AlumniM.Sc. Students - AlumniPh.D. Candidate  (September 2014 - September 2018)
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 (17)
Cook, K.V., Reid A.J., Patterson, D.A., Robinson, K.A., Chapman, J.M., Hinch, S.G., Cooke, S.J. In Press. A synthesis to understand responses to capture stressors among fish discarded from commercial fisheries and options for mitigating their severity. Fish and Fisheries. 00:000-000.
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. In Press. Biotelemetry informing management: case studies exploring successful integration of biotelemetry data into fisheries and habitat management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 00:000-000.
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.
Patterson, D.A., Robinson, K.A., Lennox, R.J., Nettles, T.L., Donaldson, L.A., Eliason, E.J., Raby, G.D., Chapman, J.M., Cook, K.V., Donaldson, M.R., Bass, A.L., Drenner, S.M., Reid, A.J., Cooke, S.J., and Hinch, S.G. 2017. Review and Evaluation of Fishing-Related Incidental Mortality for Pacific Salmon. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2017/010. ix + 155 p
Birnie-Gauvin, K., S. Walton, C.A. Delle Palme, B.A. Manouchehri, S. Venne, R.J. Lennox, J.M. Chapman, J.R. Bennett and S.J. Cooke. 2017. Conservation physiology can inform threat assessment and recovery planning processes for threatened species. Endangered Species Research. 32:507-513.