Kim Birnie-Gauvin, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D Candidate
I am a physiologist interested in the ecology, physiology, and conservation of aquatic organisms and freshwater ecosystems. I am especially interested in migratory fish species (brown trout, Atlantic salmon, bluefin tuna, multiple eel species), and spend much of my time combining telemetry with physiology to link internal state to behaviour. I also do a great deal of work on restoring river connectivity by removing barriers to restore our freshwater ecosystems to their natural state.
I am currently a Ph.D student at the Section for Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology, Technical University of Denmark, where I study the impacts of barriers on local fish communities.
I completed my M.Sc. at Carleton University under the supervision of Steven Cooke, and my B.Sc. at the University of Ottawa under the supervision of John Lewis.
Image of KBG with an Australian shortfin eel (Anguilla australis) tagged with a pop-up satellite archival tag, April 2019.