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Elizabeth A. Nyboer

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Degrees:B.Sc. (Simon Fraser University), Ph.D. (McGill University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 4377
Office:Cooke Lab
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Current Research

I am a freshwater ecologist and conservation scientist exploring how anthropogenic stressors affect biodiversity and ecosystem services in inland aquatic ecosystems. I use  both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to integrate social, ecological, and environmental data to understand the vulnerability of these systems to environmental change. My post-doctoral research focuses on the social and ecological effects of climate change on small-scale inland fisheries in East Africa, and investigates the interface between evidence-based decision making and policy in Canada.

Selected Publications

Nyboer, EA , Liang, C & Chapman LJ. 2018.  Assessing the vulnerability of Africa’s freshwater fishes to climate change: a continent-wide trait-based analysis. Under revision for Biological Conservation.  BIOC-2018-1237. (In revisions)

Nyboer, EA  & Chapman LJ. 2018. Cardiac plasticity influences aerobic performance and thermal tolerance in a tropical, freshwater fish at elevated temperatures. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.178087.

Nyboer, EA & Chapman LJ. 2017. Elevated temperature and acclimation time affect metabolic performance in the heavily exploited Nile perch of Lake Victoria. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220: 3782-3793.

Vaccaro I, Chapman CA, Nyboer EA, Luke M, Byekwaso A, Morgan C, Mbabazi D, Twinomugisha D & Chapman LJ. 2013. An inter-disciplinary methodology to harmonise ecology, economy, and co-management: Fisheries exploitation in Lake Nabugabo, Uganda. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 38: 97-104.

Nyboer EA & Chapman LJ. 2013. Movement and home range of introduced Nile perch (Lates niloticus) in Lake Nabugabo, Uganda: Implications for ecological divergence and fisheries management. Fisheries Research, 137: 18-29.