Nick Cairns

AlumniM.Sc. Students - Alumni  (2013)

M.Sc. Student
May 2011 to May 2013

Thesis topic: Exclusion and escape modifications to hoop nets for reducing commercial bycatch of eastern Ontario turtles

Lab Publications (8)

  • Cairns, N.A., L.J. Stoot, G. Blouin-Demers and S.J. Cooke. 2017. Using behavioral observations to develop escape devices for freshwater turtles entrapped in fishing nets.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 8:4-14.

  • Gutowsky, L.F.G., Stoot, L.J., Cairns, N.A., Thiem, J.D., Brownscombe, J.W., Danylchuk, A.J., Blouin-Demers, G., Cooke, S.J. 2017. Biologgers reveal post-release behavioural impairments of freshwater turtles following interactions with fishing nets. Animal Conservation 20:350-359.

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    Midwood, J.D., N.A. Cairns, L.J. Stoot,  S.J. Cooke, and G. Blouin-Demers. 2015. Bycatch mortality can cause extirpation of four freshwater turtle species.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 25: 71-80.


  • Stoot, L.J., N.A. Cairns, F. Cull, J.J. Taylor, J.D. Jeffrey, F. Morin, J.W. Mandelman, T.D. Clark and S.J. Cooke.  2014. Use of portable blood physiology point-of-care devices for basic and applied research on vertebrates – a review.  Conservation Physiology DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cou011

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    Cairns, N.A., L.J. Stoot, G. Blouin-Demers, and S.J. Cooke. 2013. Refinement of bycatch reduction devices to exclude freshwater turtles from commercial fishing nets. Endangered Species Research 22: 251-261.

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