AlumniM.Sc. Students - Alumni  (May 2014 - May 2016)
Thesis topic: Tag-related effects and estimation of en-route mortality of adult sockeye salmon
B.Sc (2009-2012): Geography with Specialization in Physical Geography, Carleton University
Honor’s Thesis Project: Watershed characteristics and lake chemistry variables influencing concentrations of THg and MeHg in 12 lakes in the Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada
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Lab Publications (6)
Eliason, E.J., M. Dick, D.A. Patterson, K.A. Robinson, J. Lotto, S.G. Hinch and S.J. Cooke. 2020. Sex-specific differences in physiological recovery and short-term behaviour following fisheries capture in adult sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 77:1749-1757.
Dick, M., D.A. Patterson, K.A. Robinson, E.J. Eliason, S.G. Hinch and S.J. Cooke. 2020. Adult sockeye salmon gastrically-tagged near spawning grounds exhibit lower survival rates throughout the spawning period than externally-tagged conspecifics. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 40:939-951.
Prystay, T.S., E.J. Eliason, M.J. Lawrence, M. Dick, J.W. Brownscombe, D.A. Patterson, G.T. Crossin, S.G. Hinch and S.J. Cooke. 2017. The influence of water temperature on sockeye salmon heart rate recovery following simulated fisheries interactions. Conservation Physiology. 5(1):cox050.
Dick, M., A.M. Rous, V.M. Nguyen and S.J. Cooke. 2016. Necessary but challenging: multiple disciplinary approaches to solving conservation problems. FACETS Journal. 1: 67-82 .
Dufour, K., L.F.G. Gutowsky, D. Algera, A. Zolderdo, J.M.T. Magel, N. Pleizier, M. Dick and S.J. Cooke. 2015. An experimental test of in-season homing mechanisms used by nest-guarding male Largemouth Bass following displacement. Behavioural Processes. 120:87-93.