Fish ecology, fisheries management for lakes and rivers, management intervention on reproductive success of fish; teaches Natural Resource Management (ERST-CAST 2520H), Environmental Science for Teacher Education (ERSC-BIOL 2700Y), Fish Ecology (BIOL 3140H), and Fisheries Assessment and Management (ERSC-BIOL 4240H). Cross-appointment with the ERS Program and the Biology Department.
Specific research interests include:
Yavno, S., M.G. Fox, A. Vila-Gispert, and Y. Bhagat. 2012. Morphological differences between native and non-native pumpkinseed in traits associated with foraging and propulsion. Env. Biol. Fish. (in press).
Naspleda, J., A. Vila-Gispert, M.G. Fox, L. Zamora, and A. Ruiz. 2012. Morphological variation between non-native lake- and stream-dwelling pumpkinseed in the Iberian Peninsula. J. Fish. Biol. 81: 1915-1935.
Groen, M, N.M. Sopinka, J.R. Marentette, A.R. Reddon, J.W. Brownscombe, M.G. Fox, S.E. Marsh-Rollo, and S. Balshine. 2012. A role for aggression in round goby invasion fronts? Behav. 149: 685-703.
Brownscombe, J.W., and M.G. Fox. 2012. Range expansion dynamics of the invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in a river system. Aquat. Ecol. 46: 175-189.
Brownscombe, J.W., L. Masson, D.V. Beresford, and M.G. Fox. 2012. Modeling round goby Neogobius melanostomus range expansion in a Canadian river system. Aquat. Invas. 7: 537-545.
Gutowsky, L.F.G, and M.G. Fox. 2012. Intra-population variability of life history traits and growth during the range expansion of the invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus). Fish. Manage. Ecol. 19: 78-88.
Fobert, E., M.G. Fox, M. Ridgway, and G.H. Copp. 2011. Heated competition: how climate change will affect non-native pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus and native perch Perca fluviatilis interactions in the U.K. J. Fish. Biol. 79: 1592-1607.
Gutowsky, and M.G. Fox. 2011. Occupation, body size and sex ratio of round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in established and newly invaded areas of an Ontario river. Hydrobiologia 671: 27-37.
Bhagat, Y, M.G. Fox, and M.T. Ferreira. 2011. Assessing morphological differentiation in introduced pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) using truss-based and geometric morphometric approaches. Fund. Appl. Limnol. 178: 341-351.
M.G., F. Villeneuve, and G.H. Copp. 2011. Seasonal reproductive
allocation and influence of primary productivity on growth and life
history traits of introduced pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) in southern England. Fund. Appl. Limnol. 178: 231-243.
Cucherousset, J., G.H. Copp, M.G. Fox, E. Sterud, H.H. van Kleef, H. Verreycken, and E. Záhorská. 2009. Latitudinal trends in the life-history traits of introduced pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus populations of Northern Europe. Biol. Invasions 11: 2171-2180. [view]Taraborelli, A.C., M.G. Fox, T. Schaner, and T.B. Johnson. 2009. Density and habitat use by the round goby (Apollonia melanostoma) in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. J. Great Lakes Res. 35: 266-271.
Fox, M.G., A. Vila-Gispert, and G.H. Copp. 2007. Life history traits of introduced Iberian pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) relative to native populations: can differences explain colonization success? J. Fish. Biol. (Suppl. D): 56-69.
Vila-Gispert, A., M.G. Fox, L. Zamora, and R. Moreno-Amich. 2007. Morphological variation in non-native pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) introduced into Iberian lakes and reservoirs; adaptations to diet and lake morphometry? J. Fish. Biol. 71: 163-181.
Hunter, K.L., M.G. Fox,
and K.W. Able. 2009.
Influence of flood frequency, temperature and population density on
migration of Fundulus heteroclitus
in semi-isolated marsh pond habitats. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 391: 85-96.
Pink, M., T.C. Pratt, and M.G. Fox. 2007. Numerical and behaviourial response of cyprinids to the introduction of predatory brook trout in two oligotrophic lakes in northern Ontario. Ecol. Freshw. Fish 16: 238-249.
Zhao, X., M.G. Fox, and D.C. Lasenby. 2006. Effect of prey density, prey mobility and habitat structure on size selection and consumption of amphipods by a benthic feeding fish. Arch. Hydrobiol. 165: 269-288.Robillard, M.M., and M.G. Fox. 2006. Historical changes in abundance and community structure of warmwater piscivore communities associated with changes in water clarity, nutrients and temperature. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 63: 798-809. [view ]
Conference for Fisheries Research
Fisheries Management Zone Council
Collaborative Research Network: life history traits as predictors in
assessing risks of non-native fishes
University Marine Field Station
Group on Environmental Education