I am a freshwater ecologist and conservation scientist exploring how anthropogenic stressors affect biodiversity and ecosystem services in inland aquatic ecosystems. I use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to integrate social, ecological, and environmental data to understand the vulnerability of these systems to environmental change. My PhD research at McGill University focused on the effects of climate change on the fisheries of the Lake Victoria basin in East Africa, and my post-doctoral work at Carleton University investigates the interface between evidence-based decision making and policy in Canada.
Personal website: https://elizabethnyboer.weebly.com/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=8gAvX3kAAAAJ&hl=en
Lab Publications (6)
Cooke, S.J., W.M. Twardek, A.J. Lynch, I.G. Cowx, J.D. Olden, S. Funge-Smith, K. Lorenzen, R. Arlinghaus, Y. Chen, O.L.F. Weyl, E.A. Nyboer, P.S. Pompeu, S.M. Carlson, J.D. Koehn, A.C. Pinder, R. Raghavan, S. Phang, A.A. Koning, W.W. Taylor, D. Bartley and J.R. Britton. In Press. A global perspective on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on freshwater fish biodiversity. Biological Conservation. 00:000-000.
Buxton R, Nyboer EA, Pigeon K, Raby GD, Rytwinsky T, Gallagher AJ, Schuster R, Lin HS, Fahrig L, Bennett JR, Cooke SJ, and Roche DG. In Press. Avoiding wasted research resources in conservation science. Conservation Science and Practice. 00:000-000.
Steven J. Cooke, Trina Rytwinski, Jessica J. Taylor, Elizabeth Nyboer, Vivian M. Nguyen, Joseph R. Bennett, Nathan Young, Susan Aitken, Graeme Auld, John-Francis Lane, Kent Prior, Karen E. Smokorowski, Paul A. Smith, Aerin Jacob, David Browne, Jules M. Blais, Jeremy T. Kerr, Banu Ormeci, Steven M. Alexander, Christopher R. Burn, Rachel T. Buxton, Diane M. Orihel1, Jesse Vermaire, Dennis L. Murray, Patrice Simon, Kate Edwards, John Clarke, Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Irene Gregory-Eaves, Elena M. Bennett and John Smol. In press. On “success” in applied environmental research – What is it, how can it be achieved, and how does one know it has been achieved it? Environmental Reviews. 00: 000-000.
Cooke, S.J., J,.N. Bergman, E.A. Nyboer, A.J. Reid, A.J. Gallagher, N. Hammerschlag, K. Van de Riet and J.C. Vermaire. 2020. Overcoming the concrete conquest of aquatic ecosystems. Biological Conservation. 247: 108589.
Raby, G.D., J.M. Chapman, R. de Bruijn, E.J. Eliason, C.K. Elvidge, C.T. Hasler, C.L. Madliger, E.A. Nyboer, A.J. Reid, D.G. Roche, T. Rytwinski, T.D. Ward, A.D.M. Wilson and S.J. Cooke. 2020. Teaching post-secondary students in ecology and evolution: Strategies for early-career researchers. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 13: 14–24.