Lab Manager/Research Biologist
As a Lab Manager and Research Biologist, Jessica assists with many of the student and postdoctoral research projects in the Cooke lab.
Some of her responsibilities include:
- Provide field work support throughout the year
- Prepare reports for partners and participate in the peer-review process (edit, revise and contribute to manuscripts
- Assist with grant proposal writing and coordination
- Lab safety
- Maintenance and repair of equipment
Jessica is also a project manager at the Canadian Centre for Evidence Based Conservation and Environmental Management that is based in the Cooke Lab. In that role, Jessica conducts evidence syntheses, including systematic reviews and systematic maps, under the guidance of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) for clients here in Canada including Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada as well as abroad in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Jessica is also an endorsed CEE trainer and has co-developed an introductory evidence synthesis workshop. Since 2017, Jessica has been the Communications Officer for the CEE and in 2018 stepped in as the Secretary of the CEE Board of Trustees.
M.Sc., Biology, Carleton University (2012-2014)
Supervisors: Dr. Steve Cooke and Dr. William Willmore
Thesis: Effects of maternal oxidative stress and gametic cortisol exposure on Fraser River sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) offspring
Honours B. Sc., Biochemistry, Ottawa University (2007-2012)
Lab Publications (15)
Taylor, J.J. , Rytwinski, T., Bennett, J.R., Smokorowski, K.E., Lapointe, N.W.R., Janusz, R., Clarke, K., Tonn, B., Walsh, J.C., Cooke, S.J. 2019. The effectiveness of spawning habitat creation or enhancement for substrate-spawning temperate fish: a systematic review. Environmental Evidence. 8:19.
Alexander, S.M., Provencher, J., Henri, D., Taylor, J.J., & Cooke, S.J. 2019. Bridging Indigenous and science-based knowledge in coastal-marine research, monitoring, and management in Canada: A systematic map protocol. Environmental Evidence. 8:15.
Donaldson, L.A., T. Rytwinski, J.J. Taylor, D.A.R. Drake, A. Martel, S.J. Cooke. 2019. Can conservation targets for imperiled freshwater fishes and mussels be achieved by captive breeding and release programs? A systematic map protocol to determine available evidence. Environmental Evidence. 8:16.
Rytwinski T, Taylor JJ, Donaldson LA, Britton JR, Browne D, Gresswell RE, Lintermans M, Prior K, Pellatt MG, Vis C, Cooke SJ. 2019. The effectiveness of non-native fish removal techniques in freshwater ecosystems: a systematic review. Environmental Reviews. 27: 71-94.
Eales, J., N.R. Haddaway, C. Bernes, S.J. Cooke, B. Gunnar Jonsson, J. Kouki, G. Petrokofsky and J.J. Taylor. 2018. What is the effect of prescribed burning in temperate and boreal forest on biodiversity, beyond tree regeneration, pyrophilous and saproxylic species? A systematic review. Environmental Evidence. 7:19. DOI 10.1186/s13750-018-0131-5.
Bertinato, J., J.R. Simpson, L. Sherrard, J.J. Taylor, L.J. Plouffe, D. Van Dyke, M. Geleynse, Y.Y. Dam, P. Murphy, C. Knee, L. Vresk, N. Holland, H. Quach, D. R. Mack, M. Cooper, M. R. L’Abbe, and S. Hayward. 2013. “Zinc Supplementation Does Not Alter Sensitive Biomarkers of Copper Status in Healthy Boys” Journal of Nutrition 143(3): 284-289
Bertinato, J., J.J. Taylor. 2013 “Mineral Concentrations in Bottled Water Products: Implications for Canadian’s Mineral Intakes” Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 74(1): 46-50
Massarsky, A., L. Dupuis, J.J. Taylor, S. Eisa-Beygi, L. Strek, V.L. Trudeau, T.M. Moon. 2013. “Assessment of nanosilver toxicity during zebrafish (Danio rerio) development” Chemosphere 92(1): 59-66
Cassone, C.G., J.J. Taylor, J.M. O’Brien, A. Williams, C.L. Yauk, D. Crump and S.W. Kennedy. 2012. “Transcriptional Profiles in the Cerebral Hemisphere of Chicken Embryos Following In Ovo Perfluorohexane Sulfonate Exposure” Toxicological Sciences 129(2): 380-391