Dirk Algera

AlumniM.Sc. Students - AlumniPh.D. Candidate

Background

I am interested in how and why human interactions affect fish and wildlife. My research involves empirical studies, meta analysis, and policy assessment to contribute to scientifically sound, evidence-based fish and wildlife conservation and management.

Research Interests

Fish behaviour, the impacts of hydropower on fish and aquatic organisms, catch and release angling science, imperilled species management, invasive species biology and management, sustainable aquaculture.

Background

MSc, Biology (2014-2016): Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)

Thesis: The influence of endogenous and exogenous factors on parental care behaviours and reproductive success in nest guarding smallmouth bass

Supervisor: Dr. Steven Cooke

 

BSc, Biology (2010-2014): Trent University (Peterborough, ON)

Thesis: Pumpkinseed morphological response to olfactory predator cues.

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Fox

Lab Publications (17)

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    Algera, D.A., T. Ward, R. Zemlak, J. Crossman, P. Harrison, A. Leake, M. Power and S.J. Cooke.  In Press.  Stranded Kokanee salvaged from turbine intake infrastructure are at low risk for re-entrainment: A telemetry study in a hydropower facility forebay.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  00:000-000.

  • Fish and Fisheries

    Pleizier, N.K., D. Algera, S.J. Cooke and C.J. Brauner.  In Press.  A meta-analysis of gas bubble trauma in fish.  Fish and Fisheries.  00:000-000.

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    Harrison, P.M., Ward, T., Algera, D.A., Culling, B., Euchner, T., Leake, A., Crossman, J.A., Cooke, S.J. and Power, M. 2020.  A comparison of turbine entrainment rates and seasonal entrainment vulnerability of two sympatric char species, bull trout and lake trout, in a hydropower reservoir. River Research and Applications.  36: 1033-1045.

  • Algera, D.A., T. Rytwinski, J.J. Taylor, J.R. Bennett, K.E. Smokorowski, P.M. Harrison, K.D. Clarke, E.C. Enders, M. Power, M.S. Bevelhimer, and S.J. Cooke. 2020. What are the relative risks of mortality and 1 injury for fish during downstream passage at hydroelectric dams in temperate regions? A systematic review. Environmental Evidence. 9(3):1-36.

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    Jeanson,  A.L., P. Soroye, A.N. Kadykalo, T.D. Ward, E. Paquette, A.E.I. Abrams, D.A. Algera, D. Demers, L.J. Epp, M.P. Giles, M.A. Litt, B.A. Manouchehri, R.J. James, S. McBeth, A. Paradis, L. Pittet, J. Sebes, S.C. Steell, A. Thompson, P. Tremblay, E.I. Tuononen, J.T. Kerr, J.R. Bennett and S.J. Cooke.  2019.  Twenty actions for a ‘Good Anthropocene’ – Perspectives from early career conservation professionals.  Environmental Reviews.  00: 1–10 (0000) dx.doi.org/10.1139/er-2019-0021

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