Job Title: Assoc. Professor of Zoology
Employer: University of Toronto
Further Education: Pomona College, Claremont, CA, USA (B.Sc.), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Central Ontario and lower Great Lakes
Brief synopsis of current research:
Studies designed to: 1) Predict fish habitat quality from readily available variables, such as lake morphometric, climatological, and basic water chemistry measurements. Emphasis on littoral zone habitats for warm-water fish. 2) explain and predict the times and locations of fish foraging activities in lakes, using underwater video to measure many environmental conditions in situ.
Biology Group, U. of Toronto at Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6, Canada
Phone: (905)828-3998; Fax: (905)828-3792
Rejwan, C., N.C. Collins, L.J. Brunner, B.J. Shuter, and M.S. Ridgway. 1999. Tree regression analysis on the nesting habitat of smallmouth bass. Ecology 80:341-348.
Hinch, S.G. and N.C. Collins. 1993. Relationships of littoral fish abundance to water chemistry and macrophyte variables in central Ontario Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50(9):1870-1878.
Collins, N.C. and S.G. Hinch. 1993. Diel, day-to-day, and seasonal variation in foraging activities of pumpkinseed in an Ontario pond. Trans. American Fisheries Society 122:357-365.