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 (15)

  • River Research and Applications Image

    Harrison, P.M., Ward, T., Algera, D.A., Culling, B., Euchner, T., Leake, A., Crossman, J.A., Cooke, S.J. and Power, M. In Press.  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.  00:000-000.

  • 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.

  • Environmental Reviews Cover Image

    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

  • Fish and Fisheries

    Harrison, P.M., Martins, E.G., Algera, D.A., Rytwinski,T., Mossop, B, Leake, A.J., Power, M., and Cooke, S.J.  2019. Turbine entrainment and passage of potadromous fish through hydropower dams: developing conceptual frameworks and metrics for moving beyond turbine passage mortality. Fish and Fisheries. 1-16.

  • Canadian Journal of Zoology Cover Image

    Lawrence, M.J., S. Jain-Schlaepfer, A.J. Zolderdo, D.A. Algera, K.M. Gilmour, A.J. Gallagher and S.J. Cooke.  2018.  Are 3-minutes good enough for obtaining baseline physiological samples from teleost fish? Canadian Journal of Zoology.  96:774-786.

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