Libby Mojica

Libby Mojica

Research Biologist & CCB Operations Manager

ekmojica@wm.edu
(757) 221-1680

Research Background
Libby’s research at CCB focuses on the conservation and management of raptor populations in the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic flyway, and beyond. She’s currently conducting research projects on Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Ospreys, and Crowned Solitary Eagles. She also coordinates the OspreyWatch and Richmond Eagle Nest Camera programs. Libby is our transmitter specialist and helps plan and implement new tracking programs on raptors, shorebirds, and waterbirds.

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


Recent Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Engineering 158:1883-1889.

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.

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.

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.

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. and B.D. Watts. 2008. Bald Eagle Nest Productivity and Contaminant Monitoring at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland. CCBTR-08-08. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 21 pp.

Watts, B. D., Mojica, E.K. and Padgett, S. M. 2008. Virginia Peregrine Falcon monitoring and management program: Year 2008 report. CCBTR-08-02. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 19 pp.

Mojica, E.K. and B.D. Watts. 2008. Environmental Contaminants in Blood, Feathers, and Eggs of Bald Eagles on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland in 2008. CCBTR-08-09. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. 18 pp.