Dr. Nicholas (Nick) Jones
Research Scientist | River and Stream Ecology Lab 

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Adjunct Professor University of Toronto and Trent University

- PhD University of Alberta, Ecology 
- BSc University of Guelph, Pure and Applied Ecology 
- Sir Sandford Fleming College, Fish & Wildlife Technology

I have always had a passion for being in the outdoors and found myself time and again drawn to the sound of running water. From my upbringing in the historic town of Chippewa, Ontario nestled on the banks of the mighty Niagara River to the time spent as a student working on research projects, I have aspired to a career studying the ecology of rivers and streams.

As a undergraduate, I worked with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources studying brook trout genetic diversity within Algonquin Park and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans controlling sea lamprey. These positions were formative in my appreciation for the diversity of streams in the Great Lakes Basin. I completed my PhD thesis on the productive capacity of an Arctic Grayling stream at the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories from the University of Alberta in 2003. Fresh out of graduate school, I began working with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to lead the river and stream research for Ontario.

Selected References

Jones N.E., and B.J. Schmidt. 2016. Tributary Effects in Rivers: Interactions of Spatial Scale, Network Structure, and Landscape Characteristics. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. DOI 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0493

Jones, N.E. and Mackereth, R.W. 2016. Resource subsidies from adfluvial fishes increase stream productivity. Freshwater Biology  61: 9911005. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12762

Jones N. E. 2013. The Dual Nature of Hydropeaking Rivers: Is Ecopeaking Possible? River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.2653

Jones, N.E. 2011. Spatial Patterns of the Benthic Invertebrate Communities in Regulated and Natural Rivers. River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.1601

Jones, N.E., and G. Yunker. 2011. Development of a Riverine Index Netting Protocol: Comparisons of Net Orientation, Height, Panel Order, and Line Diameter. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:23-31. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2011.557941

Jones, N.E. 2010. Incorporating Lakes within the River Discontinuum: Longitudinal Changes in Ecological Characteristics in Stream-Lake Networks. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1350-1362.

Jones, N. E., G. J. Scrimgeour, and W. M. Tonn. 2010. Fish Species Traits and Communities in Relation to a Habitat Template for Arctic Rivers and Streams. In: Community ecology of stream fishes. Edited by K. B. Gido and D. A. Jackson. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 73:000-000.

Jones, N. E., W. M. Tonn, G. J. Scrimgeour, and C. Katopodis. 2003. Productive capacity of an artificial stream in the Canadian Arctic: assessing the effectiveness of fish habitat compensation. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60: 849-863.


Ontario Public Service 2011 Amethyst Award - Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program - Fish Culture Section