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Libby Mojica
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Libby Mojica

   Biography

Libby Mojica is a wildlife biologist with EDM International where her research is focused on understanding and preventing avian electrocution and collisions with electrical infrastructure. She began studying Bald Eagles in Florida while researching urban and rural nestling survival with satellite telemetry. She later completed her graduate thesis on Bald Eagle migration using satellite telemetry. She worked for the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) on a variety of raptors including Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Osprey, Crowned Eagles, and Peregrine Falcons. At CCB, Libby launched the National Eagle Roost Registry and Project OspreyWatch. Libby received her B.S. from Trinity University and her M.S. from the University of Georgia in 2006. Libby is an active volunteer with the Raptor Research Foundation as the Vice President, Conference Chair, and Website Manager.

EDM International Inc
4001 Automation Way  
Fort Collins,  CO  80525  United States
Phone: 970-204-4001
Email: lmojica@edmlink.com


   Research Interests

My professional interests include satellite tracking birds, wildlife habitat and sustainable land management practices, avian migratory behavior, prescribed fire, and GIS.

Species of Interest: 
  • Crowned Eagle
  • Buteogallus coronatus
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Golden Eagle
  • Peregrine Falcon


   Publications

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts, and C.L. Turrin. 2016. Utilization Probability Map for Migrating Bald Eagles in Northeastern North America: A Tool for Siting Wind Energy Facilities and Other Flight Hazards. PLOSone http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0157807

Watts, B. D., Mojica, E. K. and Paxton, B. J. 2015. Using Brownian bridges to assess potential interactions between Bald Eagles and electrical hazards within the upper Chesapeake Bay. The Journal of Wildlife Management 79:435-445.

Turrin, C.L., B.D. Watts, and E.K. Mojica. 2015. Landfill use by Bald Eagles in the Chesapeake Bay region. Journal of Raptor Research 49: 239-249.

Watts, B. D., Mojica, E. K. and Paxton, B. J. 2015. Seasonal variation in space use by nonbreeding Bald Eagles within the upper Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Raptor Research 49: 250-258.

Watts, B.D., E.K. Mojica, J.T. Paul, J.J. Pottie. 2014. Recovery of Breeding Bald Eagles on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Maryland Birdlife 63(1):10-16.

Watts, B.D. and E.K. Mojica. 2012. Use of satellite transmitters to delineate Bald Eagle communal roosts within the upper Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Raptor Research 46(1): 121-128.

Katzner,T., B. Smith, T.A. Miller, D. Brandes, J. Cooper, M. Lanzone, D. Brauning, C. Farmer, S. Harding, D.E. Kramar, C. Koppie, C. Maisonneuve, M. Martell, E.K. Mojica, C. Todd, J.A. Tremblay, M. Wheeler, D.F. Brinker, T.E. Chubbs, R. Gubler, K. O'Malley, S. Mehus, B. Porter, R.P. Brooks, B.D. Watts, and K.L. Bildstein. 2012. Status, biology, and conservation priorities for North America's eastern Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) population. Auk 129:168-176.

Mojica, E.K., B.J. Paxton, F.M. Smith, and B.D. Watts. 2011. Natural Resource Damage Assessment Work Plan for Preassessment of Injury to Ospreys from the Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) Oil Spill (Bird Study #9): End of Study Draft Final Report. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-11-16. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 19pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts, B.J. Paxton. 2011. Pre-assessment of Injury to Bald Eagles from the Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) Oil Spill: Final Report. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-11-13. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 15pp.

Cristol, D. A., E. K. Mojica, C. W. Varian-Ramos, and B. D. Watts. 2012. Molted feathers indicate low mercury in bald eagles of the Chesapeake Bay, USA. Ecological Indicators 18:20-24.

Watts, B.D., S.M. Padgett, E.K. Mojica, and B.J. Paxton. 2011. FALCONTRAK: final report. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series CCBTR-11-07. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 33 pp.       pdf

Chen, D., R.C. Hale, B.D. Watts, M.J. La Guardia, E. Harvey, and E.K. Mojica. 2009. Species-specific accumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in birds of prey from the Chesapeake Bay region, USA. Environmental Pollution 158:1883-1889.       pdf

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts, J.T. Paul, S.T. Voss, and J. Pottie. 2009. Factors contributing to Bald Eagle electrocutions and line collisions on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Journal of Raptor Research 43:57-61.       pdf

Mojica, E.K., J.M. Meyers, B.A. Millsap, and K.L. Haley. 2008. Migration of Florida sub adult Bald Eagles. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:304-310.        pdf

Watts, B.D., B.R. Truitt, F.M. Smith, E.K. Mojica, B.J. Paxton, A.L. Wilke, and A.E. Duerr. 2008. Whimbrel tracked with satellite transmitter on migratory flight across North America. Wader Study Group Bulletin 115:119-121.       pdf

Mojica, E.K. 2006. Migration, home range, and important use areas of Florida sub-adult Bald Eagles. M.Sc. thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Millsap, B., T. Breen, E. McConnell, T. Steffer, L. Phillips, N. Douglass, and S. Taylor. 2004. Comparative fecundity and survival of Bald Eagles fledged from suburban and rural natal areas in Florida. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:1018-1031.       pdf



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