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 (21)
Birnie-Gauvin K, Rytwinski T, Harper M, Taylor JJ, Smith A, Smokorowski KE, Turgeon K, Bradford MJ, Cooke SJ (In Press) How do natural changes in flow magnitude affect fish abundance and diversity in temperate regions? A systematic review protocol. Ecological Solutions and Evidence. 00:000-000.
Birnie-Gauvin, K., X. Bordeleau, S.J. Cooke, J.G. Davidsen, S. Eldøy, E.J. Eliason, A. Moore, and K. Aarestrup. In Press. Life-history strategies in salmonids: the role of physiology and its consequences. Biological Reviews. 00:000-000.
Birnie-Gauvin, K., M.H. Larsen, K.S. Peiman, J.D. Midwood, A.D.M. Wilson, S.J. Cooke and K. Aarestrup. In Press. No evidence for long-term carryover effects in a wild salmonid fish. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 00:000-000.
Desforges, J.E., K. Birnie-Gauvin, K. Aarestrup, and S.J. Cooke. 2021. Upper thermal tolerance indicated by CTmax fails to predict migration strategy and timing, growth, and predation vulnerability in juvenile brown trout Salmo trutta. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 94:215-227.
Lennox R.J., U. Pulg, B. Malley, S.-E. Gabrielsen, E.M. Hanssen, S.J. Cooke, K. Birnie-Gauvin, B.T. Barlaup and K.W. Vollset. 2021. The various ways that anadromous salmonids use lake habitats to complete their life history. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 78:90-100.