Dr. Jean-Pierre L. Savard
Scientist Emeritus, Environment and Climate Change Canada
POPULATION DELINEATION IN SEA DUCKS: WHAT? WHERE? WHY? (WHAT WE KNOW AND BEYOND)
Dr. Savard obtained his MSc from the University of Toronto on urban birds and his PhD from the University of British Columbia on the spacing behavior of Barrow’s Goldeneye. He has worked for 35 years for Environment Canada as a Population Biologist (13 years) and as a Research Scientist (22 years). He has held adjunct status at several Canadian Universities and co-supervised a number of graduate students. He has worked on seabirds, forest birds, peatland birds, urban birds, waterfowl and sea ducks both on the eastern, western and northern coasts of Canada. Most of his research however focussed on sea ducks and he has published on goldeneyes, scoters, eiders, Harlequin ducks as well as on sea ducks in general. He is currently Scientist Emeritus for Environment and Climate Change Canada. Dr. Savard was also the recipient of our “Founding Father” award at the 5th International Sea Duck Conference in Iceland.