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 (29)
Cooke, S.J., N. Young, M.R. Donaldson, E.A. Nyboer, D.G. Roche, C.L. Madliger, R.J. Lennox, J.M. Chapman, Z. Faulkes and J.R. Bennett. In Press. Ten Strategies for Avoiding and Overcoming Authorship Conflicts in Academic Publishing. FACETS Journal. 00:000-000.
Teffer, A.K., S.G. Hinch, K.M. Miller, D.A. Patterson, A.L. Bass, S.J. Cooke, A.P. Farrell, T.D. Beacham, J.M. Chapman and F. Juanes. In Press. Host-pathogen-environment interactions predict survival outcomes of adult sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) released from fisheries. Molecular Ecology. 00:000-000.
Guay, J.D., J.L. Brooks, J.M. Chapman, H. Medd, S.J. Cooke and V.M. Nguyen. In Press. Survey-derived angler characteristics and perspectives in the shore-based shark fishery in Florida. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 00:000-000.
Chapman, J.M., R.J. Lennox, W.M. Twardek, A.K. Teffer, M.J. Robertson, K.M. Miller and S.J. Cooke. In Press. Serial sampling reveals temperature associated response in transcription profiles and shifts in condition and infectious agent communities in wild Atlantic salmon. Freshwater Biology 00:000-000.
Gale, A.P., J.O. Chapman, D. E. White, P. Ahluwalia, A.K.J. Williamson, K.R. Peacock, R. Akagbosu, T.M. Lepine, I. Arizor, L.A.Bone, J. Brown, A.M. Fahrngruber, A. Goldberg-Flood, S. Kovirineni, S.J. Lamb-Laurin, N. Zia, S. Innocent, W. Lee, G. Moran, B. Nwasoria, N.A. Ouellette, R. Pendlebury, A. Prue, J. Sokolowski, P. Namutosi, T. Tesfay, M.C.M. Oliver, E.A. Nyboer and S.J. Cooke. In Press. On Embracing the Concept of Becoming Environmental Problem Solvers: The Trainee Perspective on Key Elements of Success, Essential Skills and Mindset. Environmental Reviews. 00:000-000.