Chris Rimmer received a B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Vermont and an M.S. in ecology and behavioral biology from the University of Minnesota, where he studied Yellow Warbler molt ecology on the coast of James Bay, Ontario. Prior to his graduate studies, Chris was an itinerant field biologist, with stints in Peru, Ellesmere Island, James Bay, coastal Massachusetts, and Antarctica. Two years as a landbird biologist at the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences instilled a passion for migratory songbirds, banding-related research, and molt studies. When not chasing birds or butterflies, Chris spends as much time as possible salt water fly-fishing, stone wall building, and hiking.
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Rimmer, C.C., J.D. Lloyd, K.P. McFarland, D.C. Evers, P.L. Oksana. 2019. Patterns of blood mercury variation in two long-distance migratory thrushes on Mount Mansfield, Vermont. Ecotoxicology. https://doi.
Rimmer, C.C., J.D. Lloyd, and J.A. Salguero Faría. 2019. “Overwintering Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) on Puerto Rico—rare and local.” Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 32:34-38. (PDF)
- Jason M. Townsend, Christopher C. Rimmer, Steven C. Latta, Danilo Mejia, Esteban G. Garrido, and Kent P. McFarland. 2018. Nesting ecology and nesting success of resident and endemic tropical birds in the Dominican Republic. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology
130(4): 849-858. https://doi.org/10.1676/17-071.1
- McFarland, Kent P., John D. Lloyd, Sarah J. K. Frey, Patrick L. Johnson, Richard B. Chandler, and Christopher C. Rimmer. 2018. Modeling spatial variation in winter abundance to direct conservation actions for a vulnerable migratory songbird, the Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) The Condor 120(3): 517-529. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-17-234.1.
- Martinsen, Ellen S., Kent P. McFarland, and Christopher C. Rimmer. 2018. Documentation of a Hybrid Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) × Veery (C. fuscescens) Using Vocalization and Genetic Data. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130 (1): 70-80. http://wjoonline.org/doi/abs/10.1676/16-061.1
- Lloyd J.D., Rimmer C.C. 2017. Surveys of Forest Birds on Puerto Rico, 2015. Biodiversity Data Journal 5:e20745. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.5.e20745.
- Rimmer, Christopher C., Patrick L. Johnson, and John D. Lloyd. 2017. Home Range Size and Nocturnal Roost Locations of Western Chat-Tanagers (Calyptophilus tertius). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(3): 611-615. https://doi.org/10.1676/16-097.1
- 2016. Assessing conservation status of resident and migrant birds on Hispaniola with mist-netting. PeerJ 3:e1541. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1541
- Townsend, Jason, Kent P. McFarland, Christopher C. Rimmer, Walter G. Ellison and James E. Goetz. 2015. Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America. doi:10.2173/bna.592
- DeLuca, W. V., B. K. Woodworth, C. C. Rimmer, P. P. Marra, P. D. Taylor, K. P. McFarland, S. A. MacKenzie, and D. R. Norris. 2015. Transoceanic migration by a 12 g songbird. Biology Letters 11:20141045. (Abstract)
- Townsend, J.T., C.T. Driscoll, C.C. Rimmer, and K.P. McFarland. 2014. Avian, salamander, and forest floor mercury concentrations increase with elevation in a terrestrial ecosystem. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33:208-215. (Abstract)
- Rimmer, C.C. and K.P. McFarland. 2013. Bicknell’s Thrush: a twenty-year retrospective on the Northeast’s most vulnerable songbird. Bird Observer 41:9-16.
- Davis, W.E., Jr. and C.C. Rimmer. 2013. Bicknell’s Thrush: who was the man behind the name? Bird Observer 41:18-22.
- Townsend, J.M., C.C. Rimmer, C.T. Driscoll, K.P. McFarland, and E.E. Iñigo-Elias. 2013. Mercury concentrations in tropical resident and migrant songbirds on Hispaniola. Ecotoxicology Volume 22 (1): 86-93. DOI 10.1007/s10646-012-1005-1. (Abstract)
- McFarland, K.P., C.C. Rimmer, J.E. Goetz, Y. Aubry, J.M. Wunderle Jr., A. Sutton, J.M. Townsend, A. Llanes Sosa, and A. Kirkconnell. 2013. A Winter Distribution Model for Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli), a conservation tool for a threatened migratory songbird. PLOS ONE 8(1): e53986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053986. (Abstract)
- Townsend, J.M., C.C. Rimmer, K.P. McFarland, and J.E. Goetz. 2012. Site-specific variation in food resources, sex ratios and body condition of an overwintering migrant songbird. Auk 129: 683-690. (Abstract)
- Townsend, J.M., C.C. Rimmer, and K.P. McFarland. 2012. Radio-transmitters do not affect seasonal mass change or annual survival of wintering Bicknell’s Thrushes. Journal of Field Ornithology 83:295-301. (Abstract)
- McKinnon, E.A, K.C. Fraser, A.W. Diamond, C.C. Rimmer, and J.M. Townsend. 2012. Stable-hydrogen isotope turnover in red blood cells of two migratory thrushes: application to studies of connectivity and carry-over effects. Journal of Field Ornithology 83:306-314. (Abstract)
- Studds, C. E., McFarland, K. P., Aubry, Y., Rimmer, C. C., Hobson, K. A., Marra, P. P. and Wassenaar, L. I. 2012. Stable-hydrogen isotope measures of natal dispersal reflect observed population declines in a threatened migratory songbird. Diversity and Distributions, 18: 919–930. (Abstract)
- Hart, J. A., and C. C. Rimmer. 2012. White-winged Warbler (Xenoligea montana), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online
- Townsend, J.M., C.C. Rimmer, A.T. Townsend, and K.P. McFarland. 2011. Sex and age ratios of Bicknell’s Thrush wintering in Hispaniola. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:367-372. (Abstract)