I hope you find something interesting to read. Feel free to reach out if you need a copy.
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 sediments. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.71:1767-1771. (Most read paper of the journal in 2014)
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. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. In press.
In prep, Submitted, In review
Castañeda, R.A., N.E. Mandrak, S. Barrow, O.L.F. Weyl. Population dynamics of rare cyprinids after invasive fish eradication. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. Accepted with revisions (AQC-19-0251).
Crookes, S., T. Heer, R.A. Castañeda, N.E. Mandrak, D.D. Heath, O.L.F Weyl, H. MacIsaac, L.C. Foxcroft. Use of eDNA for invasive fish detection in dangerous watersheds. Minor revisions (#47475).
Castañeda, R.A., A. Van Nynatten, S. Crookes, B. Ellender, D. Heath, H. MacIsaac, N.E. Mandrak, O.L.F. Weyl. Detecting native freshwater fishes using novel non-invasive methods. Moderate revisions.
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 (BINV-D-18-00571) *equal contributors
Vargas Soto, J., R.A. Castañeda, N.E. Mandrak, P. Molnár. A novel method to estimate animal density in three dimensions using capture-frequency data from remote detectors. In review.
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
Stopping the invasion. July 8, 2015. Ontario Nature Blog. Co-written with Sara Campbell, Andrew Drake, and Nicholas Mandrak
September 2019: I successfully defended my PhD thesis!
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