Melissa Dick

 (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 (8)

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    Lawrence, M.J, T.S. Prystay, M. Dick, E.J. Eliason, C.K. Elvidge, S.G. Hinch, D.A. Patterson, A.G. Lotto and S.J. Cooke.  2023.  Metabolic constraints and individual variation shape the trade-off between physiological recovery and antipredator responses in adult sockeye salmon.  Journal of Fish Biology. 103:280-291.

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    Szekeres, P., A.V. Agberien, M. Dick, A.J. Danylchuk and S.J. Cooke. 2022. Short-term space use of small-bodied fish in coastal flats ecosystems in The Bahamas: An acoustic telemetry study using the smallest commercially-available transmitters.  Environmental Biology of Fishes. 106: 321-336

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    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.

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    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.

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Other Publications

Dick, M., Porter, T. J., Pisaric, M. F., Wertheimer, È., deMontigny, P., Perreault, J. T., & Robillard, K. L. (2014). A multi-century eastern white pine tree-ring chronology developed from salvaged river logs and its utility for dating heritage structures in Canada’s National Capital Region. Dendrochronologia,32(2), 120-126.