Kim Birnie-Gauvin

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 (26)

  • Cooke, S.J., and K. Birnie-Gauvin.  In Press.  The conservation and restoration of freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity can be enhanced with ecopracticology.  Socio-Ecological Practice Research.  00:000-000.

  • Journal of Fish Biology Cover Image

    Cooke, S.J., J.N. Bergman, W.M. Twardek, M.L. Piczak, G.A. Casselberry, K. Lutek, L.S. Dahlmo, K. Birnie-Gauvin, L.P. Griffin, J.W. Brownscombe, G.D. Raby, E.M. Standen, A.Z. Horodysky, S. Johnsen, A.J. Danylchuk, N.B. Furey, A.J. Gallagher, E.J.I. Lédée, J.D. Midwood, L.F.G. Gutowsky, D.M.P. Jacoby, J.K. Matley and R.J. Lennox.  In Press.  The movement ecology of fishes.  Journal of Fish Biology.  00:000-000.

  • Madliger C.L., M.J.A. Creighton, G.D. Raby, J.R. Bennett, K. Birnie-Gauvin, R.J. Lennox and S.J. Cooke. 2022.  Physiology as a tool for at-risk animal recovery planning: an analysis of Canadian recovery strategies with global recommendations. Conservation Science and Practice. 4:e12701.

  • environmental biology of fishes cover image

    Cooke, S.J., H.L. Auld, K. Birnie-Gauvin, C.K. Elvidge, M.L. Piczak, W.M. Twardek, G.D. Raby, J.W. Brownscombe, J.D. Midwood, R.J. Lennox, C. Madliger, A.D.M. Wilson, T.R. Binder, C.B. Schreck, R.L. McLaughlin, J. Grant and A.M. Muir. 2022. On the Relevance of Animal Behavior to the Management and Conservation of Fishes and Fisheries. Environmental Biology of Fishes.

  • Cooke, S.J., J.C. Vermaire, H.M. Baulch, K. Birnie-Gauvin, W. Twardek and J.S. Richardson. 2022. Our failure to protect the stream and its valley: A call to “back off” from riparian development. Freshwater Science. 41:183-194.

See All 26 Publications by Kim Birnie-Gauvin