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 (9)
Brooks, J.L., J.D. Midwood, L.F.G. Gutowsky, C.M. Boston, S. Doka, J.A. Hoyle, and S. J. Cooke. In Press. Spatial ecology of reintroduced walleye (Sander vitreus) in Hamilton Harbour of Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 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.
Abrams, A. E. I., A. M. Rous, J. L. Brooks, M. J. Lawrence, S. E. Doka, J. D. Midwood, and S. J. Cooke. 2018. Comparing immobilization, recovery, and stress indicators associated with electric fish handling gloves and a portable electrosedation system. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 147:390-399.
Lynch, A.J., I.G. Cowx, E. Fluet-Chouinard, S.M. Glaser, S.C. Phang, T.D. Beard, Jr., S.D. Bower, J.L. Brooks, D.B. Bunnell, J.E. Claussen, S.J. Cooke, Y.-C. Kao, K. Lorenzen, B.J.E. Myers, A.J. Reid, J.J. Taylor and S. Youn. 2017. Inland fisheries – invisible but integral to the UN Sustainable Development Agenda for ending poverty by 2030. Global Environmental Change. 47: 167-173.
Brooks, J.L., C. Boston, S. Doka, D. Gorsky, K. Gustavson, D. Hondorp, D. Isermann, J. D. Midwood, T.C. Pratt, A. M. Rous, J. L. Withers, C.C. Krueger, & S. J. Cooke. 2017. Use of fish telemetry in rehabilitation planning, management, and monitoring in Areas of Concern in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Environmental Management. 60(6):1139–1154.
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.