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SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Principal, Chief Scientist and Executive Director of Research & Development:  Dr. Christopher Bunt

  • Bunt, C.M., and M.J. Kingsford. 2014. Movement, habitat utilization, and behaviour of coral trout, Plectropomus leopardus during and after the reproductive period on the southern Great Barrier Reef.  Marine Ecological Progress Series. 496:33-45.

     

  • Bunt, C.M., N.E. Mandrak, D.C. Eddy, S.A. Choo-Wing, T.M. Heiman, and E. Taylor. 2013. Habitat utilization, movement and use of groundwater seepages by larval and juvenile black redhorse, Moxostoma duquesnei. Environmental Biology of Fishes.  96:1281-1287.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., T. Heiman and N.C. Mandrak. 2013. Ontogeny of larval and juvenile black redhorse (Moxostoma duquesnei).  Copeia.  1:120-125.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., T. Castro-Santos and A. Haro. 2012. Performance of fish passage structures at upstream barriers to migration.  River Research and Applications.  28:457-478.
     

  • Barthel, B.L., S.J. Cooke, J.H. Svec, C.D. Suski, C.M. Bunt, F.J.S. Phelan, and D.P. Philipp. 2008. Divergent life histories among smallmouth bass inhabiting a connected river-lake system. Journal of Fish Biology. 79:829-852.
     

  • Cooke, S.J., C.M. Bunt, S.J. Hamilton, C.A. Jennings, M.P. Pearson, M.S. Cooperman and D.F. Markle.  2004.  Threats, conservation strategies and prognosis for suckers (Catostomidae) in North America:  Insights from regional case studies of a diverse family of non-game fish.  Biological Conservation:  121:317-331.
     

  • Cooke, S.J., and C.M. Bunt. 2004. Construction of a junction box for use with an inexpensive commercially available underwater video camera suitable for aquatic research. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 24:253-257.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., S.J. Cooke, J.F. Schreer and D.P. Philipp. 2004. Effects of incremental increases in silt load on the cardiovascular performance of riverine and lacustrine rock bass, Ambloplites rupestris.  Environmental Pollution 128:437-444.
     

  • Bunt, C.M. and S.J. Cooke. 2004. Ontogeny of larval greater redhorse (Moxostoma valenciennesi). American Midland Naturalist. 151:93-100.
     

  • Cooke, S.J., C.M. Bunt, and J.F. Schreer.  2004. Understanding fish behavior, distribution and survival in thermal effluents using fixed telemetry arrays: a case study of smallmouth bass in a discharge canal during winter.  Environmental Management.  33:140-150.
     

  • Cooke, S.J., K.G. Ostrand, C.M. Bunt, J.F. Schreer, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2003. Cardiovascular responses of largemouth bass to exhaustive exercise and brief air exposure over a range of water temperatures. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 132:1154-1165.
     

  • Cooke, S.J., C.M. Bunt, K.G. Ostrand, D.P. Philipp, and D.H. Wahl. 2003. Angling-induced cardiac disturbance of free-swimming largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) monitored with heart rate telemetry. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 20(1):28-36.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., S.J. Cooke and D.P. Philipp. 2003. A modified downrigger for detection of radio transmitters in deep water. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 23: 258-263.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., S.J. Cooke and D.P. Philipp. 2002. Mobility of riverine smallmouth bass related to tournament displacement and seasonal habitat use.  Black Bass 2000 Symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 31: 545-552.
     

  • Cooke, S. J., C.M. Bunt, J.F. Schreer and D.P. Philipp. 2002. Attachment, validation, and preliminary deployment of ultrasonic heart rate transmitters on largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, Aquatic Living Resources. 15: 155-162.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., B.T. van Poorten and L. Wong. 2001. Denil fishway utilization patterns and passage of several warmwater species relative to seasonal, thermal and hydraulic dynamics. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 10: 212-219.
     

  • Bunt, C.M. 2001. Fishway entrance modifications enhance fish attraction.  Fisheries Management and Ecology. 8: 95-105.
     

  • Cooke, S.J. and C.M. Bunt. 2001. Assessment of internal and external antenna configurations of radio transmitters implanted in smallmouth bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 21: 236-241.
     

  • Bunt, C.M. and S.J. Cooke. 2001. Greater redhorse (Moxostoma valenciennesi) post-spawn movements and habitat use.  Ecology of Freshwater Fish.10: 57-60.
     

  • Cooke, S.J., C.M. Bunt, J.F. Schreer and D. Whal. 2001. Comparison of several techniques for mobility and activity estimates of smallmouth bass in lentic environments. Journal of Fish Biology. 58: 573-587.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., S.J. Cooke and R.S. McKinley. 2000. Assessment of the Dunnville fishway for passage of walleyes from Lake Erie to the Grand River, Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 26:482-488.
     

  • Cooke S.J., C.M. Bunt and R.S. McKinley. 2000. Winter residency and restricted movement of smallmouth bass in a thermal discharge channel: implications for tempering pump operation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 20: 288-295.
     

  • Bunt, C.M. 1999. Fishways for warmwater species:  utilization patterns, attraction efficiency, passage efficiency and relative physical output. Ph.D. thesis. University of Waterloo.
     

  • Bunt, C.M. 1999. An upstream battle. Fisheries. 24(12): 36-37.
     

  • Cooke, S.J. and C.M. Bunt. 1999. Spawning and reproductive biology of greater redhorse (Moxostoma valenciennesi), in the Grand River, Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 113: 497-502.
     

  • Bunt, C.M. 1999. A tool to facilitate implantation of electrodes for electromyographic telemetry experiments. Journal of Fish Biology. 55: 1123-1128.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., C. Katopodis and R.S. McKinley. 1999. Attraction and passage efficiency of white suckers and smallmouth bass by two Denil fishways. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 19: 793-803.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., S.J. Cooke and R.S. McKinley. 1999. Movement and summer habitat of brown trout (Salmo trutta) below a pulsed-discharge hydro-electric generating station. Regulated Rivers. 15: 395-403.
     

  • Cooke, S.J., C.M. Bunt and R.S. McKinley. 1998. Injury and short-term mortality of benthic stream fishes - a comparison of collection techniques. Hydrobiologia. 379: 207-211.
     

  • Cooke S.J., C.M. Bunt and R.S. McKinley. 1998. Derby determined vital statistics and trends of the smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) recreational fishery in the middle reaches of the Grand River, Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 112: 451-458.
     

  • Cooke S.J., and  C.M. Bunt. 1997. The Advantages of Living at Your Research Site.  Fisheries. 22: 41.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., S.J. Cooke and R.S. McKinley. 1997. Creation and maintenance of habitat downstream from a weir for the greenside darter (Etheostoma blennioides) - a rare fish in Canada. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 51: 297-308.
     

  • Bunt, C.M., H.J. MacIssac and W.G. Sprules. 1993. Pumping rates and projected filtering impacts of juvenile zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in western Lake Erie. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 50: 1017-1022.

SELECTED COMMISSIONED REPORTS

  • Biotactic Inc. 2014. COSEWIC Status Report on Black Redhorse (Moxostoma duquesnei) Update. Prepared for the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Gatineau QC. 32 pp (draft).
     

  • Biotactic Inc. 2013. Draft Occurrence Survey Protocol for Black Redhorse (Moxostoma duquesnei) in Ontario. Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough, On. 1301. 26 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc. 2012.  Analysis of Fish Barrier Remediation within Frenchmans Creek, Drapers Creek and Coyle Creek.  Prepared for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. 1201. 15 pp. 
     

  • Biotactic Inc. 2011.  Management Plan for River Redhorse in Canada.  Prepared for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  Draft - 1103.  36 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc. 2011.  Monitoring Guidelines for Fish Passage at Dams and Weirs.  Prepared with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 1102. Draft - 32 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc. 2011. Potential Impacts of Detour Lake Gold Mine Effluent on Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Hurricana River Basin.  Prepared for the Cree Regional Authority and Waskaganish First Nation. 1101. 16 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc. 2010. Fish Movement in the Thames River at the Springbank Dam Before and After Gate Re-Construction.  Prepared for the City of London and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.  1003. 53 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc. and Genivar Limited. 2010. Rainbow Trout Passage at the Maple Hill Dam Fishway, Saugeen River, Ontario.  Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 1001. 40 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc. and Genivar Limited. 2010. Maple Hill dam Micro-Hydro Turbine Evaluation, Saugeen River, Ontario.  Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 1002. 9 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc. 2009. Fish Movement in the Thames River at the Springbank Dam During Open Flow conditions:  Post-Construction Monitoring and Baseline Comparison Year 2. Prepared for The City of London. 0901. 47 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc. 2008. Arched Pipe Culvert Crossing on Municipal Drain No. 1 Township of Mapleton:  Post-Construction Monitoring.  Prepared for Fisheries and Oceans Canada on behalf of Norwell Dairy Systems Limited.  0803. 24pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc.  2008. Fish Movement at the Springbank Dam During Open Flow Conditions:  Post-Construction Monitoring and Baseline Comparison.  Prepared for The City of London and The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. 0802. 45 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Inc.  2008. Fish Movement in the Rupert River at sites PK 223 and PK 290. Prepared for the Cree Regional Authority. 081.
     

  • Biotactic Fish and Wildlife Research. 2007. Chronology of the American Eel Fishery in Ontario. Prepared for Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Toronto, ON, 074.
      

  • Biotactic Fish and Wildlife Research. 2007. Impacts of Sulphur Springs on Fish Movement, Fish Habitat and Water Quality in Buckhorn Creek. Prepared for The Niagara Restoration Council. 073. 21 pp. 
     

  • Biotactic Fish and Wildlife Research. 2007. Dynamic Patterns of Fish Production, Fish Exploitation and Ecological Change in Lake Erie.  Prepared for Frost Brown Todd LLC, Columbus Ohio, 072.  33 pp.
     

  • Biotactic Fish and Wildlife Research.  2007.  Biological Considerations and Potential Ramifications of Dewatering the Reeb Quarry.  Prepared for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.  071.
      

  • Biotactic Incorporated and Stantec Limited. 2006. Yellow Falls Fish Passability Assessment. Prepared for Yellow Falls Power Limited. 064. 16 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2006.  Fish Movement at the Springbank Dam During Open Flow Conditions:  Pre-Construction Baseline Monitoring.  Prepared for The City of London and The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.  063. 44 pp.
     

  • Biotactic.  2006. Fish Passage Monitoring Framework and Permit Conditions for Rehabilitation of the Springbank Dam - Peer Review.  Prepared for The City of London.  062. 24 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2006.  Moving Forward with a Fisheries Management plan for the Binbrook Reservoir (Lake Niapenco).  Prepared for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. 061.  64 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2005. Eastmain-1-A Powerhouse and Rupert Diversion Environmental Impact Statement: Cisco (Coregonus artedi) Conservation Related to Directive Requirements. Prepared for the Cree Regional Authority.  052. 9 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2005. Eastmain-1-A Powerhouse and Rupert Diversion Environmental Impact Statement: Fish Movement at KP 170 and KP 223. Prepared for the Cree Regional Authority.  051. 7 pp.
     

  • Biotactic.  2004. Eastmain-1-A Powerhouse and Rupert Diversion Environmental Impact Statement: Review of M10 - Fish methodology. Prepared for the Cree Regional Authority.  045. 10 pp.
     

  • Biotactic.  2004. Eastmain-1-A Powerhouse and Rupert Diversion Environmental Impact Statement:  Review of Chapter 11:  Description of Biophysical Environment and Assessment of Impacts Rupert Lemare Nemiscau Section, Review of Chapter 22:  Summary of Physical Modifications, Impacts, and Mitigation and Compensation Measures, Review of Chapter 24:  Environmental Compliance and Follow-Up Programs.  Prepared for the Cree Regional Authority.  044. 22 pp.
     

  • Biotactic.  2004.  Eastmain-1-A Powerhouse and Rupert Diversion Environmental Impact Statement:  Review of Chapters 10 and 12:  Description of Biophysical Environment and Assessment of Impacts Rupert Diversion Bay Section.  Prepared for the Cree Regional Authority.  043. 16 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2004.  Summary Report - Walleye Spawning Survey - Welland River 2004.  Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. 042. 6 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2004.  Instream Ecology, Riparian Habitat and River Bank Stability - Baseline Data and Preliminary Characterization Related to Flow Reversal in the Welland River. Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.  041a. 42 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2003. Fish Passage, Critical Habitat, and Effects of Barriers on Movement of Northern Pike in the Welland River West and Oswego Creek. Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and The Niagara Restoration Council.  031a. 79 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2001. Movement and Behaviour of White Suckers at the Old Welland Canal Siphons. Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 014a. 16 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2001. Preliminary Videographic Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Dow Dam Fish Ladder.  The Dow Chemical Company. 013a. 17 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2001. Biological Considerations for the Mannheim Lowlift and Highlift Pumping Stations.  The Regional Municipality of Waterloo. 011a.  30 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 2001. Stanley Park Optimists Area Fisheries Review - Year 2. City of Kitchener. 012a. 16 pp. 
     

  • Biotactic. 2000. Effects of Live Release on the Dispersal of Smallmouth Bass.  Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 001a.
     

  • Biotactic. 1999. Status of the Kearns-Witzel and Bickle Pond Fisheries.  City of Kitchener. 993a. 30 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 1999. Field Assessment of the Dow Fishway for Passage of Walleye.  The Dow Chemical Company. 992a. 23 pp.
     

  • Biotactic. 1999. Caledonia Fishway Design and Placement Report.  Grand River Conservation Authority. 991a. 20 pp.

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