Publications & News

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Peer-reviewed publications

Castañeda, R.A., E. Cvetanovska, K.M. Hamelin, M.A. Simard, A. Ricciardi. 2018. Distribution, abundance and condition of an invasive bivalve (Corbicula fluminea) along an artificial thermal gradient in the St. Lawrence River. Aquatic Invasions. 13:379-392

Hamelin, K.M., R.A. Castañeda, A. Ricciardi, A. 2016. Cryptic invaders: nonindigenous and cryptogenic freshwater Bryozoa and Entoprocta in the St. Lawrence River. Biological Invasions.18:1737–1744.

Castañeda, R.A., S. Avlijas, M.A. Simard, A. Ricciardi. 2014. Microplastic pollution in St. Lawrence River sedimentsCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.71:1767-1771. (Most read paper of the journal in 2014)

In review

Castañeda, R.A., S. Crookes, B. Ellender, A. Van Nynatten, D. Heath, H. MacIsaac, N.E. Mandrak, O.L.F. Weyl. Detecting native and non-native freshwater fishes using novel non-invasive methods. Abstract accepted for Special Issue: Towards a Sustainable Use of African Wetlands in Frontiers in Environmental Sciences.

Castañeda, R.A.,O.L.F. Weyl, N.E. Mandrak. Using occupancy models to assess the effectiveness of underwater cameras to detect rare stream fishes. Under review in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (AQC-19-0127).

Crookes, S.*, R.A.Castañeda*, S. Avlijas, D. Heath, N.E. Mandrak, O.L.F. Weyl, H. MacIsaac. Relative success of novel and conventional surveying methods for fish detection. Major Revisions submitted Biological Invasions (BINV-D-18-00571) *equal contributors

Bits of writing

Audiobook Reviews Liquids: The Spellbinding Substances that Guide Our Lives written by Mark Miodownick, narrated by Daniel Weyman; Lab Girl written and narrated by Hope Jahren. The EEB Quarterly. 1(3):108-109

Organism Profile Redside Dace (Family: Cyprinidae). 2018. The EEB Quarterly. 1(1):45-47

Stopping the invasion. July 8, 2015. Ontario Nature Blog. Co-written with Sara Campbell, Andrew Drake, and Nicholas Mandrak


April 2019: I was awarded the Harold Harvey Prize for sustained contribution to intellectual life in the EEB Department at UofT

January 2019 – April 2019: I received the Mitacs Globalink Research Award that facilitated my semester at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

December 2018: I was awarded the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of AFS: Peter Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries