Sofia Jain-Schlaepfer

Sofia Jain-Schlaepfer – science communicator and owner of Wise Art


I am a Cooke lab alumni with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Carleton University and a Masters in Marine Biology from James Cook University. I also have many years of experience in visual arts and graphic design. My experience in both scientific research and visual communication has recently combined into a new vocation of  visual science communication. My mission is to take research beyond scientific publication to the public and policy makers by making it accessible through visualization. Recent projects have included infographics for peer-review publication, lesson plans for science outreach and science illustration.
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Lab Publications (6)

  • Journal of Fish Biology Cover Image

    Gallagher A.J., M.J. Lawrence, S. Jain-Schlaepfer, A.D.M. Wilson and S.J. Cooke. 2019. Effects of predator exposure on baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoid hormone concentrations in pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus. Journal of Fish Biology. 95:969-973.

  • Canadian Journal of Zoology Cover Image

    Jain-Schlaepfer, S.M.R., J.D. Midwood, M.H. Larsen, K. Aarestrup, G.D. King, C.D. Suski and S.J. Cooke. 2018. Relationship of baseline and maximum glucocorticoid concentrations to migration propensity – a field test with wild sub-adult brown trout (Salmo trutta). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 96:1346-1352.

  • Canadian Journal of Zoology Cover Image

    Lawrence, M.J., S. Jain-Schlaepfer, A.J. Zolderdo, D.A. Algera, K.M. Gilmour, A.J. Gallagher and S.J. Cooke. 2018. Are 3-minutes good enough for obtaining baseline physiological samples from teleost fish? Canadian Journal of Zoology. 96:774-786.

  • Canadian Journal of Zoology Cover Image

    Gallagher, A.J., M.J. Lawrence, S.M.R. Jain-Schlaepfer, A.D.M. Wilson and S.J. Cooke. 2016. Avian predators transmit fear along the air-water interface influencing prey and their parental care. Canadian Journal of Zoology.  94: 863–870.

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    Jain-Schlaepfer, S.M.R., G. Blouin-Demers, S.J. Cooke and G. Bulté. 2017. Do boating and basking mix? The effect of basking disturbances by motorboats on the body temperature and energy budget of the northern map turtle. Aquatic Conservation. 27:547-558.

See All 6 Publications by Sofia Jain-Schlaepfer