Collins, Nicholas

Professor EmeritusEcology & Evolutionary Biology

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(905) 828-3987
(905) 828-3792
Nick Collins


Aquatic Ecology

  1. Ecology of littoral zones in lakes, especially the role of spatialcomplexity in limiting energy flow from bottom invertebrates to fish.
  2. Among-lake history variation in yellow perch and walleye; the contribution of differences in the energetic cost of activity in determining differences in growth rates among fish populations.
  3. Impact of the round goby (an exotic fish from eastern Europe) on the shallow water fish community of southern Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.



  • C.F. Purchase, N.C. Collins, B.J. Shuter. 2005. Sensitivity of maximum sustainable harvest rates to intra-specific life history variability of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) and walleye (Sander vitreus). Fisheries Research 72 (2005) 141-148.
  • Karine C. Beauchamp, Nicholas C. Collins, and Bryan A. Henderson, 2004. Covariation of growth and maturation of Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis). J. Great Lakes Res. 30(3): 451-460.
  • Bryan A. Henderson, Nicholas C. Collins, George E. Morgan, and Andre Vaillancourt. 2003. Sexual size dimorphism of walleye (Stizostedion vitreum vitreum). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 60: 1345-1352.