Updates to the Publications and Thesis List

May 30th, 2019

Here is an updated list of peer-reviewed publications and theses that were written based on research done in 2018 on QUBS property. If you know of a publication or theses that is not on this list, please contact Ivy Schoepf and it will be added.

QUBS Peer-reviewed publications 2019

  1. Cox AR, Robertson RJ, Lendvai AZ, Everitt K, Bonier F (2019) Rainy springs linked to poor nestling growth in a declining avian aerial insectivore (Tachycineta bicolor). Proceedings of the Royal Society B286, 20190018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.0018


  1. Durant AC, Celis-Salgado MP, Ezatollahpour S, Yan ND, Arnott SE, Donini A (2018) Ca2+ levels in Daphniahemolymph may explain occurrences of daphniid species along recent Ca gradients in Canadian soft-water lakes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 218, 8-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.01.009


  1. Grieves LA, Kelly TR, Bernards MA, MacDougallShackleton EA (2018) Malarial infection alters wax ester composition of preen oil in songbirds: Results of an experimental study. The Auk135, 767-776. https://doi.org/10.1642/AUK-17-242.1


  1. Grieves LA, Bernards MA, MacDougallShackleton EA (2019) Wax ester composition of songbird preen oil varies seasonally and differs between sexes, ages, and populations. Journal of Chemical Ecology45, 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-018-1033-2


  1. Kelly TR, Bonner SJ, MacDougallShackleton SA, MacDougallShackleton EA (2018) Exposing migratory sparrows to Plasmodium suggests costs of resistance, not necessarily of infection itself. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A329, 5-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.2151


  1. Kelly TR, Hobson KA, Casbourn GW, MacDougall-Shackleton EA, MacDougall-Shackleton SA (2019). Long-term winter-site fidelity in Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia). The Auk136, ukz010. https://doi.org/10.1093/auk/ukz010


  1. Lawrence MJ, Godin JGJ, Zolderdo AJ, Cooke SJ (2019) Chronic plasma cortisol elevation does not promote riskier behaviour in a teleost fish: A test of the behavioural resiliency hypothesis. Integrative Organismal Biology1, obz009. https://doi.org/10.1093/iob/obz009


  1. Lawrence MJ, Zolderdo AJ, Godin JGJ, Mandelman JW, Gilmour KM, Cooke SJ (2019) Cortisol does not increase risk of mortality to predation in juvenile bluegill sunfish: A manipulative experimental field study. Journal of Experimental Zoology A331, 253-261. https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.2257


  1. Lendvai AZ, Akçay Ç, Stanback M, Haussmann MF, Moore IT, Bonier F (2018) Male parental investment reflects the level of partner contributions and brood value in tree swallows. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 72, 185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-018-2594-3


  1. Prystay TS, Lawrence MJ, Zolderdo AJ, Brownscombe JW, de Bruijn R,Eliason EJ, Cooke SJ (2019) Exploring relationships between cardiovascular activity and parental care behavior in nesting smallmouth bass: A field study using heart rate biologgers.Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A234, 18-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2019.04.012


  1. Pullen CE, Arlinghaus R, Lennox RJ, Cooke SJ (2019) Telemetry reveals the movement, fate, and lure-shedding of northern pike (Esox lucius) that break the line and escape recreational fisheries capture. Fisheries Research211, 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.11.013


  1. Schoenle LA, Moore IT, Dudek AM, Garcia EB, Mays M, Haussmann MF, Cimini D, Bonier F (2019) Exogenous glucocorticoids amplify the costs of infection by reducing resistance and tolerance, but effects are mitigated by co-infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B286https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2913


  1. Tracey A, Aarssen L (2018) Neighbourhood crowding severely limits seed offspring recruitment in a temperate mesic old-field meadow. Community Ecology19, 281-288.https://doi.org/10.1556/168.2018.19.3.9


  1. Tracey A, Aarssen L (2019) Resident species with larger size metrics do not recruit more offspring from the soil seed bank in oldfield meadow vegetation. Journal of Ecology107, 1067-1078. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13089


  1. Zolderdo AJ, Abrams AEI, Reid CH, Suski CD, Midwood JD, Cooke SJ (2019) Evidence of fish spillover from freshwater protected areas in lakes of eastern Ontario. Aquatic Conservation.




Honours Theses


  1. Baker S (2019) An investigation of adaptive life-history responses of Daphnia pulicaria to road saltSupervised by S Arnott (Queen’s University)


  1. Chor A (2019)Assessing the impacts of shoreline alteration on fish/benthos diversity and community structure-Supervised by M Robertson(Queen’s University)


  1. Deng W (2019) Exploring the urban/rural environmental differences between pre-industrial and post-industrial Southern Ontario Lakes-Supervised by M Robertson(Queen’s University)


  1. Garland E (2019) Potential relationship between the average leaf area of a species and its abundance ranking for species withinKingston and surrounding area- Supervised by L Aarssen (Queen’s University)


  1. Glassman D (2019) The effect of bait type and delivery on estimates of aquatic community structure using remote underwater video systems (RUVS)-Supervised by SJ Cooke (Carlton University)


  1. Hayward K (2019) Polar Bear genomics and monitoring project- Supervised by S Lougheed (Queen’s University)


  1. Johnson L (2019) Nutrient limitation in phytoplankton and bacteria. A collaborative, multi-investigator study associated with NE-GLEON-Supervised by S Arnott  (Queen’s University)


  1. Kennette L (2019) Phylogeography of the mink frog (Lithobates septentrionalis) and co-distributed anurans: comparing the genealogical patterns of early vs. late post-glacial colonisers-Supervised by S Lougheed (Queen’s University)


  1. Lai C (2019) Investigating phenotypic plasticity in antimicrobial strategies of the burying beetle Nicrophorus orbicollis in response to temperature-Supervised by F Bonier (Queen’s University)


  1. Pegler S (2019) Assessing the response of metal contamination and remediation efforts of mining-impacted lakes in Sudbury-Supervised by M Robertson(Queen’s University).


  1. Pereira C (2019) Understanding how clonality contributes to size, recruitment, and fecundity responses within local grass species-Supervised by L Aarssen (Queen’s University)


  1. Reynolds J (2019) Investigating the effectiveness of a novel treatment for detoxifying oil sands waste waters stored in tailings ponds in Alberta-Supervised by D Orihel(Queen’s University)


  1. Schrempf S (2019) Effects of how trade-offs may influence behaviours of similar species in terms of establishing dominance and sub-ordinance in species pairs-Supervised by PR Martin(Queen’s University)


  1. Sinclair E (2019) How treating haemosporidian infections impacts female oxidative balance and egg characteristics such as pigmentation, mass, and shape on the red-winged blackbird population-Supervised by F Bonier (Queen’s University)


  1. Tomlinson C (2019) The relationships between body size and behavioural dominance in closely related species of Aves- Supervised by PR Martin(Queen’s University)


  1. Weder J (2019) The use of an herbicide to control the invasive wetland reed Phragmites, and how this chemical – glyphosate – may be indirectly affecting amphibians via their food; glyphosate’s potential impacts on the behaviour and development of green frog tadpoles-Supervised by D Orihel(Queen’s University)


Master Theses


  1. Burke K (2019) Identifying how species of Nicrophoruspartition resources spatially through adaptation to specific habitats and environmental factors-Supervised by PR Martin(Queen’s University)


  1. Chen Y (2019) Relation of chorusing intensity to temperature across latitudes of temperate frogs-Supervised by S Lougheed (Queen’s University)


  1. Cicchino A (2019) Physiological consequences and reproductive benefits of arboreal calling behaviour across the range of the spring peeper-Supervised by S Lougheed (Queen’s University)


  1. Freemantle V (2019) Understanding the effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems. Using annual high resolution satellite imagery (2003-2017), and quantifying changes in vegetation cover, greenness, biomass and distribution across the site. How the biological and biophysical processes at this High Arctic site are responding to climate warming-Supervised by PM Treitz(Queen’s University)


  1. Jarvis W (2019) Movement patterns in a population of polyphenic sunfish and explore the consequences for evolution- Supervised by W Robinson (Guelph University)
  2. Marczak P (2019) Dactors controlling the carbon cycle in eastern Ontario’s temperate forest ecozone and address effective carbon quantification strategies for forest management-Supervised by PM Treitz(Queen’s University)


  1. Ong J (2019) Nicrophorus orbicollis, a burying beetle that has complex biparental care and reproductivestrategies, looking at how changes in its environment affects life history traits-Supervised by F Bonier (Queen’s University)


  1. Patterson S (2019) Exploring the adverse effects of atmospheric oil sands contaminants on the development, growth and physiology of a common frog species found in Canada, the wood frog-Supervised by D Orihel(Queen’s University)


  1. Reid C (2019) Understanding the role of behavior and energetic costs in successful fish passage use- Supervised by SJ Cooke (Carlton University)


  1. Sit E (2019) Rapid evolution of flowering time and herbivore defence in invasive populations of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)-Supervised by R Colautti (Queen’s University)


  1. Snetsinger M (2019) Genetic structure and connectivity of the endangered Butler’s gartersnake (Thamnophis butleri) across the fragmented landscape of Southwestern Ontario-Supervised by S Lougheed (Queen’s University)


  1. Watson M (2019) MHC diversity, neutral-locus heterozygosity, and overwinter survivorship-Supervised by B Shackleton (Western University)


  1. Wettlaufer J (2019) How closely related species of burying beetles (Nicrophorus) partition resources based on spatial and temporal factors-Supervised by PR Martin(Queen’s University)



PhD Theses


  1. Abrams A (2019) Black bass tournament science – biological and human dimensions-Supervised by SJ Cooke (Carlton University)


  1. Axelrod CJ (2019) Variation in spatial complexity and foraging requirements between habitats can impose different cognitive demands on animals that may influence brain size- Supervised by W Robinson (Guelph University)


  1. Chretien E (2019) Habitat quality and fish performance-Supervised by SJ Cooke (Carlton University)


  1. Feng Q (2019) eDNA approaches to quantifying species distributions- Supervised by S Lougheed (Queen’s University)
  2. Gu Q (2019) Exploring if ecological stoichiometry is useful in explaining impacts of environmental changes on arctic tundra plant communities- Supervised by P Grogan (Queen’s University)


  1. Holder P (2019) Applied aspects of exhaustive exercise in fish-Supervised by SJ Cooke (Carlton University)


  1. Lawrence M (2019Influence of the stress axis on predator-prey interactions-Supervised by SJ Cooke (Carlton University)


  1. Slade J (2019) The Major Histocompatibility Complex in Song Sparrows: Immunity, Signals, and Mate Choice-Supervised by B Shackleton (Western University)