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Reservoir Research

Our work in reservoirs involves behavioural and physiological monitoring of fishes using various remote and direct techniques. We also conduct species inventories, population assessments, and measurements of general health and physical condition of reservoir organisms. We monitor and minimize (when possible) biological impacts associated with water abstraction, draw-down events, thermal pollution, agricultural pollution, industrial pollution, recreational angling, commercial angling, as well as other human activities. We also provide recommendations for minimizing harmful ecological effects associated with both natural and anthropogenic impacts. In 2005 and 2006 we developed a five year fisheries management plan for the Binbrook Reservoir in Southern Ontario (a relatively small reservoir).  From 2004 until 2011 (and beyond) we participated in a project that identified the only naturally spawning populations of endangered razorback suckers in the world.  This research was conducted in Lake Mead (Nevada/Arizona) which is the largest manmade reservoir in the United States.


   

 

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