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 (5)

  • 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. 2014Alterations 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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    Burnett, N.J., K.M. Stamplecoskie, J.D. Thiem, S.J. Cooke. 2013. Comparison of detection efficiency among three sizes of half duplex passive integrated transponders using manual tracking and fixed antenna arrays.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:7-13

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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.