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Alastair Franke
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Alastair Franke

   Biography

Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology (2004) University of Alberta
www.ArcticRaptors.ca

Currently a Research Ecologist with the Arctic Raptor Project

Arctic Raptors Project
P.O. Box 626  Rankin Inlet
Nunavut,    X0C 0G0  Canada
Phone: 780 922 4143
Email: alastair.franke@ualberta.ca ; kfranke@ualberta.ca


   Research Interests

Breeding Ecology of Arctic Raptors

Species of Interest: 
  • Rough-legged Hawk
  • Gyrfalcon
  • Peregrine Falcon


   Publications

Lamarre, V., A. Franke, O.P. Love, P. Legagneux, and J. Bety. 2017. Linking pre-laying energy allocation and timing of breeding in a migratory arctic raptor. Oecologia 183:653-666.       pdf

Hedlin, E. & A. Franke. 2017. Assessing the effects of environmental variables on nestling growth using non-linear mixed effect models. in Anderson, D.L., C.J.W. McClure & A. Franke. Applied Raptor Ecology: essentials from Gyrfalcon research. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho pp.113-126

Hedlin, E. & A. Franke. 2017. Accounting for imperfect detection in estimates of yearly site occupancy. in Anderson, D.L., C.J.W. McClure & A. Franke. Applied Raptor Ecology: essentials from Gyrfalcon research. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho pp. 183-206

Hedlin, E. & A. Franke. 2017. An introduction to survival analysis using generalized linear mixed models. in Anderson, D.L., C.J.W. McClure & A. Franke. Applied Raptor Ecology: essentials from Gyrfalcon research. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho pp.127-146

Robinson, B.G., A. Franke & A.E. Derocher. 2017. Weather-mediated decline in prey delivery rates causes food-limitation in a top avian predator. Journal of Avian Biology 48:001-011. doi:10/1111/jav.01130       pdf

Franke, A.. 2016. Population estimates for northern juvenile Peregrine Falcons with implications for harvest levels in North America. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7(1):36-45.       pdf

Franke, A., V. Lamarre, and E. Hedlin. 2016. Rapid nestling mortality in arctic Peregrine Falcons due to the biting effects of Black Flies. Arctic 69(3):281-285.       pdf

Robinson, B.G., A. Franke, and A.E. Derocher. 2014. The influence of weather and lemming on spatiotemporal variation in the abundance of multiple avian guilds in the Arctic. PLOSone 9(7):e101495.       pdf

Anctil, A., A. Franke, and J. Bety. 2013. Heavy rainfall increases nestling mortality of an arctic top predator: experimental evidence and long-term trend in peregrine Falcons. Oecologia 174(3):1033-1043. doi:10.1007/s00442-013-2800-y       pdf

Franke, A., P. Galipeau, and L. Nikolaiczuk. 2013. Brood reduction by infanticide in Peregrine Falcons. Arctic 66(2):226-229.       pdf

L'Herault, V., A. Franke, N. Lecomte, A. Alogut, and J. Bety. 2013. Landscape heterogeneity drives intra-population niche variation and reproduction in an arctic top predator. Ecology and Evolution 3(9):2867-2879.       pdf

Anctil, A. and A. Franke. 2013. Intraspecific adoption and double nest switching in Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus). Arctic 66(2):222-225.       pdf

Franke, A., J.-F. Therrien, S. Descamps, and J. Bety. 2011. Climatic conditions during outward migration affect apparent survival of an arctic tip predator, the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus. Journal of Avian Biology 42:544-551.       pdf

Franke, A., M. Setterington, G. Court, and D. Birkholz. 2010. Long-term trends of persistent organochlorine pollutants, occupancy and reproductive success in Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius) breeding near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. Arctic 63:442-450.       pdf



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