PhD, Rutgers University
Curator of Collections, Slater Museum of Natural History
337 Thompson Hall
1975 B.S. in Biological Sciences, Central Michigan University
1977 M.Sc. in Biological Science, Northern Illinois University
1984 Ph.D. in Ecology, Rutgers University
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Periodic stepwise molt in Sterna terns, especially Elegant and Caspian.
Primary molt in Least Sandpipers at migration stopovers.
Predation on Puget Sound salmon by Caspian Terns as assessed by coded wire tags.
Shugart, GW & WE Southern. 1977. Close nesting, a result of polygyny in herring gulls. Bird-Banding 48:276-277.
Shugart, GW. 1981. Frequency and distribution of polygyny in Great Lakes herring gulls in 1978. Condor 82:426-429.
Shugart, GW, MA Fitch, & VM Shugart. 1981. Minimizing investigator disturbance in observational studies of colonial birds: a field test of an easily constructed system. Wilson Bulletin 93:565-569.
Scharf, WC & GW Shugart. 1981. Recent increases in Double-crested Cormorants in the United States Great Lakes. American Birds 35:910-911.
Shugart, GW & WC Scharf. 1983. The US Great Lakes. Pp.85-86. In The status of tern populations in the northeastern US and adjacent Canada. Eds.: SW Kress, EH Weistein, & ICT Nisbet. Colonial Waterbirds 6:84-106.
Shugart, GW & WC Scharf. 1983. Common Terns in the northern Great Lakes: status and population trends. Journal of Field Ornithology 54:160-169.
Fitch, MA & GW Shugart. 1983. Comparative breeding biology and behavior of one male-two female trios and monogamous pairs of herring gulls. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 14:1-7.
Fitch, MA & GW Shugart. 1984. Requirements for a mixed reproductive strategy in avian species. American Naturalist 124:116-126.
Scharf, WC & GW Shugart. 1984. Distribution and phenology of nesting Forster's Terns in Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair. Wilson Bulletin 96:306-309.
Shugart, GW. 1986. Individual clutch recognition by caspian terns. Animal Behaviour 35:1563-1565.
Shugart, GW, MA Fitch, GA Fox. 1987. Female floaters and nonbreeding secondary females in Herring Gulls. Condor 89:902-906.
Shugart, GW. 1988. Uterovaginal sperm-storage glands in 16 species [of birds] with comments on morphology. Auk 105:379-384.
Shugart, GW, MA Fitch, GA Fox. 1988. Female pairing: a reproductive strategy for Herring Gulls? Condor 90:933-935.
Shugart, GW. 1990. A cue isolation experiment to determine if Caspian Tern parents learn their offsprings' down color. Ethology 84:155-161.
Shugart, GW. 1996. Serial descendant molt or Staffelmauser in Black-crowned Night-Herons. Condor 98:222-233.
Shugart, GW & M. Tirhi. 2001. Nesting by Caspian Terns in Lower Puget Sound in 1999. Northwest Naturalist 82: 32-35.
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