Honorary Research Associate, University of New Brunswick

Chair, Ivory Gull Recovery Team

Chair, Ross's Gull Recovery Team


Ph.D. Biology, Carleton University, 2009

M.Sc. Biology, Carleton University, 1991


Mark Mallory

Seabird Biologist - Monitoring of Arctic seabird populations in response to anthropogenic stressors

Canadian Wildlife Service Office, Qimugjuk Building (Iqaluit, NU)


Contributing to Environment Canada's mandate to ensure wildlife is conserved and protected

  • Population dynamics and health of seabirds in the eastern Canadian Arctic in relation to anthropogenic stressors like climate change, contaminants, and industrial development
  • Collaborative research and monitoring of diet, nutrient reserve dynamics, and reproductive success, with particular attention to endangered or threatened species
  • Surveys of seabird distributions to identity key marine habitats in the Arctic
  • Studies that focus on local ecological knowledge of marine birds by Aboriginal peoples, and how this information can be used to help conserve and manage these birds in northern Canada


Editorial Board for scientific journals "Arctic" and "Environmental Reviews"

Advisory Board member, Polar Continental Shelf Program

M.Sc. project supervisor for students at Carleton University and University of New Brunswick


Foster, K. L., S.W. Wang, D. Mackay, M.L. Mallory, and J.M. Blais.  2010.  A preliminary assessment of avian stomach oils: a vector of contaminants to chicks and potential for diet analysis and biomonitoring.  Environmental Science and Technology 44: 6869-6874.

Michelutti, N., J. Brash, J. Thienpont, J. M. Blais, L. Kimpe, M. L. Mallory, M. S. V. Douglas, and J. P. Smol. 2010. Trophic position influences the efficacy of seabirds as contaminant biovectors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 107: 10543-10548.

Mallory, M.L., S.A. Robinson, C.E. Hebert and M.R. Forbes. 2010. Marine birds as indicators of marine ecosystem conditions: a case for gathering multiple proxies of marine bird health. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60: 7-12.

Michelutti, N., B.E. Keatley, S. Brimble, J.M. Blais, H. Liu, M.S.V. Douglas, M.L. Mallory, R.W. MacDonald and J.P. Smol. 2009. Seabird-driven shifts in Arctic pond ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 591-596.

Mallory, M.L. 2008. Marine plastic debris in northern fulmars from the Canadian High Arctic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56: 1501-1504.

Mallory, M.L., M.R. Forbes, C.D. Ankney and R.T. Alisauskas. 2008. Nutrient dynamics and constraints on the pre-laying exodus of high Arctic northern fulmars. Aquatic Biology 4: 211-223. 

Robertson, G.J., H.G. Gilchrist, and M.L. Mallory. 2007. Colony dynamics and persistence of Ivory Gull breeding in Canada. Avian Conservation and Ecology 2: 8. [online] URL:

Mallory, M.L. 2006. The northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in Arctic Canada: ecology, threats, and what it tells us about marine environmental conditions.  Environmental Reviews 14: 187-216. 

Blais, J.M., L.E. Kimpe, D. McMahon, B.E. Keatley, M.L. Mallory, M.S.V. Douglas and J.P. Smol. 2005.  Arctic seabirds transport marine-derived contaminants.  Science 309: 445.

Gilchrist, H.G., M.L. Mallory and F.R. Merkel. 2005. Can traditional ecological knowledge contribute to wildlife management? Case studies of migratory birds. Ecology and Society, 10: 20.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Arctic & Northern
          Bird populations
Nature & Wildlife
          Climate change impacts
     Ecosystems & Habitats
          Critical habitat (species at risk)
     Wildlife Populations
          Cavity-nesting species
          Species at risk
Pollution & Waste
          Acid rain