Jessica Robichaud

Ph.D. Candidate

Research interests: aquatic ecology, habitat and landscape use, behaviour and physiology of aquatic vertebrates, conservation biology, marine protected areas


MSc (Carleton University, 2022)

Thesis: The overwintering behaviour and physiology of Northern Map Turtles (Graptemys geographica) in Ontario

Honours BSc Environmental Science, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, and Environmental Studies (University of Toronto, 2020)

Undergraduate Thesis: Impact of Aquatic Invasive Species on Sport Fishes in Ontario

Student Research Technician (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2019/2020)

Lab Publications (7)

  • Piczak, M. L., Robichaud, J. A., Morrison, P., Rous, A. M., Mulder, I. M., Hill, C. J., Prystay, T. S., Rosner-Katz, H., Robinson, K. F., Bennett, J. R. and Cooke, S. J. 2023. Structured decision making remains underused in ecological restoration despite opportunities. Environment Systems and Decisions.

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    Bulté, G., J.A. Robichaud, E.J. Shadlock, S.J. Cooke and G. Blouin-Demers.  In Press.  Overwintering site fidelity and communal hibernation predispose northern map turtles to mass mortality events.  Canadian Journal of Zoology. 00:000-000.

  • Haniford, L.S.E., L. LaRochelle, J.A. Robichaud, D. Burton and S.J. Cooke.  2023.  Evaluating blood, gill, and muscle biopsy methods on the behaviour, reproductive success, and survival of a wild freshwater fish.  Applied Animal Behaviour Science.  265:106004.

  • Reeve, C., Robichaud, J.A., Fernandes, T., Bates, A.E., Bramburger, A.J., Brownscombe, J.W., Davy, C.M., Henry, H.A.L., McMeans, B.C., Moise, E.R.D., Sharma, S., Smith, P.A., Studd, E.K., O’Sullivan, A., Sutton, A.O., Templer, P.H., Cooke, S.J. 2023. Applied Winter Biology: Threats, Conservation, and Management of Biological Resources during Winter in Cold Climate Regions. 11:coad027

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    Robichaud, J.A., G. Bulté, H.A. MacMillan, and S.J. Cooke. 2023. Five months under ice: biologging reveals behavior patterns of overwintering freshwater turtles. Canadian Journal of Zoology.101(3):152-162.

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