Dr Yamin Janjua

Current research and/or projects

•Fish and Fish Habitat Prtotection Program Integrated Planning

• Sahtú FISHES Project in collaboration with Déline Community and Carlton University Ottawa.
• Great Slave Lake trout population genomics, Concordia University, Montreal.
• Detecting spawning migrations and breeding habitat of Inconnu (Stenodus leucichthys) in river
systems around Great Slave Lake using e-DNA techniques. CIMP Funded Project 2020-2022 •
Ecological monitoring of lake trout in Great Slave Lake. CIMP Funded Project 2019-2021.
• Genetic stock identification and mixed-stock fishery analysis of Inconnu in Great Slave Lake.
CIMP Funded Project 2017-2018.
• Combining biological, limnological and palaeolimnological data to study past, present and future
impacts of climate change on the Great Bear Lake ecosystem. CIMP & Sahtú Renewable
Resources Board (2017-2020)
• Community-based monitoring of Arctic char in Qikiqtarjuaq fishing Areas. NWRT Funded Project
• Development of an ecosystem-based adaptive management strategy evaluation tool for
adaptation to climate effects on large aquatic ecosystems. DFO-ACCASP Funding (2012-2014)
• Comparative study of degraded and pristine giant lakes of North America funded by Aboriginal
• Affairs and Northern Development & Fisheries and Oceans Canada under NWT Cumulative
Impact Monitoring Program (CIMP) (2011-2013)

Education and awards

Post-doc in Ecosystem Modelling (2011-2014)
Freshwater Institute, , Winnipeg, MB The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Fellowship

Doctorate (PhD) in Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment (2010)
Université de Savoie Chambery, France
Research Thesis on "Studies on fish population structure, trophic interactions and management in
Lake Annecy"

Master of Science (M2R) in Biodiversity and Functioning of Ecosystems (2007)
Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France
Research Thesis on "Application of Ecopath with Ecosim on the trophic network of Lake Annecy with
reference to fish community." 

Master of Philosophy (M Phil) in Environmental Biology (2003)
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Research Thesis on Ecology, Status and Management of Fisheries in Shahpur Dam District Attock.

Bachelor of Science (B Sc) / Master of Science (MSc) in Zoology (1990)
University of the Punjab, Lahore and Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, 

International experience and/or work

Research Fellow 2007-2010 L'Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) Thonon-les-Bains, France

Assistant Professor 2003-2006 Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Pakistan

Visiting Research Fellow (2005)  AquaWales, University of Wales Swansea, UK in collboration with British Council

Assistant Director Fisheries 2000 - 2003 Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

Key publications

Pedro S., Hoover C. , Saint-Béat B., Janjua M. Y., Herbig J. , Geoffroy M., Yunda-Guarin G., Moisan M-A., Boissinot J., M. Little, Chan L., Babin M., Lemire M., Kenny T-A., Maps F. 2023. Structure and function of the western Baffin Bay coastal and shelf ecosystem.. Elementa: Science
of the Anthropocene, 11(1).
• Wiens, L.N., Bajno, R., Detwiler, J.T., Janjua, M.Y. and Tallman, R.F., 2020. Genetic assessment of Inconnu (Stenodus leucichthys) in Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. Fisheries Research, 234, p.105784.
• Tallman, R.F., X. Zhu, Y. Janjua, M.J. Roux, and K.L. Howland. 2016. Options for Data Limited Stock Assessment of Chars, Salvelinus spp. In: T.J. Quinn II, J.L. Armstrong, M.R. Baker, J. Heifetz, and D. Witherell (eds.), Assessing and Managing Data-Limited Fish Stocks. Alaska Sea Grant,
University of Alaska Fairbanks. https://doi.org/10.4027/amdlfs.2016.07
• Steiner, N. S., Azetsu-Scott, K., Hamilton, J. Hedges, K., Xianmin, H., Janjua, M.Y., Lavoie, D., Loder, J., Melling, H., Merzouk, A., Perrie, W., Scarratt, M., Sou, T., Tallman, R. 2015. Observed Trends and Climate Projections Affecting Marine Ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic.
Environmental Reviews, Environmental Reviews, E 23: 191-239.
• Janjua M.Y., Tallman R. and Howland K. 2014, Elucidation of ecosystem attributes of two Mackenzie Great Lakes with trophic network analysis. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 17(2):151-160, DOI:10.1080/14634988.2014.910428
• Tallman R. F., Zhu X., Janjua Y., Toyne M., Roux M._J., Harris L., Howland K. L., and Gallagher C. • 2013. Data limited assessment of selected North American anadromous charr stocks. Journal of Ichthyology, 53: 867-874. DOI: 10.1134/S0032945213100123
• Janjua M.Y. and Gerdeaux D. 2011. Evaluation of food web and fish dietary niches in oligotrophic Lake Annecy by gut content and stable isotope Analysis. Lake and Reservoir Management, 27 : 113-125. DOI: 10.1080/07438141.2011.566413
• Janjua M. Y., Zanella D., Gerdeaux D. 2010. Comparative effectiveness, growth and dispersal of stocked Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from different origins in Lake Annecy. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 396: 04 DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2010020
• Janjua M.Y. and Gerdeaux D. 2009. Preliminary trophic analysis of subalpine Lake Annecy (France) using Ecopath model. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 392: 1 DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2009008
• Gerdeaux D. and Janjua M.Y. 2009. Contribution of obligatory and voluntary fisheries statistics to the knowledge of whitefish population in Lake Annecy (France). Fisheries Research 96: 6-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2008.09.016