This talk will explore the ecological interactions of double-crested cormorants and the controversies that surround them using the local example of Tommy Thompson Park.
Gail Fraser is an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, where she teaches ecology and conservation science to non-science students. Her research areas of interest include water-bird ecology and the environmental effects on wildlife from offshore oil and gas extraction activities. She has worked on colonial nesting waterbirds for over two-decades. Her current work is focused on the waterbirds at Tommy Thompson Park, primarily involving double-crested cormorants and black-crowned night herons. Her work is published in a wide-variety of science, wildlife management and policy journals.