Quantifying the effects of anthropogenic activities on animal populations.

To ensure the longevity and sustainability of species – especially those that are at risk or have cultural, spiritual, or economic importance to Indigenous communities – this research program seeks to develop methods and tools to evaluate the effects of anthropogenic activities on species viability and sustainability. The objectives of the program include:

  1. Develop tools to understand the effects and estimate risks of anthropogenic activities on different species.
  2. Build tools that will help collect and manage environmental and ecological data.
  3. Investigate methods for population discrimination.

Related Publications, Posters, and Presentations

  • Rose, D., Edwards, B., Kett, R., Yodzis, M., Angevaare, J., Gillis, D. (2017) Exploring Anthropogenic Activities and Management Decisions Using a Novel Environmental Agent-Based Model. IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference, Toronto, ON. (in proceedings)
  • Phillips, J., Hanner, R., Gillis, D.(2017) Intraspecific sample size estimation for DNA barcoding; are current sampling levels enough? 2017 International Barcode of Life Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa. (oral presentation)
  • Griffiths, M., Hodgins, D., Kunze, H., Gillis, D. (2017) Investigation of Mannheimia haemolytica in Bovine Respiratory Disease towards generalized immune response through Mathematical Modelling. The IV International AMMCS Interdisciplinary Conference. (oral presentation).
  • Griffiths, M., Hodgins, D., Kunze, H., Gillis, D. (2017) Developing a mathematical model to investigate Mannhaimia haemolytica and Bovie Respiratory Disease. CPHAZ Symposium 2017. (poster presentation)
  • Edwards, B., Gillis, D. (2017) Modelling habitat loss in Piping Plovers using an environmental agent-based model. The American Ornithology Conference, East-Lansing, Michigan. (contributed poster).
  • Edwards, B., Gillis, D. (2017) Using environmental agent-based modelling to simulate the breeding success of piping plovers. CPES Undergraduate Poster Presentation. (contributed poster).
  • Rose, D., Kett, R., Yodzis, M., Angevaare, J., Gillis, D. (2015). A Combined Agent-Based and Stage Structured Model to Study Anthropogenic Effects on Fish Populations. CPES Undergraduate Poster Session. (contributed poster)
  • Angevaare, J., Gillis, D. (2012). The Utility of Catch Per Unit Effort Variance. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, University of Guelph. (contributed poster)
  • Rueffer, M., Horrocks, J., Gillis, D. (2012). Spatial and Temporal Modeling of Change in Marine Harvest. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, University of Guelph. (contributed poster)
  • Ryan, K., Crawford, S., Gillis, D. (2012). Depth Distribution of Larval Lake Whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis in a Great Lakes Embayment. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, University of Guelph. (contributed poster)
  • Gillis, D., Angevaare, J. (2012). Something’s Fishy. Colloquium Joint BIOM&S Seminar Series. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (invited presentation).
  • Angevaare, J., Cox, R., and Gillis, D. (2014). SON-BP Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program: Milestone C5. Submitted to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power CLWRP. (internal government publication)
  • Gillis, D. (2014). Analysis of Total Allowable Catch. 40 pp. (internal government publication)
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R. (2014). Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power (SON-BP) Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program. University of Guelph Research Team Report: Year 3 Final Report. (internal government publication)
  • Angevaare, J., and Gillis, D. (2013). SON-BP Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program: Milestones C3 and C4. Submitted to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power CLWRP. (internal government publication)
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R. (2013). Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power (SON-BP) Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program. University of Guelph Research Team Report: Year 2 Final Report. 23 pp. (internal government publication)
  • Gillis, D. (2013). Analysis of Total Allowable Catch. 40 pp. (internal government publication)
  • Gillis, D., Lauzon, R. (2013) Technical Comments Regarding the Bruce A Thermal ECA Application Technical Summary Report. Saugeen Ojibway First Nation. 5pp.
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R., Binns, A. (2012). Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power (SON-BP) Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program. University of Guelph Research Team Report: Year 1 Final Report. 31pp. (internal government publication)
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R., and Binns, A. (2012). University of Guelph Team Analysis of Bruce Power Responses to University of Guelph Team Comments on “Bruce A refurbishment for life extension and continued operation environmental assessment followup program. Draft operations phase impingement and entrainment monitoring plan. Saugeen Ojibway Nation – Bruce Power (SON-BP) Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program. Technical document. August 2012. 121 pp.
  • Overdyk, L., Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R., Binns, A. (2012). Recommendations of Larval Fish Sampling Methodologies. Saugeen Ojibway Nation-Bruce Power Collaborative Lake Whitefish Research Program: University of Guelph Research Team Report. Technical Document, June 2012, 30pp.
  • Gillis, D. (2011). A Review of the 2011 Harvest Database & Total Allowable Catch Analysis Report to the Joint Fisheries Council of the Saugeen Ojibway First Nation. Technical document. December 2011. 109pp.
  • Crawford, S., Gillis, D., Hanner, R., and Binns, A. (2011). University of Guelph Team Comments Regarding “Bruce A refurbishment for life extension and continued operation
  • Gillis, D., Angevaare, J., Rueffer, M., Horrocks, J. (2012). Analysis of Total Allowable Catch. Technical document. October 2012. 34pp.

Team Members

Current Members

  • Dr. Daniel Gillis
  • Dr. Bob Hanner (Department of Integrative Biology)
  • Dr. Kim Rollins (University of Nevada)
  • Jarrett Phillips (PhD Student, Research Assistant)
  • Brandon Edwards (Undergraduate Research Assistant, Co-op Student)
  • Justin Angevaare (PhD Candidate, Research Assistant)
  • Michael Yodzis (PhD Candidate, Research Assistant)
  • Ross Kett (MSc Student, Research Assistant)
  • Devin Rose (MSc Student, Research Assistant)
  • Emily Rollins (Research Assistant)

Previous Members

  • Dr. Steve Crawford (Department of Integrative Biology, Co-PI CWLRP)
  • Dr. Lauren Overdyk (Department of Integrative Biology)
  • Corey Alexander (MSc Student, Research Assistant)
  • Iranaeus Chan (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
  • Nik Krsic (Research Assistant)
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