Kim Birnie-Gauvin

 (September 2015 - December 2016)

I am interested in understanding the effects of stress on the survival and life-history traits of fish. More specifically, I wish to understand the extent to which anthropogenic activities affect aquatic ecosystems.  My previous research has focused on weakly electric fish and the electrical connections within their pacemaker nucleus during my undergraduate degree – I am now thrilled for the upcoming journey!


Education: 2011-2015, Honours B.Sc. Biology with specialization in Animal Physiology, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

Lab Publications (37)

  • Ecology of Freshwater Fish Cover Image

    Lennox, R.J., Nilsen, C.I., Dahlmo, L.S., Berhe, S., Barlaup, B.T., Normann, E.S., Landro, Y., Birnie-Gauvin, K., Cooke, S.J. and Vollset, K.W.  In Press. A comparative study of the alternative life history of iteroparous salmonids. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes 00:000-000.

  • Journal of Experimental Zoology Cover Image

    Colborne, S., K.S. Peiman, K. Birnie-Gauvin, M.H. Larsen, K. Aarestrup and S.J. Cooke.  2024.  Effects of pre-winter cortisol exposure on condition, diet, and morphology of wild juvenile brown trout (Salmo trutta).  Journal of Experimental Zoology A. 2024:1-11.

  • canadian journal of fisheries and aquatic sciences cover Image

    Lennox RJ, Afonso P, Birnie-Gauvin K, Dahlmo LS, Nilsen CI, Arlinghaus R, Cooke SJ, Souza AT, Jaric I, Prchalova M, Riha M, Westrelin S, Twardek W, Aspillaga E, Kraft S, Smejkal M, Baktoft H, Brodin T, Hellstrom G, Villegas-Rios D, Vollset KW, Adam T, Sortland LK, Bertram MG, Crossa M, Vogel EF, Gillies N, Reubens J.  2023. Tracking aquatic animals to understand a world increasingly shaped by a changing climate and extreme weather events. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 81:326-339

  • Environmental Reviews Cover Image

    Cooke, S.J., A.J. Lynch, D. Tickner, R. Abell, M.L. Piczak, A.H. Arthington, M. Thieme, D. Perry, J.R. Britton, T. Dalu, K. Birnie-Gauvin, S.J. Ormerod, F. Ayaviri Matuk, R. Raghavan and J.P. Smol.  In Press.  A roadmap for implementing the Emergency Recovery Plan for Freshwater Biodiversity.  Environmental Reviews.  00:000-000.

  • Lennox RJ, Aarestrup K, Alós J, Arlinghaus R, Aspillaga E, Bertram MG, Birnie-Gauvin K, Brodin T, Cooke SJ, Dahlmo LS, Dhellemmes F, Gjelland KØ, Hellström G, Hershey H, Holbrook C, Klefoth T, Lowerre-Barbieri S, Monk CT, Nilsen CI, Pauwels I, Pickholtz R, Prchalová M, Reubens J, Říha M, Villegas-Ríos D, Vollset KW, Westrelin S, Baktoft H. 2023. Positioning aquatic animals with acoustic transmitters. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 00:117.

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