Dr. Paul L. Flint
Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center
Population Ecology of Sea Ducks: what defines the population “bus”, who’s driving it and where’s it going?
Paul Flint is a research biologist with the USGS Alaska Science Center where he has frittered away the majority of his career studying demographics of various waterfowl populations. Paul’s work on sea ducks focused on breeding ecology of birds nesting on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and along the Arctic Coastal Plain. He has also spent time studying molting and winter ecology of multiple sea duck species including work on contaminants and effects of localized oil spills. Because of the nature of funding most work is focused on specific management objectives or needs, with an emphasis towards acquiring the essential pieces to build population models for multiple species.