Jill Brooks

Ph.D. Candidate  (May 2017 - May 2021)

Research Interests: Spatial ecology and conservation of fish, acoustic telemetry, life history of sharks, anthropogenic effects on fish populations.


For several years Jill was the manager of Bimini Biological Field Station in the Bahamas, where she tagged and tracked a variety of shark species, recruited and trained interns, and continues to co-PI a coastal shark telemetry project on the coast of Florida.

Lab Publications (4)

  • Reid, A.J., J.L. Brooks, L. Dolgova, B. Laurich, B.G. Sullivan, P. Szekeres, S.L.R. Wood, J.R. Bennett and S.J. Cooke, S.J. In Press. Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals still neglecting their environmental roots in the Anthropocene. Environmental Science and Policy. 00:000-000.

  • Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

    Midwood, J.D., D. Reddick, J. Brooks, C. Boston, S.E. Doka and S.J. Cooke.  In Press. Intracoelomic implantation in Longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus).  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.  00:000-000.

  • Brownscombe J.W., A.J. Reid, L. Dolgova, R. Pusiak, B. Laurich, E.D. Turenne, A. Zolderdo, A. Moraga, K. Birnie-Gauvin, J. Brooks, B. Sullivan, M. Ford, S.D. Bower, P. Szekeres, J.R. Bennett, S.J. Cooke. Aquatic Conservation. In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press

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    Nguyen V.M., Brooks, J.L., Young, N., Lennox, R., Haddaway, N., Whoriskey, F., Harcourt, R., Cooke, S.J.  2017.  To share or not to share in the emerging era of big data: Perspectives from fish telemetry researchers on data sharing.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  74:1260-1274.

Other Publications

S. T. Kessel, J. Fraser, W. G. Van Bonn, J. L. Brooks, T. L. Guttridge,
N. E. Hussey and S. H. Gruber. Transcoelomic expulsion of an ingested foreign object by a
carcharhinid shark. Marine and Freshwater Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF17022

Guttridge, T.L., Van Zinnicq Bergmann, M.P.M., Bolte, C., Howey, L.A., Finger, J.S., Kessel, S.T., Brooks, J.L., Winram, W., Bond, M.E., Jordan, L.K.B. and Cashman, R.C., 2017. Philopatry and Regional Connectivity of the Great Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna mokarran in the US and Bahamas. Frontiers Marine Science, 4(3).

Brooks, J.L., T. L. Guttridge, B.R. Franks, R. D. Grubbs, D. D. Chapman, S. H. Gruber, J. D. Dibattista, and K. A. Feldheim. 2016. Using genetic inference to re-evaluate longevity of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris. Journal of Fish Biology, 88:2067-2074. doi:10.111/jfb.12943

O’Connell, C.P., T.L. Guttridge, S.H. Gruber, J.L. Brooks, J.S. Finger, and P. He.  2014. Behavioral modification of visually deprived lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) towards magnetic fields. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 453:131-137.