Biotactic was founded and
incorporated in 1998 by Dr. Christopher Bunt. We are an internationally active
environmental consulting firm focused primarily on fish and wildlife monitoring,
fish habitat protection and natural habitat restoration. Examples of some of our
recent applied work include remote fish monitoring systems, optimization of
fishway performance and nature-like fish bypass channels, ideal fish passage
location, and monitoring of fish pass effectiveness. We regularly conduct
fish migration and habitat utilization studies, and fisheries projects designed
to minimize negative ecological impacts associated with river regulation, river
barriers (dams/weirs), and poor water quality.
We have conducted research in affiliation
and association with the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, York University, University of Illinois,
University of Prince Edward Island, State University of New York (Syracuse), James Cook University (Australia), University of Guelph,
University of Massachusetts, Queens University . We also work with large utilities such as the New York Power Authority, Ontario
Power Generation, Hydro Quebec, North American Hydro, legal firms (e.g., Cassels Brock LLC, Frost Todd
Brown LLC), government agencies (e.g., Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Alberta Environment, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, City of Kitchener,
City of London), management agencies (Grand River Conservation Authority, Lower Colorado River Authority, Metro Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Niagara Restoration Council,
The Cree Regional Authority, The Manitoba Floodway Authority, Upper Thames River
Conservation Authority), and in partnership with other firms such as Espey-Houston
and Associates (Texas), Bio-West Inc. (Texas and Utah), Applied Biometrics Inc.
(Ontario), Gartner Lee Limited, Stantec Limited, The Dow Chemical Company, The
City of Kitchener, The City of London. Genivar Limited, Simbiota LLC (Brazil),
Texas State Parks, and several consulting engineers.
691 Hidden Valley Rd.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Tel: +1 519 748 1574
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Some of our recent
Development of (semi) automated
fish counting and identification systems for fishways
Fish movement related to dam
FERC re-licensing studies using
telemetry to answer key scientific questions related to fish passage
multi-structural comparisons of fish passage effectiveness
Water diversion and other environmental assessments
related to fisheries and aquatic habitat
Habitat requirements and
sampling methodologies of endangered fishes in Canada and the United States.