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Steven J Cooke
Title: Assistant Professor of Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology at Carleton University
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1125 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON
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Location: Off-campus
Phone: 613-520-2600

Our lab maintains a broad interest in all aspects of aquatic ecology, conservation biology, physiological ecology, animal behaviour and environmental science. Our research efforts primarily focus on freshwater and marine fish. Specific interests include (1) determining the energetic, fitness, and potential evolutionary consequences of a variety of natural (e.g., winter, reproduction) and anthropogenic (e.g., angling, environmental pollution) stressors and, (2) understanding the diversity of energetic, physiological, and behavioural responses of fish to stress at the individual, population, and species level. We then apply the fundamental knowledge derived from these basic research activities to aid in the conservation and management of aquatic resources. Of late, we have been involved with defining the new discipline of
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Cooke, S.J., C.D. Suski, K.G. Ostrand, D.P. Philipp, and D.H. Wahl. 2007. Physiological and behavioural consequences of long-term artificial selection for vulnerbility to recreational angling in a teleost fish. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 80: 480-490.

Cooke, S.J., D.P. Philipp, D.H. Wahl, and P.J. Weatherhead. 2006. Parental care energetics of six syntopic centrarchid fishes. Oecologia. 148:235-249.

Cooke, S.J., S.G. Hinch, G.T. Crossin, D.A. Patterson, K.K. English, M. C. Healey. J. M. Shrimpton, G. Van Der Kraak and A. P. Farrell. 2006. Mechanistic basis of individual mortality in Pacific salmon during spawning migrations. Ecology. 87:1575-1586.

Wikelski, M., and S.J. Cooke. 2006. Conservation physiology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Invited Contribution). 21:38-46.

Cooke, S.J., and I.G. Cowx. 2006. Contrasting recreational and commercial fishing: searching for common issues to promote unified conservation of fisheries resources and aquatic environments. Biological Conservation. 128:93-108.

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Chair, Publications Oversight Committee, American Fisheries Society
Editor, Endangered Species Research
Editorial Advisory Board, Fisheries Research

Education: PhD, Natural Resources and Conservation Biology, University of Illinois 2002

MSc, Fish Biology, University of Waterloo, 1999

BES, Environmental Studies and Biology, University of Waterloo, 1997

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