Researcher Profile

R. Allen Curry

Job Title: Professor of Recreational Fisheries; Assistant Director, New Brunswick Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Employer: University of New Brunswick
Place of Birth: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Bracebridge and Gravenhurst P.S.
High School attended: Gravenhurst H.S., Eastview S.S.
Further Education: University of Waterloo (B.Sc. - Honours B.E.S.), Trent University (M.Sc. - Watershed Ecosystems), University of Guelph (Ph.D. - Zoology).
Geographic focus of research: Eastern Canada

Brief synopsis of current research:
1. ecology of brook trout(charr) and smallmouth bass
2. fish community dynamics
3. impacts of human activities on aquatic ecosystems
4. managing recreational fisheries
5. general ecology of freshwater fish species

Mailing address:
Biology Department and Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, Bag Service #45111, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB. E3B 6E1. CANADA
Phone: (506)452-6208; Fax: (506)453-3583
E-mail: Website:

Recent Publications:

Curry, R.A., D.A. Scruton, and K.D. Clarke. Impacts of timber harvesting on the incubation habitats of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Submitted Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.

Currie, S.L. and R.A. Curry. Winter habitats and effects on young-of-the-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) at the species northern limit of distribution. Submitted to Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc.

Clarke, K.D., D.A. Scruton, J.H. McCarthy, and R.A. Curry. 1999. The Copper Lake Buffer Zone Study: A case study assessing the impacts of forest harvesting on salmonid populations and their habitats within a small headwater system. Pages 197-212. In Ryan P.M. (ed.) Assessment and impacts of megaprojects. Proc. 38th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network, St. John's, NF

Curry, R.A., C. Brady, D.L.G. Noakes, and R.G. Danzmann. 1997. The use of small streams by young brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis) spawned in lakes. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 126:77-83

Curry, R.A. and K. Devito. 1996. Hydrogeology of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) spawning and incubation habitats: implications for forestry and land use development. Can. J. For. Res. 26:767-772

If your absolute passion is playing around in streams and lakes, then you can find a career in aquatic sciences.