Researcher Profile

Nicholas C. Collins

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.

Mailing address:
Biology Group, U. of Toronto at Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6, Canada
Phone: (905)828-3998; Fax: (905)828-3792

Recent Publications:

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.