Elizabeth Nyboer

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a freshwater ecologist and conservation scientist exploring how anthropogenic stressors affect biodiversity and ecosystem services in inland aquatic ecosystems. I use  both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to integrate social, ecological, and environmental data to understand the vulnerability of these systems to environmental change. My PhD research at McGill University focused on the effects of climate change on the fisheries of the Lake Victoria basin in East Africa, and my post-doctoral work at Carleton University investigates the interface between evidence-based decision making and policy in Canada.

Personal website: https://elizabethnyboer.weebly.com/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=8gAvX3kAAAAJ&hl=en


Lab Publications (9)

  • Twardek, W.M., E.A. Nyboer, D. Tickner, C.M. O’Connor, N.W.R. Lapointe, M.K. Taylor, I. Gregory-Eaves, J.P. Smol, A.J. Reid, I.F. Creed, V.M. Nguyen, A.K. Winegardner, J.N. Bergman, J.J. Taylor, T. Rytwinski, A.L. Martel, A.R. Drake, S.A. Robinson, J. Marty, J.R. Bennett and S.J. Cooke.  In Press.  Mobilizing practitioners to support the Emergency Recovery Plan for freshwater biodiversity.  Conservation Science and Practice.  00:000-000.

  • Buxton, R.T., J.R. Bennett, A.J. Reid, C. Shulman, S.J. Cooke, C.M. Francis, E.A. Nyboer, G. Pritchard, A.D. Binley, S. Avery-Gomm, N.C. Ban, K.F Beazley, E. Bennett, L.K. Blight, L.E. Bortolotti, A.F. Camfield, F. Gadallah, A.L. Jacob, I. Naujoakitis-Lewis, C. Raudsepp-Hearne, D.G. Roche, F. Soulard, D. Stralberg, K.D. Sadler, K.A. Solarik, C.D. Ziter, J. Brandt, C.W. McKindsey, D.A. Greenwood, P.C. Boxall, C.F. Ngolah, K.M.A. Chan, D. Lapen, S. Poser, J. Girard, C. DiBacco, S. Hayne, D. Orihel, D. Lewis, D. Littlechild, S.J. Marshall, L. McDermott, R. Whitlow, D. Browne, J. Sunday and P.A. Smith. 2021. Key information needs to move from knowledge to action for biodiversity conservation in Canada. Environmental Reviews. 256:108983.


  • Thomas-Walters, L., E.A. Nyboer, J.J.Taylor, T. Rytwinski, J.F. Lane, N. Young, J.R. Bennett, V.M. Nguyen, N. Harron, S.M. Aitken, G. Auld, D. Browne, A.L. Jacob, K. Prior, P.A. Smith, K.E. Smokorowski and S.M. Alexander and S.J. Cooke. 2021. An optimistic outlook on the use of evidence syntheses to inform environmental decision making. Conservation Science and Practice. 00:000-000.

  • Cooke, S.J., W.M. Twardek, A.J. Lynch, I.G. Cowx, J.D. Olden, S. Funge-Smith, K. Lorenzen, R. Arlinghaus, Y. Chen, O.L.F. Weyl, E.A. Nyboer, P.S. Pompeu, S.M. Carlson, J.D. Koehn, A.C. Pinder, R. Raghavan, S. Phang, A.A. Koning, W.W. Taylor, D. Bartley and J.R. Britton. 2021. A global perspective on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on freshwater fish biodiversity. Biological Conservation. 253:108932.

  • Buxton R., E.A. Nyboer, K. Pigeon, G.D. Raby, T. Rytwinsky, A.J. Gallagher, R. Schuster, H.-S. Lin, L. Fahrig, J.R. Bennett, S.J. Cooke and D.G. Roche. 2021. Avoiding wasted research resources in conservation science. Conservation Science and Practice. 3(2):e329.

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