DAVE SHUTLER - Curriculum vitae

Professor, 
Department of Biology,
Acadia University

Wolfville, NS, Canada  B4P 2R6
902-585-1354     902-585-1059 (FAX) 
dave.shutler [at] acadiau.ca
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(Photo by Bob Clark)

Other sections of this résumé:  SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY; TEACHING, ADVISING, AND SERVICE


PERSONAL DATA

Current location and research


1998 -
Acadia University
 I am interested in interactions among reproductive stress, parasites, and immunity, from both the host and the parasite perspective.  I use birds and bees as my study organisms.
  

Postdoctoral and research positions

1996 - '98 University of Saskatchewan and Canadian Wildlife Service, Saskatoon.  Avian reproductive ecology.  Collaborator:  RG Clark.
1995 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ottawa.  Population trends in migratory birds.  Collaborator:  DJT Hussell.
1994 - '95 Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa.  Effects of acid precipitation on waterfowl distribution.  Collaborators:  DK McNicol, RK Ross.
1991 - '93 University of Western Ontario.  Blood parasites of American black ducks and mallards.  Collaborator:  CD Ankney. 
 
Biology education
PhD, 1991 Carleton University.  Dynamics of territory acquisition in red-winged blackbirds.  Supervisor:  PJ Weatherhead.
MSc, 1987 McGill University (Macdonald College).  Post-fire bird communities and vegetation complexity.  Supervisor:  RD Titman. 
BSc, 1984 McGill University (Macdonald College)

Other sections of this résumé:  PERSONAL DATA, TEACHING AND ADVISING AND SERVICE

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

Refereed publications (my students in bold)

Dargent F, Morrill A, Alisauskas R, McLaughlin JD, Shutler D, Forbes M, 2017.  Lesser snow goose helminths show recurring and positive parasite infection-diversity relations.  Int J Par:  Par Wildl 6:22-28.

DeCicco L, Shutler D, Mockford SW, 2017.  Morphological differences between Nearctic and eastern Palearctic Gray-headed Chickadees (Poecile cinctus).  Wilson J Ornithol 129:171-175.

Pollet IL, Leonard ML, O’Driscoll N, Burgess N, Shutler D, 2017.  Relationships between blood mercury levels, reproduction, and return rate in a small seabird.  Ecotoxicology 26:97-103.

Shutler D, Murray A, 2016.  Trends, costs, benefits, challenges, and prognoses for supplementary materials.  Auk:  Ornithol Advances 133: 733-737.

Holland ER, Mallory ML, Shutler D, 2016.  Plastics and other anthropogenic contaminants in freshwater birds.  Sci Tot Env 571:251-258.

Shutler D, Mallory ML, Elderkin M, McLaughlin JD, 2016.  Cyclocoelid (Morishitium sp.) trematodes from an air sac of a purple sandpiper (Calidris maritima).  J Parasitol 102:381-384.

Charbonneau L, Hillier K, Rogers REL, Williams GR, Shutler D, 2015.  Effects of Nosema apis, N. ceranae, and coinfections on honey bee (Apis mellifera) learning and memory.  Sci Repts 6:22626.

Williams GR, Troxler A, Retschnig G, Roth K, Yañez O, Shutler D, Neumann P, Gauthier L, 2015.  Neonicotinoid pesticides severely affect honey bee queens.  Sci Repts 5:16421.

Little C, Shutler D, Williams GR, 2015.  Associations among Nosema spp. fungi, Varroa destructor mites, and chemical treatments in honey bees, Apis mellifera.  J Apic Res 54:378-385.

Fife DT, Pollet IL, Robertson GJ, Mallory ML, Shutler D, 2015.  Apparent survival of adult Leach’s Storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) breeding on Bon Portage Island, Nova Scotia.  Avian Conserv Ecol 10 (2):1.

Mallory ML, Little CM, Boyd E, Ballard J, Elliott KH, Gilchrist HG, Hipfner JM, Petersen A, Shutler D, 2015.  Leukocyte profiles of Arctic marine birds:  interspecific variation and relationship to migration distance.  Conserv Physiol 3:cov028.

Fife DT, Robertson GJ, Shutler D, Braune BM, Mallory ML, 2015.  Trace elements and ingested plastic debris in wintering dovekies (Alle alle).  Mar Poll Bull 91:368-371.  (email me for copy)

Shutler D, Gendron AD, Rondeau M, Marcogliese DJ, 2015.  Leukocyte profiles and helminths of northern leopard frogs, Rana pipiens:  Location, location, location.  Can J Zool 93:41–49.

Pollet IL, Hedd A, Taylor PD, Montevecchi WA, Shutler D, 2014.  Migratory movements and wintering areas of Leach’s Storm-Petrels tracked using geolocators.  J Field Ornithol 85:322-329.

Williams GR, Shutler D, Burgher-MacLellan KL, Rogers REL, 2014.  Infra-population and -community dynamics of the parasites Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae, and consequences for honey bee (Apis mellifera) hosts.  PLoS One 9:e99465.

Shutler D, Head K, Burger-MacLellan KL, Colwell MJ, Levitt AL, Ostiguy N, Williams GR, 2014.  Honey bee Apis mellifera parasites in the absence of Nosema ceranae fungi and Varroa destructor mites.  PLoS One 9:e98599.

Pollet IL, Ronconi RA, Jonsen ID, Leonard ML, Taylor PD, Shutler D, 2014.  Foraging movements of Leach’s storm-petrels, Oceanodroma leucorhoa, during incubation.  J Avian Biol 45:305-314.

Winkler DW, Ringelman KM, Dunn PO,Whittingham L, Hussell DJT, Clark RG, Dawson RD, Johnson LS, Rose A, Austin SH, Robinson WD, Lombardo MP, Thorpe PA, Shutler D, Robertson RJ, Stager M, Leonard M, Horn AG, Dickinson J, Ferretti V, Massoni V, Bulit F, Reboreda JC, Liljesthröm M, Quiroga M, Rakhimberdiev E, Ardia DR, 2014.  The interaction between clutch size and lay date changes across the Americas in Tachycineta swallows:  What are the roles for direct selection, demography and organismal biology?  Ecography 37:670–678.  (email me for copy)

Pollet IL, Lancaster MB, Lightfoot HL, Vaasjo EJ, Shutler D, 2014.  Fifty one degrees and 14 years of separation:  A remarkable trans-Atlantic recapture of a banded Leach’s Storm-Petrel.  Wilson J Ornithol 126:166–169.

Pirk CWW, De Miranda JR, Kramer M, Murray T, Paxton RJ, Nazzi F, Shutler D, van Der Steen JJM, van Dooremalen C, 2013.  Statistical guidelines for Apis mellifera research.  In: Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (eds), The COLOSS BEEBOOK Vol 1:  Standard methods for Apis mellifera research.  pdf.

Frost EH, Hillier K, Shutler D, 2013.  Effects of fluvalinate on honey bee learning, memory, responsiveness to sucrose, and survival.  J Exper Biol 216:2931-2938.

Laughlin AJ, Taylor CM, Bradley D, LeClair D, Clark RG, Dawson R, Dunn PO, Horn AG, Leonard ML, Sheldon DR, Shutler D, Whittingham L, Winkler DW, Norris DR, 2013.  Integrating information from geolocators, weather radar and citizen science to uncover a key stopover area for an aerial insectivore.  Auk 130: 230−239.

Hillier K, Frost E, Shutler D, 2013.  Fate of dermally applied miticides fluvalinate and amitraz within honey bee (Hymenoptera:  Apidae) bodies.  J Econ Ent 106:558-565.

Williams GR, Alaux C, Costa C, Csáki T, Doublet V, Eisenhardt D, Fries I, Kuhn R, McMahon DP, Medrzycki P, Murray TE, Natsopoulou ME, Neumann P, Oliver R, Paxton RJ, Pernal SF, Shutler D, Tanner G, Van Der Steen JJM, Brodschneider R, 2013.  Standard methods for maintaining adult Apis mellifera workers in cages under in vitro laboratory conditions.  In:  Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (eds), The COLOSS BEEBOOK Vol 1:  Standard methods for Apis mellifera research.  pdf.

Frost E, Shutler D, Hillier K, 2012.  The proboscis extension reflex to evaluate learning and memory in honeybees (Apis mellifera):  Some caveats.   Naturwissenschaften 99:677-686.

Shutler D, Alisauskas R, McLaughlin JD, 2012.  Associations between body composition and helminths of lesser snow geese during winter and spring migration.  Int J Parasitol 42:755-760.

Pollet IL, Shutler D, Chardine J, Ryder JP, 2012.  Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis).  In A Poole [ed], The Birds of North America Online, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York; http://bna.birds.cornell.edu.bnaproxy.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/033.

Shutler D, Hussell DJT, Norris DR, Winkler DW, Robertson RJ, Bonier F, Rendell WB, Bélisle M, Clark RG, Dawson RD, Wheelwright NT, Lombardo MP, Thorpe PA, Truan MA, Walsh R, Leonard ML, Horn AG, Vleck M, Vleck D, Rose AP, Whittingham LA, Dunn PO, Hobson KA, Stanback MT, 2012.  Spatio-temporal patterns across North America in nest box occupancy by Tree Swallows.  Avian Conserv Ecol 7(1)3.

Fairn ER, McLellan NR, Shutler D, 2012.  Are lice associated with Ring-billed Gull chick immune responses?  Waterbirds 35:164-169.

Frost EH, Shutler D, Hillier NK, 2011.  Effects of cold immobilization and recovery period on honeybee learning, memory, and responsiveness to sucrose.  J Insect Physiol 57:1385-1390.

Spencer SH, Shutler D, O’Brien MS, 2011.  Correlates of mercury in female river otters (Lontra canadensis) from Nova Scotia, Canada.  Environ Toxicol Chem 30:1879-1884.

Munroe SEM, Avery TS, Shutler D, Dadswell MJ, 2011.  Spatial attachment-site preferences of macroectoparasites on Atlantic sturgeons Acipenser oxyrinchus in Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy, Canada.  J Parasitol 97:377-383.

Shutler D, Marcogliese D, 2011.  Leukocyte profiles of Northern Leopard Frogs, Lithobates pipiens, exposed to pesticides and hematozoa in agricultural wetlands.  Copeia 2011:301-307.  

Shutler D, 2011.  Sexual selection:  When to expect trade-offs.  Biol Letts 7:101-104.

Williams GR, Shutler D, Little CM, Burger-Maclellan K, Rogers REL.  2010.  The microsporidian Nosema ceranae, the antibiotic Fumagilin-B®, and western honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony strength.  Apidologie 42:15-22.

Williams GR,Tarpy DR, vanEngelsdorp D, Chauzat M-P, Cox-Foster DL, Delaplane KS, Neumann P, Pettis JS, Rogers REL, Shutler D, 2010.  Colony Collapse Disorder in context.  BioEssays 32:845-846.

Williams GR, Head K, Rogers REL, Shutler D, Burger-MacLellan K, 2010.  Parasitic mites and microsporidians in managed western honey bee colonies in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.  Can Ent 142:584–588.

Voss M, Shutler D, Werner J, 2010.  A hard look at blood-sampling of birds.  Auk 127:704-708.

Burgher-MacLellan KL, Williams GR, Shutler D, MacKenzie K, Rogers REL, 2010. Detection of the microsporidian parasites Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in Apis mellifera using SYBR Green I real-time PCR with melting curve analysis.  Can Ent 142:271–283.

Williams GR, Shutler D, Rogers REL, 2010.  Effect at temperate latitudes of indoor versus outdoor overwintering on fumagillin-treated microsporidian parasites Nosema ceranae, and on western honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony mortality.  J Invertebr Pathol 104:4–7.

Shutler D, Lowe AG, Robinson SR, 2010.  Relationships between leucocytes and Leucocytozoon simondi in mallards, Anas platyrhynchos.  Comp Biochem Physiol A 156:46-49.

King J, Shutler D, 2010.  Parasite transmission stages in feces of common eiders flushed from their nests.  Northe Nat 17:155–160.

Hainstock MH, Smith MC, Carr J, Shutler D, 2010.  Parental investment and brood value in tree swallows, Tachycineta bicolor.  Behaviour 147:441-464.

McLellan NR, Shutler D, 2009.  Sources of food delivered to Ring-Billed, Herring, and Great Black-Backed Gull chicks in marine environments.  Waterbirds 32:507-513.

Dalley KL, Taylor PD, Shutler D, 2009.  Success of migratory songbirds in harvested boreal forests of north-western Newfoundland.  Condor 111:314-325.

Williams GR, Rogers REL, Kalkstein AL, Taylor BA, Shutler D, Ostiguy N, 2009.  Deformed wing virus in western honey bees (Apis mellifera) from Atlantic Canada and the first description of an overtly-infected emerging queen.  J Invert Pathol 101:77-79.

Shutler D, Smith TG, Robinson SR, 2009.  Relationships between leukocytes and Hepatozoon spp. in green frogs, Rana clamitans.  J Wildl Dis 45:67-72.  

Shafer ABA, Williams GR, Shutler D, Rogers REL, Stewart DT, 2009.  Cophylogeny of Nosema (Microsporidia:  Nosematidae) and bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) suggests both cospeciation and a host-switch.  J Parasitol 95:198-203.

Cowan KL, Shutler D, Herman TB, Stewart DT, 2009.  Spleen mass of masked shrews, Sorex cinereus, in relation to body mass, sex, age, date, and bladder nematode, Liniscus (=Capillaria) maseri, infection.  J Parasitol 95:228-230

Williams GR, Sampson MA, Shutler D, Rogers REL.  2008.  Does fumagillin control the recently-detected invasive parasite, Nosema ceranae, in Western honey bees (Apis mellifera)?  J Invertebr Pathol 99:342-344.

Dalley KL, Taylor PD, Shutler D, 2008.  Nest-site characteristics and breeding success of three species of boreal songbirds in western Newfoundland, Canada.  Can J Zool 86:1203-1211.

Williams GR, Shafer ABA, Rogers REL, Shutler D, Stewart DT, 2008.  First detection of Nosema ceranae, a microsporidian parasite of European honey bees (Apis mellifera), in Canada and central U.S.A.  J Invertebr Pathol 97:189-192.

Cowan KL, Shutler D, Herman TB, Stewart DT, 2007.  Extreme male-biased infections of masked shrews by bladder nematodes.  J Mammal 88:1539-1544.

Shutler D, Campbell AA, 2007.  Experimental addition of greenery reduces flea loads in nests of a non-greenery using species, the tree swallow Tachycineta bicolor.  J Avian Biol 38:7-12.

Shutler D, Clark RG, Fehr C, Diamond AW, 2006.  Time and recruitment costs as currencies in manipulation studies on the costs of reproduction:  evidence from tree swallows.  Ecology 87:2938-2946.

Forbes MR, McRuer DL, Shutler D, 2006.  White blood cell profiles of breeding American toads (Bufo americanus) relative to sex and body size.  Comp Clin Pathol 15:155-159.  

Shutler D, Reece S, Mullie A, Billingsley PF, Read AF, 2005.  Rodent malaria parasites Plasmodium chabaudi and P. vinckei do not increase their rates of gametocytogenesis in response to mosquito probing.  Proc Roy Soc B 272:2397-2402.

Shutler D, Weary D, McLellan N, 2005.  The clones need to return:  a comment.  Appl Anim Behav Sci 91:363-365.

Clark RG, Boutin C, Jobin B, Forsyth DJ, Shutler D, Leeson JY, Olfert O, Thomas AG, 2005.  Making a living on the edge:  beneficial effects of field boundary habitats for biodiversity and agriculture.  Pp 113-133 in Thomas AG, ed.  Field boundary habitats:  Implications for weed, insect and disease management. Topics in Canadian weed science, Volume 1. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec:  Canadian Weed Science Society - Société canadienne do malherbologie.  

Kirby RE, Sargeant GA, Shutler D, 2004.  Haldane's rule and American black duck x mallard hybridization.  Can J Zool 82:1827-1831.

Shutler D, Leonard ML, Horn AG, Shutler R, Hussell DJT, 2004.  Breeding between Tree Swallows from the same brood.  J Field Ornith 74:353-358.

Shutler D, Mullie A, Clark RG, 2004.  Tree swallow reproductive investment, stress, and parasites.  Can J Zool 82:442-448.

Shutler D, Petersen S, Dawson R, Campbell A, 2003.  Sex ratios of fleas (Siphonaptera:  Ceratophyllidae) in nests of tree swallows (Passeriformes:  Hirundinidae) exposed to different chemicals.  Env Entomol 32:1045-1048.

Shutler D, Clark RD, 2003.  Causes and consequences of tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) dispersal in Saskatchewan.  Auk 120:619-631.

Thomas K, Shutler D, 2001.  Ectoparasites, nestling growth, parental feeding rates, and begging intensity of tree swallows.  Can J Zool 79:346-353.

Shutler D, Mullie A, Clark RG, 2000.  Bird communities of prairie uplands and wetlands in relation to farming practices in Saskatchewan. Conserv Biol 14:1441-1451.

Shutler D, Ankney CD, Mullie A, 1999.  Effects of the blood parasite Leucocytozoon on growth rates of anatid ducklings.  Can J Zool 77:1573-1581.

Shutler D, Alisauskas RT, McLaughlin JD, 1999.  Mass dynamics of the spleen and other organs in geese:  measures of immune relationships to helminths?  Can J Zool 77:351-359.

Shutler D, Clark RG, Rutherford S, Mullie A, 1999.  Blood parasites and clutch volumes of gadwalls and mallards.  J Avian Biol 30:295-301.

Clark RG, Shutler D, 1999.  Avian habitat selection:  pattern from process in nest-site use by ducks?  Ecology 80:272-287.

Ilmonen P, Hakkarainen H, Koivunen V, Korpimäki E, Mullie A, Shutler D, 1999.  Parental effort and blood parasitism in Tengmalm's Owl:  effects of natural and experimental variation in food abundance.  Oikos 86:79-86.

Shutler D, Gloutney ML, Clark RG, 1998.  Body mass, energetic constraints, and duck nesting ecology.  Can J Zool 76:1805-1814.

Shutler D, Read AF, 1998.  Local mate competition, and extraordinary and ordinary blood parasite sex ratios.  Oikos 82:417-424.

McCurdy DG, Shutler D, Mullie A, Forbes MRL, 1998.  Sex-biased parasitism of avian hosts:  relations to blood parasite taxon and mating system.  Oikos 82:303-312.

Read AF, Shutler D, 1998.  Darwinian medicine?  Lessons from avian blood parasites.  Bull Scand Soc Parasitol 8:30-32.

Shutler D, Ankney CD, Dennis D, 1996.  Could the blood parasite Leucocytozoon deter mallard range expansion?  J Wildl Manage 60:569-580.

Shutler D, Bennett GF, Mullie A, 1995.  Sex proportions of Haemoproteus blood parasites and local mate competition.  Proc Natl Acad Sci (USA) 92:6748-6752.

Read AF, Anwar M, Shutler D, Nee S, 1995.  Sex allocation and population structure in malaria and related parasitic protozoa.  Proc Roy Soc Lond B 260:359-363.

Weatherhead PJ, Metz KJ, Shutler D, Muma KE, Bennett GF, 1995.  Blood parasites and dominance in captive blackbirds.  J Avian Biol 26:121-123.

Shutler D, Weatherhead PJ, 1994.  Movement patterns and territory acquisition by floater red-winged blackbirds.  Can J Zool 72:712-720.

Shutler D, Weatherhead PJ, 1992.  Surplus territory contenders in the red-winged blackbird:  where are the desperados?  Behav Ecol Sociobiol 31:97-106.

Shutler D, Weatherhead PJ, 1991a.  Owner and floater red-winged blackbirds:  determinants of status.  Behav Ecol Sociobiol 28:235-241.

Shutler D, Weatherhead PJ, 1991b.  Basal song rate variation in red-winged blackbirds:  sound and fury signifying nothing?  Behav Ecol 2:133-142.

Shutler D, Mullie A, 1991.  Size-related foraging behaviour of the leaf-cutting ant, Atta colombica.  Can J Zool 69:1530-1533.

Weatherhead PJ, Bennett GF, Shutler D, 1991.  Sexual selection and parasites in wood-warblers.  Auk 108:147-152.

Shutler D, Weatherhead PJ, 1990.  Targets of sexual selection:  song and plumage of wood warblers.  Evolution 44:1967-1977.

Weatherhead PJ, Shutler D, 1989.  Sparrow sexual size dimorphism and testis size:  a comment.  Evolution 43:1120-1121.


Selection of  presentations at professional conferences since 2010 (* presenter if not first author, P if poster, my students in bold)

Gow EA, Knight SM, Bradley DW, Clark RG, Bélisle M, Berzins L, Blake T, Bridge ES, Burke L, Dawson RD, Dunn PO, Garant D, Holroyd G, Horn AG, Hussell DJT, Lansdorp O, Laughlin AJ, Leonard ML, Pelletier F, Shutler D, Siefferman L, Taylor CM, Trefry H, Vleck CM, Vleck D, Winkler DW, Whittingham LA, Norris DR, 2017. Latitudinal variation and similarity in the range wide timing of the annual cycle of tree swallows from 12 breeding populations.  Amer Ornith Soc, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Flinn A, Shutler D, Hillier NK, Little CM, 2017.  Alternative management of Varroa destructor mites using their odour responses.  Can Soc Ecol Evol, Victoria.

Hoeg R, Pollet IL, Shutler D, 2017.  House hunters:  petrel edition.  Can Soc Ecol Evol, Victoria.

Holland E, Mallory M, Shutler D*, 2017.  Plastics and other anthropogenic debris in freshwater birds from Canada.  Can Soc Ecol Evol, Victoria.

Burgess NM, Hedd A, Pollet IL, Mauck RA, Diamond AW, Fifield D, Valliant M, Burke C, Mallory M, McFarlane Tranquilla LA, Montevecchi WA, Robertson GJ, Ronconi RA, Shutler D, Wilhelm SI, 2016.  Differences in mercury exposure of breeding Leach’s storm-petrels related to their foraging patterns in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.  SETAC, Orlando.

Holland E, Mallory M, Shutler D, 2016.  Plastics and other anthropogenic debris in freshwater birds from Canada.  Atl Soc Fish Wildl Biol + SETAC, Orlando.

Hedd A, Pollet IL, Mauck RA, Burgess NM, Bond AL, Burke CM, Mallory ML, McFarlane Tranquilla LA, Montevecchi WA, Robertson GJ, Ronconi RA, Shutler D, Wilhelm SI, 2016.  Potential drivers of Leach’s storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa population declines in Atlantic Canada.  Internat Albatross Petrel Conf, Barcelona.

Pollet IL, Leonard ML, O’Driscoll NJ, Burgess NM, Shutler D, 2016.  Relationships between blood mercury levels and reproductive parameters in a small seabird.    Internat Albatross Petrel Conf, Barcelona.

Knight SM, Bradley DW, Clark RG, Bélisle M, Berzins L, Blake T, Dawson RD, Dunn PO, Garant D, Holroyd G, Horn AG, Laughlin AJ, Leonard ML, Mahony N, Pelletier F, Shutler D, Siefferman L, Taylor CM, Trefry H, Vleck CM, Vleck D, Winkler DW, Wittingham LA, Norris DR, 2016.  The development of a range-wide migratory network to assess causes of spatial synchrony and population declines.  N Am Ornithol Conf, Washington, DC.

Shutler D, Schellinck J, 2016. The parental choreography hypothesis.  Int Soc Behav Ecol, Exeter, UK + N Am Ornithol Conf, Washington, DC.

Troxler A, Gauthier L, Retschnig G, Roth K, Yañez O, Shutler D, Neumann P, Williams G, 2016.  Honey bee queens under influence: neonicotinoid pesticides and her Majesty’s health. Annual German Conf Bee Research, Braunschweig, Germany.

Troxler A, Williams G, Bruckner S, Chantawannakul P,  Khongphinitbunjong K, Retschnig G, Roth K, Shutler D,  Straub L, Yañez O, Gauthier L, Neumann P, 2016.  Royalty in danger! The influence of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen health. Annu Swiss Conf Ecol, Evol, System, Biogeog, Conserv, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Fife DT, Pollet IL, Robertson GJ, Mallory ML, Shutler D, 2015.  Apparent survival of adult Leach’s Storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) breeding on Bon Portage Island, Nova Scotia.  Internat Seabird Conf, Cape Town, S. Africa.

Pollet IL, Ronconi RA, Leonard ML, Taylor PD, Shutler D, 2015.  Variation in migration strategies of Leach’s storm-petrels, Oceanodroma leucorhoa.  Internat Seabird Conf, Cape Town, S. Africa.

Williams G, Troxler A, Forfert N, Retschnig G, Roth K, Yañez O, Shutler D, Moritz R, Neumann P, Gauthier L, 2015.  Neonicotinoid pesticides severely affect honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens.  Apimondia, Daejeon, Korea.

Colwell MJ, Williams GR, Evans RC, Shutler D, 2014.  Nutrition and pesticide content of honey bee-collected pollen.  Ent Soc Can and Ent Soc Sask, Saskatoon.

Burgess NM, Hedd A, Mauck RA, Pollet IL, 2014.  Monitoring movements, foraging and mercury exposure of breeding Leach’s Storm-Petrels in Atlantic Canada.  Soc Env Tox Chem, Vancouver.

Pollet IL, Ronconi RA, Jonsen ID, Leonard ML, Taylor PD, Shutler D, 2014.  Breeding and overwinter movements of Leach’s storm-petrels, Oceanodroma leucorhoa.  5th Internat Bio-Logging Sci Symp, Strasbourg, France.

Williams GR, Troxler A, Retschnig G, Roth K, Shutler D, Yañez O, Neumann P, Gauthier L, 2014.  Effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bee queens.  Eurbee, Murcia, Spain.

Clark RG, Winkler DW, Dawson RD, Harriman VA, Shutler D, Hussell DJT, Lombardo MP, Thorpe PA, Dunn PO, Whittingham LA, 2014.  Spatial and temporal variation in apparent survival of Tree Swallows.    Amer Ornith Union & Cooper Ornith Soc, Colorado.

Fairhurst GD, Berzins LL, Bradley DW, Romano A, Romano M, Scandolara C, Ambrosini R, Dawson RD, Dunn PO, Hobson KA, Liechti F, Marchant TA, Norris DR, Rubolini D, Saino N, Shutler D, Whittingham LA, Clark RG, 2014.  Feather corticosterone levels are unaffected by geolocators in two species of migratory aerial insectivore.  Amer Ornith Union & Cooper Ornith Soc, Colorado.

Bradley D, McAdam A, Hussell D, Bonier D, Clark R, Dawson R, Horn A, Leonard M, Rendell W, Robertson R, Shutler D, Winkler D, Norris DR, 2014.  Plastic responses in the timing of reproduction to annual variation in spring temperature of a migratory songbird across North America.  Can Soc Ecol Evol & Can Soc Zool, Montreal.

Hanes M, Oosterhuis R, Little C, Hillier K, Shutler D, 2014.  Chemical attractants to control Varroa infestations of honey bees.  Acad Ent Soc, Truro, NS.

Pollet IL, Ronconi RA, Jonsen ID, Leonard ML, Taylor PD, Shutler D*, 2014.  Foraging patterns of Leach’s storm-petrels, Oceanodroma leucorhoa, during incubation.  Can Soc Ecol Evol & Can Soc Zool, Montreal, Canada + Int Soc Stud Behav Ecol, New York, USA.

Fife D, Robertson GJ, Shutler D, Davis SE, Mallory ML, 2014.  P  Climate variability and survival of a high Arctic seabird.  ArcticNet, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Won first prize

Fife D, Pollet IL, Robertson GJ, Mallory ML, Shutler D, 2013.  Apparent survival of adult Leach’s Storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) breeding on Bon Portage Island, Nova Scotia.  Pacif Seabird Grp, Anchorage, AK, USA.

Shutler D, 2013.  Puzzles in parasitology I.  Atl Can Assoc Parasitol, Pictou, NS.

Lightfoot HL, Taylor PD, Shutler D*, 2013.  Avian fall migration decisions in the Gulf of Maine region.  Amer Ornith Union & Cooper Ornith Soc, Chicago.

Shutler D, Marcogliese DJ, Gendron A, 2012 & 2013.  Leukocyte profiles and nematode parasites of northern leopard frogs, Rana pipiens:  location, location, location.  Atl Can Assoc Parasitol, Pictou, & Can Soc Ecol Evol, Kelowna.

Colwell M, Shutler D, Williams GR, 2012.  P  Diversity of honey bee pollen diets in Maritime crops.  Acadian Entomol Soc Meet, Fredericton, NB.  Won first prize

Charbonneau L, Shutler D, Hillier NK, Rogers REL, 2011.  P  Effect of fungal parasites on honey bees.  Ent Soc Canada & Acadian Ent Soc, Halifax + Atl Can Assoc Parasitol, Pictou.

Frost EH, Shutler D*, Hillier NK, 2011.  Effects of cold immobilization and recovery period on honeybee learning and memory.  Ent Soc Canada and Acadian Ent Soc, Halifax.

Lightfoot H, Taylor P, Shutler D, 2011.  Monitoring fall songbird migration around the Bay of Fundy using radar.  Atl Fish Wild Biol Conf, Antigonish, NS.

Williams GR, Shutler D, Rogers REL, Burgher-MacLellan K, 2011.   P  Nosema ceranae in western honey bees:  pathology and interactions with Nosema apis.  Apimondia, Argentina.

Shutler D, Williams GR, 2010.  Competition between fungal parasites of honey bees.  Can Soc Ecol Evol, Quebec City, QC + Atl Can Assoc Parasitol, Pictou, NS.

Frost E, Shutler D, Hillier K, 2010.  Effects of a miticide on honeybee memory:  is the cure worse than the disease?  N Am Beekeeping Conf, Orlando, FL, USA.

Research grants (since 2010)
2015 - '20 NSERC Discovery, Avian reproductive ecology.
2016 - '18 Raddall Equipment and Research Grants.
2015 - '18 NS Habitat Conservation Fund, Consequences of nest habitat selection for tree swallows.
2014 - '15 Cdn Bee Research Fund, Repellents and lures for Varroa mites (K Hillier junior author)
2011 - '14 NS Habitat Conservation Fund, Conservation of Leach’s storm-petrels (I Pollet and D Fife junior authors).
2008 - '12 NSF Partnerships in International Research and Education; Golondrinas de las Americas (5 Principal Investigators [PIs], I
     am on steering committee for 33 collaborators).
2010 Ducks Unlimited, Value of constructed wetlands (PI; with Soren Bondrup-Nielsen).
2008 - 10
Agri-futures, Control of Nosema disease in honey bees (REL Rogers PI, I am one of  3 collaborators).

Selected additional scholarly activities
Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union (2015)
Associate Editor, Auk (2014- )
Associate Editor, Avian Conservation and Ecology (2005- )
Reviewing Editor, Condor (2008-2014)
Associate Editor, Behaviour (2006-2009)


TEACHING, ADVISING, AND SERVICE


Sep - Dec
Jan - Apr
May-Aug
Either Ornithology or Parasitology; Organisms and their Environment
Animal Behaviour, Seminar in Ecology
Field work!


I usually have 2-3 BSc (Hons) students and 1-3 MSc students.

Updated May '17