Nicholas Burnett

AlumniM.Sc. Students - Alumni  (2014)

I am a M.Sc. student under the supervision of Steven Cooke (Carleton University) and Scott Hinch (University of British Columbia). I am broadly interested in the ecological consequences of anthropogenic alterations to river systems. My M.Sc. research focuses on evaluating the effects of managed flow releases at a diversion dam in southwestern British Columbia, Canada on the behaviour, energetics and survival of adult sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka).

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Lab Publications (6)

  • Cooke, S.J., G.D. Raby, N.N. Bett, A.K. Teffer, N.J. Burnett, K.M. Jeffries, E.J. Eliason, E.G. Martins, K.M. Miller, D.A. Patterson, V.M. Nguyen, N. Young, A.P. Farrell and S.G. Hinch. 2021. On conducting management-relevant mechanistic science for upriver migrating adult Pacific salmon. Pages 35-55 in Madliger, C.L., C.E. Franklin O.P. Love and S.J. Cooke, Eds. Conservation Physiology: Applications for wildlife conservation and management. Oxford University Press, UK.

  • Donaldson, M.R., N.J. Burnett, D.C. Braun, C.D. Suski, S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke and J.T. Kerr. 2016. Taxonomic bias and international biodiversity conservation research. FACETS. 1:105–113.

  • Physiological and Biochemical Zoology

    Burnett, N.J., S.G. Hinch, D.C. Braun, M.T. Casselman, C.T. Middleton, S.M Wilson and S.J. Cooke. 2014. Burst swimming in areas of high flow: delayed consequences of anaerobiosis in wild adult sockeye salmon. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 87:587-598.

  • Wilson, S.M., G.D. Raby, N.J. Burnett, S.G. Hinch and S.J. Cooke. 2014. Looking beyond the mortality of bycatch: sublethal effects of incidental capture on marine animals. Biological Conservation. 171:61-72.

  • Burnett, N.J., S.G. Hinch, M.R. Donaldson, N.B. Furey, D.A. Patterson, D.W. Roscoe and S.J. Cooke. 2014. Alterations to dam-spill discharge influence sex-specific activity, behaviour and passage success of migrating adult sockeye salmon. Ecohydrology. 7:1094-1104.

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Other Publications

Lee F. G. Gutowsky , J. Gobin , N. J. Burnett , J. M. Chapman , L. J. Stoot, and S. Bliss. (2013) Smartphones and Digital Tablets: Emerging Tools for Fisheries Professionals, Fisheries, 38:10, 455-461.