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 (6)
Staaterman, E., A.J. Gallagher, P.E. Holder, C.H. Reid, A.H. Altieri, M.B. Ogburn, J.L. Rummer and S.J. Cooke. 2020. Exposure to boat noise in the field yields minimal stress response in wild reef fish. Aquatic Biology. 29: 93-103.
Holder PE, Jeanson AL, Lennox RJ, Brownscombe JW, Arlinghaus R, Danylchuk AJ, Bower SD, Hyder K, Hunt L, Fenichel EP, Venturelli PA, Thorstad EB, Allen MS, Potts WM, Clark-Danylchuk S, Claussen JE, Lyle JM, Tsuboi J, Brummett R, Freire K, Tracey SR, Skov C, and Cooke SJ. 2020. Preparing for a changing future in recreational fisheries: 100 research questions for global consideration emerging from a horizon scan. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 30:137-151.
Holder PE, Griffin LP, Adams AJ, Danlychuk AJ, Cooke SJ, Brownscombe JW. 2020. Stress, predators, and survival: Exploring Permit (Trachinotus falcatus) catch-and-release fishing mortality in the Florida Keys. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 524:151289.
Moynes, E.N., and Lawrence, M.J., Zolderdo, A.J., Prystay, T.S., Abrams, A.E.I., Holder, P., & Cooke, S.J. 2020. Comparative behaviour of wild bluegill captured inside and outside of a long-standing aquatic protected area. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 149:174-183.
Benson C, Shea B, de Silva C, Donovan D, Holder P, Cooke SJ, and Gallagher AJ. 2019. Physiological consequences of varying large shark exposure on striped bass (Morone saxatilis). Canadian Journal of Zoology 97:1195-1202.