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COSEWIC Update Status Report on the Roseate Tern in Canada 1999

The Author


Rebecca Whittam obtained her B.Sc. (Hons.) in 1995 from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she studied song variation in Yellow Warblers with Dr. Bob Montgomerie.  She then moved to Halifax to study Roseate Terns with Dr. Marty Leonard of Dalhousie University. Her M.Sc. thesis, on the effects of predation on Roseate, Arctic and Common Terns on Country Island, was the first in-depth study of Roseate Terns in Canada.  She also documented the first known case of hybridization between Roseate and Arctic Terns.  Rebecca graduated from Dalhousie University in May of 1998, then worked for the Canadian Wildlife Service as coordinator of the Country Island Tern Restoration Project.