Publications

Students and post-doctoral fellows (PDFs) supervised/co-supervised by Courtenay in bold. Refereed unless marked *.

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Primary Publications (last 10 years)

  • Van Guelpen, L., C. Goodwin, R. Milne, G. Pohle and S. Courtenay. Distribution and structure of coastal ichthyoplankton communities of the Bay of Fundy in southern New Brunswick, Canada.  Marine Biodiversity. Accepted 23 November 2020.

  • Eger, S. and S.C. Courtenay.  Integrated coastal and marine management: insights from lived experiences in the Bay of Fundy, Atlantic Canada. Ocean and Coastal Management. Accepted 14 Nov 2020.

  • Ho, E., A.J. Trant, M.A. Gray and S.C. Courtenay. Comparative review of freshwater monitoring approaches: strengths, opportunities and recommendations. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment - EMAS-D-20-00563R1. Accepted 23 August 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-020-08570-1 

  • Sirabahenda, Z., A. St-Hilaire, S.C. Courtenay and M. R. van den Heuvel. 2020. Assessment of the effective width of riparian buffer strips to reduce suspended sediment in an agricultural landscape using ANFIS and SWAT models. CATENA. 195, December 2020, 104762. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2020.104762

  • Hanson, J.M. and S.C. Courtenay. 2020. Data recovery from old filing cabinets: Seasonal diets of the most common demersal fishes in the Miramichi River Estuary (Atlantic Canada), 1991-1993. Northeastern Naturalist, 27(3):401-433 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1656/045.027.0302   

  • Sirabahenda, Z., A. St-Hilaire, S.C. Courtenay and M. R. van den Heuvel. 2019. Comparison of acoustic to optical backscatter continuous measurements of suspended sediment concentrations and their characterization in an agriculturally impacted river. Water 2019 11(5), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11050981

  • Brueckner-Irwin, I., D. Armitage, and S. Courtenay. 2019. Applying a social-ecological well-being approach to enhance opportunities for marine protected area governance. Ecology and Society 24(3):7. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-10995-240307

  • van den Heuvel, M.R., J. K. Hitchock, M.R.S. Coffin, C.C. Pater and S.C. Courtenay. 2019. Inorganic nitrogen has a dominant impact on estuarine eelgrass distribution in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Limnology and Oceanography. 64, 2019, 2313-2327.  doi: 10.1002/lno.11185

  • Pearson, J.M.N., J.A. Kidd, K.M. Knysh, M. R. van den Heuvel, J.-M. Gagnon and S.C Courtenay.  2019. Identification of native and non-native grass shrimps Palaemon spp. (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) by citizen science monitoring programs in Atlantic Canada.  Journal of Crustacean Biology. 39(2): 189-192  https://doi.org/10.1093/jcbiol/ruy116

  • Ho, E., S. Eger and S. C. Courtenay. 2018. Assessing current monitoring indicators and reporting for cumulative effects integration: A case study in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.  Ecological Indicators 95 (1): 862-876.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.08.017

  • Ho, E. 2018. Criteria-based ranking (CBR): A comprehensive process for selecting and prioritizing monitoring indicators.  MethodsX 5 (2018): 1324-1329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2018.10.015

  • Bennett, N.J., Kaplan-Hallam, M., Augustine, G., Ban, N., Belhabib, D., Brueckner-Irwin, I., Charles, A., Couture, J., Eger, S., Fanning, L., Foley, P., Goodfellow, A.M., Greba, L., Gregr, E., Hall, D., Harper, S., Maloney, B., McIsaac, J., Ou, W., Pinkerton, E., Porter, D., Sparrow, R., Stephenson, R., Stocks, A., Sumaila, U.R., Sutcliffe, T., Bailey, M. (2018). Coastal and Indigenous community access to marine resources and the ocean: A policy imperative for Canada. Marine Policy, 87:186–193. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.023

  • Chin, A.T.M., J. Linke, M. Boudreau, M.-H. Theriault, S.C. Courtenay, R. Cormier and M.-J. Fortin. 2018. Beta diversity changes in estuarine fish communities due to environmental change.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 603:161-173 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12683

  • Coffin, M.R.S., S.C. Courtenay, C.C. Pater, and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2018. An empirical model using dissolved oxygen as an indicator for eutrophication at a regional scale. Marine Pollution Bulletin 133: 261-270.  doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.05.041.

  • Coffin, M.R.S., S.C. Courtenay, K.M. Knysh, C.C. Pater and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2018.  Impacts of hypoxia on estuarine macroinvertebrate assemblages across a regional nutrient gradient. FACETS 3: 23–44. doi:10.1139/facets-2017-0044

  • Debertin, A.J., J.M. Hanson and S.C. Courtenay. 2017. Linking zooplankton assemblages with oceanographic zones in an Atlantic coastal ecosystem.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Accepted 2 August 2017. Published online 9 August 2017. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0342

  • Sirabahenda, Z., A. St-Hilaire, S.C. Courtenay, A. Alberto and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2017. A modelling approach for estimating suspended sediment concentrations for multiple rivers influenced by agriculture.  Hydrological Sciences Journal. Published online: 4 September 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2017.1367396

  • 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 40(6): 1653–1665 | Published online: 03 May 2017. http://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 Fisheries Science.com 11(2): 9-20. DOI: 10.21767/1307-234x.1000113

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.2166/wqrjc.2013.061

  • 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.10.026

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1163/156854011X605729

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.05.012

  • 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2010.12.036

  • 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. DOI: 10.1139/L10-129

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2009.10.002

  • 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


Secondary publications (last 10 years)

  • Kidd, J., S. Avery-Gomm, J. Brammer, S. Courtenay and H. Swanson. 2020*. A pan-Canadian analysis of community-based monitoring projects: Identifying factors that enable projects to detect environmental changes, and inform cumulative environmental effects management. Report prepared for ECCC, National Wildlife Research Centre, Ottawa, ON.

  • Courtenay, S. and A. Nadeem. 2019. Saint John Harbour state of knowledge – gap analysis.  Unpublished contract report to Rachel Long, Project Lead Biologist, Oceans Protection Plan Coastal Environmental Baseline Program (Maritimes Region), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Coastal Oceanography & Ecosystem Research, St. Andrews Biological Station, 125 Marine Science Drive, St. Andrews, NB. Submitted 29 March 2019. 25 p.

  • Dhiyebi, H., S. Courtenay and M. Servos. 2018*.  Cumulative effects in the Mill Creek subwatershed.  Report prepared for Friends of Mill Creek. 4 November 2018.

  • 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. https://cwn-rce.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/CWN-EN-NorthumberlandStrait-2016-Web.pdf
  • Canadian Water Network. 2016*. Synthesis of learnings of the Canadian Watershed Research Consortium. Canadian Water Network, Waterloo ON. 20 p. https://cwn-rce.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/CWN-CanadianWatershed-EN-2016-Web-updated.pdf
  • 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.

  • Van Guelpen, L., S. Courtenay and D. Methven. 2015*. Final report for: Life history of fishes in Saint John Harbour – A proposal to advise the Saint John Harbour - Environmental Monitoring Partnership (SJH-EMP) on a monitoring program in support of cumulative effects assessment (CEA). A) Offshore environment (free-swimming juveniles to adults and larval fishes); A2) larval fish.  Unpublished report, 18 March 2015.

  • 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: https://www.esrfunds.org/sites/www.esrfunds.org/files/publications/ESRF196-Courtenay-et-al.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: https://www.pwsrcac.org/wp-content/uploads/filebase/programs/environmental_monitoring/hydrotox/Toxicity%20Effects%20of%20Dispersed%20Alaska%20North%20Slope%20Oil%20on%20Fish%20-%20Final%20Report,%20March%202013.pdf

  • 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.


Papers presented at meetings (last 3 years)

  • Eger, S. and S. Courtenay. 2020. Contextualizing integrated coastal and marine management in Canada: Opportunities for the Bay of Fundy. 2020 Society of Policy Scientists Annual Institute 5-7 November 2020. Platform presentation by Zoom due to pandemic.
  • Ho, E., S. Courtenay, A. Trant, D. McCarthy, R. Miller and M. Servos. 2020. Grand Expressions: Why people matter. 23rd International Riversymposium conference. International RiverFoundation.  Online. 10-12 November 2020.
  • Knysh, K.M., S.C. Courtenay and M.R. van den Heuvel. 2020. Light as bait: Comparing abundances of aquatic amphipod species along estuarine gradients using light-traps and other assessment methods. Acadian Entomological Society - Summer 2020 Meeting - Arthropods Affect Everything? 10 August 2020 Virtual Meeting by Zoom. Platform presentation.
  • Ho, E., S. Courtenay and A. Trant. 2020. A monitoring-management framework considerate of cumulative effects for the lower Grand River and nearshore Lake Erie.  3rd Annual Open Science Meeting. Global Water Futures GWF 2020. Electronic poster available at: gwf2020-gwf.ipostersessions.com/Default.aspx?s=31-50-C5-31-F0-75-D2-F5-65-32-2F-7E-0A-0E-0F-70

  • Cormier, J.M., S.C. Courtenay, C.C. Pater, K.M. Knysh, M.R. van den Heuvel. 2020 Eutrophication and the role of sediment-bound nutrients within Wheatley River Estuary, Prince Edward Island. BoFEP/ACCESS Coastal and Estuarine Conference “Science and Management in an Era of Climate Change”, May 13th-16th, 2020. Haley Institute, Dalhousie Agricultural campus, Truro, NS. Platform presentation. ACCEPTED BUT CONFERENCE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC.

  • Eger, S. and S.C. Courtenay. 2020. Learning from experience to advance the operationalization of integrated coastal and ocean management in the Bay of Fundy. BoFEP/ACCESS Coastal and Estuarine Conference “Science and Management in an Era of Climate Change”, May 13th-16th, 2020. Haley Institute, Dalhousie Agricultural campus, Truro, NS. Platform presentation. ACCEPTED BUT CONFERENCE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC.

  • Nielsen, C., M. McCarthy, J. Kidd, M. Servos and S. Courtenay. 2020. Ghost of energy past: impact of an abandoned natural gas well on the aquatic ecology of Big Creek.  Women in Science Undergraduate Research Symposium. University of Waterloo, Science Teaching Complex Atrium, 3 March 2020. Poster presentation.

  • Ho, E., S.C. Courtenay and A.J. Trant. 2019. Addressing inclusivity and long-term social relevance of environmental monitoring, management and research. Lessons from the Muskoka River and Grand River Watersheds.  Long Point World Biosphere Reserve, Research & Conservation Conference. Simcoe Recreational Centre, 8 November 2019. Platform presentation.

  • Babaran, D., M. McCarthy, C. Irvine, J. Ivey, D. Armitage, B. MacVicar and S. Courtenay. 2019.  Impacts of suburban development on fish and benthic invertebrates in Blair Creek subwatershed of the Grand River. University of Waterloo Research Spotlight at the Grand River Water Managers meeting, Wednesday, October 9.  GRCA Headquarters, Cambridge ON.  Poster presentation.

  • Ho, E., S.C. Courtenay and A.J. Trant. 2019. Monitoring in the Grand-Erie Interface: a framework in consideration of cumulative effects. University of Waterloo Research Spotlight at the Grand River Water Managers meeting, Wednesday, October 9.  GRCA Headquarters, Cambridge ON.  Poster presentation.

  • Ho, E., S.C. Courtenay and A.J. Trant. 2019. A shared resource: shared spaces, accessibility and collaboration in freshwater monitoring and management. Environmental Studies Association of Canada – Annual Conference 2019. UBC Point Grey campus, Vancouver, BC. 3-5 June 2019. Platform presentation.

  • Ho, E., S.C. Courtenay and A.J. Trant. 2019. Monitoring in the Grand-Erie interface: a framework in consideration of cumulative effects.  Global Water Futures Annual Science Meeting. Saskatoon, SK. 15-17 May 2019. Poster presentation.

  • Eger, S. and S.C. Courtenay. 2019. Review of initiatives for integrated coastal and marine management in the Bay of Fundy, Atlantic Canada OR Governance ingredients for operationalizing integrated coastal and marine management: A review of initiatives in the Bay of Fundy, Atlantic Canada.  People & the Sea X: learning from the past, imagining the future. Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) 24-28 June 2019, Roeterseiland complex, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • McMullin, V., H. Hunt, K. Munkittrick and S. Courtenay. 2019. Are caged blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) a viable sentinel for environmental monitoring in Saint John Harbour? A study of reproduction, growth, mortality, and species complex in wild and caged blue mussels in Southern New Brunswick. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS 2019). Halifax Nova Scotia, 9-10 May 2019. Platform presentation.

  • Ho, E., S. Courtenay and A. Trant. 2018. Comparative review of freshwater monitoring approaches towards consideration of cumulative effects.  McMaster University, Water Week's research showcase.  Connecting water science, technology and policy to deliver global and local impacts. Hamilton, ON. Poster presentation. 20 November 2018.

  • Knysh, K.M., S.C. Courtenay, C.C. Pater, C.M. Grove, J.M. Cormier and M. R. van den Heuvel. 2018. Let's go where we can breathe: Gammarus spp. (Amphipoda: Gammaridae) abundance responses to habitat and oxygen variability in eutrophic eastern Canadian estuaries. 45thAnnual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada. September 30 – October 3, 2018. Platform presentation.

  • Courtenay, S. and M. van den Heuvel. 2018. Enabling cumulative effects assessment and management for Canadian watersheds. Invited seminar, Gulf Fisheries Centre, DFO-Moncton. 16 August 2018. Platform presentation.

  • Hunt, H., M. Abgrall, K. Kidd, A. Mercer, B. Pippy, A. Curry, S. Courtenay, K. Munkittrick, V. McMullin, R. Power, and L. Van Guelpen. 2018.  Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program for the Saint John Harbour. DFO Oceans Protection Plan, Coastal Environmental Baseline Program – Planning Workshop. 5 July 2018, Saint John, NB. Invited platform presentation.          

  • Cowan, D., D. Mulholland, P. Alencar, B. MacVicar, S. Courtenay, S. Murphy, F. McGarry, J. Richardson, L. Stanfield and P. Ashmore. 2018.  iEnvironment – A Software Platform for Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Testing of Environmental Information Systems.  Global Water Futures First Annual Science Conference, 3-6 June 2018, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Poster presentation.

  • Ho, E., A. Trant, M. Servos, N. Basu and S. Courtenay. 2018. Rethinking the framework: consideration of cumulative effects in (bio)monitoring in the lower Grand River and nearshore Lake Erie.  Grand River Fisheries Management Plan Implementation Committee meeting, Invited platform presentation, May 2 2018, Grand River Conservation Authority Headquarters, Cambridge ON.

  • Courtenay, S. and M. van den Heuvel. 2018. Enabling cumulative effects assessment and management for Canadian watersheds.  Invited seminar, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University – Nathan Campus.  Brisbane, Australia. March 8, 2018. https://youtu.be/sIA9UFp9FME

  • Courtenay, S. and M. van den Heuvel. 2018. Enabling cumulative effects assessment and management for Canadian watersheds.  Invited seminar, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, The University of Queensland. Brisbane, Australia. March 13, 2018.

  • Coffin, M., S. Courtenay, J. Hitchcock, C. Pater and M. van den Heuvel. 2018. Towards a regional monitoring framework for cumulative impacts assessment in Northumberland Strait: biological response endpoints. Federal - Provincial workshop on Marine Environmental Quality (MEQ) Program Development in the Gulf Region. Feb. 13-14, 2018. Delta Moncton, Moncton NB. Invited platform presentation.

  • Cormier, R., N. Stamnes, D. Armitage and S. Courtenay. 2018. A policy risk analysis using the European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Assessing eutrophication within coastal waters of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Federal - Provincial workshop on Marine Environmental Quality (MEQ) Program Development in the Gulf Region. Feb. 13-14, 2018. Delta Moncton, Moncton NB. Invited platform presentation.

  • Van den Heuvel, M. and S. Courtenay. 2018. Developing a monitoring program in support of cumulative effects assessment for estuaries of the Northumberland Strait Region. Federal - Provincial workshop on Marine Environmental Quality (MEQ) Program Development in the Gulf Region. Feb. 13-14, 2018. Delta Moncton, Moncton NB. Invited platform presentation.

  • Alencar, P., D. Cowan, D. Mulholland, B. MacVicar, S. Courtenay, S. Murphy and F. McGarry. 2017.  iEnvironment: A software platform for integrated environmental monitoring and modeling of surface water.  Paper presented at OSBD 2017: 2nd Workshop on Open Science in Big Data.  A workshop of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data.  11-16 December 2017, Boston MA.  Published in conference proceedings: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), Boston, MA, 2017, pp. 3975-3978. doi: 10.1109/BigData.2017.8258408

  • 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.