Alyssa Murdoch

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: northern fisheries ecology and management, drivers of fish community diversity and abundance, multiple stressors, environmental change, and evidence-based conservation. (personal website)


Ph.D., Biology, York University (2021)
Thesis title: Understanding how northern North American freshwater fishes are responding to rapid environmental change. Supervisor: Dr. Sapna Sharma.
M.Sc., Biology, University of Waterloo (2012)
Thesis title: Effects of temperature on the growth of Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus in Ungava and Labrador, Canada. Supervisor: Dr. Michael Power.
B.Sc., Marine Biology, University of British Columbia (2007)

Lab Publications (4)

  • canadian journal of fisheries and aquatic sciences cover Image

    Murdoch, A., Connors, B.M., Lapointe, N.W.R., Mills Flemming, J., Cooke, S.J., and Mantyka-Pringle, C.  2023.  Multiple environmental drivers across life-stages influence Yukon River Chinook salmon productivity.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  81:97-114.

  • Ednie, G, T. Kapoor, O. Koppel, M.L. Piczak, J.L. Reid, A.D. Murdoch, C.N. Cook, W.J. Sutherland and S.J. Cooke. 2022. Foresight science in conservation: tools, barriers, and mainstreaming opportunities. Ambio.

  • Murdoch, A., D.A. Yip, S.J. Cooke and C. Mantyka-Pringle. 2022. Evidence for the combined impacts of climate and landscape change on freshwater biodiversity in real-world environments: state of knowledge, research gaps, and field study design recommendations. Current Landscape Ecology Reports. 7:68-82.

  • Cooke, S.J., S. Michaels, E.A. Nyboer, L. Schiller, D.B.R. Littlechild, D. Hanna, C.D. Robichaud, A. Murdoch, D. Roche, P. Soroye, J.C. Vermaire, V.M. Nguyen, N. Young, J.F. Provencher, P.A. Smith, G.W. Mitchell, S. Avery-Gomm, C.M. Davy, R.T. Buxton, T. Rytwinski, L. Fahrig, J.R. Bennett and G. Auld. 2022. Reconceptualizing conservation. PLoS Sustainability & Transformation. 1:e0000016.