Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Larkin Award Runner-up (PhD) – Michael Lawrence

By Michael Lawrence

mike-l-img_5361

Mike sampling a fish

My current body of work looks to address the role of the stress axis in mediating predator-prey interactions in wild fishes. My research primarily focuses on the biology of pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) in the Rideau Lakes region. Specifically, I’m looking to characterize the physiological consequences of sustained cortisol elevation on the metabolic operation of pumpkinseed and to link these alterations with behavioural parameters that are indicative of anti-predator capacity and/or risk aversion. During my research, I will also be quantifying the influence of cortisol on altering predation rate in a mesocosm setting thereby linking physiological, behavioural and ecological scale processes together to thoroughly address the question of how the stress axis mediates predator-prey interactions.

Similar posts
  • International Fisheries Science Prize – call for nominati... The International Section of AFS is requesting nominations for the International Fisheries Science Prize (IFSP). The prize recognizes an individual for her or his contribution to fisheries science, comes with a medal of recognition, a plaque, and a $5000 USD prize. The award is presented at the World Fisheries Congress, which occurs every four years (next = Adelaide in 2020). [...]
  • Larkin Award Announcement – 2018 Winn... Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution – 2018 Results This year, a total of 8 MSc students and 14 PhD candidates applied for the Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries. Ten Canadian Institutions were represented by the pool of applicants: University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, [...]
  • PhD and MSc positions to study Atlantic Salmon biol... Applications are being accepted for Ph.D. students to work on a large, NSERC Funded project examining the migration biology of Atlantic salmon smolts relative to aquaculture sites in eastern Canada, and the role of pathogen expression on salmon behaviour, physiology, and survival. The positions are based at Dalhousie University and the Ocean Tracking Network, in the lab of Dr Glenn Crossin. Students will also work closely with [...]
  • Important CARS upd... Below are the results of our 2018 elections and our current Executive Committee membership. Congratulations Caleb, Erin, Graham and Mike – thank you for agreeing to serve on the CARS ExComm. A huge thank you to Margot Stockwell, our outgoing Secretary-Treasurer, who, in addition to her core responsibilities, coordinated the logistics for the CCFFR Clemens-Rigler Travel Fund on behalf of [...]
  • New scholarships announced for students studying fish and wildl... Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada recently announced ten new $3000 scholarships for post-secondary students studying fish and wildlife. Scholarship applications are due November 2, 2018. Click here for more information about these scholarships, including how to [...]

Want to spread the word about jobs or other news?

If you have a job opportunity or other news relevant to the fisheries community in Canada that you’d like to have posted on the CARS website and circulated to our members via e-mail, please get in touch by e-mail: cars.afs [at] gmail dot com.

Follow us on Twitter