Meagan Harper

M.Sc. Students - Alumni  (2019-2021)

Research Interests: Evidence synthesis, conservation and environmental decision making, systematic prioritization


B.Sc. Honours Environmental Science, minors in Biology and Geography (Carleton University)

Associate of Arts (Anne Arundel Community College, USA)

Lab Publications (4)

  • 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.  2:e12079.


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    Harper, M., H.S. Mejbel, D. Longert, R. Abell, T.D. Beard Jr, J.R. Bennett, S.M. Carlson, W. Darwall, A. Dell, S. Domisch, D. Dudgeon, J. Freyhof, I. Harrison, K.A. Hughes, S.C. Jähnig, J.M. Jeschke, R. Lansdown, M. Lintermans, A.J. Lynch, H.M.R. Meredith, S. Molur, J.D. Olden, S.J. Ormerod, H. Patricio, A.J. Reid, A. Schmidt-Kloiber,  M. Thieme, D. Tickner, E. Turak, O.L.F. Weyl  and S.J. Cooke. 2021. Twenty-five essential research questions to inform the protection and restoration of freshwater biodiversity. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 31:1-22.

  • Harper M., T. Rytwinski, J.J. Taylor, J.R. Bennett, K.E. Smokorowski and S.J. Cooke. 2020. How do changes in flow magnitude due to hydroelectric power production affect fish abundance and diversity in temperate regions? A systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence. 9:14.

  • Rytwinski T., M. Harper, J.J. Taylor, J.R Bennett, L.A. Donaldson, K.E. Smokorowski, K. Clarke, M.J. Bradford, A. Doherty, H. Ghamry, B. Spearin, J. Olden, D. Boisclair and S.J. Cooke. 2020. What are the impacts of flow regime changes on fish productivity in temperate regions? A systematic map. Environment Evidence. 9:7.