Post Doctoral Fellows - Alumni  (April 2016 - August 2018)
Research interests: I am interested in how animals respond to and cope with changes in their environment. Within this broad question I am interested in how physiological systems modulate the response to ecologically relevant stressors. My work has a strong integrative approach, combining techniques from physiology, endocrinology, behavior, and ecology. Most recently I have especially become interested in what role individual variation and phenotypic plasticity play in this context with regards to individual fitness.
Lab Publications (3)
Prystay, T. S., Lawrence, M. J., Zolderdo, A. J., Brownscombe, J. W., de Bruijn, R., Eliason, E. J., and Cooke, S. J. (In Press). Exploring relationships between cardiovascular activity and parental care behavior in nesting smallmouth bass: a field study using heart rate biologgers. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 00:000-000.
Maxwell, R.J., A. J. Zolderdo, R. de Bruijn, J.W. Brownscombe, E. Staaterman, A.J. Gallagher and S. J. Cooke. 2018. Does motor noise from recreational boats alter parental care behaviour of a nesting freshwater fish? Aquatic Conservation. 28:969-978.
Birnie-Gauvin, K., K.S. Peiman, A.J. Gallagher, R. de Bruijn and S.J. Cooke. 2016. Sublethal consequences of urban life for wild vertebrates. Environmental Reviews. 24:416-425.