Lisa Kelly

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Interests: The microbiome and the fitness of wild fishes.


MAppSc Marine Biology, James Cook University (2010-2012)

Thesis topic: Characterization of skeletal and histological structures for a novel coral growth anomaly and the immune response elicited in the coral host.

BSc Marine Biology, Dalhousie University (2007-2010)

Lab Publications (5)

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    Elmer, L.K., A.L. Bass, S.D. Johnston, K.H. Kaukinen, L.A. Kelly, S. Li, A.K. Teffer, K.M. Miller, S.J. Cooke and S.G. Hinch.  2023.  Changes in infectious agent profiles and host gene expression during spawning migrations of adult sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka).  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  80:1313-1334.

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    Rytwinski, T., L.A. Kelly, L.A. Donaldson, J.J. Taylor, A. Smith, D.A.R. Drake, A.L. Martel, J. Geist, T.J. Morris, A.L. George, A.J. Dextrase, J.R. Bennett and S.J. Cooke.  2021.  What evidence exists for evaluating the effectiveness of conservation-oriented captive breeding and release programs for imperilled freshwater fishes and mussels?  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  78:1332-1346.

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    Chapman, J.M., L.A. Kelly, A.K. Teffer, K.M. Miller and S.J. Cooke.  2021.  Disease ecology of wild fish: Opportunities and challenges for linking infection metrics with behaviour, condition, and survival.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  78:995-1007.

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    Kemp, J.O.G., J.J. Taylor, L.A. Kelly, R. Larocque, A. Heriazon, K.H.D. Tiessen, and S.J. Cooke. 2021.  Antimicrobial resistance genes in the aquaculture sector: global reports and research gaps.  Environmental Reviews.  29:300-314.

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    Elmer, L. K., L. Kelly, S. Rivest, C. Steell, W. Twardek, A.J. Danylchuk, R. Arlinghaus, J.R. Bennett and S.J. Cooke. 2017. Angling into the future: Ten commandments for recreational fisheries science, management, and stewardship in a good Anthropocene. Environmental Management. 60:165-175.

Other Publications

Kelly LA, Heintz T, Lamb JB, Ainsworth TD and Willis BL (2016) Ecology and Pathology of Novel Plaque-Like Growth Anomalies Affecting a Reef-Building Coral on the Great Barrier Reef. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:151. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00151