Dr. Jacob Brownscombe

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Research Scientist

Recherche scientifique de premier plan sur l’habitat du poisson d’eau douce

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

Mon programme de recherche se concentre sur l'utilisation d'approches novatrices pour caractériser l'habitat du poisson afin d'éclairer la gestion des écosystèmes d'eau douce. Nous utilisons une combinaison d'approches de terrain, de laboratoire et analytiques à l'aide d'outils et de techniques tels que la télémétrie, l'accélérométrie, la respirométrie et l'apprentissage automatique. En particulier, nous utilisons des approches bioénergétiques pour comprendre comment les poissons interagissent avec leur environnement et réagissent aux menaces des activités humaines, en nous concentrant sur les espèces de poissons écologiquement et économiquement importantes dans la région des Grands Lacs comme le doré, l'achigan à grande bouche, le grand brochet et les espèces en péril (SAR) comme le méné argenté. Nous utilisons également des données extensives de suivi des poissons (télémétrie acoustique) pour développer des modèles de qualité de l'habitat et de distribution des espèces pour une grande variété d'espèces de poissons importantes.

Principales publications

Brownscombe JW, JD Midwood, SJ Cooke. In Press. Modeling fish habitat – model tuning, fit metrics, and applications. Aquatic Sciences, 00:000

Brownscombe JW, E Ledee, GD Raby, DP Struthers, LFG Gutowsky, VM Nguyen, N Young, MJW Stokesbury, CM Holbrook, TO Brenden, CS Vandergoot, KJ Murchie, K Whoriskey, J Mills-Flemming, S. Kessel, CC Krueger, SJ Cooke. 2019. Conducting and interpreting fish telemetry studies: Considerations for researchers and resource managers. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 29: 369-400

Brownscombe JW, LP Griffin, JM Chapman, D Morley, A Acosta, GT Crossin, SJ Iverson, AJ Adams, SJ Cooke, AJ Danylchuk. 2019. A practical method to account for variation in detection range in acoustic telemetry arrays to accurately quantify the spatial ecology of aquatic animals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13322

Brownscombe JW, K Hyder, W Potts, K Wilson, KL Pope, AJ Danylchuk, SJ Cooke, A Clarke, R Arlinghaus, JR Post. 2019. The future of recreational fisheries: Advances in science, monitoring, management, and practice. Fisheries Research, 211: 247-255

Brownscombe JW, AJ Adams, N Young, LP Griffin, P Holder, J Hunt, A Acosta, D Morley, R Boucek, SJ Cooke, AJ Danylchuk. 2019. Bridging the knowledge-action gap: A case of research rapidly impacting recreational fisheries policy. Marine Policy, 104:210-215

Brownscombe JW, R Lennox, AJ Danylchuk, SJ Cooke. 2018. Estimating fish swimming metrics and metabolic rates with accelerometers: The influence of sampling frequency. Journal of Fish Biology, 93:207-214

Brownscombe JW, SJ Cooke, DA Algera, KC Hanson, EJ Eliason, NJ Burnett, AJ Danylchuk, SG Hinch, and AP Farrell. 2017. Ecology of exercise in wild fish: integrating concepts of individual physiological capacity, behaviour and fitness through diverse case studies. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:281-292

Brownscombe JW, LP Griffin, D Morley, A Acosta, J Hunt, SK Lowerre-Barbieri, AJ Adams, AJ Danylchuk, SJ Cooke. In Press. Application of machine learning algorithms to identify cryptic reproductive habitats using diverse information sources. Oecologia, 194: 283-298

Nguyen, V, N Young, JW Brownscombe, SJ Cooke. 2019. Collaboration and engagement produce more actionable science: quantitatively analyzing uptake of fish tracking studies. Ecological Applications, e01943

Bower SD, JW Brownscombe, K Birnie-Gauvin, MI Ford, AD Moraga, RJ Pusiak, ED Turenne, AJ Zolderdo, SJ Cooke, JR Bennett. 2018. Making tough choices: picking the appropriate conservation decision-making tool. Conservation Letters, 11:e1241

Brownscombe JW, AJ Danylchuk, SJ Cooke. 2017. Spatiotemporal drivers of energy expenditure in a coastal marine fish. Oecologia, 183:689-699

Cooke SJ, JW Brownscombe, GD Raby, F Broell, SG Hinch, TD Clark, JM Semmens. 2016. Remote bioenergetics measurements in wild fish: Opportunities and challenges. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 202:23-37

Brownscombe JW, AJ Danylchuk, JM Chapman, LFG Gutowsky, SJ Cooke. 2017. Best practices for catch-and-release recreational fisheries – angling tools and tactics. Fisheries Research, 186:693-705

Foster JG, DA Algera, JW Brownscombe, AJ Zolderdo, SJ Cooke. 2016. Consequences of different types of littoral zone light pollution on the parental care behaviour of a freshwater teleost fish. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 227:404

Cooke, SJ, P Venturelli, WM Twardek, RJ Lennox, JW Brownscombe, C Skov, K Hyder, CD Suski, B Diggles, R Arlinghaus and AJ Danylchuk. In Press.  Technological innovations in the recreational fishing sector: implications for fisheries management and policy.  Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.  00:000-000.

Holder PE, AL Jeanson, RJ Lennox, JW Brownscombe, R Arlinghaus, AJ Danylchuk, SD Bower, K Hyder, L Hunt, EP Fenichel, PA Venturelli, EB Thorstad, MS Allen, WM Potts, S Clark-Danylchuk, JE Claussen, JM Lyle, J Tsuboi, R Brummett, K Freire, SR Tracey, C Skov, SJ Cooke. In Press. Preparing for a changing future in recreational fisheries: 100 research questions for global consideration emerging from a horizon scan. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 00:000

Brownscombe JW, LP Griffin, D Morley, A Acosta, J Hunt, SK Lowerre-Barbieri, GT Crossin, SJ Iverson, R Boucek, AJ Adams, SJ Cooke, AJ Danylchuk. 2019. Seasonal occupancy and connectivity amongst nearshore flats and reef habitats by permit (Trachinotus falcatus): Considerations for fisheries management. Journal of Fish Biology, 96: 469-479

Steell SC, T Van Leeuwen, JW Brownscombe, SJ Cooke, E Eliason. In Press. An appetite for invasion: lionfish have lower costs of digestion at high temperatures and a feeding physiology that may drive their invasive impact. Oecologia, OECO-D-18-00725

Lennox RJ, C Paukert, K Aarestrup, M Auger-Méthé, L Baumgartner, K Bøe, K Brink, JW Brownscombe, Y Chen, JG Davidsen, E Eliason, A Filous, B Gillanders, I Helland, AZ Horodysky, SR Januchowski-Hartley, SK Lowerre-Barbieri, MC Lucas, E Martins, KJ Murchie, PS Pompeu, M Power, R Raghavan, F Rahel, D Secor, JD Thiem, EB Thorstad, H Ueda, FG Whoriskey, SJ Cooke. In Press. 100 pressing questions on the future of global fish migration science, conservation, and policy. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 463020

Lennox RJ, JW Brownscombe, CK Elvidge, P Harrison, K Peiman, GD Raby, SJ Cooke. In Press. Behaviour including fish migration. Chapter 7 in Woo P, Iwama GK (eds), Non Infectious Fish Disorders. CABI Publishing Group

Brownscombe JW, LP Griffin, TO Gagne, CR Haak, SJ Cooke, JT Finn, AJ Danylchuk. 2019. Environmental drivers of habitat use by a marine fish on a heterogeneous and dynamic reef flat. Marine Biology, 166:18

SJ Cooke, WM Twardek, AJ Reid, RJ Lennox, SC Danylchuk, JW Brownscombe, SD Bower, R Arlinghaus, K Hyder, AJ Danylchuk. 2019. Searching for responsible and sustainable recreational fisheries in the Anthropocene. Journal of Fish Biology, doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13935

Prystay TS, MJ Lawrence, AJ Zolderdo, JW Brownscombe, R de Bruijn, EJ Eliason, SJ Cooke. 2019. Exploring relationships between cardiovascular activity and parental care investment in nesting smallmouth bass: a field study using heart rate biologgers. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 234:18-27

Ward TD, JW Brownscombe, LFG Gutowsky, R Ballagh, N Sakich, D McLean, G Quesnel, S Gambhir, CM O’Connor, SJ Cooke. 2017. Electric fish handling gloves provide effective immobilization and do not impede reflex recovery of adult largemouth bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 37:652-659

Algera DA, JW Brownscombe, KM Gilmour, MJ Lawrence, AJ Zolderdo, SJ Cooke. 2017. Cortisol treatment affects locomotor activity and swimming behaviour of male smallmouth bass engaged in paternal care: A field study using acceleration biologgers. Physiology & Behavior, 181C:59-68

Prystay TS, EJ Eliason, MJ Lawrence, M Dick, JW Brownscombe, DA Patterson, GT Crossin, SG Hinch, and SJ Cooke. 2017. The influence of water temperature on sockeye salmon heart rate recovery following simulated fisheries interactions. Conservation Physiology, 5:cox050

Griffin LP, JW Brownscombe, TO Gagné, AD Wilson, SJ Cooke, AJ Danylchuk. 2017. Individual-level behavioral responses of immature green turtles to snorkeler disturbance. Oecologia, 183:909.

Szekeres P, EJ Eliason, D Lapointe, MR Donaldson, JW Brownscombe, SJ Cooke. 2016. On the neglected cold side of climate change and what it means to fish. Climate Research, 69:239-245

Brownscombe JW, TP Parmar, J Almeida, E Giesbrecht, J Batson, X Chen, S Wesch, TD Ward, C O’Connor, SJ Cooke. 2016. The efficacy of assisted ventilation techniques for facilitating the recovery of fish that are exhausted from simulated angling stress. Fisheries Research, 186:619-624

Masson L, JW Brownscombe, MG Fox. 2016. Fine scale spatio-temporal life history shifts in an invasive species at its expansion front. Biological Invasions, 18:775-792

Wilson ADM, JW Brownscombe, J Krause, S Krause, LFG Gutowsky, E Brooks, SJ Cooke. 2015. Integrating advances in network analysis, sensor tags and direct observation to understand shark ecology and behaviour. Behavioural Ecology, 26:1577-1586

Wilson ADM, JW Brownscombe, B Sullivan, SMR Jain-Schlaepfer, SJ Cooke. 2015. Does angling technique selectively target fishes based on their behavioural type? PloS one, 10:e0135848

Nowell LB, JW Brownscombe, LFG Gutowsky, KJ Murchie, CD Suski, AJ Danylchuk, A Shultz, SJ Cooke. 2015. Swimming energetics and thermal ecology of adult bonefish (Albula vulpes): A combined laboratory and field study in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 98:2133-2146

Gutowsky LFG, A Waleed, R Banisaeed, KL Bove, GJJ Burrows, E Chu, LR Bell, JMT Magel, AM Rous, JW Brownscombe, SJ Cooke. 2015. Considerations for the design and interpretation of fishing release mortality estimates. Fisheries Research, 167:64-70

Brownscombe JW, SD Bower, W Bowden, L Nowell, JD Midwood, N Johnson, SJ Cooke. 2014. Canadian recreational fisheries: 35 years of social, biological, and economic dynamics from a national survey. Fisheries, 39:251-260

Brownscombe JW, LFG Gutowsky, AJ Danylchuk, SJ Cooke. 2014. Foraging behaviour and activity of a marine benthivorous fish estimated using tri-axial accelerometer biologgers. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 505:241-251

Installation de recherche

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Scarborough, ON M1P4R7


Adjunct Research Professor, Environmental and Life Sciences Program, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Carleton Univeristy, Ottawa, Canada