Libby Mojica

Libby Mojica

Research Associate

ekmojica@wm.edu

Research Background
Libby was a CCB research biologist and our chief operating officer from 2007 to 2015. Her research at CCB focused on the conservation and management of raptor populations in the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic flyway, and beyond. She conducted research projects on Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Ospreys, and Crowned Solitary Eagles. She also coordinated the OspreyWatch citizen science program, was our transmitter specialist, and helped plan and implement new tracking programs on raptors, shorebirds, and waterbirds. Libby continues to volunteer and collaborate with CCB on various research projects.

Education
B.S. in Biology, Trinity University
M.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia


Select Publications

Turrin, C.L., B.D. Watts, and E.K. Mojica. 2015. Landfill use by bald eagles in the Chesapeake Bay region. Journal of Raptor Research. In press.

Watts, B. D., Mojica, E. K. and Paxton, B. J. 2015. Using Brownian bridges to assess potential interactions between bald eagles and electrical hazards within the upper Chesapeake Bay. The Journal of Wildlife Management 79:435-445.

Watts, B.D., E.K. Mojica, J.T. Paul, J.J. Pottie. 2014. Recovery of Breeding Bald Eagles on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Maryland Birdlife 63(1):10-16.

Cristol, D. A., E. K. Mojica, C. W. Varian-Ramos, and B. D. Watts. 2012. Molted feathers indicate low mercury in bald eagles of the Chesapeake Bay, USA. Ecological Indicators 18:20-24.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X11003487

Watts, B.D. and E.K. Mojica. 2012. Use of satellite transmitters to delineate bald eagle communal roosts within the upper Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Raptor Research 46(1): 121-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.3356/JRR-10-86.1

Katzner, T., B.W. Smith, T. A. Miller, D. Brandes, J. Cooper, M. Lanzone, D. Brauning, C. Farmer, S. Harding, D. Kramar, C. Koppie, C. Maisonneuve, M. Martell, E..K. Mojica, C. Todd, J.A. Tremblay, M. Wheeler, D.F. Brinker, T.E. Chubbs, R. Gubler, K. O’Malley, S. Mehus, B. Porter, R.P. Brooks, B.D. Watts & K.L. Bildstein. 2012.  Status, biology and conservation priorities for North America’s eastern Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) population. The Auk 129(1): 168-176.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/auk.2011.11078

Chen, D., R. C. Hale, B. D. Watts, M. J. La Guardia, E. Harvey, and E. K. Mojica. 2010. Species-specific accumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in birds of prey from the Chesapeake Bay region, USA. Environmental Pollution 158:1883-1889. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2009.10.042

Mojica, E. K., B. D. Watts, J. Pottie, J. T. Paul, and S. Voss. 2009. Factors contributing to bald eagle electrocutions on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Journal of Raptor Research 43:80-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.3356/JRR-07-60.1

Watts, B. D., B. R. Truitt, F. M. Smith, E. K. Mojica, B. J. Paxton, A. L. Wilke, and A. E. Duerr. 2008. Whimbrel tracked with satellite transmitter on migratory flight across North America. Wader Study Group Bulletin 115:55-57.

Mojica, E.K. , J. M. Meyers, B.A. Millsap, and K.L. Haley. 2008. Migration Of Florida Sub-Adult Bald Eagles. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120 (2), 304-310 http://dx.doi.org/10.1676/07-079.1

Millsap, B., T. Breen, E. McConnell, T. Steffer, L. Phillips, N. Douglass, and S. Taylor. 2004. Comparative fecundity and survival of bald eagles fledged from suburban and rural natal areas in Florida. Journal of Wildlife Management 68 (4), 1018-1031. http://dx.doi.org/10.2193/0022-541X(2004)068[1018:CFASOB]2.0.CO;2

David O. Ribble, Amy E. Wurtz, Elizabeth K. McConnell, Jeremy J. Buegge, and Kenneth C. Welch Jr. (2002) A comparison of home ranges of two species of Peromyscus using trapping and radiotelemetry data. Journal of Mammalogy: February 2002, Vol. 83, No. 1, pp. 260-266. http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/1545-1542(2002)0832.0.CO;2

Recent Reports

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts, and S.M. Padgett. 2014.  Virginia Peregrine Falcon monitoring and management program: Year 2014 report.  The Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-14-19.  College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA.  17 pp.

Mojica, E.K. and B.D. Watts. 2014. Bald Eagle Telemetry at the Holtwood Redevelopment Project: Final report. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-14-17. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 8pp.

Paxton, B. J. and E. K. Mojica. 2014. Bald Eagle Nest Surveys at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and Blossom Point Research Facility-2014. The Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-14-10. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 10 pp.

Mojica, E. K. and B. D. Watts. 2014. Bald Eagle Telemetry at the Holtwood Redevelopment Project. The Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series: CCBTR-14-01. College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 13 pp.

Mojica, E.K. and B.D. Watts. 2013. Bald Eagle Nest Surveys at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and Blossom Point Research Facility. The Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series: CCBTR-13-09. College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA.  10 pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts. R. Lukei, Jr. 2013. 2013 Nest Success and Productivity of Chesapeake Bay Osprey. The Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series: ccbtr-13-08. College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA.  9 pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts, and S.M. Padgett. 2013.  Virginia Peregrine Falcon monitoring and management program: Year 2013 report. The Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-13-07.  College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA.  17 pp.

Mojica, E.K. and B.D. Watts. 2012.  Bald Eagle Nest Surveys at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, and Naval Air Station Patuxent River.  Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-12-12.  College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 9 pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts, and S.M. Padgett. 2012. Virginia Peregrine Falcon monitoring and management program: Year 2012 report. CCBTR-12-10. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 18 Pp.

Mojica, E. K. and B. D. Watts. 2012. Monitoring Report for Bald Eagles at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, MD. CCBTR-12-08. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 2 pp.

Mojica, E. K. and B. D. Watts. 2012. Bald eagle telemetry at the Holtwood Redevelopment Project: Quarterly report. CCBTR-12-07. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 8 pp.

Watts, B. D., E. K. Mojica, and B. J. Paxton. 2012. Use of satellite telemetry to delineate bald eagle activity centers for hazard mitigation and land planning within the upper Chesapeake Bay. Final Report. CCBTR-12-05. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 398 pgs.

Watts, B. D., S. M. Padgett, E. K. Mojica, and B. J. Paxton. 2011. FALCONTRAK: Final Report. CCBTR-11-07. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 33 pp.

Mojica, E. K., B. D. Watts, and S. M. Padgett. 2011. Virginia Peregrine Falcon Monitoring and Management Program: Year 2011 Report. CCBTR-11-14. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.  21 pp.

Mojica, E.K. and B.D. Watts. 2011. Bald Eagle Nest Productivity and Contaminant Monitoring at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland: Final Report. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR‐11‐01. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 28 pp.

Mojica, E.K. and B.D. Watts. 2011. Bald Eagle Nest Productivity and Contaminant Monitoring at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland: Final Report. CCBTR-11-17. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 28 pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.J. Paxton, and B.D. Watts. 2011. Eagle Nest, Roost and Foraging Area Monitoring at Exelon’s Conowingo and Muddy Run Reservoirs. CCBTR-11-15. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 23 pp.

Watts, B.D., E.K. Mojica, B.J. Paxton. 2011. Preassessment of Injury to Bald Eagles from the Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) Oil Spill (Bird Study #9): Interim Report. CCBTR-11-08. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 3 pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.J. Paxton, F.M. Smith, and B.D. Watts. 2011. Preassessment of Injury to Ospreys from the Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) Oil Spill. CCBTR-11-16. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 16 pp.

Watts, B. D., E. K. Mojica, F. M. Smith, B. J. Paxton. 2011. Preassessment of Injury to Ospreys from the Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) Oil Spill (Bird Study #9). CCBTR-11-03. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 5 pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts, B.J. Paxton. 2011. Pre-assessment of Injury to Bald Eagles from the Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) Oil Spill: Final Report. CCBTR-11-13. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 14 pp.

Watts, B.D. and E.K. Mojica. 2010. Monitoring Report for Bald Eagles at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, MD. CCBTR-10-07. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 3 pp.

Watts, B.D. and E.K. Mojica. 2010. Evaluating the biological consequences of Bald Eagle nest loss and removal: Calvert Cliffs Case Study 2009 report. CCBTR-10-02. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 6 pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.D. Watts, and S.M. Padgett. 2010. Virginia Peregrine Falcon monitoring and management program: Year 2010 report. CCBTR-10-10. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 21 pp.

Mojica, E.K. and B.D. Watts. 2010. Surveys of Nesting Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons on MTC Fort Pickett 2008-2010. CCBTR-10-08. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 6 pp.

Mojica, E.K., B.J. Paxton, and B.D. Watts. 2010. Eagle Nest, Roost and Foraging Area Monitoring at Exelon’s Conowingo and Muddy Run Reservoirs. CCBTR-10-11. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 16 pp.

Mojica, E. K., B. D. Watts, and S. M. Padgett. 2009. Virginia Peregrine Falcon monitoring and management program: Year 2009 report. CCBTR-09-07. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 19 pp.

Watts, B. D. and E. K. Mojica. 2009. Bald Eagle Communal Roosts within Aberdeen Proving Ground. CCBTR-09-08. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 20 pp.

Mojica, E. K. and B. D. Watts. 2009. Bald Eagle Nest Productivity and Contaminant Monitoring at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland: 2008 Report. CCBTR-09-09. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 23 pp.