Pete Cott

Adjunct Professor

Renewable Resources
(867) 444-9345
cott@ualberta.ca


Research interests:
Dr. Cott works with the Government of Northwest Territories – Environment and Natural Resources, based out of Yellowknife. Pete actively collaborates on a variety of projects with academic and government researchers focusing on the ecology of northern freshwater fishes, as well as impacts from northern developments on fish and fish habitat. He is a member of the Freshwater Fishes Specialist Subcommittee - Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Current student projects include investigations of the ecology of juvenile Arctic Grayling (University of Alberta), habitat associations of Arctic Grayling in northern streams (University of Waterloo), and the spawning ecology of northern Lake Trout (University of Manitoba).

Recent Publications:

Cott, P.A., Guzzo, M.M., Chapelsky, A.J., Scott W. Milne, S.M., and Paul J. Blanchfield, P.J. 2015. Diel bank migration of burbot (Lota lota). Hydrobiologia. DOI 10.1007/s10750-015-2257-6.

Cott. P.A., Schein, A., Hanna, B.W., Johnston, T.A., MacDonald, D.D., and M. Gunn, J.M. 2015. Implications of linear developments on northern fishes. Environmental Reviews. DOI 10.1139/er-2014-0075.

Madenjian, C.P., Stapanian, M., Cott, P.A., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Edwards, W.E., Ogilvie, L.M. and Mychek-Londer, J.G. 2015. Females exceed males in mercury concentrations of burbot Lota lota. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. DOI 10.1007/s00244-015-0131-1.

Stapanian, M., Madenjian, C.P., Cott, P.A., Rediske, R.R., and James P. O’Keefe, J.P. 2014. Differences in Polychlorinated Biphenyl homolog distributions in burbot (Lota lota) from Great Slave Lake and Lake Erie. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2703.

Cott, P.A., Hawkins, A., Zeddies, D., Martin, B., Johnston, T., Reist, J., Gunn, J., and Higgs, D. 2014. Song of the burbot: under-ice acoustic signalling by a freshwater gadoid fish. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40:435-440. 

Madenjian, C.P., Stapanian, M., Cott, P.A., Rediske, R.R., and James P. O’Keefe, J.P. 2014. Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations of burbot Lota lota from Great Slave Lake are very low but vary by sex. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 66:529-537.

Cott, P.A., Johnston, T.A. Gunn, J.M. and Higgs, D.M. 2013. Hearing sensitivity of the burbot. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142: 1699-1704.

Cott, P.A., Johnston, T.A. and Gunn, J.M. 2013. Stability in life history characteristics among burbot populations across environmental gradients. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142: 1746-1756.

Cott, P.A., Johnston, T.A. and Gunn, J.M. 2013. Sexual dimorphism in an under-ice spawning fish: the burbot (Lota lota). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 91:732-740.

Blackie, C.T., Vecsei, P., and Cott, P.A. 2012. Contrasting phenotypic variation among river and lake caught cisco from Great Slave Lake: Evidence for dwarf and large morphs. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 38:798-805.