Scholarly and Professional Work

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
  1. Murphy, S.C., Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2012. The effects of cool and variable temperatures on the spawn date, growth and overwinter mortality of a warmwater fish in small and constructed coastal embayments of Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 38(3): 404-412.
  2. Murphy, S.C., Collins, N.C., Doka, S.E., and Fryer, B.J. 2012. Evidence of a yellow perch, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed metapopulation in coastal embayments of Lake Ontario. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 95(2): 213-226
  3.  Murphy, S.C., Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2011. Thermal habitat characteristics for warmwater fishes in coastal embayments of Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(1): 111-123.
  4. Murphy, S.C., Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. Accepted. Determinants of temperature in small coastal embayments of Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 28 pages, 8 figures, 3 tables.
  5. Ko, Chia-Ying, Murphy, S.C., Root, T.L., Lee, P. An assessment of the efficiency of protection status through multiple determinations of biodiversity hotspots. Submitted to Biological Conservation, April 25, 2012.

 

Multimedia Tools

  1. Murphy, S.C. and Richter, C. In Progress. An interactive guide to statistics in R.
  2. Murphy, S.C. 2012. R Instructor. Available on iTunes May 30, 2012


Commissioned Reports
  1. Murphy, S.C. 2012. Using wavelet analysis to evaluate thermal patterns in long-term datasets: Delineation of seasons in the Bay of Quinte from 2001-2011. Commissioned by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, completed Jan 25, 2012. 
  2. Murphy, S.C. 2011. Evaluating product success with emphasis on shampoo products. Client requested anonymity, completed Jan 15, 2012  
  3. Bach, C. and Murphy, S.C. 2011. Toronto Waterfront Aquatic Habitat Restoration Strategy: A strategic and integrated approach to managing the aquatic habitat in a large urbanized centre. Completed August 2011.


Conference Presentations
Oral Presentations (* Presenting author)
  1.  Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2011. Towards developing standardized metrics to evaluate fish habitat quality: A case study from the Toronto Harbour. 
    • Science review: Monitoring Design for Habitat Compensation, Ottawa, Ontario, December 5-8, 2011. National. PhD work. 
  2. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2010. The effects of cool and variable temperatures on the spawn date, growth and overwinter mortality of a warmwater fish in small and constructed coastal embayments of Lake Ontario 
    • Canadian Conference for Fisheries Researchers, Toronto, Ontario, January 6-8, 2011. National. PhD work
  3. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2010. Thermal habitat and fish use of restored embayments in the Toronto Region. 
    • International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 17-21, 2010. International. PhD work. 
  4. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2010. The effect of Lake Ontario on the thermal habitat quality of small coastal embayments: implications for spawn-date and end-of-year size for YOY warm and coolwater fish. 
    • Canadian Conference for Fisheries Researchers, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. January 7-9, 2010. National conference. PhD work. 
  5. Rooke, A.*, Murphy, S.C., Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2010. Differential growth rates in early and late spawned YOY pumpkinseed sunfish (lepomis gibbosus) in Lake Ontario embayments 
    • Canadian Conference for Fisheries Researchers, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. January 7-9, 2010. National conference. PhD work. 
  6. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2009. Aquatic habitat restoration Toronto. 
    • Latornell, Ontario, Canada. November 18-20, 2009. Haliburton, ON. Provincial conference. PhD work. 
  7. Doka, S.E.*, Doolittle, A. Murphy, S.C., Minns, K., Leisti, K. and MacPherson, G. 2009. Assessment of urban fish habitat renewal: The Lake Ontario experience. 
    • Latornell, Ontario, Canada. November 18-20, 2009. Haliburton, ON. Provincial conference. PhD work. 
  8. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2009. Sources of thermal variation within and among small coastal embayments of Lake Ontario 
    • American Fisheries Society, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. August 30-Sept 3rd, 2009. International conference. PhD work. 
  9. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2009. How the thermal habitat quality of coastal embayments affect the growth and mortality of YOY warm and coolwater fish. 
    • International Association for Great Lakes Research, University of Toledo. May 18-23, 2009. International. PhD work.
  10. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2009 Thermal habitat characteristics of warmwater fish in coastal embayments of Lake Ontario
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Colloquium, Ontario, Canada. April 17-19, 2009. Institutional conference. PhD work
  11. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2008 Variation in thermal habitat in 18 small coastal embayments of Lake Ontario: effects of basin morphometry, connectivity with the open lake, and weather. 
    • American Fisheries Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. August 17-21, 2008. International conference. PhD work. 
  12. Rennie, M.D, Murphy, S.C.*, Robinson, C. and Heaton, M. 2008. Classrooms, graduate students, government, conservation agencies and Atlantic salmon: a winning combination in re-introduction. 
    • American Fisheries Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. August 17-21, 2008. International conference. Science Outreach. 
  13. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2008. Factors limiting warmwater fish habitat suitability in an embayment in Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto, Ontario. 
    • Canadian Conference for Fisheries Researchers, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. January 3-5, 2008. National conference. PhD work. 
  14. Andrews, D.W., Murphy, S.C.*, and Fraser, G.S. 2007. Double-Crested Cormorant Diet Composition vs. Fish Species Composition During the Chick Rearing Period, Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto, Ontario 
    • Canadian Conference for Fisheries Researchers, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. January 3-5, 2008. National conference. PhD work. 
  15. Andrews, D.W.*, Fraser, G.S. and Murphy, S.C. 2007 Double-Crested Cormorant Prey Choice and Availability During the Chick Rearing Period, Ontario, Canada. 
    • Waterfowl Conference. International Conference, Barcelona, Spain. October 31- November 4, 2007. International conference. MSc work. 
  16. Murphy, S.C.*, Morton, E. 2006. Sex Ratio, Protandry and Allelic Diversity in a Little Known Gregarious Parasitoid Gambrus amoenus.
    • Ontario Biology Day, London, Ontario, Canada. June 4, 2006. Provincial conference. Undergraduate work. 

Poster Presentations:
  1. Murphy, S.C.*, 2012. I (used to) hate R ~ The R Instructor, a new way of learning.
    • OE3C, McMaster University, May 11-12, 2012. Provincial. Science Outreach
    • Peter Yodzis Colloquium, Guelph University, June 7-8, 2012. Provincial. Science Outreach
  2. Rudmik, K.*, McKinley, E.*, Murphy, S.C., Larda, S., and Chavez, S. 2011. The green roof project: Greening from the roof down. 
    • York University Graduate Students in Education Conference, York University. March 11-13, 2011. Regional. Science Outreach.
  3. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2010. ‘Sources and Sinks’ Using otolith microchemistry to evaluate the habitat quality of coastal embayments along the shoreline of Toronto, ON. 
    • International Association for Great Lakes Research, The University of Toronto. May 17-21, 2010. International. PhD work.
  4. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2008 Missing diet shift and reduced end-of-year size, a consequence of developing in small Great Lakes embayments? 
    • International Association for Great Lakes Research, Trent University. May 19-23, 2008. International. PhD work. 
  5. Doka, S.E.*, Doolittle, A. Murphy, S.C., Minns, K., Leisti, K. and MacPherson, G. 2008. Assessment of urban fish habitat renewal: The Lake Ontario experience. 
    • American Fisheries Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. August 17-21, 2008. International. PhD work. 
  6. Murphy, S.C.*, Collins, N.C., and Doka, S.E. 2007 Limited effects of coldwater upwellings on the temperature of Lake Ontario embayments 
    • International Association for Great Lakes Research, International Conference, State College, Pennsylvania, United States. May 28 - June 1, 2007. MSc work. 
    • Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, International Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 17- 20, 2007. MSc work. 


Invited lectures
  1. Murphy, S.C.*, Doka, S.E., Collins, N.C. 2010. The effect of variable and cool temperatures on fish growth. 
    • Korean Polar Research Institute, Incheon, Korea. August 30, 2010. PhD Work 
  2. Murphy, S.C.*, Doka, S.E., Collins, N.C. 2010. The effectiveness of habitat restoration in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Some guidance for habitat restoration in Taiwan? 
    • National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. July 15, 2010. PhD work
  3. Murphy, S.C.*, Doka, S.E., Collins, N.C. 2010. ME!!! Oh, and those coastal embayments along the Toronto Shoreline 
    • Society for Conservation Biology. Toronto, Ontario. January 14, 2010. PhD Work 
  4. Doka, S.E.*, Doolittle, A. Murphy, S.C., Minns, K., Leisti, K. and MacPherson, G. 2008. Assessment of urban fish habitat renewal: The Lake Ontario experience. 
    • Society for Conservation Biology. Toronto, Ontario. January 14, 2010. PhD Work 
  5. Murphy, S.C.*, Doka, S.E., Collins, N.C. 2009. The embayments of Tommy Thompson Park, what’s going on?? 
    • Urban Ecology Field Course. Scarborough, Ontario. August 29, 2009. PhD Work 
  6. Murphy, S.C.*, Doka, S.E., Collins, N.C.. 2008. Toronto Harbour Restoration Assessment and Modelling. 
    • Aquatic Habitat Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. March 18, 2008. PhD work. 
  7. Andrews, D.W., Murphy, S.C.*, and Fraser, G.S. 2007 Double-Crested Cormorant diet composition at Tommy Thompson Park.
    • Ontario Streams, Annual General Meeting. Toronto, Ontario. November 24, 2007. MSc work. 
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