AlumniM.Sc. Students - AlumniPh.D. Candidate
I am interested in how human interactions impact the health of fishes. During my Masters, I sought to understand how changes in watershed-scale land use may influence energy dynamics and parasitism in small stream fishes. My interest in anthropogenic stressors, parasitology, and disease ecology lead me to my PhD research, which focuses on the interactions between catch and release fisheries and disease in migrating salmonids across Canada. Specifically, I am interested in how individual variations in microbe loads can predict the severity of fisheries impacts, and whether or not changes in gene expression associated with immune function, senescence, and osmoregulation influences these interactions.
2012-2014: M.Sc. in Biology, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)
Thesis topic: Effects of watershed land use on the seasonal energy dynamics, condition, and parasite communities of stream fish.
2011: B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)
2013-2014: NSERC CGS-M Scholarship holder
2014-2015: Ontario Graduate Scholarship holder
2015-2018: NSERC CGS-D Scholarship holder
Lab Publications (19)
Twardek, W.M., Chapman, J.M., Miller, K.M., Beere, M.C., Li, S., Kaukinen, K.H., Danylchuk, A.J., Cooke, S.J. In Press. Evidence of a hydraulically challenging reach serving as a barrier for the upstream migration of infection-burdened adult steelhead. Conservation Physiology 00:000-000.
Lennox, R.J., J.M. Chapman, W.M. Twardek, F. Broell, K. Bøe, F.G. Whoriskey, I.A. Fleming, M. Robertson and S.J. Cooke. In Press. Biologging in combination with biotelemetry reveals behavior of Atlantic salmon following exposure to capture and handling stressors. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 00:000-000.
Cook, K.V., Reid A.J., Patterson, D.A., Robinson, K.A., Chapman, J.M., Hinch, S.G., Cooke, S.J. 2019. A synthesis to understand responses to capture stressors among fish discarded from commercial fisheries and options for mitigating their severity. Fish and Fisheries. 20:25-43.
Brooks, J.L., J.M. Chapman, A.N. Barkley, S.T. Kessel, N.E. Hussey, S.G. Hinch, D.A. Patterson, K.J. Hedges, S.J. Cooke, A.T. Fisk, S.H. Gruber and V.M. Nguyen. 2019. Biotelemetry informing management: case studies exploring successful integration of biotelemetry data into fisheries and habitat management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 76: 1238-1252.
Lizee TW, Lennox RJ, Ward TD, Brownscombe JW, Chapman JM, Danylchuk AJ, Nowell LB, Cooke SJ. 2018. Influence of landing net mesh type on handling time and tissue damage of angled brook trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38: 76-83.