M.Sc. Students - Alumni  (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 (15)
Lennox RJ, Paukert P, Aarestrup K, Auger-Méthé M, Baumgartner LJ, Birnie-Gauvin K, Bøe K, Brink K, Brownscombe JW, Chen Y, Davidsen JG, Eliason EJ, Filous A, Gillanders BM, Helland IP, Horodysky AZ, Januchowski-Hartley SR, Lowerre-Barbieri SK, Lucas MC, Martins ES, Murchie KJ, Pompeu P, Power M, Raghavan R, Rahel FJ, Secor DH, Thiem JD, Thorstad EB, Ueda H, Whoriskey FG, Cooke SJ. 2019. 100 pressing questions on the future of global fish migration science, conservation, and policy. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7:286. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00286
Birnie-Gauvin, K., H. Flávio, M.L. Kristensen, S. Walton Rabideau, S.J. Cooke, W.G. Willmore, A. Koed and K. Aarestrup. 2019. Cortisol predicts migration timing and success in both Atlantic salmon and sea trout kelts. Scientific Reports. 9:2422.
Birnie-Gauvin, K., K.S. Peiman, M.H. Larsen, K. Aarestrup, K.M. Gilmour and S.J. Cooke. 2018. Comparison of vegetable shortening and cocoa butter as vehicles for cortisol manipulation in fish from north temperate regions. Journal of Fish Biology. 92(1):229-236.
Bower, S.D., Brownscombe, J.W., Birnie-Gauvin, K., Ford, M., Moraga, A.D., Pusiak, R.J.P., Turenne, E., Zolderdo, A.J., Cooke, S.J., and J.R. Bennett. 2018. Making tough choices: Picking the appropriate conservation decision-making tool. Conservation Letters. 11(2):1-7.
Birnie-Gauvin, K., M.H. Larsen, K. Aarestrup, W.G. Willmore and S.J. Cooke. 2018. N-acetylcysteine manipulation fails to elicit an increase in glutathione in a teleost model. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 44(1):137-142.