Morgan Piczak

Ph.D. Candidate

My research will use passive acoustic telemetry to examine the spatial ecology of fish in Toronto Harbour to aid in management and conservation. I completed my BSc at the University of Guelph in 2015 majoring in Zoology. I worked as a research technician in Kluane National Park Yukon with squirrels, as well as with Pacific Whale Foundation studying humpbacks in Maui, Hawaii. From there I completed my Masters of Science at McMaster University studying the spatial ecology and conservation of common snapping turtles in an urbanized marsh. Since graduating in fall of 2018, I have worked at the Great Lakes Lab for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, where I was involved with a number of projects that furthered my interest in fish ecology.

Lab Publications (26)

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    Robichaud, J.A., M.L. Piczak, L. LaRochelle, J.L. Reid, A.D. Chhor, P.E. Holder, L.B. Nowell, J.W. Brownscombe, A.J. Danylchuk, and S.J. Cooke. 2024. Interactive effects of fish handling and water temperature on reflex impairment of angled Rainbow Trout. Fisheries Research 274(2024):106993.
  • Bower, S.D., A. Jeanson, J.A. Robichaud, M.L. Piczak, N. Young, A. Clarke, A.J. Danylchuk and S.J. Cooke. 2024 .  Predicting differences in angler beliefs, threat perceptions, and actions in British Columbia’s rainbow trout and steelhead fisheries.  Environmental Challenges. 15:100868.

  • Cooke, S.J., M.L. Piczak, N.J. Singh, S. Åkesson, A.T. Ford, S. Chowdhury, G.W. Mitchell, D.R. Norris, M. Hardesty-Moore, D. McCauley, N. Hammerschlag, M.A. Tucker, J.J. Horns, R.R. Reisinger, V. Kubelka and R.J. Lennox.  In Press.  Animal migration in the Anthropocene: threats and mitigation options.  Biological Reviews.  00:000-000.

  • Piczak, M. L., Robichaud, J. A., Morrison, P., Rous, A. M., Mulder, I. M., Hill, C. J., Prystay, T. S., Rosner-Katz, H., Robinson, K. F., Bennett, J. R. and Cooke, S. J. 2023. Structured decision making remains underused in ecological restoration despite opportunities. Environment Systems and Decisions.

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    Cooke, S.J., A.J. Lynch, D. Tickner, R. Abell, M.L. Piczak, A.H. Arthington, M. Thieme, D. Perry, J.R. Britton, T. Dalu, K. Birnie-Gauvin, S.J. Ormerod, F. Ayaviri Matuk, R. Raghavan and J.P. Smol.  In Press.  A roadmap for implementing the Emergency Recovery Plan for Freshwater Biodiversity.  Environmental Reviews.  00:000-000.

See All 26 Publications by Morgan Piczak

Other Publications

McKenzie, C. M., Piczak, M. L., Snyman, H. N. et al. (2018). First report of ranavirus mortality in a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Dis Aquat Org 132: 221-227.

Piczak, M. L. and Chow-Fraser, P. (2019). Assessment of critical habitat for common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) in an urbanized coastal wetland. Urban Ecosyst 22(3): 525-537.

Piczak, M. L., Markle, C. E. and Chow-Fraser, P. (2019). Decades of road mortality cause severe decline in a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) population. Chelonian Conserv Bi 18(2):231-240.