Thomas Nudds

Tom Nudds
Professor Emeritus
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x53074
SSC 3510
  • B.Sc. - Windsor 1974
  • M.Sc. - Windsor 1976
  • Ph.D. - Western Ontario 1980

Research encompassed applications of decision analysis and adaptive management (DAAM) to fisheries, forestry and wildlife conservation, and analyses of ecological problems in direct support of DAAM. In particular, we advocated for, and studied how to, treat resource management policies as hypotheses that could and should be revised in light of management experience in diverse applications from species translocations and control of wildlife diseases to factors affecting sustainable harvests from Great Lakes and inland freshwater fisheries.


  • Wilson, S., Sutherland, G., Larter, N., Kelly, A., McLaren, A., Hodson, J., Hegel, T., Steenweg, R., Hervieux, D., Nudds, T.D. 2020. Spatial structure of caribou populations in northwest Canada. Rangifer 40: 1-14.
  • Fryxell, J.M., Avgar, T., Liu, B., Baker, J.A., Rodgers, A.R., Shuter, J., Thompson, I.D., Reid, D.E.B., Kittle, A.M., Mosser, A., Newmaster, S.G., Nudds, T.D., Street, G.M., Brown, G.S. and Patterson, B.R. 2020 Anthropogenic disturbance and population viability of woodland caribou in Ontario. J. Wildl. Manage. 84: 636-650
  • Zhang, F, Reid, K.B., Nudds, T.D. 2018. Effects of walleye predation on variation in the stock-recruitment relationship of Lake Erie yellow perch. J. Great Lakes Res. 44: 805-812
  • Zhang, F, Gíslason, D., Reid, K.B., Debertin, A.J., Turgeon, K., Nudds,  T.D. 2017.  Failure to detect ecological and evolutionary effects of harvest on exploited fish populations in a managed fisheries ecosystem. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.
  • Zhang, F, Reid, K.B., Nudds, T.D. 2017. Ecosystem change and decadal variation in stock-recruitment relationships of Lake Erie yellow perch (Perca flavescens). ICES J. Mar. Sci.
  • Ethier, D.M., Koper, N., Nudds, T.D. 2017. Spatio-temporal variation in mechanisms driving regional-scale population dynamics of a threatened grassland bird.  Ecol. Evol. 7: 4152-4162.
  • Ethier, D.M., Nudds, T.D. 2017. Complexity of factors affecting bobolink population dynamics communicated with directed acyclic graphs. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 41: 4-16.
  • Zhang, F., Reid, K.B., Nudds, T.D. 2017. Relative effects of biotic and abiotic factors during early-life stages on recruitment dynamics: a case study. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 74: 1125-1134.
  • La, V.T., Nudds, T.D. 2016. Effect of revisitation surveys on detection of wetland birds with different diel vocalization patterns. J. Fish and Wildl. Manage. 7: 509-519.
  • La, V.T., Nudds, T.D. 2016. Estimation of avian species richness: biases in morning surveys and efficient sampling from acoustic recordings. Ecosphere 7: e01294.
  • Pöysä, H., Johnson, D.H., Kauppinen, J., Lammi, E., Nudds, T.D., Väänänen, V.-M. 2016. Environmental variability and population dynamics: Do European ducks play by North American rules? Ecol. Evol. 6: 7004-7014.
  • Ethier, D.M., Nudds, T.D. 2015. Scalar discrepancies in population trends: implications for recovery strategy planning for species at risk. Condor: Ornith. Appl. 117: 545-559.
  • Zhang, F., Reid, K.B., Nudds, T.D. 2015. Counterintuitive patterns of spawning stock age structure and recruitment in Lake Erie yellow perch (Perca flavescens).  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 72: 1494-1502.
  • Börger, L., NUDDS, T.D. 2014. Fire, humans and climate: Modeling distribution dynamics of boreal forest waterbirds. Ecol. Appl. 24: 121-141.