Gurd, Brent; Boyd, Sean; Balke, Eric; Marijnissen, Richard; Mason, Brad; and Moore, Kathleen, “Research into the cause of brackishmarsh recession in the Fraser River estuary” (2018).Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 523.

Bertram, Douglas & L. Mackas, David & Welch, David & Boyd, Walter & L. Ryder, John & Galbraith, Moira & Hedd, April & Morgan, Ken & O’Hara, Patrick. (2017). Variation in zooplankton prey distribution determines marine foraging distributions of breeding Cassin’s Auklet. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.09.004.

Willie, Megan; Esler, Dan; Boyd, Sean; Molloy, Philip; Ydenberg, Ron;, ” Oil spill vulnerability of marine birds: Combining telemetry and biomarker data to assess exposure risk to hydrocarbons” (2016).Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 28.

Dawe, Neil & Boyd, Walter & Martin, Terri & Anderson, Shannon & Wright, Margaret. (2015). Significant marsh primary production is being lost from the Campbell River estuary: another case of too many resident Canada Geese (Branta canadensis). British Columbia Birds. 25. 2–12.

Boyd, Sean; ” Something strange is happening with Harlequin Ducks in the Salish Sea” (2014). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 72.

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