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researcher, scientist, ecologist

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 10, 2018

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A person with a diverse academic background in science who has excellent interpersonal skills, I have a varied range of experience in field, laboratory and office environments. Completely comfortable with many types of electronic technologies, tools and field equipment, I learn quickly and retain information with ease. With the ability to work under pressure, I work equally well as part of a team or independently.


Doctorate, Biology, Concordia University 2012

Masters, Biology, Concordia University 2004

Bachelor of science, Environmental Geography, Concordia University 2002



Conducted research to develop new tools to assess, reduce and mitigate the effects of hydropower on fish, fish habitats, and biodiversity.

Developed and maintained databases.

Collected, analyzed and interpreted study data.

Researched, reviewed, and wrote technical and scientific reports.

Developed, produced, and presented projects such as PowerPoint presentations and reports.


Conducted research to develop tools for the conservation and rehabilitation of fish and their habitats by combining GIS and ecology.

Responsible for project management, including budgeting.

Designed and supervised environmental projects in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams (DFO, various universities).

Organized and conducted the collection, analysis, and interpretation of study data.

Drafted technical reports and scientific papers.

Developed, produced, and presented project documents, including PowerPoint presentations.

Trained and supervised field assistants.

Ecological implications of fish movements in a Lake Ontario stream community. Cobourg, ON. (2005-2012)

Research integrates behavioural ecology with PIT-tagging and tracking technology to examine the movements of 25 fish species between Lake Ontario tributaries, both within and across seasons, as well as the probability of individuals moving between streams in order to assess stream connectivity.

Visual isolation, habitat complexity, and the density of stream salmonids. Miramichi, NB. (2002-2004)

Integrated behavioural ecology with hydrology and GIS to examine the feasibility of adding boulders to the substrate to increase the density of juvenile Atlantic salmon and 7 other stream species, and investigated the possible mechanisms for this increase using detailed bed topography and current velocity data interpolated using GIS software

The role of flow deflectors in maintaining pool depth and restoring fish habitat in a large river. Victoriaville, QC. (2000-2002)

Integrated hydrology and GIS by examining the flow dynamics around current deflectors in the Nicolet River, and how these in-stream structures were able to restore and maintain a riffle-pool sequence.


Macnaughton, C.J, Senay, C., Dolinsek, I.J., Bourque, G., Maheu, A., Lanthier, L., Harvey-Lavoie, S., Asselin, J., Legendre, P. and Boisclair, D. (2016). Using fish guilds to assess community responses to temperature and flow regimes in unregulated and regulated Canadian rivers. Freshwater Biology. 61, 1759–1772.

Dolinsek I.J., McLaughlin R.L., Grant J.W.A., O’Connor L. and Pratt T. (2014). Do natural history data predict the movement ecology of fishes in Lake Ontario streams? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 71, 1171-1185.

Toobaie A, Kim J-W., Dolinsek I.J., and Grant J.W.A. (2013). Diel activity patterns of the fish community in a temperate stream. Journal of Fish Biology. 82, 1700-1707.

Kim J-W., Brown G.E., Dolinsek I.J., Brodeur N.N., Leduc A.O.H.C. and Grant J.W.A. (2009). Combined effects of chemical and visual information in eliciting antipredator behaviour in juvenile Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Journal of Fish Biology. 74, 1280-1290.

Dolinsek I.J., Biron P.M. and Grant J.W.A. (2007). Assessing the effect of visual isolation on the population density of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) using GIS. River Research and Applications. 23, 763-774.

Dolinsek I.J., Grant J.W.A. and Biron P.M. (2007). The effect of habitat heterogeneity on the population density of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Journal of Fish Biology. 70, 206-214.

Venter O., Brodeur N.N., Nemiroff L. Belland B., Dolinsek I.J. and Grant J.W.A. (2006). Threats to Endangered Species in Canada. Bioscience. 56, 903-910.


Dolinsek I.J., McLaughlin R.L., Grant J.W.A., O’Connor L. and Pratt T. (2008). Inter-stream movements of sea lamprey and selected non-target fishes in response to sea lamprey barriers. Great Lakes Fishery Commission-Sea lamprey research program completion report. 49pages. [en ligne:].

Dolinsek I. and Biron P.M. (2001). The role of flow deflectors on maintaining pool depth and restoring fish habitat in a large river. Proceedings: New England and St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society. 31, 11-32.


Pleasure Craft Operators Card, Class 5 Driver's License, ASP Health and Safety on Construction Sites Certification, St. John Ambulance Emergency CPR-First Aid training.


ArcGIS, ArcView, R, SPSS, Endnote, Windows Suite.


GPS, land surveying, portable data terminal, water quality and analysis equipment, power tools, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), wildlife inventories.


French and English (fluent).

Slovene (conversational).


Hockey, science-fiction, fishing and outdoors.

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