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Peer-reviewed papers

In review

Borrelle S, Rochman C, Liboiron M, Bond AL, Lusher A, Bradshaw H, Provencher JF. In review. It is time for an international agreement on marine plastic pollution: Building a global foundation to make local solutions possible. Science. Submitted April 20, 2017.

Steenweg R, Crossin GT, T. Kyser K, Merkel FR, Gilchrist HG, Hennin HL, Robertson GL, Provencher JF, Flemming JM, Love O.In review. Stable isotopes can be used to infer the overwintering locations of pre-breeding marine birds in the Canadian Arctic. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Submitted March 12, 2017.

Dietz R, Eulaers I, Gabrielsen GW, Letcher RJ, Sonne C, Andersen-Ranberg E, Barst BD, Basu N, Bustnes JO, Bytingsvik J, Ciesielski TM, Desforges JP, Dietz R, Drevnick PE, Eulaers I, Gabrielsen GW, Gustavson K, Jenssen BM, Kruemmel E, Letcher RJ, Levin M, Mallory M, McKinney MA, Muir DCG, Provencher JF, Ross PS, Staffansson J, Tartu S, Wilson S. In review. Exposure to and biological effects of organohalogen contaminants and mercury in Arctic wildlife and fish. AMAP Effects Assessment; submitted for national review March 2017.

Avery-Gomm S, Borrelle SB, Provencher JF, In review. Linking marine plastic ingestion research to wildlife conservation. Conservation Biological Diversity. Submitted February 6 2017.

Mallory C, Gilchrist HG, Robertson GJ, Provencher JF, Braune BM, Forbes MR, Mallory ML. In review. Hepatic trace element concentrations of breeding female common eiders across a latitudinal gradient in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Submitted January 29, 2017.

Accepted and in revision

Sydeman W, Thompson SA, Anker-Nilssen, Arimitsu M, Bennison A,Boersch-Supan P, Bransome N, Boyd C, Crawford R, Daunt F, Furness R, Gianuca D,Gladics A, Koehn L, Lang J, Logerwell E, Morris T, Phillips E, Provencher JF, Punt A, Saraux C, Shannon L, Sherley R,Simeone A, Wnaless R, Wanless S, van der Lingden C. In revision. Best Practices for Assessing Forage Fish Fisheries – Seabird Resource Competition. Fisheries Research. Accepted with revisions April 2017.


Robillard A, Gauthier G, Therrien JF, Fitzgerald G, Provencher JF, Bety J 2017. Variability in stable isotopes of snowy owl feathers and contribution of marine resources to their winter diet. Journal of Avian Biology, In press. DOI:10.1111/jav.01257.

*Poon F, Provencher JF, Mallory ML, Braune BM, Smith P. 2017. Levels of ingested debris vary across species in Canadian Arctic seabirds. Marine Pollution Bulletin

Provencher JF, Forbes MR, Mallory ML, Wilson S, Gilchrist HG. 2017. Anti-parasite treatment, but not mercury burdens, influence nesting propensity for late arriving individuals and those in poor condition. Science of the total Environment 575 (1): 849-857. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.130.

Provencher JF, Bond A, Mallory ML, Avery-Gomm S, Borrelle S, Bravo-Rebolledo E, Hammer S, Kühn S, Lavers J, Mallory M, Trevail A, van Franeker J. 2017. Quantifying ingested debris in marine megafauna: a review and recommendations for standardization. Analytical Methods 9:1454-1469. DOI: 10.1039/c6ay02419j.


Provencher JF, Forbes M, Hennin H, Love O, Braune BM, Mallory ML, Gilchrist HG. 2016. Implications of mercury and lead concentrations on breeding physiology and phenology in an Arctic bird. Environmental Pollution 218: 1014-1022. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.052.

Provencher JF, Gilchrist HG, Mallory ML, Mitchell GW, Forbes MR. 2016. Direct and indirect causes of sex bias in mercury concentrations and gastro-intestinal helminths in a marine bird. Science of the Total Environment 551-552: 506-512. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.055.

Hammer S, Nager R, Johnson PCD, Furness RW, Provencher JF. 2016. Plastic debris in great skua (Stercorarius skua) pellets corresponds to seabird prey species. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 103 (1-2): 206-210. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.018


Mallory ML, Braune BM, Provencher JF, Callaghan DB, Gaston AJ, Gilchrist HG, Edmonds ST, Allard K, and O’Driscoll NJ. 2015. Mercury levels in feathers of marine birds in Arctic Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin 98 (1-2): 308-313.

Δ Provencher JF, Bond A, Mallory ML. 2015. Marine birds and plastic debris in Canada: a national synthesis, and a way forward. Environmental Reviews 23(1): 1-23.


Morrill A, Provencher JF, Forbes MR. 2014. Testing for dual impacts of contaminants and parasites on hosts: the importance of skew. Environmental Reviews 22(4): 445-456.

Bond AL, Provencher JF, Daoust P-Y, Lucas Z. 2014. Plastic ingestion by fulmars and shearwaters at Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin 87 (1-2): 68-75.

Braune BM, Gaston AJ, Letcher RJ Gilchrist HG, Mallory ML, Provencher JF. 2014. A geographical comparison of chlorinated, brominated and fluorinated compounds in seabirds breeding in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Environmental Research 134: 46-56.

Provencher JF, Bond AL, Hedd A, Montevecchi W, Muzaffar SB, Courchesne S, Gilchrist HG, Jamieson SE, Merkel FR, Falk K, Durinck J, Mallory ML. 2014. Prevalence of marine debris in marine birds from the North Atlantic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 84: 411-417.

ΔProvencher JF, Mallory ML, Braune BM, Forbes MR, Gilchrist HG. 2014. Mercury and marine birds in Arctic Canada: effects, current trends and why we should be paying closer attention. Environmental Reviews 22(3): 244-255.

Braune BM, Gaston AJ, Gilchrist HG, Mallory ML, Provencher JF. 2014. A geographical comparison of mercury in seabirds in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Environment International 66: 92-96.

Provencher JF, Braune BM, Gilchrist HG, Forbes M, Mallory ML. 2014. Trace element concentrations and gastrointestinal parasites of Arctic terns breeding in the Canadian high Arctic. Science of the Total Environment 476-477: 308-316.


Braune BM, Gaston AG, Elliott KH, Provencher JF, Woo KJ, Chambellant M, Ferguson SH, Letcher RJ. 2013. Organohalogen contaminants and total mercury in forage fish preyed upon by thick-billed murres in northern Hudson Bay. Marine Pollution Bulletin 78:258-266.

Bond AL, Provencher JF, Elliot RD, Ryan PC, Rowe S-L, Jones I, Robertson GJ, Wilhelm SI. 2013. Ingestion of plastic marine debris by common and thick-billed murres in the northwest Atlantic from 1985-2012. Marine Pollution Bulletin 77: 192-195.

Provencher JF, Elliott KH, Gaston A, Braune B. 2013. Networks of prey specialization in an Arctic monomorphic seabird. Journal of Avian Biology 44: 551-560.

Avery-Gomm S, Provencher JF, Bertram D, Morgan K. 2013. Plastic ingestion in marine-associated birds from the Eastern North Pacific (2001-2011). Marine Pollution Bulletin 72(1):257-259.


*Clyde N, Provencher JF, Heath J. 2012. Responses of Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) to marine traffic and Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Barkley Sound, British Columbia. Northwestern Naturalist 93: 237-240.

Gaston A, Smith P, Provencher JF. 2012. Discontinuous change in ice cover in Hudson Bay in the 1990s and some consequences for marine birds and their prey. ICES Journal of Marine Science 69(7): 1218-1225.

Gaston AJ & Provencher JF. 2012. A specimen of the high arctic sub-species of Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica naumanni in Canada. Canadian Field Naturalist 126: 50-54.

Provencher JF, Gaston AJ, O’Hara P, Gilchrist G. 2012. Seabird diet indicates changing Arctic marine communities in eastern Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series 454:171-182.


Salmon R, Carlson DJ, Almeida MH, Baeseman J, Edwards K, Huffman LT, Kolset T, Malherbe RJH, McCaffrey MS, Munro N, de Pomereau J, Provencher JF, Rahman-Sinclair KA, Raymond M, Sparrow EB, Zicus S. 2011. Education, Outreach and Communication during the International Polar Year 2007-2008: Stimulating a Global Polar Community. The Polar Journal 1(2):265-285.


Provencher JF, Gaston AJ, Mallory M, O’Hara P, and Gilchrist G. 2010. Ingested plastic in a diving seabird, the thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia), in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60(9):1406-1411.

Mallory M, Karnovsky N, Hunt G, Hobson K, Gaston A, Provencher JF, Forbes M, Byers T, and Dick T. 2010. Temporal and spatial patterns in the diet of northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) in the Canadian High Arctic. Aquatic Biology 10(2):181-191.


Provencher JF, Gaston AJ and Mallory M. 2009. Evidence for increased ingestion of plastics by northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) in the Canadian Arctic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58(7):1092-1095.

* Student supervised by Provencher published papers
Δ Papers selected by as Editor’s Choice and given open access status

Non peer-reviewed publications

Provencher JF. 2014. How Arctic marine birds are helping us study changes across the north. Arctic. 67(4): 564-569.

Tondu JME, Balasubramanian AM, Chavarie L, Gantner N, Knopp J, Provencher JF, Wong PBY, Simmons D. 2014. Working with Communities to Build Collaborative Research Partnerships: Perspectives from Early Career Researchers. Arctic 67 (3): 419-429.

Provencher JF. 2013. Parasites and pollution: why both matter to marine bird conservation in the north. Arctic 66(4): 5-9.

Provencher JF, McEwan M, Mallory ML, Braune BM, Carpenter J, Harms NJ, Savard G, Gilchrist HG. 2013. How wildlife research can be used to promote wider community participation in the North. Arctic 66(2): 237-243.

Provencher JF, Gantner N, Schmale J, Swanson H, Baeseman J. 2012. Early career researchers and mentors work together to shape the future of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme. Arctic 65(1): 115-118.

Provencher JF, Baeseman J, Carlson D, Badhe R, Bellman J, Hik D, Huffman L, Legg J, Pauls M, Pit M, Shan S, Timm K, Ulstein K, Zicus S. 2011. Polar research education, outreach and communication during the fourth IPY: How the 2007-2008 International Polar Year has contributed to the future of education, outreach and communication. Paris: International Council for Science (ICSU).

Taylor A, Baeseman J, Else B, Provencher JF, Steiner N. 2010. Shaping the future of polar research: A review of the IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium. ESA Bulletin (October).

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