Dr. Cody Dey

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Science Planning Officer

Development and coordination of departmental science advice processes

Current research and/or projects

I am a researcher and science policy expert working on the development of science advice processes for the Government of Canada.

My background is in fish and wildlife ecology, including work related to cumulative effects, climate change, habitat management and population modelling on birds, polar bears and freshwater fishes. 

Professional activities / interests

  • Cumulative effects and multiple stressors
  • Ecological modelling
  • Landscape ecology
  • Science policy and science planning

Education and awards

PhD - McMaster University (2015)



Key publications

Dey CJ & Koops MA. 2021. The consequences of null model selection for predicting mortality from multiple stressors. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science 20203126

Dey CJ et al. 2021. Research priorities for the management of freshwater fish habitat in Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 20210002

Dey CJ, Semeniuk CAD, Iverson SA, Richardson E, McGeachy D & Gilchrist HG. 2018. Forecasting the outcome of multiple effects of climate change on northern common eiders. Biological Conservation 220:94-103. 

Dey CJ, Yurkowski DJ, Schuster R, Shiffman DS, Bittick SJ. 2018. Patterns of uncertainty in life-history and extinction risk for Arctic vertebrates. Arctic Science 4:710-721.

Dey CJ, O’Connor CM, Wilkinson H, Shultz S, Balshine S & Fitzpatrick JL. 2017. Direct benefits and evolutionary transitions to complex societies. Nature Ecology & Evolution 0137.

Dey CJ, O’Connor CM, Gilmour KM, Van Der Kraak G & Cooke SJ. 2010.  Behavioral and physiological responses of a wild teleost fish to cortisol and androgen manipulations during parental care. Hormones and Behavior 58: 599-605

Dale J, Dey CJ, Delhey K, Kempenaers B & Valcu M. 2015. The effects of life history and sexual selection on male and female plumage coloration. Nature 527: 367-370.