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., L.J. Stoot, N.A. Cairns, J.D. Thiem, J.W. Brownscombe, A.J. Danylchuk, G. Blouin-Demers and S.J. Cooke. 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. 2(1):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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