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 (23)
Boston, C.M., R.W.K. Tang, J.L. Brooks, S. Larocque, J.A. Bowman, S.J. Cooke and J.D. Midwood. In Press. Life outside the fishbowl: tracking an introduced population of Goldfish (Carassius auratus) in an embayment on the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 00:000-000.
Lennox, R.J., J. Brooks, J.M. Dettmers, N.E. Mandrak and S.J. Cooke. 2023. Status and management of fisheries in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Pages 303-327 in C.T. Hasler, J.G. Imhof, N.E. Mandrak and S.J. Cooke, Editors. Freshwater fisheries in Canada: Historical and contemporary perspectives on the resources and their management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
Guay, J.D., J.L. Brooks, J.M. Chapman, H. Medd, S.J. Cooke and V.M. Nguyen. 2023. Exploring the hidden connections between information channel use and pro-environmental behaviour among recreational anglers of the shore-based shark fishery in Florida, U.S. Frontiers in Communication. 7:1059113.
Piczak, M. L., Brooks, J. L., Boston, C., Doka, S. E., Portiss, R., Lapointe N. W. R., Midwood, J. D. and Cooke, S.J. 2023. Spatial ecology of non-native common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Lake Ontario with implications for management. Aquatic Sciences 85(20).
Piczak, M.L., J.L. Brooks, B. Bard, C. Bihun, A. Howarth, A.L. Jeanson, L. LaRochelle, J.R. Bennett, N.W.R. Lapointe, N.E. Mandrak and S.J. Cooke. 2022. Revisiting the challenge: Perspectives on Canada’s freshwater fisheries policies three decades after the Pearse Report. FACETS Journal. 7:912-935.
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.