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Research interests

I am an ecologist interested in the application of quantitative methods to understand how animals interact with their environment, and how this influences individual behaviour, success, and population abundance. 

Under this umbrella, I am interested in the application of movement and demographic models to understand movement behaviour of animals at individual and population scales, and at local to broad spatial scales. I use automated radio-telemetry as a tool to track the movements of small birds. Understanding where animals move throughout the annual life cycle is a first step towards determining where and how populations might be limited. 

I am also interested in the application of quantitative methods to improve our understanding of temporal and spatial variation in population abundance, including whether violation of sampling and statistical assumptions bias population estimates. The goal of this research is to ensure species conservation assessments are evidence based, appropriate, and scientifically defensible.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Western Ontario

1 Sep 200930 May 2015

Master, University of Guelph

1 Sep 200130 May 2004

Bachelor, University of New Brunswick

1 Sep 199630 May 2000

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radiotelemetry Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ontario Agriculture & Biology
bird Earth & Environmental Sciences
raptor Earth & Environmental Sciences
birds of prey Agriculture & Biology
Buteo jamaicensis Agriculture & Biology
Danaus plexippus Agriculture & Biology
stopover Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

Detection range of songbirds using a stopover site by automated radio-telemetry

Crewe, T. L., Deakin, J. E., Beauchamp, A. T. & Morbey, Y. E., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Field Ornithology. 90, 2, p. 176-189 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

radio telemetry

Phenology of the avian spring migratory passage in Europe and North America: Asymmetric advancement in time and increase in duration

Lehikoinen, A., Lindén, A., Karlsson, M., Andersson, A., Crewe, T. L., Dunn, E. H., Gregory, G., Karlsson, L., Kristiansen, V., Mackenzie, S., Newman, S., Røer, J. E., Sharpe, C., Sokolov, L. V., Steinholtz, Å., Stervander, M., Tirri, I. S. & Tjørnløv, R. S., 1 Jun 2019, In : Ecological Indicators. 101, June, p. 985-991 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

climate change

Combining migration and wintering counts to enhance understanding of population change in a generalist raptor species, the North American Red-tailed Hawk

Paprocki, N., Oleyar, D., Brandes, D., Goodrich, L., Crewe, T. & Hoffman, S. W., 8 Feb 2017, In : Condor. 119, 1, p. 98-107 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Buteo jamaicensis
birds of prey
migratory behavior
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The motus wildlife tracking system: A collaborative research network to enhance the understanding of wildlife movement

Taylor, P. D., Crewe, T. L., Lepage, D., Aubry, Y., Crysler, Z., Finney, G., Francis, C. M., Guglielmo, C. G., Hamilton, D. J., Holberton, R. L., Loring, P. H., Mitchell, G. W., Norris, D. R., Paquet, J., Ronconi, R. A., Smetzer, J. R., Welch, L. J. & Woodworth, B. K., 2017, In : Avian Conservation and Ecology. 12, 1, 11 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
positioning system

Effect of sampling effort on bias and precision of trends in migration counts

Crewe, T. L., Lepage, D. & Taylor, P. D., 1 Feb 2016, In : Condor. 118, 1, p. 117-138 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
rare species