Scott Reid

Aquatic Endangered Species Research Scientist
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry


After a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the Harkness lab, I have started a new research position with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. As the Aquatic Endangered Species Research Scientist, my research will focus on population monitoring protocols, habitat requirements, and recovery approaches for species at risk. I will continue my research in Algonquin Provincial Park on the taxonomy and ecology of shortjaw cisco (a nationally threatened species). Using a combination of gill-netting and hydro-acoustic sampling, I am answering questions regarding critical habitat, seasonal patterns of distribution and abundance, interactions with lake cisco (a competitor) and lake trout (a predator), and approaches for long-term population monitoring. This research is part of a Canada-wide research program investigating the taxonomy and ecology of inland lake forms of deepwater cisco.

Research Areas:

My recent areas of concentration are:

  • ecology and monitoring of Ontario aquatic species-at-risk
  • taxonomy and ecology of inland lake deepwater ciscoes Read more here
  • structure and historical changes to Lake Erie beach fish assemblages
  • impacts of dams and habitat fragmentation on riverine fishes
  • composition of Great Lakes beach fish assemblages
  • ecology of redhorse fishes (Moxostoma species)

Check the aquatic research list for more descriptions of these and other projects.

Graduate Education:

  • M.Sc. Trent University 1997
  • Ph.D. Trent University 2007


This is a list of publications from collaborative research with grad students and colleagues.

Contact Info:

reid.scott “at”
Tel: 705-755-2267
Office Location: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario

Mailing Address:

Aquatic Research and Monitoring Section
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Trent University
2140 East Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8