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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Red Crossbill percna subspecies Loxia curvirostra percna in Canada

Biographical Summary of the Report Writers

L. S. Wren undertook M.Sc. research at Memorial University of Newfoundland, studying spatial and temporal trends in the continental and regional biogeography of cardueline finches. Since completing this degree, she has worked on manuscripts related to this research, and has been employed doing research and writing on conservation challenges to Newfoundland fisheries. Presently, she is working on bird conservation issues at the Canadian Nature Federation in Ottawa.

W. A. Montevecchi is a Professor in the Psychology and Biology Departments and the Ocean Sciences Centre of Memorial University of Newfoundland and an Associate of the Ornithology Department in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. His research is focused on animal responses to environmental change and multi-species interactions in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Much of his research is directed at conservation ecology. He is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Species Status Committee, the former Chair of the Harlequin Duck Recovery Team, a member of the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy of Canada / Atlantic Region, Co-Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council, East Coast Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Coasts Under Stress Research Project involving Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Victoria, and a former Board member of the Canadian Nature Federation.

Authorities Contacted

Brazil, J. Endangered Species and Biodiversity Section, Inland Fish and Wildlife Division, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Box 2007, 50 Main St. (Commerce Court), Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 7S1

Bredin, K. Zoologist. Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, P.O. Box 6416, Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 1G6.

Cohlmeyer, C. Conservation Officer. Newfoundland Forest Service, Department of Forest Resources and Agrifoods, Fortis Building, Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

Dunn, E. Migratory Bird Population Division, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada. 1125 Colonel By Drive, Raven Road, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3.

Etcheberry, R. Isle Miquelon, France. Gosselin, M. March 2003. Collection Manager, Vertebrate Section, Collection Services, Canadian Museum of Nature, PO Box 3443 Stn D, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6P4.

Maunder, J.E. Curator of Natural History, Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Box 8700, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 4J.

Seutin, G. Coordinator, Species at Risk Program, Parks Canada, 25 rue Eddy, 4ième étage, Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0M5.

Summers, R.W. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, North Scotland Regional Office, Etive house, Beechwood Park, Inverness IV2 3BW U.K.

Collections Examined

Avian Collection, Canadian Museum of Nature, Natural Heritage Building, 1740 Pink Road, Aylmer, Québec, J9H 5E1.

Department of Ornithology. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Harvard University. 25 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (WAM unpublished files)