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Jennifer Lavers

Lecturer in Marine Science

IMAS Waterfront , Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6324 3868 (phone)

Jennifer.Lavers@utas.edu.au

Dr Lavers is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.  She is a marine eco-toxicologist with expertise in tropical and temperate seabird ecology, plastic pollution (marine debris), and invasive species management.  She supervises a large number of graduate students in Australia and abroad working on a diverse array of projects.

Biography

Before joining the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Dr Lavers worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on remote islands in Hawaii, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (London), and completed her first post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Tasmania (Quantitative Marine Science program).

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Date of award

PhD

Quantifying cumulative anthropogenic impacts on sub-Arctic seabirds

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Canada

2007

BSc (1st Class Hons)

 

University of Alberta

Canada

2003

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

JFA102 Aquatic Biology B

JFA114 Introduction to Oceanography

JFA322/539 Topics In Marine Environmental Studies

XBR303 One Ocean

JFA207 Data Analysis and Presentation

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Research Themes

Jennifer's research aligns to the University's research theme ofMarine, Antarctic and Maritime. Her research interests include understanding how marine apex predators, such as seabirds, can act as sentinels of ocean health, and translating this knowledge into outreach programs (e.g., art-science linkages) that engage the broader public in science and conservation. Jennifer's research, and that of her students, primarily focuses on plastic, heavy metals, POPs, and radionuclides as pollutants of aquatic ecosystems

Fields of Research

  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) (310305)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Ecology (310399)
  • Wildlife and habitat management (410407)
  • Environmental education and extension (410403)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)
  • Freshwater ecology (310304)
  • Ecological physiology (310303)
  • Population ecology (310307)
  • Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes (370104)
  • Terrestrial ecology (310308)
  • Animal physiological ecology (310907)
  • Vertebrate biology (310914)
  • Soil biology (410603)
  • Ecosystem function (410203)
  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing (401304)
  • Phylogeny and comparative analysis (310410)
  • Animal physiology - systems (310910)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges (450304)
  • Accelerators (511001)
  • Environmental management (410499)
  • Respiratory diseases (320103)
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation (410199)
  • Biogeography and phylogeography (310402)
  • Innate immunity (320407)
  • Systems physiology (320803)
  • Cell physiology (320801)
  • Allergy (320401)
  • Global change biology (319902)
  • Animal immunology (310905)

Research Objectives

  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Coastal and estuarine systems and management (180299)
  • Terrestrial biodiversity (180606)
  • Terrestrial systems and management (180699)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems (180501)
  • Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments (180503)
  • Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems (180301)
  • Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment (190201)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments (180507)
  • Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180404)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Environmental education and awareness (190203)
  • Coastal or estuarine biodiversity (180203)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Environmentally sustainable plant production (260199)
  • Employment patterns and change (230501)
  • Management of solid waste from commercial services and tourism (110103)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Visual communication (130205)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments (180206)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences (280103)
  • Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean) (180506)
  • Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments (180602)

Publications

Total publications

121

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2019Journal ArticleLavers JL, Dicks L, Dicks MR, Finger A, 'Significant plastic accumulation on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia', Scientific Reports, 9 Article 7102. ISSN 2045-2322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43375-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 33

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2019Journal ArticleLavers JL, Hutton I, Bond AL, 'Clinical pathology of plastic ingestion in marine birds and relationships with blood chemistry', Environmental Science and Technology, 53, (15) pp. 9224-9231. ISSN 0013-936X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b02098 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2019Journal ArticleLavers JL, Sharp PB, Stuckenbrock S, Bond AL, 'Entrapment in plastic debris endangers hermit crabs', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 387 Article 121703. ISSN 0304-3894 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121703 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2017Journal ArticleLavers JL, Bond AL, 'Exceptional and rapid accumulation of anthropogenic debris on one of the world's most remote and pristine islands', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, (23) pp. 6052-6055. ISSN 0027-8424 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1619818114 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 202Web of Science - 184

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2014Journal ArticleBond AL, Lavers JL, 'Climate change alters the trophic niche of a declining apex marine predator', Global Change Biology, 20, (7) pp. 2100-2107. ISSN 1354-1013 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12554 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

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2014Journal ArticleLavers JL, Bond AL, Hutton I, 'Plastic ingestion by flesh-footed shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes): implications for fledgling body condition and the accumulation of plastic-derived chemicals', Environmental Pollution, 187 pp. 124-129. ISSN 0269-7491 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.12.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 146Web of Science - 127

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Journal Article

(87 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Bond AL, Hutton I, Lavers JL, 'Plastics in regurgitated flesh-footed shearwater (Ardenna carneipes) boluses as a monitoring tool', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 168 Article 112428. ISSN 0025-326X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112428 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Gilmour ME, Lewis PJ, Paige T, Lavers JL, 'Persistent organic pollutant (POPs) concentrations from great-winged petrels nesting in Western Australia', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 168 Article 112396. ISSN 0025-326X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112396 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Gilmour ME

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2021Glencross JS, Lavers JL, Woehler EJ, 'A proposed framework for reporting mass mortality (wreck) events of seabirds', ICES Journal of Marine Science pp. 1-8. ISSN 1054-3139 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsab046 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Woehler EJ

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2021Glencross JS, Lavers JL, Woehler EJ, 'Breeding success of short-tailed shearwaters following extreme environmental conditions', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 672 pp. 193-203. ISSN 0171-8630 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps13791 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Grant ML, Lavers JL, Hutton I, Bond AL, 'Seabird breeding islands as sinks for marine plastic debris', Environmental Pollution, 276 Article 116734. ISSN 0269-7491 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116734 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Grant ML; Bond AL

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2021Grant ML, O'Hanlon NJ, Lavers JL, Masden EA, James NA, et al., 'A standardised method for estimating the level of visible debris in bird nests', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 172 Article 112889. ISSN 0025-326X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112889 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Grant ML; Bond AL

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2021Guffogg JA, Soto-Berelov M, Jones SD, Bellman CJ, Lavers JL, et al., 'Towards the spectral mapping of plastic debris on beaches', Remote Sensing, 13, (9) Article 1850. ISSN 2072-4292 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs13091850 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Lavers JL, Hutton I, Bond AL, 'Temporal trends and interannual variation in plastic ingestion by flesh-footed shearwaters (Ardenna carneipes) using different sampling strategies', Environmental Pollution, 290 Article 118086. ISSN 0269-7491 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118086 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Lavers JL, Rivers-Auty J, Bond AL, 'Plastic debris increases circadian temperature extremes in beach sediments', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 416 Article 126140. ISSN 0304-3894 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126140 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Rivers-Auty J

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2021Nichols EC, Lavers JL, Archer-Rand S, Bond AL, 'Assessing plastic size distribution and quantity on a remote island in the South Pacific', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 167 Article 112366. ISSN 0025-326X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112366 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2021O'Hanlon NJ, Bond AL, Masden EA, Lavers JL, James NA, 'Measuring nest incorporation of anthropogenic debris by seabirds: an opportunistic approach increases geographic scope and reduces costs', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 171 Article 112706. ISSN 0025-326X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112706 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Sarker S, Athukorala A, Talukder S, Haque MH, Helbig K, et al., 'Resolution of the phylogenetic relationship of the vulnerable flesh-footed shearwater (Ardenna carneipes) seabird using a complete mitochondrial genome', Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6, (4) pp. 1507-1511. ISSN 2380-2359 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2021.1914234 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Willis KA, Goncalves CS, Richardson K, Schuyler QA, Pederson H, et al., 'Cleaner seas: reducing marine pollution', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries pp. 1-16. ISSN 0960-3166 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11160-021-09674-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Willis KA; Anderson K; Vince J; Nowak B; Semmens JM; Greeno D; MacLeod C; Puskic P

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2021Yap VHS, Stewart LG, Stuckenbrock S, Fidler AL, Lavers JL, 'Longevity records for the brown booby Sula leucogaster and flesh-footed shearwater Ardenna carneipes', Marine Ornithology, 49, (1) pp. 167-170. ISSN 1018-3337 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Yap VHS; Stewart LG

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2020Bond AL, Lavers JL, 'Records of brown booby Sula leucogaster in the Pitcairn Islands with additional observations during 2015-19', Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 140, (1) pp. 99-102. ISSN 0007-1595 (2020) [Professional, Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.25226/bboc.v140i1.2020.a11 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Bond AL, Lavers JL, 'Biological archives reveal contrasting patterns in trace element concentrations in pelagic seabird feathers over more than a century', Environmental Pollution, 263 Article 114631. ISSN 0269-7491 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114631 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2020Gilmour ME, Lavers JL, 'Latex balloons do not degrade uniformly in freshwater, marine and composting environments', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 403 Article 123629. ISSN 0304-3894 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123629 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Gilmour ME

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2020Provencher JF, Liboiron M, Borrelle SB, Bond AL, Rochman C, et al., 'A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota', The Science of the Total Environment, 733 Article 139381. ISSN 0048-9697 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139381 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2020Puskic PS, Lavers JL, Adams LR, Bond AL, 'Ingested plastic and trace element concentrations in short-tailed shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris)', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 155 Article 111143. ISSN 0025-326X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111143 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Puskic PS; Adams LR; Bond AL

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2020Stewart LG, Lavers JL, Grant ML, Puskic PS, Bond AL, 'Seasonal ingestion of anthropogenic debris in an urban population of gulls', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 160 Article 111549. ISSN 0025-326X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111549 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Stewart LG; Grant ML; Puskic PS; Bond AL

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2020Szabo D, Lavers JL, Shimeta J, Green MP, Mulder RA, et al., 'Correlations between per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and body morphometrics in fledgling shearwaters impacted by plastic consumption from a remote Pacific island', Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 40, (3) pp. 799-810. ISSN 0730-7268 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/etc.4924 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2020Tavares DC, Moura JF, Acevedo-Trejos E, Crawford RJM, Makhado A, et al., 'Confidence intervals and sample size for estimating the prevalence of plastic debris in seabird nests', Environmental Pollution, 263 Article 114394. ISSN 0269-7491 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114394 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2020Yap VHS, Chase Z, Wright JT, Hurd CL, Lavers JL, et al., 'A comparison with natural particles reveals a small specific effect of PVC microplastics on mussel performance', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 160 Article 111703. ISSN 0025-326X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111703 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Yap VHS; Chase Z; Wright JT; Hurd CL

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2019Clay TA, Oppel S, Lavers JL, Phillips RA, Brooke MdeL, 'Divergent foraging strategies during incubation of an unusually wide-ranging seabird, the Murphy's petrel', Marine Biology, 166 Article 8. ISSN 0025-3162 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-018-3451-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

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2019Gilmour ME, Lavers JL, Lamborg C, Chastel O, Kania SA, et al., 'Mercury as an indicator of foraging ecology but not the breeding hormone prolactin in seabirds', Ecological Indicators, 103 pp. 248-259. ISSN 1470-160X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.04.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2019Kingsley MR, Lavers JL, Steeves TE, Burridge CP, 'Genetic distinctiveness of masked booby (Sula dactylatra) on Bedout Island, Western Australia', Emu, 120, (2) pp. 150-155. ISSN 0158-4197 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01584197.2019.1663125 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Kingsley MR; Burridge CP

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2019Lavers JL, 'Career satisfaction falls prey to bottomless demands', Nature Human Behaviour, 3, (10) pp. 1020. ISSN 2397-3374 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1038/s41562-019-0695-2 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Lavers JL, Dicks L, Dicks MR, Finger A, 'Significant plastic accumulation on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia', Scientific Reports, 9 Article 7102. ISSN 2045-2322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43375-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 33

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2019Lavers JL, Humphreys-Williams E, Crameri NJ, Bond AL, 'Trace element concentrations in feathers from three seabird species breeding in the Timor Sea', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 151 Article 110876. ISSN 0025-326X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110876 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Crameri NJ

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2019Lavers JL, Hutton I, Bond AL, 'Changes in technology and imperfect detection of nest contents impedes reliable estimates of population trends in burrowing seabirds', Global Ecology and Conservation, 17 Article e00579. ISSN 2351-9894 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00579 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2019Lavers JL, Hutton I, Bond AL, 'Clinical pathology of plastic ingestion in marine birds and relationships with blood chemistry', Environmental Science and Technology, 53, (15) pp. 9224-9231. ISSN 0013-936X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b02098 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2019Lavers JL, Sharp PB, Stuckenbrock S, Bond AL, 'Entrapment in plastic debris endangers hermit crabs', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 387 Article 121703. ISSN 0304-3894 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121703 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2019Lavers JL, Stivaktakis G, Hutton I, Bond AL, 'Detection of ultrafine plastics ingested by seabirds using tissue digestion', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 142 pp. 470-474. ISSN 0025-326X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.04.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Stivaktakis G; Bond AL

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2019O'Hanlon NJ, Bond AL, Lavers JL, Masden EA, James NA, 'Monitoring nest incorporation of anthropogenic debris by northern gannets across their range', Environmental Pollution, 255, (Part 1) Article 113152. ISSN 0269-7491 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2019Philpot SM, Lavers JL, Nugegoda D, Gilmour ME, Hutton I, et al., 'Trace element concentrations in feathers of seven petrels (Pterodroma spp.)', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, (10) pp. 9640-9648. ISSN 0944-1344 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11356-019-04406-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2019Provencher JF, Borrelle SB, Bond AL, Lavers JL, van Franeker JA, et al., 'Recommended best practices for plastic and litter ingestion studies in marine birds: collection, processing, and reporting', Facets, 4 pp. 111-130. ISSN 2371-1671 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/facets-2018-0043 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Bond AL

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2019Puskic PS, Lavers JL, Adams LR, Grunenwald M, Hutton I, et al., 'Uncovering the sub-lethal impacts of plastic ingestion by shearwaters using fatty acid analysis', Conservation Physiology, 7, (1) Article coz017. ISSN 2051-1434 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/conphys/coz017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Puskic PS; Adams LR; Grunenwald M; Bond AL

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2019Serra Goncalves AC, Lavers JL, Bond AL, 'Global review of beach debris monitoring and future recommendations', Environmental Science and Technology, 53, (21) pp. 12158-12167. ISSN 0013-936X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b01424 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Serra Goncalves AC; Bond AL

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2018Bond AL, Brooke MDL, Cuthbert RJ, Lavers JL, McClelland GTW, et al., 'Population status of four endemic land bird species after an unsuccessful rodent eradication on Henderson Island', Bird Conservation International, 29, (1) pp. 124-135. ISSN 0959-2709 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0959270918000072 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 29

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2018Fossi MC, Panti C, Baini M, Lavers JL, 'A review of plastic-associated pressures: cetaceans of the Mediterranean Sea and eastern Australian shearwaters as case studies', Frontiers in Marine Science, 5 Article 173. ISSN 2296-7745 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00173 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 32

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2018Grant ML, Lavers JL, Stuckenbrock S, Sharp PB, Bond AL, 'The use of anthropogenic marine debris as a nesting material by brown boobies (Sula leucogaster)', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 137 pp. 96-103. ISSN 0025-326X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Grant ML; Bond AL

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2018Lavers JL, Hutton I, Bond AL, 'Ingestion of marine debris by wedge-tailed shearwaters (Ardenna pacifica) on Lord Howe Island, Australia during 2005-2018', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 133 pp. 616-621. ISSN 0025-326X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.06.023 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

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2018Lavers JL, Lisovski S, Bond AL, 'Preliminary survival and movement data for a declining population of flesh-footed shearwater Ardenna carneipes in Western Australia provides insights into marine threats', Bird Conservation International, 29, (2) pp. 327-337. ISSN 0959-2709 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0959270918000084 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 29

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2018Lombal AJ, Wenner TJ, Lavers JL, Austin JJ, Woehler EJ, et al., 'Genetic divergence between colonies of flesh-footed shearwater Ardenna carneipes exhibiting different foraging strategies', Conservation Genetics, 19, (1) pp. 27-41. ISSN 1566-0621 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-017-0994-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Wenner TJ; Woehler EJ; Burridge CP

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2017Finger A, Lavers JL, Dann P, Kowalczyk ND, Scarpaci C, et al., 'Metals and metalloids in little penguin (Eudyptula minor) prey, blood and faeces', Environmental Pollution, 223 pp. 567-574. ISSN 0269-7491 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.059 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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2017Howell NR, Lavers JL, Uematsu S, Paterson D, Howard DL, et al., 'The topobiology of chemical elements in seabird feathers', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 1998. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01878-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2017Lavers JL, Bond AL, 'Exceptional and rapid accumulation of anthropogenic debris on one of the world's most remote and pristine islands', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, (23) pp. 6052-6055. ISSN 0027-8424 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1619818114 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 202Web of Science - 184

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2017Oppel S, Lavers JL, Donaldson AH, Forrest AK, McClelland GTW, et al., 'Population status, breeding success and ecology of the Henderson Petrel after a failed rat eradication on Henderson Island', Emu, 117, (2) pp. 151-159. ISSN 0158-4197 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01584197.2017.1292610 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2017Rudduck O-A, Lavers JL, Fischer AM, Stuckenbrock S, Sharp PB, et al., 'Inter-annual variation in the density of anthropogenic debris in the Tasman Sea', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 124, (1) pp. 51-55. ISSN 0025-326X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.07.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Fischer AM

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2017Sarker S, Das S, Lavers JL, Hutton I, Helbig K, et al., 'Genomic characterization of two novel pathogenic avipoxviruses isolated from Pacific shearwaters (Ardenna spp.)', BMC Genomics, 18 Article 298. ISSN 1471-2164 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-3680-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24

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2017Schmuck AM, Lavers JL, Stuckenbrock S, Sharp PB, Bond AL, 'Geophysical features influence the accumulation of beach debris on Caribbean islands', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 121, (1-2) pp. 45-51. ISSN 0025-326X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.043 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29

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2016Cannon SME, Lavers JL, Figueiredo B, 'Plastic ingestion by fish in the Southern Hemisphere: a baseline study and review of methods', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107, (1) pp. 286-291. ISSN 0025-326X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.03.057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 76Web of Science - 73

Co-authors: Cannon SME

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2016Finger A, Lavers JL, Orbell JD, Dann P, Nugegoda D, et al., 'Seasonal variation and annual trends of metals and metalloids in the blood of the little penguin (Eudyptula minor)', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110, (1) pp. 261-273. ISSN 0025-326X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.055 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2016Kain EC, Lavers JL, Berg CJ, Raine AF, Bond AL, 'Plastic ingestion by Newell's (Puffinus newelli) and wedge-tailed shearwaters (Ardenna pacifica) in Hawaii', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23, (23) pp. 23951-23958. ISSN 0944-1344 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7613-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

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2016Lavers JL, Bond AL, 'Selectivity of flesh-footed shearwaters for plastic colour: evidence for differential provisioning in adults and fledglings', Marine Environmental Research, 113 pp. 1-6. ISSN 0141-1136 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.10.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 24

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2016Lavers JL, Bond AL, 'Ingested plastic as a route for trace metals in Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) and Bonin petrel (Pterodroma hypoleuca) from Midway Atoll', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110, (1) pp. 493-500. ISSN 0025-326X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 44

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2016Lavers JL, Oppel S, Bond AL, 'Factors influencing the detection of beach plastic debris', Marine Environmental Research, 119 pp. 245-251. ISSN 0141-1136 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.06.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 33

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2016Oppel S, Lavers JL, Bond AL, Harrison G, 'Reducing the primary exposure risk of Henderson crakes (Zapornia atra) during aerial broadcast eradication by selecting appropriate bait colour', Wildlife Research, 43, (4) pp. 298-303. ISSN 1035-3712 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR15198 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2016Provencher JF, Bond AL, Avery-Gomm S, Borrelle SB, Bravo Rebolledo EL, et al., 'Quantifying ingested debris in marine megafauna: a review and recommendations for standardization', Analytical Methods, 9, (9) pp. 1454-1469. ISSN 1759-9660 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c6ay02419j [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 165Web of Science - 158

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2015Bond AL, Lavers JL, 'Flesh-footed shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes) in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean: summary and synthesis of records from Canada and Alaska', Canadian Field-Naturalist, 129, (3) pp. 263-267. ISSN 0008-3550 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.22621/cfn.v129i3.1725 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2015Bond AL, Robertson GJ, Lavers JL, Hobson KA, Ryan PC, 'Trace element concentrations in harvested auks from Newfoundland: toxicological risk of a traditional hunt', Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 115 pp. 1-6. ISSN 0147-6513 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.01.029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2015Finger A, Lavers JL, Dann P, Nugegoda D, Orbell JD, et al., 'The Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) as an indicator of coastal trace metal pollution', Environmental Pollution, 205 pp. 365-377. ISSN 0269-7491 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.06.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25

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2015Lavers JL, 'Population status and threats to Flesh-footed Shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes) in South and Western Australia', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72, (2) pp. 316-327. ISSN 1054-3139 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 26

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2014Bond AL, Lavers JL, 'Climate change alters the trophic niche of a declining apex marine predator', Global Change Biology, 20, (7) pp. 2100-2107. ISSN 1354-1013 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12554 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

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2014Lavers JL, Bond AL, Hutton I, 'Plastic ingestion by flesh-footed shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes): implications for fledgling body condition and the accumulation of plastic-derived chemicals', Environmental Pollution, 187 pp. 124-129. ISSN 0269-7491 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.12.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 146Web of Science - 127

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2014Lavers JL, Herrod A, Clarke RH, 'Predation of greater crested tern (Thalasseus bergii) eggs by juvenile brown boobies (Sula leucogaster) on Ashmore Reef', Waterbirds, 37, (2) pp. 215-219. ISSN 1524-4695 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1675/063.037.0210 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Lavers JL, Miller MGR, Carter MJ, Swann G, Clarke RH, 'Predicting the spatial distribution of a seabird community to identify priority conservation areas in the Timor Sea', Conservation Biology, 28, (6) pp. 1699-1709. ISSN 0888-8892 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12324 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

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2014Uematsu S, Uematsu K, Lavers JL, Congdon BC, 'Reduced vitamin A (retinol) levels indicate radionuclide exposure in streaked shearwaters (Calonectris leucomelasI) following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident', Ecological Indicators, 43 pp. 244-251. ISSN 1470-160X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.02.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2014Vegter AC, Barletta M, Beck C, Borrero J, Burton H, et al., 'Global research priorities to mitigate plastic pollution impacts on marine wildlife', Endangered Species Research, 25, (3) pp. 225-247. ISSN 1863-5407 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/esr00623 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 187Web of Science - 172

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2013Bond AL, Lavers JL, 'Effectiveness of emetics to study plastic ingestion by Leach's Storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 70, (1-2) pp. 171-175. ISSN 0025-326X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.02.030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 26

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2013Lavers JL, Bond AL, 'Contaminants in indigenous harvests of apex predators: The Tasmanian Short-tailed Shearwater as a case study', Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 95 pp. 78-82. ISSN 0147-6513 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.05.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2013Lavers JL, Bond AL, Van Wilgenburg SL, Hobson KA, 'Linking at-sea mortality of a pelagic shearwater to breeding colonies of origin using biogeochemical markers', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 491 pp. 265-275. ISSN 0171-8630 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps10487 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2013Reid TA, Hindell MA, Lavers JL, Wilcox C, 'Re-examining mortality sources and population trends in a declining seabird: using Bayesian methods to incorporate existing information and new data', PLOS One, 8, (4) Article e58230. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058230 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Reid TA; Hindell MA

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2012Muzaffar SB, Smith RP, Jones IL, Lavers J, Lacombe EH, et al., 'The Trans-Atlantic Movement of the Spirochete Borrelia garinii: the role of ticks and their seabird hosts', Studies in Avian Biology, 42 pp. 23-30. ISSN 0197-9922 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520272378.003.0002 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Bond AL, Lavers JL, 'Trace Element Concentrations in Feathers of Flesh-footed Shearwaters (Puffinus carneipes) from Across Their Breeding Range', Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 61, (2) pp. 318-326. ISSN 0090-4341 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00244-010-9605-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 45

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2010Bond AL, McClelland GTW, Jones IL, Lavers JL, Kyser TK, 'Stable isotopes confirm community patterns in foraging among Hawaiian Procellariiformes', Waterbirds, 33, (1) pp. 50-58. ISSN 1524-4695 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1675/063.033.0106 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

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2010Lavers JL, Wilcox C, Donlan CJ, 'Bird demographic responses to predator removal programs', Biological Invasions ISSN 1387-3547 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9776-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 61

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2009Lavers JL, Jones IL, Robertson GJ, Diamond AW, 'Contrasting Population Trends at Two Razorbill Colonies in Atlantic Canada: Additive Effects of Fox Predation and Hunting Mortality?', Avian Conservation and Ecology, 4, (2) pp. 3 http://www.ace-eco.org/vo14/iss2/art3/. ISSN 1712-6568 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2008Lavers JL, Jones IL, 'Assessing the Type and Frequency of Band Resighting Errors for Razorbill Alca Torda with Implications for other Wildlife Studies', Marine Ornithology, 36 pp. 19-23. ISSN 1018-3337 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Lavers JL, Jones IL, Diamond AW, 'Age at First Return and Breeding of Razorbills (Alca torda) on the Gannet Islands, Labrador and Machias Sea Island, New Brunswick', Waterbirds, 31, (1) pp. 30-34. ISSN 1524-4695 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1675/1524-4695(2008)31[30:AAFRAB]2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2008Lavers JL, Jones IL, Diamond AW, Robertson GJ, 'Annual survival of North American Razorbills (Alca torda) varies with ocean climate indices', Canadian Journal of Zoology, 86 pp. 51-61. ISSN 0008-4301 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/Z07-113 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15

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2008McClelland GTW, Jones IL, Lavers JL, Sato F, 'Breeding Biology of Tristram's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma tristrami at French Frigate Shoals and Laysan Island, Northwest Hawaiian Islands', Marine Ornithology, 36 pp. 175-181. ISSN 1018-3337 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2007Lavers JL, Jones IL, 'Impacts of Intraspecific Kleptoparasitism and Diet Shifts on Razorbill Alca torda productivity at the Gannet Islands, Labrador', Marine Ornithology, 35 pp. 1-7. ISSN 1018-3337 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Lavers JL, Jones IL, Diamond AW, 'Natal and Breeding Dispersal of Razorbills (Alca torda) in Eastern North America', Waterbirds, 30, (4) pp. 588-594. ISSN 1524-4695 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1675/1524-4695(2007)030[0588:NABDOR]2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2006Lavers JL, Muzaffar SB, Jones IL, 'Double White Lines on the Bill of the Razorbill Alca torda: Remnants of an Association with the Extint GreatAuk Penguinus impennis?', Atlantic Seabirds, 7, (3) pp. 103-108. ISSN 1757-5842 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Lavers JL, Thompson JE, Paszkowski A, Davison Ankney C, 'Variation in Size and Composition of Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) and Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) Eggs', The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 118, (2) pp. 173-177. ISSN 1559-4491 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1676/05-001.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2006Smith RP, Muzaffar SB, Lavers JL, Lacombe EH, Cahill BK, et al., 'Borrelia garinii in Seabirde Ticks (Ixodes uriae), Atlantic Coast, North America', Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition), 12, (12) pp. 1909-1912. ISSN 1080-6040 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 41

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Lavers JL, 'Plastic in the Pacific', Living with the Anthropocene: Love, Loss and Hope in the Face of Environmental Crisis, NewSouth, C Muir, K Wehner and J Newell (ed), Sydney, pp. 197-201. ISBN 9781742236889 (2020) [Other Book Chapter]

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2020Lavers JL, Bond AL, 'Progress and challenges in marine plastics pollution', A Better World, Human Development Forum, L Trowbridge (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 64-67. ISBN 9781916032507 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Lavers JL, Hipfner M, Chapdelaine G, Hipfner JM, 'Razorbill (Alca torda)', The Birds of North America Online, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Poole, A (ed), Cornell, New York (2009) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.2173/bna.635 [eCite] [Details]

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Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Puskic PS, Lavers JL, Bond AL, 'A critical review of harm associated with plastic ingestion on vertebrates', Science of The Total Environment, 743 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0048-9697 (2020) [Review Several Works]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140666 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Puskic PS; Bond AL

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2017Hanvey JS, Lewis PJ, Lavers JL, Crosbie ND, Pozo K, et al., 'A review of analytical techniques for quantifying microplastics in sediments', Analytical Methods, 9, (9) pp. 1369-1383. ISSN 1759-9660 (2017) [Review Several Works]

DOI: 10.1039/c6ay02707e [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 149Web of Science - 139

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Conference Publication

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Grant ML, Lavers JL, Hutton I, Bond AL, 'Seabird breeding islands as sinks for marine plastic debris', Plastics in the Environment Virtual Conference Programme, 15 March, online, pp. 34. (2021) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Grant ML; Bond AL

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2021Lavers JL, 'Reflections on a decade of seabird pollution monitoring on Lord Howe Island', Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia 2021, 02 September, Melbourne (2021) [Keynote Presentation]

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2021Lavers JL, 'Impact of Plastics on Marine Wildlife', 2021 Launceston Lecture Series: The Royal Society of Tasmania public lecture, 23 May, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (2021) [Keynote Presentation]

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2021Lavers JL, 'Seabirds & Plastics in the Pacific', Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Regional Marine Species Programme and Action Plans Agenda, 28 July - 03 August, online (2021) [Conference Extract]

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2021Lavers JL, Stewart LG, Grant ML, Rickard L, 'Science unfiltered: Dispatches from the frontlines of a rapidly changing world', Beaker Street Festival Programme, 06 August, Hobart, Tasmania (2021) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Stewart LG; Grant ML

2021Serra-Goncalves C, Lavers JL, Bond AL, 'Global review of beach debris monitoring and future recommendations: are we speaking the same language?', IMCG6, 15-28 August (2021) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Serra-Goncalves C; Bond AL

2020Lavers JL, Rivers-Auty J, 'Sublethal consequences of plastic exposure in seabirds', EnviSMART Conference, 28 May, online (2020) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Rivers-Auty J

2019Bond AL, Cuthbert RJ, McClelland GTW, Churchyard T, Duffield N, et al., 'Recovery of introduced Pacific rats following a failed eradication attempt on subtropical Henderson Island, South Pacific Ocean', Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge: Proceedings of the international conference on island invasives, 10-14 June 2017, Dundee, Scotland, pp. 167-174. ISBN 9782831719627 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2019.SSC-OP.62.en [eCite] [Details]

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2019Oppel S, McClelland GTW, Lavers JL, Churchyard T, Donaldson A, et al., 'Seasonal variation in movements and survival of invasive Pacific rats on sub-tropical Henderson Island: implications for eradication', Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge: Proceedings of the International Conference on Island Invasives, 10-14 June 2017, Dundee, Scotland, pp. 200-208. ISBN 9782831719627 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2019.SSC-OP.62.en [eCite] [Details]

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2018Lavers JL, 'Environment and the Agenda 2030 - Because we only have one Earth', The Responsibility of Science & Technology for Innovation Programme, 02-04 November, Melbourne (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Lavers JL, 'Breaking the wall of ocean pollution: how marine ecology reveals the collapse of an ecosystem', The International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society, 08-09 November, Berlin (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2016Finger A, Lavers JL, Dann P, Scarpaci C, Nugegoda D, et al., 'Bioaccumulation and detoxification of heavy metals in a coastal high trophic feeder with a restricted home range, the Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor)', Handbook of the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania 4th Congress, 6-8 July 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 223-223. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Lavers J, 'Plastic ingestion by tropical seabirds: implications for fledgling body condition and the accumulation of plastic‐derived chemicals', International Conference on Emerging Contaminants and Micropollutants in the Environment, 20-23 September 2016, Sydney, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Lavers J, 'When nowhere is safe: 'disposable' plastic on the world's most remote islands', SCMDC 7th Annual Marine Science Forum, 28-29 May 2016, Merimbula, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Provencher J, Bond A, Lavers J, Nevins H, 'Impacts of marine debris', World Seabird Conference, 26-30 October 2015, Cape Town, South Africa (2016) [Chair International Conference]

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2016Stojkovic S, Lavers J, Osborn M, 'Microplastic, microbes and seabirds - what do they have in common?', International Conference on Emerging Contaminants and Micropollutants in the Environment, 20-23 September 2016, Sydney, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Major Creative Work

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Clive P, Bugelli M, Lavers JL, Bond AL, Hutton I, et al., 'Sublethal', Adrift Lab, 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island, Sydney (2020) [Published Creative Work]

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2019Boyle O, Retallick S, Lavers JL, 'Pelagic', Blindside Gallery, Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 (2019) [Other Exhibition]

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2017Lavers JL, 'Oceans plastics lab' (2017) [Other Exhibition]

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2016Neill B, Lavers JL, ''Plastic Effects' exhibition at the 2016 London Design Bienalle', London Design Bienalle, London, UK (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2014Lavers JL, Stuckenbrock S, Alberts EC, 'UNSEEN Exhibition - 'Plastic in Australian Seabirds'', The Gallery Project, Michigan, USA (2014) [Curated Exhibition]

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Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018DeBris M, Lavers JL, 'Winged Victory of Anthropocene', Beach Couture: A Haute Mess, Maritime Museum, Hobart Tasmania, pp. 1 (2018) [Performance Practice]

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Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Lavers JL, Hipfner M, Chapdelaine G, Hipfner JM, 'Razorbill (Alca torda)', The Birds of North America Online, A Poole (ed), Ithaca, NY (2009) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Lavers JL, Finger A, 'Will the discovery of another plastic-trashed island finally spark meaningful change?', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 17 May (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Lavers J, Kerslake F, 'Sustainable shopping: your guilt-free guide to flowers this Valentine's Day', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 9 February 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Lavers JL, 'Sustainable shopping: take the litter' out of glitter', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 02 February (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Lavers JL, 'This South Pacific island of rubbish shows why we need to quit our plastic habit', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 17 May (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Lavers JL, Bond A, 'Pristine paradise to rubbish dump: the same Pacific island, 23 years apart', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 17 July (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Lavers JL, McClelland GTW, MacKinnon L, Bond AL, Oppel S, et al., 'Henderson Island expedition report: May-November 2015', Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, RSPB Research report 57 (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

22

Total funding

$949,248

Projects

Investigating carry-over effects of plastic pollution on post-fledging movement and survival of a pelagic seabird (2022)$36,972
Description
This projects overarching goal is to investigate the impact of ingested plastic on seabird chicks that have fledged and are now at sea. To address this goal we will undertake a bio-logging study to compare the route, speed, post-fledging survival, migration, and foraging behaviors in seabirds with differential levels of plastic exposure.
Funding
British Ornithologist's Union ($36,972)
Scheme
Brenda and Tony Gibbs Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL; Bond AL; Gilmour M
Year
2022
Are microplastics causing inflammation in seabirds? (2021)$1,500
Description
This project will investigate a threat that is only recently getting the attention it warrants, plastic pollution of the marineenvironment. Several seabird species are consuming these plastics. This is causing lethal, as well as, sublethal effects like low weight and elevated cholesterol (3,4). Yet, how the plastics are causing these effects is currently unknown. This project will investigate what is happening in these birds at a physiological level with the aim of improving our understanding of the effects of plastics to allow us to establish informed strategies to mitigate their effects and develop treatments for highly impacted birds. Inflammation is the bodys immune response to infection or injury. It works to help rid the body of infection, whilst also promoting tissue repair. However, when excessive or chronic (long term), it can become detrimental, as immune cells start to attack previously healthy tissues. This project will look for inflammation in seabirds which have eaten plastics and investigate anti-inflammatories as a treatment for seabirds under extreme plastics exposure.
Funding
Australian Wildlife Society ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-University Students Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auty J; Lavers JL
Year
2021
Building a complete understanding of how microplastics affect the physiology of wildlife (2021 - 2022)$76,271
Description
This projects overarching goal is to construct a complete picture of the pathological effects of microplastics exposure using wild birds as model species. To address this goal we have two objectives:1) Establish a systemic biological signature of early stage sublethal microplastic exposure using proteomics & flow cytometry2) Determine the pathological impacts and tissue responses to late stage lethal plastic exposure through transcriptomics and histology of tissues
Funding
Pure Ocean ($76,271)
Scheme
Grant-Pure Ocean Endowment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auty J; Lavers JL; Bond AL
Period
2021 - 2022
Seabirds as a vector for nutrients and pollutants on islands (2020 - 2021)$21,130
Description
Seabirds have deposited significant quantities of nutrient-rich guano over generations. Worryingly, recent data indicate many seabird populations are in decline. As a result, the dwindling number of beneficial nutrients deposited on the island are being increasingly replaced by toxic chemicals via shearwater guano. On a global scale, the redistribution and focusing of contaminants by seabirds, and loss of beneficial nutrients, is likely widespread. Intensive study of the Lord Howe Island ecosystem provides the ideal case study to investigate the complex dynamics resulting from the loss of an ecosystem engineer. To date, such a study has not been undertaken.
Funding
Australian Academy of Science ($21,130)
Scheme
Grant-Thomas Davies Research Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL; Bond AL; Reichman S; Grant ML
Period
2020 - 2021
Seabirds as vectors for nutrients and pollutants to islands (2020)$6,750
Description
Seabirds are well known ecosystem engineers, affecting the availability of resources for other organisms and providing a crucial sea-land link between marine and terrestrial environments. This PhD project will examine the influence of the Flesh-footed Shearwaters (Ardenna carneipes) on the Lord Howe Island (LHI) ecosystem by answering the following questions; 1) what is the quantity of nutrients and pollutants transported and deposited on LHI by the shearwaters via their guano? 2) Are the pollutants bioaccumulating in other organisms on the island? And 3) what may happen to the LHI ecosystem if the shearwater population declines?
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($6,750)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL; Bond AL; Grant ML; Reichman S
Year
2020
Can we save balloons from the ocean via commercial compost? (2019)$25,000
Description
This project will investigate the biodegradability of latex balloons under five environmental conditions, including commercial compost (Hobart waste management facility) and simulated wildlife stomachs.
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($5,000); Zoos Victoria ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL
Year
2019
Seabirds as a vector for nutrients and pollutants on islands (2019)$2,960
Description
Seabirds are well known ecosystem engineers, affecting the availability of resources for other organisms and providing a crucial sea-land link between marine and terrestrial environments. This PhD project will examine the influence of the Flesh-footed Shearwaters (Ardenna carneipes) on the Lord Howe Island (LHI) ecosystem by answering the following questions; 1) what is the quantity of nutrients and pollutants transported and deposited on LHI by the shearwaters via their guano? 2) Are the pollutants bioaccumulating in other organisms on the island? And 3) what may happen to the LHI ecosystem if the shearwater population declines?
Funding
Birdlife Australia ($2,960)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL; Bond A; Reichman S; Grant ML
Year
2019
Can we save balloons from the ocean via commercial compost? (2019)$3,016
Description
This project will investigate the biodegradability of latex balloons under five environmental conditions, including commercial compost (Hobart waste management facility) and simulated wildlife stomachs.
Funding
Hobart City Council ($3,016)
Scheme
Grant - Waste Reduction
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL
Year
2019
Identifying community-based reduction and mitigation tools for plastic debris in Australia (2019)$14,641
Description
This project aims to rigorously assess the effectiveness of SRPs that were implemented in 2016, while engaging and training additional citizen scientists across Australia in this and other approaches to addressing the marine plastics issue. By encouraging communities to be involved in every step of the SRP implementation process, we hope they will feel empowered and part of the solution, remaining engaged longer and showing an enhanced willingness to adopt and promote positive behaviour change for the benefit of future generations.
Funding
National Geographic Society ($14,641)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL; Bond AL; Taylor H; Serra Goncalves AC
Year
2019
AUSMAP Australian Microplastic Action Project (2018)$338,500
Description
Working with partner organisations such as Macquarie University and the Total Environment Centre (lead applicant, based in Sydney), this project will collect data on the prevalence of micro-plastics in the Australian environment by developing a practical and robust citizen science methodology and training practitioners to further supervise and teach others with a view to educating the wider community about the problem, as well as providing support for original scientific research.
Funding
Coca-Cola Company ($338,500)
Scheme
Cyber Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tovey A; Wilson SPM; Lavers JL
Year
2018
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands (2018 - 2021)$19,520
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, asses the risk posed by these pollutants to waterbirds and wetlands, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($19,520)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Bond AL; Woehler E; Lavers JL; Hansen A
Period
2018 - 2021
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands (2018)$2,440
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, asses the risk posed by these pollutants to waterbirds and wetlands, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands
Funding
Birdlife Australia ($2,440)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Bond AL; Woehler E; Hansen A; Lavers JL
Year
2018
More than skin deep: examining the cellular-level effects of ingested plastic on the Flesh-footed shearwater of Lord Howe Island (2018)$2,500
Description
The aim of the proposed PhD research project is to determine the potential for the plastic debris ingested by Procellariform seabirds (namely, shearwaters) on Lord Howe Island to negatively impact the health or condition of these birds.
Funding
Birdlife Australia ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL
Year
2018
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands (2018)$1,500
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, asses the risk posed by these pollutants to waterbirds and wetlands, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands.
Funding
Australian Wildlife Society ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-University Students Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Hansen A; Lavers JL
Year
2018
Fatty acid and trace element profiles: indicators of plastic ingestion and body condition of Australian shearwaters (2017 - 2018)$1,481
Description
GC-MS analysis to establish fatty acid profiles in two Australian seabirds, one species that ingests high quantities of plastic, and one that does not.
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($162); Living Ocean Inc ($1,319)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL
Period
2017 - 2018
Thyroid hormones in fledgling shearwaters as indicators of endocrine disruption from exposure to pollutants (2017 - 2018)$36,960
Description
Laboratory analysis to quantify levels of T1 and T4 thyroid hormones in Flesh-footed Shearwaters from Lord Howe Island in relation to the quantity of plastic ingested by the birds and concentration of PBDEs in their tissues
Funding
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc ($36,960)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL; Nugegoda D
Period
2017 - 2018
Plastic in Tasmanian waterfowl and wetlands (2017)$455
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of organic contaminants and heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands.
Funding
Birdlife Australia ($455)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Woehler E; Bond A; Clarke B; Hansen A; Lavers JL; Klaassen M; Lewis T
Year
2017
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterfowl (2017)$5,000
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of organic contaminants and heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands.
Funding
Museum of Old and New Art ($5,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Heavy Metal
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Lewis T; Woehler E; Clarke B; Lavers JL; Klaassen M
Year
2017
Impacts of Plastic Pollutants on Seabirds: the Flesh-footed Shearwater as a Case Study (2015)$39,900
Description
Quantify the combined exposure to plastic pollution and associated co-pollutants faced by marine birds.
Funding
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc ($35,400)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Osborn M; Lavers JL; Stojkovic S
Year
2015
Trace metal distribution in the feathers of migratory birds collected after the Fukushima nuclear disaster (2012)$1,915
Funding
Australian Synchrotron ($1,915)
Scheme
Grant-Travel
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL
Year
2012
Support for Jennifer Lavers - Mitigating the Effects of Plastic Ingestion for Threatened Australian Seabirds (2010 - 2021)$284,837
Funding
Birds Australia ($5,000); Detached Cultural Organisation ($142,989); Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($75,727); Gould Leage of NSW Inc ($2,250); Living Ocean Inc ($6,000); QiYuYuanFang Media Co. Ltd. ($21,341); Trading Consultants P/L ($30,000); Tuelia Investments Pty Ltd ($1,530)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL
Period
2010 - 2021
Mitigating the Effects of Plastics Ingestion for Flesh-footed Shearwaters Puffinus carneipes (2010)$26,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($26,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lavers JL
Year
2010

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DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDIdentifying Patterns in the Distribution of Plastic Debris in Australia2017
PhDSeabirds as a Vector for Nutrients and Pollutants on Islands2018
PhDIdentifying Solutions-based Approaches to Debris Accumulation on Remote Islands2020