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Academic History

B.Sc McGill University

University of Western Ontario

Ph.D. University of Guelph

Research Interests
• Community ecology of rocky intertidal systems and mudflats
• Top-down and bottom-up effects, and compensatory interactions in communities
• Foraging ecology, movement, and behaviour of shorebirds and waterfowl
• Conservation of marine habitat

Representative Publications

Quinn, J.T. and D. J. Hamilton. 2012. Variation in diet of Semipalmated Sandpipers (Calidris pusilla (L., 1766)) during stopover in the upper Bay of Fundy, Canada. Can J Zool 90:1181-1190. 


Boudreau, M.R. and D.J. Hamilton. 2012. Seasonal variation in effects of multiple predators on an intertidal mussel bed: implications for interpretation of manipulative experiments. Mar Ecol Prog Ser: 465:137-153. 


Drolet, D., T.T. Bringloe, M.R.S. Coffin, M.A. Barbeau, and D.J. Hamilton. 2012. Potential for between-mudflat movement and metapopulation dynamics in an intertidal burrowing amphipod. Marine Ecology Progress Series 449:197-209. 

Coffin, M.R.S., M.A. Barbeau, D.J. Hamilton, and D. Drolet. 2012. Effect of the mud snail Ilyanassa obsoleta on vital rates of the intertidal amphipod Corophium volutator. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 418-419:12-23.
MacDonald, E.C., M.G. Ginn, and D.J. Hamilton. 2012. Variability in foraging behavior and implications for diet breadth among Semipalmated Sandpipers staging in the upper Bay of Fundy. Condor 114: 135-144. 

Quinn, B.K., M.R. Boudreau, and D.J. Hamilton. 2012. Inter- and intraspecific interactions among invertebrate predators feeding on blue mussels. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 412:117-125. 


Coulthard, M.E. and D.J. Hamilton. 2011. Effects of Ilyanassa obsoleta (Say) on the abundance and vertical distribution of Corophium volutator (Pallas) on mudflats of the upper Bay of Fundy. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 397:161-172.

2011 - 2012

  On Leave   Biology 2401 Animal Biology
Biology 4950 Special Topics in Biology
Biology 4990 Honours Thesis
Biology 5990 M.Sc. Thesis in Biology

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Mount Allison University
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