About

David Seburnseburn-cropped

For more than 20 years, I have operated Seburn Ecological Services. The majority of my work has been on species at risk. This includes

  • conducting inventories for species at risk
  • preparing federal and provincial recovery strategies and management plans
  • preparing COSEWIC status reports on species at risk
  • conducting auditory surveys for the threatened Western Chorus Frog
  • identifying roadkill hotspots for species at risk turtles
  • mitigating the effect of roadkill on species at risk
  • preparing best management practices for species at risk
  • radiotracking & mark-recapture research on turtles
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Results of analysis to detect roadkill hotspots

Recent examples include:

Urquhart, J, DC Seburn, and G Beck. In press. Best Management Practices for Protecting and Creating Species at Risk Snake Habitat in Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Gunson, K, DC Seburn, J Kintsch, and J Crowley.  2016.  Best Management Practices for Mitigating the Effects of Roads on Amphibian and Reptile Species at Risk in Ontario.  Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Danby, R, J McCann, K Gunson, and D Seburn. 2016. Beaver exclusion-turtle passage concept designs: Literature review and field testing. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.

Seburn, DC. 2016. Survey for new locations of Blanding’s Turtles. Unpublished report to Canadian Wildlife Federation and the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Seburn, DC and K Gunson. 2016. Estimating the effect of road mortality on Blanding’s Turtles across Ontario. Appendix to updated COSEWIC status report for the Blanding’s Turtle.

Seburn, DC and K Gunson. 2016. Can SAR turtle roadkill hotspots be predicted from the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas data? Unpublished report to the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Seburn, DC and E Mallon.  2015.  Have salamanders declined in Ontario?  Unpublished report to Ontario Wildlife Foundation and the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club.

Seburn, DC.  2015.  Developing a simple technique for volunteers to protect species at risk turtle nests.  Unpublished report to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Seburn, DC, K Gunson, and D Lesbarrères.  2015.  Do SAR turtle roadkill hotspots shift over time?  Unpublished report to the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Paterson, J, DC Seburn, and T Pulfer.  2015.  How much survey effort is needed to detect SAR snakes?  Unpublished report to the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Seburn, DC.  2014.  Identification of species at risk turtle hotspots along highway 17 — Final report.  Unpublished report to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

 Seburn, DC, K Gunson, and D Lesbarrères.  2014.  Reducing road kill of SAR turtles at hotspots along Highway 7 and Highway 41.  Final report to the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.