Peter’s research focuses on understanding the physiological mechanisms behind fish responses to angling in addition to identifying the best techniques to ensure optimal fish recovery. His work aims to evaluate the mechanistic, physiological changes occurring in a wide variety of charismatic gamefish species that support recreational fisheries. His particular interests lie in the assessment of cardiac and metabolic contributions to common fish behaviours (eg. feeding, predator evasion, refuge seeking), and the ecological implications of changes in these behaviours (ie. habitat use, post-release mortality, reproduction) resulting from fisheries interactions.
M.Sc – University of Waterloo, Vascular Biology (2014)
Thesis title: Influence of AMPK and ROCK inhibition on contractile responses in isolated carotid arteries in adult and aged WKY and SHR rats – Dr. James Rush
H.BSc – University of Waterloo (2011)
Lab Publications (16)
Casselberry, G.A., G.B. Skomal, L.P. Griffin, J.W. Brownscombe, A. Filous, P.E. Holder, J. Dello Russo, C. Morgan, J. Kneebone, A.J. Adams, S.J. Cooke, and A.J. Danylchuk. In Press. Depredation rates and spatial overlap between Great Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna mokarran) and Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in a recreational fishing hotspot. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 00:000-000.
Griffin, L. P., Brownscombe, J. W., Adams, A. J., Wilson, J. K., Casselberry, G. A., Holder, P. E., Filous, A., Lowerre-Barbieri, S. K., Cooke, S. J., and Danylchuk, A. J. In. Press. Individual variation and repeatability of Atlantic tarpon Megalops atlanticus migrations in the southern United States: Implications for conservation and management. Marine Biology. 00:000-000.
Philipp, D.P., A. Zolderdo, M.J. Lawrence, J.E. Claussen, L. Nowell, P. Holder and S.J. Cooke. 2023. COVID-19 reduced recreational fishing effort during the black bass spawning season, resulting in increases in black bass reproductive success and annual recruitment. Fisheries Research. 259:106580.
Lawrence, M.J., Scheuffele, H., Beever, S.B., Holder, P.E., Garroway, C.J., Cooke, S.J., and Clark, T.D. 2023. The role of metabolic phenotype in the capacity to balance competing energetic demands. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 96(2).
Holder, P.E., C.M. Wood, M.J. Lawrence, T.D. Clark, C.D. Suski, J.M. Weber, A.J. Danylchuk and S.J. Cooke. 2022. Are we any closer to understanding why fish can die after severe exercise? Fish and Fisheries. 23:1400-1417.