Jessica Robichaud

M.Sc. Student

Research interests: Aquatic ecology, winter biology and physiology of aquatic vertebrates, overwintering behaviour, conservation biology.


I completed my Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Environmental Science and Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, with a minor in Environmental Studies. For my undergraduate thesis, I looked at the impact of aquatic invasive species on sport fishes in Ontario lakes, supervised by Dr. Donald Jackson (UofT) and Dr. Cindy Chu (OMNRF). I have spent the last few years as a student research technician with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, working for both the Great Lakes Lab for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and the Asian Carp Monitoring Program.

Lab Publications (3)

  • Canadian Journal of Zoology Cover Image

    Robichaud, J.A., G. Bulté, H.A. MacMillan, and S.J. Cooke. In Press. Five months under ice: biologging reveals behavior patterns of overwintering freshwater turtles. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 00:000-000.

  • canadian journal of fisheries and aquatic sciences cover Image

    Desforges, J. E., Clarke, J., Harmsen, E. J., Jardine, A. M., Robichaud, J. A., Serré, S., Chakrabarty, P., Bennett, J.R., Hanna, D. E. L., Smol, J. P., Rytwinski, T., Taylor, J. J., Martel, A. L., Winegardner, A. K., Marty, J., Taylor, M. K., O’Connor, C. M., Robinson, S. A., Reid, A. J., Creed, I. F., Gregory-Eaves, I., Lapointe, N.W.R., Cooke, S.J. 2022. The alarming state of freshwater biodiversity in Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 79:352-365.

  • Environmental Reviews Cover Image

    Cooke, S.J., P. Soroye, J.L. Brooks, J. Clarke, A.L. Jeanson, A. Berberi, M.L. Piczak, C.H. Reid, J.E. Desforges, J.D. Guay,  A.K. Drake, A.M. Jardine, J.P. Ethier, H.E. Keefe, A.M. Medd , B.P.M. Edwards, C. Reeve, A. Perkovic, A. Frempong-Manso, L. LaRochelle, S. Patterson, M. Roach-Krajewski, A. Howarth, B. Bard, E.J. Harmsen, J. Robichaud, S. Serré, C.J. Bihun, R.T. Buxton, V.M. Nguyen, L.C. Woodall, W.J. Sutherland and J.R. Bennett.  2021.  Ten considerations for conservation policy makers for the post-COVID-19 transition.  Environmental Reviews.  29:1-8.