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Christine M. Bergeon Burns

Louisiana State University Ag Center

School of Renewable Natural Resources

227 School of Renewable Natural Resources Building
LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge , LA  70803  

cbburns@agcenter.lsu.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Post-Doc

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 3

2017

Olin, J. A., Bergeon Burns, C. M., Woltmann, S., Taylor, S. S., Stouffer, P. C., Bam, W., et al. (2017). Seaside Sparrows reveal contrasting food web responses to large-scale stressors in coastal Louisiana saltmarshes. Ecosphere, 8(7), e01878.

2014

Bergeon Burns, C. M., Olin, J. A., Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P. C., & Taylor, S. S. (2014). Effects of Oil on Terrestrial Vertebrates: Predicting Impacts of the Macondo Blowout. BioScience, 64(9), 820–828.
Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P. C., Bergeon Burns, C. M., Woodrey, M. S., Cashner, M. F., & Taylor, S. S. (2014). Population Genetics of Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) Subspecies along the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e112739.

Conference Presentations - 13

2016

Bonisoli-Alquati, A., Stouffer, P. C., Bergeon Burns, C., Xu, W., & Taylor, S. S. (2016). Transcriptonomic response to oil contamination in Louisiana Seaside Sparrows. In North American Ornithological Conference 2016. Washington, DC : 08/16/16-08/20/16.

2015

Bergeon Burns, C. M., Olin, J. A., Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P. C., & Taylor, S. S. (2015). Annual variation in CYP1A gene expression and fatty acid composition in liver of Seaside Sparrows from oiled and unoiled salt marsh following the BP Deepwater Horizon spill. In 2015 Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference. Bloomington, IN : 03/28/15-03/29/15: Poster.
Bergeon Burns, C. M., Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P. C., & Taylor, S. S. (2015). Seaside Sparrow CYP1A gene expression on oiled and unoiled salt marsh in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P. C., Bergeon Burns, C. M., & Taylor, S. S. (2015). A modern view of diversity and research needs among Seaside Sparrow populations along the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Bergeon Burns, C., Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P. C., & Taylor, S. S. (2014). Consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on breeding Seaside Sparrows. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Bergeon Burns, C. M., & Woltmann, S. S., P.C, Taylor, S.S. (2014). Physiological and Ecological Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Seaside Sparrows. In Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Estes Park, CO : 09/23/2014-09/28/2014.
Bergeon Burns, C. M., Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P. C., & Taylor, S. S. (2014). Physiological responses of Seaside Sparrows to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Austin, TX - 01/03/14-01/07/14: Poster.
Olin, J. A., Bergeon Burns, C. M., Bam, W., Hooper-Bui, L., Stouffer, P. C., & Taylor, S. S. (2014). Stable isotopes reveal intra-specific differences in the food webs utilized by Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus). In Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Science Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14.
Olin, J. A., Bergeon Burns, C. M., Stouffer, P. C., & Taylor, S. S. (2014). Variation in resource use by Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus) in Louisiana marshes based on stable isotopes and fatty acid profiles. In Benthic Ecology Meeting, Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville, FL - 03/19/2014 - 03/22/2014.
Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P. C., Woodrey, M. S., Bergeon Burns, C. M., & Taylor, S. S. (2014). Population genetics of the Gulf Coast subspecies of the Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus): Subspecies validity and conservation implications. In Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Estes Park, CO : 09/23/2014-09/28/2014.

2013

Bergeon Burns, C. M., Woltmann, S., Taylor, S. S., & Stouffer, P. (2013). Seaside Sparrow responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In American Ornithologists' Union. Chicago, IL, August 13-17, 2013: Poster.
Stouffer, P. C., Taylor, S., Woltmann, S., & Bergeon Burns, C. M. (2013). Staying alive on the edge of the earth: Response of Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritumus) to salt marsh inundation, with implications for storms, spills, and climate change. In Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium (pp. 82–93). Baton Rouge, LA, August 1-2, 2013.
Taylor, S. S., Woltmann, S., Stouffer, P., & Bergeon Burns, C. (2013). Effects of the Macondo oil spill on Seaside Sparrows. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.