Ecosystems research and water

Canada’s water ecosystems and the research efforts to keep them healthy.

Services and information

Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network

Aquatic biomonitoring program for assessing the health of fresh water ecosystems in Canada.

Water in the North

Water management, including data collection and monitoring, in the North.

St. Lawrence River

Wetlands, phosphorus levels, sediment quality, nutrients, interactive map, fact sheets.

Turkey Lakes Watershed Study

Effects of forest harvesting, climate change and pollution on a freshwater basin in the Canadian Shield.

The Great Lakes

Areas of concern, water quality agreements, lakewide management plans, data, maps, funding.

Aquatic ecosystems in Banff National Park

Wetlands, thermal springs, aquatic species in Banff National Park.

Aquatic ecosystem science

Management of fisheries, aquaculture, fish habitat, ocean resources and recovery of species at risk.

Riparian areas

Imitating natural shoreline disturbances to minimize damage caused by forest harvesting.

Distribution of water in Canada

Distribution, quantity and sources of water, influence of climate change, thematic maps.

Canadian Forest Ecosystems Classification

Classification of forest ecosystems to monitor biodiversity conservation, forest health.

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