Mike Lawrence

Ph.D. Students - Alumni  (2019)

My general research interests lie in addressing how fish, especially elasmobranchs, deal with stressors in their day-to-day lives from a physiological perspective. My current work aims to integrate the fields of fish physiology, ecology and behavioural science to incorporate an understanding of the physiological mechanisms underpinning the role of the stress axis in governing predator-prey interactions in a number of teleost and elasmobranch species. My work will also aim to address some questions concerning basic stress physiological operations in these animals and will hopefully be employed to predict changes in predator-prey interactions in the face of increasing anthropogenic induced stress in fish. I’m also highly interested in any work concerning elasmobranch physiological and ecological dynamics.

Background

2012-2014: M.Sc. in Biology, McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)
Thesis Title (Co-supervised by Chris Wood and Pat Wright): Functional characterization of renal ammonia transport and acid-base regulation in teleost and elasmobranch fishes

2008-2012: B.Sc. Marine and Freshwater Biology, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)
Honours Thesis Topic (Supervised by James Ballantyne): The interaction between urea and cold temperatures in protein denaturation and possible adaptations by elasmobranch fish

2012-2013: Ontario graduate scholarship holder

Advanced open water PADI certified diver

Amateur marine photographer (http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/322033/#recent)

Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Lawrence10

Lab Publications (32)

  • Physiological and Biochemical Zoology

    Lawrence, M.J., Scheuffele, H., Beever, S.B., Holder, P.E., Garroway, C.J., Cooke, S.J., and Clark, T.D.  In Press. The role of metabolic phenotype in the capacity to balance competing energetic demands. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 00:000-000.

  • Environmental Reviews Cover Image

    Marteinson, S.C., M.J. Lawrence, Z.E. Taranu, K. Kosziwka, J.J. Taylor, A. Green, A.K. Winegardner, T. Rytwinski, J.L. Reid, C. Dubetz, J. Leblanc, D.M. Galus and S.J. Cooke.  In Press.  Increased use of sanitizers and disinfectants during the COVID-19 pandemic: identification of antimicrobial chemicals and considerations for aquatic environmental contamination.  Environmental Reviews.  00:000-000.

  • Fish and Fisheries

    Holder, P.E., C.M. Wood, M.J. Lawrence, T.D. Clark, C.D. Suski, J.M. Weber, A.J. Danylchuk and S.J. Cooke.  In Press.  Are we any closer to understanding why fish can die after severe exercise?  Fish and Fisheries.  00:1-18.

  • Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

    Lawrence, M.J., K.M. Jeffries, S.J. Cooke, E.C. Enders, C.T. Hasler, C.M. Somers, C.D. Suski and M.J. Louison. 2022. Catch and release ice fishing: Status, issues, and research needs. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 151:322-332.

  • north american journal of fisheries management cover image

    Abrams, A. E. I., A. J. Zolderdo, E. J. I. Lédée, M. J. Lawrence, P. E. Holder, and S. J. Cooke. 2021. Dispersal patterns of Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass following early-, mid-, and late-season fishing tournaments in an eastern Ontario lake. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41:1454–1464.

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