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 (10)

  • Piczak, M.L., R. Anderton, L.A. Cartwright, D. Little, G. MacPherson, L. Matos, K. McDonald, R. Portiss, M. Riehl, T. Sciscione, B. Valere, A.M. Wallace, N. Young, S.E. Doka, J.D. Midwood and S.J. Cooke.  In Press.  Towards effective ecological restoration: Investigating knowledge co-production on fish-habitat relationships with Aquatic Habitat Toronto.  Ecological Solutions & Evidence.  00:000-000.

  • Taylor, J.J., T. Rytwinski, A. Smith, M.L. Piczak, S.K. Garden, R.J. Lennox, C.J. Dey, A.K. Winegardner, K. Ponader, G. Benoy, D.G. Sheppard and S.J. Cooke.  2022.  A synthesis of DFO contributions to freshwater fish habitat science since the 1950s.  Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 3484.  Ottawa, Canada.  Available at:  https://waves-vagues.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/library-bibliotheque/41065281.pdf

  • Ednie, G, T. Kapoor, O. Koppel, M.L. Piczak, J.L. Reid, A.D. Murdoch, C.N. Cook, W.J. Sutherland and S.J. Cooke.  Foresight science in conservation: tools, barriers, and mainstreaming opportunities. Ambio. 00:000-000.

  • Cooke, S.J., A. Frempong-Manso, M. L. Piczak, E. Karathanou, C. Clavijo, S.O. Ajagbe, E. Akeredolu, A.M. Strauch, and J. Piccolo.  In Press.  A freshwater perspective on the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration.  Conservation Science & Practice.  00:000-000.

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    Cooke, S.J., J.N. Bergman, W.M. Twardek, M.L. Piczak, G.A. Casselberry, K. Lutek, L.S. Dahlmo, K. Birnie-Gauvin, L.P. Griffin, J.W. Brownscombe, G.D. Raby, E.M. Standen, A.Z. Horodysky, S. Johnsen, A.J. Danylchuk, N.B. Furey, A.J. Gallagher, E.J.I. Lédée, J.D. Midwood, L.F.G. Gutowsky, D.M.P. Jacoby, J.K. Matley and R.J. Lennox.  In Press.  The movement ecology of fishes.  Journal of Fish Biology.  00:000-000.

See All 10 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.