Lab Manager/Research Biologist  (2023 - current)
May 2011 to May 2013
Co-supervised by Dr. G. Blouin-Demers (University of Ottawa)
Thesis topic: Physiological impacts of commerical fisheries capture on eastern Ontario freshwater turtles
Lab Publications (10)
Twardek, W.M., Stoot, L.J., Cooke, S.J., Lapointe, N.W.R., and Browne, D.R. In press. Fate of translocated American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) in the lower Ottawa River and passage behaviour at a multi-channel barrier. River Research and Applications 2021:1-11.
Stoot, L.J., D.P. Gibson, S.J. Cooke and M. Power. 2018. Assessing the potential for using low frequency electric deterrent barriers to reduce lake sturgeon (Acipenser fluvescens) entrainment. Hydrobiologia. 813:223-235.
Cairns, N.A., L.J. Stoot, G. Blouin-Demers and S.J. Cooke. 2017. Using behavioral observations to develop escape devices for freshwater turtles entrapped in fishing nets. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 8:4-14.
Gutowsky, L.F.G., L.J. Stoot, N.A. Cairns, J.D. Thiem, J.W. Brownscombe, A.J. Danylchuk, G. Blouin-Demers and S.J. Cooke. 2017. Biologgers reveal post-release behavioural impairments of freshwater turtles following interactions with fishing nets. Animal Conservation. 20:350-359.
Midwood, J.D., N.A. Cairns, L.J. Stoot, S.J. Cooke and G. Blouin-Demers. 2015. Bycatch mortality can cause extirpation of four freshwater turtle species. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 25:71-80.
Lee F. G. Gutowsky , J. Gobin , N. J. Burnett , J. M. Chapman , L. J. Stoot, and S. Bliss. (2013) Smartphones and Digital Tablets: Emerging Tools for Fisheries Professionals, Fisheries, 38:10, 455-461