WATERFOWL AND WATERBIRD ECOLOGY

Copies of these and other published papers can be obtained from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thomas_Michot/publications.

See dispersal page for additional papers on waterbird ecology.


1.    Kennedy, Mary A., Kenneth L.Heck Jr, and Thomas C.Michot. 2018. Impacts of wintering redhead ducks (Aythya americana) on seagrasses in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 506:42-48.

2.    Fontenot, W.R., S.W. Cardiff, R.A. DeMay, D.L. Dittmann, S. Hartley, C.W. Jeske, N. Lorenz, T.C. Michot, R.D. Purrington, M. Seymour, W.G. Vermillion.  2012. A catalog of Louisiana’s Nesting Seabird Colonies.  Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program Report No. 34, Thibodaux, Louisiana.  235 pages.  

3.    Michot, T. C., M. C. Woodin, and A. J. Nault.  2008.  Food  habits of redheads wintering in seagrass beds of coastal Louisiana and Texas. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54(Suppl. 1):239-250.

4.    Woodin, M. C., T. C. Michot, and M. C. Lee.  2008.  Salt gland development in migratory redheads (Aythya americana) in saline environments on the winter range, Gulf of Mexico, USA.  Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54(Suppl. 1): 251-264.

5.    Green, M. C., M. C. Luent, T. C. Michot, C. W. Jeske, and P. L. Leberg.  2008. Comparison and assessment of aerial and ground estimates of waterbird colonies.  J. Wildl. Manage. 72:697-706.

6.    Green, M.C., M.C. Luent, T.C. Michot, C.W. Jeske, and P.L. Leberg.  2006.  Statewide wading bird and seabird nesting colony inventory, 2004-2005.  Report to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Natural Heritage Program.  Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  158 pages.

7.    Michot, T.C., M.C. Woodin, S. Adair, and E.B. Moser.  2006.  Diurnal time activity budgets of redheads (Aythya americana) wintering in seagrass beds and coastal ponds in Louisiana and Texas.   Hydrobiologia 567:113-128. 

8.    Woodin, M.C., and T.C. Michot. 2006. Foraging behavior of redheads (Aythya americana) wintering in Texas and Louisiana.  Hydrobiologia 567:129-141. 

9.    Albrecht, Tomas, Jakub Kreisinger,  David Hoøák,  Petr Klvaòa, Thomas C. Michot, Karel Weidinger.  2006. Factors determining pochard nest predation along a wetland gradient. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(3):784-791. 

10.    Michot, T.C., and M.C. Woodin.  2005.  Redhead (Aythya americana). Pages 644-650 In J. Kear (ed.) Bird Families of the World: Ducks, Geese, Swans and Screamers.  Oxford University Press, UK.  

11.    Michot, T.C., C.W. Jeske, J. Mazourek, W. Vermillion, and S. Kemmerer.  2003.  Atlas and census of wading bird and seabird nesting colonies in south Louisiana, 2001.  Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program Report No. 32.  Thibodaux, Louisiana.  93 p. 

12.    King, D.T., and T.C. Michot.  2002. Distribution, abundance, and habitat use of American white pelicans in the delta region of Mississippi and along the western Gulf of Mexico coast. Waterbirds 25(4):410-416.

13.    Woodin, M.C., and T.C. Michot.  2002.  Redhead (Aythya americana).  In  The Birds of North America, No. 695 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.).  The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

14.    Michot, Thomas C., and Larry A. Reynolds.  2000. Food Habits of four diving duck species wintering in seagrass beds, Apalachee Bay, Florida. Sylvia 36:25-26.

15.    Michot, T.C. 2000.  Comparison of wintering redhead populations in four Gulf of Mexico seagrass beds.  Pp. 243 - 260 In F.A. Comin, J.A. Herrera & J. Ramirez (Eds.).  Limnology and Aquatic Birds: Monitoring, Modelling, and Management.  Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico.


16.    Roetker, F.H. and T.C. Michot.  2000.  Winter waterfowl survey east coast of Mexico: Rio Grande delta to northeastern Yucatan, January 2000. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, Lafayette, LA.  14 p.

17.    Michot, Thomas C., William H. Benson, and James M. O’Neil. 1999.  Trace element concentrations from Greater Scaup and other diving ducks wintering in Apalachee Bay, Florida, seagrass beds. Duck Specialist Group Bulletin 2:26-28. Wetlands International, Wageningen, Netherlands.

18.    Michot, Thomas C., and Larry A. Reynolds.  1999. Food Habits of Greater and Lesser Scaup wintering in Apalachee Bay, Florida, seagrass beds. Duck Specialist Group Bulletin 2:34-36. Wetlands International, Wageningen, Netherlands.

19.    Roetker, F., T.C. Michot, J. Wortham, C.S. Gidden, S. Littleton, C. Case, J. Bredy, and J. Neaville.  1999.  Gulf coast redhead survey, January 1999. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, Lafayette, LA. 5 p.

20.    Roetker, F., T.C. Michot, J. Wortham, C.S. Gidden, S. Littleton, C. Case, J. Neaville, and J. Bredy.  1998.  Gulf coast redhead survey, January 1998. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, Lafayette, LA. 4 p.

21.    Michot, Thomas C., and Marc C. Woodin.  1997. Redheads wintering in Louisiana and Texas have similar diets. Duck Specialist Group Bulletin 1:13-14.  Wetlands International, Wageningen, Netherlands.

22.    Michot, T.C. 1997.  Carrying capacity of seagrass beds predicted for redheads wintering in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, USA.  In Goss-Custard, J., R. Rufino, and A. Luis (eds.), Effect of habitat loss and change on waterbirds.  Institute of Terrestrial Ecology Symposium No. 30, Wetlands International Publication No. 42: pp. 93-102.

23.    Murden, B., M.C. Woodin, T.C. Michot, M.W. Weller, J.L. Moore, S.E. Adair, and K. Risenhoover.  1997.  Feather mineral content of redheads (Aythya americana) wintering along the Gulf of Mexico.  Wetlands International, Publication No. 43:65-80.

24.    Bredy, J., C. Ferguson, J. Neaville, J. Wortham, and  and T. Michot. 1997.  Gulf coast redhead survey, January 1997. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, Laurel, MD. 4 p.

25.    Michot, T.C.  1996.  Marsh loss in coastal Louisiana: implications for management of North American Anatidae. Gibier Faune Sauvage, Game Wildl. 13(2):941 955.

26.    Keller, V., and T. Michot.  1996.  Conclusions and recommendations of the workshop: "duck populations and migration." Gibier Faune Sauvage, Game Wildl. 13(1):323-324.

27.    Michot, T.C.  1996.  Disparition des marais dans les zones cotieres de la Louisiane: impacts sur la gestion des Anatidae en Amerique du Nord. (French abstract) Gibier Faune Sauvage, Game Wildl. 13(2):956.

28.    Michot, T.C.  1996.  Sumpflandverluste im kustenbereich von Louisiana: impakte auf das management der Anatidae in Nordamerika. (German abstract) Gibier Faune Sauvage, Game Wildl. 13(2):957.

29.    Michot, T.C.  1996.  Agents polluant l’environnement pendant l’hivernage du fuligule milouin Americain (Aythya americana) sur la cote nord du Golfe du Mexique. (French abstract) Gibier Faune Sauvage, Game Wildl. 13(2):1337.


30.    Roetker, F., T.C. Michot, C.S. Gidden, J. Neaville, and J. Bredy.  1996.  Gulf coast redhead survey, January 1996. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, Lafayette, LA. 5 p.

31.    Michot, T.C., A.J. Nault, and M.C. Woodin.  1996.  Redheads wintering in Louisiana and Texas have similar diets.  NBS Inf. Bul. 10.  U.S. Department of Interior, National Biological Service, Washington D.C. 

32.    Woodin, M.C., T.C. Michot, and M.K. Skoruppa.  1996.  Nutrient reserve dynamics in wintering redheads.  NBS Inf. Bul. 8.  U.S. Department of Interior, National Biological Service, Washington D.C. 

33.    Michot, T.C., M. Garvin, and E. Weidner.  1995.  Survey of blood parasites of redheads wintering at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana.  J. Wildl. Dis. 31(1):90-93. 

34.    Michot, T.C., and P.C. Chadwick.  1994.  Winter biomass and nutrient values of three seagrass species as potential foods for redheads (Aythya americana Eyton) in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana.  Wetlands 14(4):276-283. 

35.    Michot, T.C., E.B. Moser, and W. Norling.  1994.  Effect of weather and tides on feeding and flock positions of redheads wintering in the Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana. Hydrobiologia 279/280:263-278.

36.    Michot, T.C., T.W. Custer, A.J. Nault, and C.M. Mitchell.  1994.  Environmental contaminants in redheads wintering in coastal Louisiana and Texas.  Archiv. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 26(4):425-434.

37.    Michot, T.C., E.B. Moser, and W. Norling.  1994.  Effect of weather and tides on feeding and flock positions of redheads wintering in the Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana.  Recent Developments in Hydrobiology 96:263-278. 

38.    Michot, T.C., A.J. Nault, and M.C. Woodin.  1994.  Intestinal morphology differs between Gulf Coast redhead populations. U.S. Nat. Biol. Surv. Res. Inf. Bul. 74.

39.    Michot, T.C., and W. Norling.  1994.  Low incidence of pairing and courtship behavior in redheads wintering in Louisiana.  U.S. Nat. Biol. Surv. Res. Inf. Bul. 75.

40.    Woodin, M.C., and T.C. Michot.  1994.  Redheads in winter: is there enough food to go around?  U.S. Nat. Biol. Surv. Res. Inf. Bul. 101.

41.    Woodin, M.C., T.C. Michot, and M.C. Lee.  1993.  Variation in salt gland weights of redheads from breeding and wintering ranges.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bul. 45.

42.    Woodin, M.C., M.K. Skoruppa, and T.C. Michot.  1993.  Comparison of body masses in two wintering populations of redheads.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bul. 21.

43.    Michot, T.C., and A.J. Nault.  1993.  Diet differences in redheads from nearshore and offshore zones in Louisiana.  J. Wildl. Manage. 57(2):238-244.  

44.    Brazda, A.R., G.C. Pugh, F. Roetker, C.S. Gidden, and T. Michot. 1992. Gulf coast redhead survey, January 1992. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, Lafayette, LA. 5 p.

45.    Michot, T.C., T.W. Custer, A.J. Nault, and C.M. Mitchell.  1992.  Contaminant levels determined for redheads wintering in Louisiana and Texas.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bul. 84. 

46.    Woodin, M.C., T.C. Michot, and M.K. Skoruppa.  1992.  Molt intensity in two Gulf Coast populations of redheads.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bul. 46. 

47.    Woodin, M.C., and T.C. Michot.  1991.  Redheads in winter: when diving ducks dabble.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bul. 91-75. 

48.    Michot, T.C., M.C. Woodin, and K. Roy.  1991.  Diurnal time-activity budgets differ for two Gulf Coast wintering redhead populations.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bull. 91-43.

49.    Michot, T.C., and P.C. Chadwick.  1991.  Fat content of Louisiana redheads increases through winter.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bull. 91-44.

50.    Michot, T.C., and A.J. Nault.  1991.  Plant and animal foods of redheads wintering at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bull. 91-45.

51.    Woodin, M.C., and T.C. Michot.  1990.  Disjunct wintering populations of redheads do not differ morphometrically.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Res. Inf. Bull. 90-03.

52.    Michot, T. C., J. B. Low, and D. R. Anderson.  1979.  Decline of redhead duck nesting in Knudson Marsh, Utah.  J. Wildl. Manage. 43(1):224-229. 

53.    Michot, T. C.  1976.  Nesting ecology of the redhead duck on Knudson Marsh, Utah.  M.S. Thesis, Utah State Univ., Logan.  61p.

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