Dan Strickland completed a Master of Science degree from the University of Montreal where his early research focused on the Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) in Parc de la Verendrye, located in western Quebec. Following his early studies, Dan served as the Chief Naturalist in Ontario's Algonquin Park from 1970 - 2000. He is the author of many publications and, following retirement, continues his work on a long term study of the Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) which is now one of the world's longest studies of a colour-banded bird population .
Norris, DR, Flockhart, DTT & Strickland, D. 2013. Contrasting patterns of survival and dispersal in multiple habitats reveals an ecological trap in a food-caching bird. Oecologia 173: 827-835.
Strickland, D, Kielstra, B & Norris, DR. 2011. Experimental evidence for a novel mechanism driving variation in habitat quality in a food-caching bird. Oecologia 167: 943-950.
Strickland, D. and H. Ouellet. 1993. Gray Jay – Perisoreus canadensis. The Birds of North America No. 40,