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CURRICULUM VITAE ‑ SIMON CHARLES COURTENAY

School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability


University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1

Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35796


Fax: (519) 746-0292
Email: simon.courtenay@uwaterloo.ca


POST ‑ SECONDARY EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Zoology), 1989

University of British Columbia

Thesis: Learning and memory of olfactory stimuli by underyearling coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).

Supervisors: Dr. P.A. Larkin, Dr. C. Groot
M.Sc. (Zoology), 1982

University of Western Ontario



Thesis: Nest site selection by the fourspine stickleback, Apeltes quadracus (Mitchill).

Supervisor: Dr. M.H.A. Keenleyside
B.Sc. (Zoology), 1980

University of Western Ontario



Thesis: An investigation of parental behaviour related to the suspension of adhesive larvae by Herotilapia multispinosa (Pisces: Cichlidae).

Supervisor: Dr. M.H.A. Keenleyside

POSITIONS, HONOURS AND AWARDS


2019 – 2023 Director, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability
2017 - 2020 Associate Director, Graduate Studies, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (July 1 2017 – June 30 2020)
2016 Invited keynote address, Canadian Water Resources Association 69th annual conference, Montreal.
2016 - 2019 Environment Faculty Senator, University of Waterloo. 1 May 2016 – 30 April 2019.
2015 – present Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB
2012 BIO 50th Anniversary Team Awards for Outstanding BIO Projects (BIO Crystal Award): Development and application of oil spill countermeasures. One of the most outstanding BIO projects for the decade 2002-2012. Project leader: Ken Lee. Participants: B. Beanlands; D. Belliveau; M. Blouin; J. Budgen; L. Burridge; S. Cobanli; S. Courtenay; R. Doane; P. Kepkay; T. King; Z. Li; X. Ma; J. Mason; C. McIntyre; D. Moffatt; G. Morton; H. Niu; M. Pittman; B. Robinson; S. Ryan; P. Thamer; G. Wohlgeschaffen
2007 - present Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI
2011 – present Member, Science Directors, Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick. July 2017 – June 2019: Chair, Science Directors.
2005 - 2011 Fellow, Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick
2005 – 2014 Visiting Research Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB
2004 – 2008 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering – Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick Saint John
2004 DFO Regional Merit Award for contribution to research on impacts of oil and gas industry seismic surveys on snow crab
2003 DFO Regional Instant Award for contribution to research on impacts of oil and gas industry seismic surveys on snow crab
2003 – present Professor associé á l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique, INRS- Université de Recherche - Centre Eau, Terre et Environnement, Québec, Québec.
renewed to 31 mai 2019 (10 novembre 2016)
2001 – 2005 Associate, Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick
2001 - 2007 Professor Associé en biologie, Université de Moncton
1995 Selection of scientific article, A biomarker approach to assessing xenobiotic exposure in Atlantic tomcod from the North American Atlantic coast, by QUINTESSENCE as an example of excellence in the field of environmental contamination and toxicology
1989 - 1990 Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellowship, Gulf Fisheries Centre, Moncton N.B., Department of Fisheries and Oceans
1986 ‑ 1988 B.C. Post‑Secondary Scholarship
1983 ‑ 1986 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
1981 ‑ 1982 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
1981 ‑ 1982 Special University Scholarship, University of Western Ontario
1980 Dean's Honour List, University of Western Ontario

RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE


University of Waterloo. Professor, Department of Environment and Resource Studies – November 2013 - present; Cross-appointed to Department of Biology, March 2015 – present.

Courses taught:

Water 601 Graduate Course: January – April 2015 (with Mark Servos)


January – April 2016 (with Bill Annable)

January – April 2017 (with Bill Annable)

Water 602 Graduate Course: Sept – Dec 2015 (with Mark Servos)

Sept – Dec 2016 (with Mark Servos)

Sept – Dec 2017 (with Mark Servos)

ERS 315 Environ. Assessment: Sept – Dec 2016 (with Dan McCarthy)

Sept – Dec 2017
University of New Brunswick, Hon. Res. Assoc., April 1992 – 2004; Canadian Rivers Institute Associate, December 2001 - 2004. Fellow, CRI and Visiting Research Professor (Biology), 2005 – present.

Courses taught:

Environmental Biology 4863. January – April 2006 (with A. Diamond)

January – April 2007 (with D. Baird)

January – April 2008 (with D. Baird)

January – April 2009 (with D. Baird, C. Mayes, M. Casey)

September – December 2009

Estuary and Ocean Ecosystems ENR 3111. Sept – Dec 2010 Biological Oceanography 4631. Nov – Dec 2011 (with R. Stephenson, J. Dingman, C. Sacobi)
Université de Moncton, Professor Associé, (Biology) November 1993 - 2007.
Université du Québec à Québec, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, centre Eau, Terre et Environnement, Professor invité, August 2003 – present.
University of Prince Edward Island, Adjunct Prof, February 2007 – present.
Scientific Advisor, The Cloverleaf Foundation. October 2014 – present.
Workshop Lead Support, Canadian Water Network’s Lake Winnipeg Basin Workshop, August 19-23, 2013
Workshop host and co-organizer, Canadian Water Network’s Northumberland Strait Watershed Workshop, June 10-17, 2012.
Coordinator, Northumberland Strait – Environmental Monitoring Partnership (NorSt-EMP), part of the Canadian Water Network’s Canadian Watershed Research Consortium. 2011-2014.
Member, Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BOFEP) Steering Committee. October 2011 – 2013.
Member, CABIN (Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network) National Science Advisory Group. November 2010 – present.
Associate Editor, Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 2006 – 2015. Member, International Editorial Board (2015 – present).
Member, NSERC College of Reviewers (COR), Industrial Research and Development Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (IRDF). March 2008 – March 2012.
Member, l’évaluation des demandes de subvention présentées dans le cadre du programme Projet de recherche en équipe 2008-2009, pour le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies. Comité 407B (Biologie: Environnement / Écologie-B). November 07 – February 08.
Member, NSERC Grant Selection Committee, Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories. 2004 – 2007.
Member, School to work transition advisory board, N.B. Board of School Trustees, District 2, 1992-1996. Participant and mentor in High School Co-operative Education Program and New Brunswick Youth Apprenticeship Program, 1992 - present.
Chair, Estuaries sub-committee. New Brunswick Envirothon 2011 and Canon Envirothon 2011 Testing and Training Committee. January 2010 – September 2011.
Board Member - Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF). November 2007 – November 2009.
Member, Environmental Effects Monitoring Review Panel, Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB). 2005 – 2013.
Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) - Canadian Affiliate Society of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. May 2009 – May 2011: Past-President; May 2007- May 2009: President; May 2005 – May 2007: President-elect; October 2003 – May 2005: Vice-President.

Member and invited chair, Richibucto River Association Technical Committee. December 2002 – 2004.


Member, Board of Directors, Environmental Sciences Research Centre, Université de Moncton, October 1998 – 2002.
Member, Executive Committee for Richibucto Estuary Environment and Resource Enhancement Project, Université de Moncton. September 1995 - 2004.

Member, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Technical Advisory Panels for Aquatic Environmental Effects Monitoring at pulp and paper mills. September 1994 - 2013


Member, National Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) Government Science Working Group. November 1999 – 2013.
Scientific Director, Canadian Water Network. November 2013 – March 2017. Waterloo, ON.
Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo. November 2013 – present. Waterloo ON.
Acting Executive Director, Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research (COOGER), a DFO national Centre Of Expertise. January – July 2013. Six month assignment to DFO Maritimes Region, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, N.S.
Acting Manager, Aquatic Health Division, May – June 2008. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Gulf Region, Moncton, N.B.
Acting Head, Environmental Sciences Section, April 2003 – March 2005. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Gulf Region, Moncton, N.B.
Research Scientist, September 1990 ‑ 2013. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Gulf Fisheries Center, Moncton, N.B. Promotions: RES-02: 1996, RES-03: 2003. Research: Coastal and estuarine ecology, environmental monitoring.
Visiting Fellow, October 1989 ‑ August 1990. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Gulf Fisheries Center, Moncton, N.B. Research: Distribution and behaviour of juvenile herring in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. (Dr. E.M.P. Chadwick)

PUBLICATIONS (students & PDFs supervised / co-supervised by Courtenay in bold)


Primary Publications: (last 10 years; refereed except for 5 marked with *)

Debertin, A.J., J.M. Hanson and S.C. Courtenay. Linking zooplankton assemblages with oceanographic zones in an Atlantic coastal ecosystem. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Accepted 2 August 2017.

Sirabahenda, Z., A. St-Hilaire, S. Courtenay, A. Alberto and M. van den Heuvel. 2017. A modelling approach for estimating suspended sediment concentrations for multiple rivers influenced by agriculture. Hydrological Sciences Journal – HSJ-2016-0184. Accepted 17 May 2017.

Hitchcock, J.K., S.C. Courtenay, M.R.S. Coffin, C.C. Pater and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2017. Eelgrass bed structure, leaf nutrient, and leaf isotope responses to natural and anthropogenic gradients in estuaries of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Estuaries and Coasts. Published online: 03 May 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-017-0243-0

Alberto, A., S.C. Courtenay, A. St-Hilaire, and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2017. Factors influencing Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) egg survival and development in streams influenced by agriculture. Journal of FisheriesScience.com 11(2): 009-020. Published online 18 February 2017

Coffin, M.R.S., K.M. Knysh, E.F. Theriault, C.C. Pater, S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2017. Are floating algal mats a refuge from hypoxia for estuarine invertebrates? PeerJ 5:e3080 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3080

Linke, J., M.-J. Fortin, S. Courtenay and R. Cormier. 2017. High-resolution global maps of 21st-century annual forest loss: independent accuracy assessment and application in a temperate forest region of Atlantic Canada. Remote Sensing of Environment 188 (2017): 164-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.040




Karami, A., D. Omar, J.M. Lazorchak, C. Kong Yap, Z. Hashim and S.C. Courtenay. 2016. A comparison of biomarker responses in juvenile diploid and triploid African catfish, Clarias gariepinus, exposed to the pesticide butachlor. Environmental Research 151: 313-320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.08.006

Gehrels, H., K.M. Knysh, M. Boudreau, M.-H. Thériault, S.C. Courtenay, R. Cox and P.A. Quijón. 2016. Hide and seek: habitat-mediated interactions between European green crabs and native mud crabs in Atlantic Canada. Marine Biology 163(7): 152. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-016-2927-6.

Alberto, A., A. St-Hilaire, S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2016. Monitoring stream sediment loads in response to agriculture in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 188:415. doi:10.1007/s10661-016-5411-3

Karami, A., S. Karbalaei, F. Zad Bagher, A. Ismail, S.L. Simpson and S.C. Courtenay. 2016. Alternations in juvenile diploid and triploid African catfish skin gelatin yield and amino acid composition: effects of chlorpyrifos and butachlor exposures. Environmental Pollution 215: 170-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.014

Karami, A., Y.M. Goh, M.F. Jahromi, J.M. Lazorchak, M.B. Abdullah and S.C. Courtenay. 2016. Diploid and triploid African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) differ in biomarker responses to the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Science of the Total Environment. 557-558: 204-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.030

Baker, D.L.G, T.D. Eddy, R. McIver, A.L. Schmidt, M.-H. Thériault, M. Boudreau, S. Courtenay and H.K. Lotze. 2016. Comparative analysis of different survey methods for monitoring fish communities in coastal habitats. PeerJ 4:e1832; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1832



Tomie, J.P.N., D.K. Cairns, R.S. Hobbs, M. Desjardins, G.L. Fletcher and S.C. Courtenay. 2016. American eel (Anguilla rostrata) substrate selection for daytime refuge and winter thermal sanctuary. Marine and Freshwater Research. Published online 11 Feb 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15102

Ouellet-Proulx, S., A. St-Hilaire, S.C. Courtenay and K.A. Haralampides. 2016. Estimation of suspended sediment concentration in the Saint John River using rating curves and a machine learning approach. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 61(10): 1847-1860. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2015.1051982

Karami, A. and S.C. Courtenay. 2015. Glutathione S-transferase activities in African catfish injected with β-naphthoflavone: effects of ploidy, gender, dose, and sampling time. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187: 681 DOI 10.1007/s10661-015-4906-7




Musetta-Lambert, J.L., R.A. Scrosati, E.A. Keppel, M.A. Barbeau, M.A. Skinner and S.C. Courtenay. 2015. Intertidal communities differ between breakwaters and natural rocky shores in the northwest Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 539: 19-31. Doi: 10.3354/meps11484

Karami, A., S.J. Teh, M.P Zakaria and S.C. Courtenay. 2015. Ploidy-, gender-, and dose-dependent alteration of selected biomarkers in Clarias gariepinus treated with benzo[a]pyrene. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 38: 95-102. Published online 2 July 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jes.2015.05.009

Keppel, E.A., R.A. Scrosati and S.C. Courtenay. 2014. Interactive effects of ocean acidification and warming on subtidal mussels and sea stars from Atlantic Canada. Marine Biology Research. 11(4): 337-348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2014.932914



Skinner, M.A., S.C. Courtenay, C.W McKindsey, C.E. Carver and A.L. Mallet. 2014. Experimental determination of the effects of light limitation from suspended bag oyster (Crassostrea virginica) aquaculture on the structure and photosynthesis of eelgrass (Zostera marina). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 459: 169-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2014.05.012
Tomie, J.P.N., D.K. Cairns and S.C. Courtenay. 2013. How American eels Anguilla rostrata construct and respire in burrows. Aquatic Biology 19(3): 287-296. DOI: 10.3354/ab00538
Schein, A., S.C. Courtenay, K.A. Kidd, K.A.Campbell, M.R. van den Heuvel. 2013. Food web structure within an estuary of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence undergoing eutrophication. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70 (12): 1805-1812. Published on the web 28 August 2013. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0251
Es-Salhi, M.A., M. Clément, A. St-Hilaire, D. Caissie and S.C. Courtenay. 2013. Influence of hydrological conditions and peat extraction operations on suspended sediment concentration and deposition in the East Branch Portage River, New Brunswick (Canada). Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 48(4): 305-320.
Skinner,M.A., S.C. Courtenay, C.W. McKindsey. 2013. Reductions in distribution, photosynthesis, and productivity of eelgrass (Zostera marina) associated with oyster (Crassostrea virginica) aquaculture. Marine Ecology Progress Series 486: 105-119. DOI: 10.3354/meps10345
Finley, M.A., S.C. Courtenay, K.L. Teather, L.M. Hewitt, D.A. Holdway, N.S. Hogan, and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2013. Evaluating cumulative effects of anthropogenic inputs in Prince Edward Island estuaries using the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus). Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 9(3): 496-507. Published online May 2013. DOI: 10.1002/ieam.1396
Karami, A., S. Keiter, H. Hollert and S.C. Courtenay. 2013. Fuzzy logic and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system for characterization of contaminant exposure through selected biomarkers in African catfish. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 20(3): 1586-1595. DOI 10.1007/s11356-012-1027-5
St-Hilaire, A., S.C. Courtenay, A.D. Boghen and M. Clément. 2012. L’industrie de la tourbe et les changements climatiques sur le littoral néo-brunswickois. Pp. 293-300 In : Landry, N., Péret, J. and T. Sauzeau (eds). Développement compare des littoraux du golfe du Saint-Laurent et du Centre-Ouest français, d’hier à aujourd’hui. Université de Moncton Institut d’études acadiennes. ISBN 978-0-9810041-7-4. VII + 325 p.
Keppel, E.A., R.A. Scrosati and S.C. Courtenay. 2012. Ocean acidification decreases growth and development in American lobster (Homarus americanus) larvae. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science. 44: 61-66.
Reprinted in The Reference Shelf, 2014, published by Grey House Publishing, Inc., Amenia, NY, under exclusive license from EBSCO Information Services, Inc. U.S. national debate topic, 2014-2015. The ocean / [compiled by H. W. Wilson]. pages : illustrations ; cm. -- (The reference shelf ; volume 86, number 3). Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 978-1-61925-434-3 (v. 86, no. 3) ISBN: 978-1-61925-261-5 (volume set) 1. Oceanography. 2. Ocean--Environmental aspects. 3. Marine resources development. 4. Marine resources conservation. 5. Marine ecology. I. H.W. Wilson Company. II. Title: US national debate topic, 2014-2015. The ocean. III. Title: United States national debate topic, 2014-2015. The ocean. IV. Title: Ocean V. Series: Reference shelf ; v. 86, no. 3. GC1015.2 .U8 2014 333.9164
Karami, A., M.A. Syed, A. Christianus, K.L. Willett, J.R. Mazzeo and S.C. Courtenay. 2012. Two-stage bile preparation with acetone for recovery of fluorescent aromatic compounds (FACs). Journal of Hazardous Materials 223-224: 84-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.04.051
Karami, A., A. Christianus, Z. Ishak, Z.H. Shamsuddin, M. Masoumian and S.C. Courtenay. 2012. Use of intestinal Pseudomonas aeruginosa in fish to detect the environmental pollutant benzo[a]pyrene. Journal of Hazardous Materials 215-216: 108-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.02.038
Schein, A., S.C. Courtenay, C.S. Crane, K.L. Teather and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2012. The role of submerged aquatic vegetation in structuring the nearshore fish community within an estuary of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Estuaries and Coasts 35: 799-810. Published online 14 December 2011. DOI 10.1007/s12237-011-9466-7
Karami, A., A. Christianus, B. Bahraminejad, F. Gagné and S.C. Courtenay. 2012. Artificial neural network modeling of biomarkers to infer characteristics of contaminant exposure in Clarias gariepinus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 77: 28-34.
Skinner, M.A., S.C. Courtenay, W.R. Parker, and R.A. Curry. 2012. Stable isotopic assessment of site fidelity of mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus, exposed to multiple anthropogenic inputs. Environmental Biology of Fishes 94: 695-706. Published on-line 21 April 2012. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s10641-012-0002-9
Minns, C.K., R.G. Randall, K.E. Smokorowski, K.D. Clarke, A.Velez-Espino, R.S. Gregory, S. Courtenay and P. LeBlanc. 2011. Perspective: Direct and indirect estimates of the productive capacity of fish habitat under Canada’s policy for the management of fish habitat: where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 2204-2227. doi: 10.1139/F2011-130
Allain, R.N., M. Moriyasu, B.D. Crawford and S.C. Courtenay. 2011. Lipofuscin quantification as a potential tool for age estimation in snow crabs, Chionoecetes opilio (O. Fabricius, 1788) (Decapoda, Oregoniidae). Crustaceana 84 (12-13): 1441-1463.
Karami, A., A. Christianus, Z. Ishak, M.A. Syed and S.C. Courtenay. 2011. The effects of intramuscular and intraperitoneal injections of benzo[a]pyrene on selected biomarkers in Clarias gariepinus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74(6): 1558-1566.
Lee, K., T. King, B. Robinson, Z. Li, L. Burridge, M. Lyons, D. Wong, K. Mackeigan, P. Hodson, S. Courtenay, S. Johnson and A. Venosa. 2011.  Toxicity effects of chemically-dispersed crude oil on fish.  In:  Proceedings of the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC 2011)  Portland, Oregon, USA.  May 23 – 26, 2011.  Paper #:2011-163
Burridge, L., M. Boudreau, M. Lyons, S. Courtenay and K. Lee. 2011. Effects of Hibernia production water on the survival, growth and biochemistry of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and Northern mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus macrolepidotus). Chapter 17, pp 329 - 344 in: K. Lee, J. Neff (eds.), Produced Water, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-0046-2_17. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011.
Karami, A., A. Christianus, H. Zokaeifar, K. Zamri Saad, F.T. J. Imraan, S. Shakibazadeh, H. Negarestan and S.C. Courtenay. 2011. Ovaprim treatment promotes oocyte development and milt fertilization rate in diploid and triploid African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Aquaculture International 19: 1025-1034. DOI 10.1007/s10499-011-9419-y
Bosman, S.H., D.A. Methven, S.C. Courtenay and J.M. Hanson. 2011. Fish assemblages in a North Atlantic coastal ecosystem: Spatial patterns and environmental correlates. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 92: 232-245.
Allain, R., M. Moriyasu, B. Crawford and S. Courtenay. 2011. Technical development and calibration of lipofuscin quantification for the potential use as an age estimate in snow crabs Chionoecectes opilio (Decapoda, Oregoniidae). Cahiers de Biologie Marine 52: 203-215.
Higgins, H., A. St-Hilaire, S.C. Courtenay and K.A. Haralampides. 2011. Suspended sediment dynamics in a tributary of the Saint John River, New Brunswick. Can. J. Civ. Eng. 38: 221-232.
Peters, R.E.M, S.C. Courtenay, L.M. Hewitt and D.L. MacLatchy. 2010. Effects of 17α-ethynylestradiol on early-life development, sex differentiation and vitellogenin induction in mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus). Marine Environmental Research 69: 178-186.
Karami, A., A. Christianus, Z. Ishak, S.C. Courtenay, M.A. Syed, M. Noor Azlina and H. Noorshinah. 2010. Effect of triploidization on juvenile African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Aquacult. Int. 18(5): 851-858. DOI 10.1007/s10499-009-9307-x
Clément, M., A. St-Hilaire, D. Caissie, A. Chiasson, S. Courtenay and P. Hardie. 2009. An evaluation of mitigation measures to reduce impacts of peat harvesting on the aquatic habitat of the East Branch Portage River, New Brunswick, Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal 34(4): 441-452.
Pavey, B., S. Courtenay, A. St-Hilaire and T. Ouarda. 2009. Sediment deposition rates downstream of harvested and natural peat bogs in New Brunswick, Canada. pp. 207 – 220 In: Park, N. et al. (eds.). Advances in Geosciences, Volume 11, Hydrological Science. Special publication of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society. ISBN-13 978-981-283-613-7; ISBN-10 981-283-613-6
Finley, M.A., S.C. Courtenay, K.L. Teather and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2009. Assessment of Northern mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus macrolepidotus) as an estuarine pollution monitoring species. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 44(4): 323-332.
Boudreau, M., M. J. Sweezey, K. Lee, P.V. Hodson and S.C. Courtenay. 2009. Toxicity of Orimulsion-400® to early life stages of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) and mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(6): 1206-1217.
Couillard, C.M., S.C. Courtenay and R.W Macdonald. 2008. Interactions between toxic chemicals and other environmental factors affecting the risk of impacts on aquatic organisms: A review with a Canadian perspective – Interactions affecting vulnerability. Environ Rev. 16: 19-44.
Couillard, C.M., R.W. Macdonald, S.C. Courtenay and V.P. Palace. 2008. Interactions between toxic chemicals and other environmental factors affecting the risk of impacts on aquatic organisms: A review with a Canadian perspective – Interactions affecting exposure. Environ. Rev. 16: 1-17.


Secondary Publications: (56 since 1991)

Van den Heuvel, M., K. MacQuarrie, A. St-Hilaire and S. Courtenay. 2017*. Cumulative impacts assessment in the Northumberland Strait: Linking land use, sediment and nutrients with stream and estuarine health. Research conducted 2012-2015. Canadian Water Network, Report published online March 2017.

Canadian Water Network. 2016*. Synthesis of learnings of the Canadian Watershed Research Consortium. Canadian Water Network, Waterloo ON. 20 p.

Ho, E., S. Eger and S. Courtenay. 2016. Building stronger social and ecological communities in the Muskoka watershed. Vii+47 p. Report to Muskoka Watershed Council on strategy to address climate change.

Moriyasu, M., R. Allain, A. Battison, M. Boudreau, J. Allard, R.P. Gerber, S. Courtenay, D. Hall. 2015. Establishment of biological baseline information for snow crab Chionoecetes opilio in the southeastern Gulf of St. Lawrence and on the Scotian Shelf. Report to Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) on OERA/DFO Collaborative Research Project #300-120-09-34.

Cooper, A., Abbott, M., Allard, K., Chang, B., Courtenay, S., Doherty, P., Greenlaw, M., Ipsen, E., Koropatnick, T., Law, B., Losier, R., Martin, J., Methven, D., and Page, F. 2014. Musquash Estuary Marine Protected Area (MPA): Data Assessment. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/001. v + 57 p.


Thompson, S. and S. Courtenay. 2013*. Sediments, nutrients and contaminants and their impacts on coastal fisheries health and productivity. Perspectives from a workshop on research priorities. October 31 – November 1, 2012, Moncton, New Brunswick. Unpublished report of the Canadian Fisheries Research Network and Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

Courtenay, S., C. McIntyre, M. Lyons and M. Boudreau, L. Burridge and K. Lee. 2013. Biological effects of produced water from offshore Canadian Atlantic oil and gas platforms on various life stages of marine fish. Environmental Studies Research Fund report 196: v+104 pp. Available at: http://www.esrfunds.org/pdf/196_e.pdf




Lee, K., M. Boudreau, S. Johnson, S. Courtenay, L. Burridge, M. Lyons, K. MacKeigan, D. Wong, C. Greer, P. Hodson, Z. Li and S. Ryan. 2013. Final Project Report, Joint Project Agreement F5244-080736, Toxicity Effects of Dispersed Alaska North Slope Oil on Fish. Submitted to: Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, Mr. Joseph Banta, Project Officer. Submitted by: Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Available online at: http://www.pwsrcac.org/wp-content/uploads/filebase/programs/environmental_monitoring/hydrotox/

Cairns, D.K., J.-D. Dutil, S. Proulx, J.D. Mailhiot, M.-C. Bédard, A. Kervella, L.G. Godfrey, E.M. O'Brien, S.C. Daley, E. Fournier, J.P.N. Tomie, and S.C. Courtenay. 2012. An atlas and classification of aquatic habitat on the east coast of Canada, with an evaluation of usage by the American eel. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. No. 2986: v + 103 p.


Thériault, M.-H. and S.C. Courtenay. 2012. Calibration exercise for the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) nutrient analyses: establishing variability between filtered and unfiltered water samples and two analytical laboratories. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2980: ix + 29 p.
Munkittrick, K.R., R.A. Curry, M.D. Gautreau, C.A. Doherty, D.A. Methven and S.C. Courtenay. 2011*. Fishes of the Saint John River. Chapter 8, p. 111-141 In: S.D. Kidd, R.A. Curry and K.R. Munkittrick (eds.), The Saint John River: A state of the environment report. A publication of the Canadian Rivers Institute celebrating 10 years of science. Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick.
Thériault, M.-H. and S. Courtenay. 2010. Overview analyses of the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) in the Basin Head Lagoon from 2002 to 2008. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2010/001. iv + 34 p.
Courtenay, S.C, M. Boudreau and K. Lee. (editors). 2009. Potential Impacts of Seismic Energy on Snow Crab: An Update to the September 2004 Peer Review. Environmental Studies Research Funds Report No. 178. Moncton, 181 p.
Boudreau, M., S.C. Courtenay and K. Lee. 2009. Proceedings of a workshop held 23 January 2007 at the Gulf Fisheries Center Potential Impacts of Seismic Energy on Snow Crab: An Update to the September 2004 Review. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2836: vii + 31 p.
Weldon, J., S. Courtenay and D. Garbary. 2009. The Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) for measuring Marine Environmental Health in coastal waters of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence: 2007 overview. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2825: viii + 75 p.
Thériault, M.-H., S.C. Courtenay and J. Weldon. 2008. Quality assurance / quality control (QA/QC) program for the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP). Can. Tech. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2823: v + 29 p.
Plante, F. and S.C. Courtenay. 2008. Increased oxygenation of sediment in Lamèque Bay (New Brunswick) following removal of algae and reduction of nutrient inputs from a seafood processing plant. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2805: v + 36p.
Weldon, J., S. Courtenay and D. Garbary. 2008. The Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) for measuring Marine Environmental Health in coastal waters of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence: 2006 overview. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2783: viii + 61 p.


PAPERS PRESENTED AT MEETINGS (last 3 years)



Kidd, J., M.R. Servos, M. Boudreau and S.C. Courtenay. 2017. Assessing the accuracy of the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) in describing littoral nekton assemblages of estuaries within the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society Annual Conference. 17-19 May 2017, McGill University, Montreal, Qc
Stamnes, N., R. Cormier, D. Armitage and S.C. Courtenay. 2017. A policy risk analysis using the European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Assessing eutrophication within coastal waters of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society Annual Conference. 17-19 May 2017, McGill University, Montreal, Qc Poster presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2016. The Canadian Watershed Research Consortium. Watershed Scale Decision Support Systems, a workshop supported through a UW Water Institute Seed grant (B. MacVicar PI). Waterloo, ON. 12-13 December 2016. Invited platform presentation.
McMaster, M., R. Lowell and S. Courtenay. 2016. Science in support of the Environment Effects Monitoring over the years. 25th Environmental Effects Monitoring Session, Canadian Ecotoxicology Workshop, Edmonton, Alta. 25-28 September 2016. Platform presentation
Chin, A., M.-J. Fortin, J. Linke, S. Courtenay, R. Cormier, M. Boudreau and M.-H. Theriault. 2016. Fish species turnover and functional trait responses to environmental change among estuaries. North American Congress for Conservation Biology, 17-20 July 2016, Madison Wisconsin. Poster presentation. Also presented at the Peter Yodzis Colloquium at the University of Guelph, 11 May 2016
Stamnes, N., R. Cormier, D. Armitage and S.C. Courtenay. 2016. Application of ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard and ISO 31010 Bowtie Analysis to link environmental monitoring to governance for the estuaries of the Northumberland Strait, Canada. Coastal Zone Canada. Toronto ON. 12-14 June 2016. Platform Presentation.
Ho, E., S. Eger and S. Courtenay. 2016. A resilient watershed: applying an integrative and adaptive approach to a long-term management of the Muskoka Watershed. Muskoka Summit on the Environment. 2016 Warming World Summit. Solutions for a Warming World. 27-28 May 2016, Bracebridge, ON. Poster presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2016. If you don’t measure it you can’t manage it: what we’ve learned about monitoring. Invited keynote address. Canadian Water Resources Association 69th annual conference, 25 May 2016. Montreal PQ. Invited platform presentation.
Reynoldson, T.B., J.L. Bailey, R. Bailey, M. Boudreau, K. Knysh and S. Courtenay. 2016. Required sampling effort for bioassessment of Atlantic estuaries in a citizen monitoring programme. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting. Sacramento, California. 21-26 May 2016. Platform presentation.
Coffin, M.R.S., C.C. Pater, S.C. Courtenay, M.R. van den Heuvel. 2016. Assessing dissolved oxygen concentration as an indicator for eutrophication. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) annual conference. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI. 11-14 May, 2016. Platform Presentation
Hitchcock, J.K., S.C. Courtenay, M.R.S. Coffin, C.C. Pater and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2016. Eelgrass, estuaries and eutrophication: How estuarine gradients can influence our understanding of eelgrass health. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) annual conference. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI. 11-14 May, 2016. Platform presentation.
Knysh, K.M., S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2016. Does salinity affect the toxicity of insecticides for estuarine amphipods? Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) annual conference. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI. 11-14 May, 2016. Poster presentation.
Knysh, K.M., M.R.S. Coffin, S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2016. Diversity of aquatic insects in Prince Edward Island (Canada) estuaries and habitat use of fly larvae (Diptera) in saltwater. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) annual conference. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI. 11-14 May, 2016. Platform presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2016. Update on Canadian Water Network activities. Annual General Meeting of the NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services (CNAES). Guelph, ON, 3-5 May 2016. Invited platform presentation.
Chin, A., M-J Fortin, J. Linke, S. Courtenay, R. Cormier, M. Boudreau and M-H Theriault. 2016. Beta diversity changes in estuarine fish communities. Annual General Meeting of the NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services (CNAES). Guelph, ON, 3-5 May 2016. Poster presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2016. Formation of the Northumberland Strait – Environmental Monitoring Partnership (NorSt-EMP). DFO Northumberland Strait workshop to synthesize results of the Northumberland Strait Ecosystem Research Initiative and NorSt-EMP. Moncton, NB, 16-18 February, 2016. Invited platform presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2015. Water and hydraulic fracturing: where knowledge can best support decisions in Canada. Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) Workshop on Water Management in Hydraulic Fracturing, Nexen Conference Centre, Calgary Alta, 9 December 2015. Invited teleconference presentation and panel discussion.
Courtenay, S.C. 2015. Water and hydraulic fracturing: where knowledge can best support decisions in Canada. 43rd Annual Geoscience Forum. 26 November 2015, Yellowknife, NWT. Platform presentation. (Also presented as invited briefing to Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment 27 2015, Yellowknife NWT.)
Hitchcock, J.K., S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2015. Factors influencing the health and distribution of estuarine eelgrass meadows in Atlantic Canada. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Bienniel Conference, Portland Oregon, 8-12 November 2015. Poster Presentation.
Coffin, M.R.S., C.C. Pater, K.M. Knysh, S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2015. Severe eutrophication and anoxia in Atlantic Canada: How do epibenthic invertebrates survive? Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Conference, Portland Oregon, 8-12 November 2015. Poster Presentation.
McMullin, V.A., S.C. Courtenay, K.R. Munkittrick and H.L. Hunt. 2015. Development of a monitoring tool for the Saint John Harbour using caged blue mussels (Mytilus spp.). Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 36th Annual Meeting, 1-5 November 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster presentation.
Knysh, K.M., M.R.S. Coffin, S.C. Courtenay, M.R. van den Heuvel. 2015. Factors affecting amphipod communities in estuaries of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence: Are contaminants affecting crustacean survival? Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop, Saskatoon, SK, 4-7 October 2015. Poster presentation.
Huynh, P., S.D. Murphy and S. Courtenay. 2015. Assessing the efficacy of livestock restriction in the Grand River watershed to improve water quality and promote passive ecological restoration. Society for Ecological Restoration, 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. 23-27 August 2015. Poster presentation.
Chin, A.T.M., M.-J. Fortin, J. Linke, R. Cormier, S. Courtenay, M. Boudreau and M.-H. Theriault. 2015. Behavioural and habitat functional group responses of fish in estuaries affected by global change. 9th International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) World Congress. 5-10 July 2015. Portland, Oregon.
Linke, J., M.-J. Fortin and S. Courtenay. 2015. High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest loss: validation and application in the Miramichi river basin. 36th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador. 8-11 June 2015. Platform presentation.
McMullin, V.A., S.C. Courtenay and K.R. Munkittrick. 2015. Development of an effects based monitoring tool for the Bay of Fundy (Saint John Harbour) using the common blue mussel (Mytilus spp.). Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) Annual Workshop, St. Andrews NB, 10-12 May 2015.
Coffin, M.R.S., C.C. Pater, S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2015. Effect of eutrophication on the invertebrate community and water quality of southern Gulf of St. Lawrence estuaries. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) Annual Workshop, St. Andrews NB, 10-12 May 2015.
Chin, A., M-J Fortin, J. Linke, S. Courtenay, R. Cormier, M. Boudreau, C. Godin, M-H Thériault, K. Somers and N. Lester. 2015. Resilience of fish functional groups to global change in watersheds. NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services (CNAES) 3rd Annual General Meeting, Sault Ste. Marie, 28-30 April 2015. Poster and 3-minute lightning talk.
Linke, J., M-J Fortin, S. Courtenay and R. Cormier. 2015. High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest loss: validation and application in the Miramichi river basin. NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services (CNAES) 3rd Annual General Meeting, Sault Ste. Marie, 28-30 April 2015. Poster and 3-minute lightning talk.
Boudreau M. and S. Courtenay. 2015. Morphometric features and morphological abnormalities in both zoeal stages of C. opilio. Information session of the results of the OERA/DFO collaborative research project on “Establishment of biological baseline information for snow crab Chionoecetes opilio in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and on the Scotian Shelf. 9 March 2015. Dartmouth NS. Invited platform presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2015. Introduction to third annual Canadian Watershed Research Consortium Internode Workshop. Delta Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo ON. 18-19 February 2015. Platform presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2015. Update on Canadian Water Network’s Canadian Watershed Research Consortium. Muskoka Watershed Research Conference. Kingbridge Conference Centre and Institute, King City, Ontario. 27-28 January, 2015. Platform presentation.
Boudreau, M., M. Skinner, M.-H. Theriault, S. Courtenay and A. Mallet. 2015. Influence of Eastern Oyster aquaculture (Crassostrea virginica) overwintering on eelgrass (Zostera marina). DFO Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR) meeting, Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario. 27-28 January 2015. Platform presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2014. Watershed monitoring for cumulative effects assessment. Western Ontario Stream Monitoring and Research Team (WeSMART) Conference, University of Waterloo. 11 December 2014. Invited platform presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2014. Update on the Northumberland Strait – Environmental Monitoring Partnership (NorSt-EMP) project. Regional Committee on Coastal and Ocean Management (RCCOM) Coordination Committee meeting, 29 October 2014, Sackville, NB. Invited platform presentation.
Hitchcock, J.K., S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2014. The health and distribution of eelgrass (Zostera marina) in relation to land use in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. The 11th Annual Canadian Rivers Institute Day. Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI. 4 October 2014. Poster presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2014. History and next steps for the Saint John Harbour – Environmental Monitoring Project (SJH-EMP). Saint John Harbour – Environmental Monitoring Project meeting, Saint John, NB. 16 September 2014. Platform presentation.
Courtenay, S.C. 2014. The Canadian Water Network. Invited presentation to CropLife Canada, Environment Subcommittee. Etobicoke ON. 3 September 2014.
Power, R., D. Methven, S. Courtenay and K. Munkittrick. 2014. Using sand shrimp as a sentinel species in nearshore areas in the Saint John Harbour, Bay of Fundy. 10th Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Project (BOFEP) Fundy Science Workshop, 15-19 June 2014, world trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, NS. Platform presentation.
Plummer, R. and S. Courtenay. 2014. Resilience thinking and the future of watersheds. Webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. 26 June 2014. Invited presentation.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Scientific Director’s Report. Canadian Water Network, Board of Director’s Meeting, 20 June 2014. Montreal PQ.
Courtenay, S. and K. Kidd. 2014. Triggers used in the sediment contaminants component of the Saint John Harbour – Environmental Monitoring Program (SJH-EMP). Triggers for environmental monitoring programs workshop. 11-12 June 2014. Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, Alta.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Water: what is the future we want and how is CWN helping to get there? Canada Water Resources Congress, 2 June 2014, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel. Invited Panel presentation and discussion.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Update on the Northumberland Strait – Environmental Monitoring Partnership (NorSt-EMP): anticipated results. PEI-DFO MoU on fish and fish habitat meeting, Charlottetown, PEI. 20 May 2014. Invited platform presentation.
Linke, J., M.-J. Fortin, R. Cormier, S. Courtenay, N. Leister and K. Somers. CNAES Project III-5: Geospatial risk mapping – relating estuarine nekton to upstream water quality and land use. NSERC CNAES 2nd annual meeting, Montreal, PQ, 1-2 May 2014. Poster presentation.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Connections between economy and water: current challenges and future opportunities. WatIF, Water Initiative for the Future, 2014 Graduate Student Conference, 4-6 May 2014, Kingston, ON. Invited presentation and panel participation.
Courtenay, S. 2014. The Canadian Watershed Research Consortium. Regional watershed management exploratory discussion. Pomeroy Hotel, Chetwynd BC, 14 April 2014. Invited platform presentation.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Introduction to Research Program Approach. Advancing Decisions for Hydraulic Fracturing and Water, Program Kickoff Meeting, 1 April 2014, Toronto ON.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Introduction to Canadian Watershed Research Consortium’s Second Annual Internode Workshop. Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel, Mississauga, ON, 19-20 March 2014. Platform presentation.
Munkittrick, K.R., McMaster, M.E., Servos, M.R., Courtenay, S. C., van den Heuvel, M.R., Hewitt, L.M., Arciszewski, T.J., Cater, S., MacDonald, G., Mendoza, J., McMahon, H., Backus, S. Ecosystem recovery after the closure of pulp mills. Meeting of the National EEM Team and Science Advisory Committee, Gatineau, Québec, February 20, 2014.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Scientific Director’s Report. Canadian Water Network Board of Director’s Meeting. 28 February, 2014. Toronto, ON.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Update on CWN and Canadian Watershed Research Consortium activities. Northumberland Strait – Environmental Monitoring Partnership (NorSt-EMP) meeting, Delta Beausejour Hotel, Moncton, NB. 4 February 2014. Platform presentation.
Courtenay, S. 2014. Introduction to Canadian Water Network’s Research Forum: Leading Water Research, 20 January 2014, Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.

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