Scientific publications, reports and presentations

Windle, M.J.S. “St. Lawrence minnow research.” Radio interview, Blue Fish Radio Show with Lawrence Gunther, December 17, 2015. (link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/5725616/st-lawrence-minnow-research).

 

“Fishing frenzy at Cooper Marsh.” Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, August 12, 2015 (link: http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2015/08/12/fishing-frenzy-at-cooper-marsh).

 

“The story of the St. Lawrence River: ‘Lifeblood of the country’”. Globe and Mail, August 7, 2015 (link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-story-of-the-st-lawrence-river-lifeblood-of-the-country/article25878683/).

 

“Small fish population at risk in St. Lawrence River?” Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, July 20, 2015 (link: http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2015/07/20/small-fish-population-at-risk-in-st-lawrence-river).

 

“The St. Lawrence River Institute scientists are in at Cornwall’s OPG visitor centre.” Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, May 13, 2015 (link: http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2015/05/13/the-st-lawrence-river-institute-scientists-are-in-at-cornwalls-opg-visitor-centre).

Windle, M.J.S. Summary of 2015 research initiatives and proposed research for 2016 at the River Institute. Oral presentation, Research Advisory Council, Cornwall, ON, November 27, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. Update on Cornwall Sediment Strategy research, citizen scientist divers and eel habitat project, and minnow research project in the St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation, Water Quality Working Group meeting, Cornwall, ON, November 18, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. Summary of research at the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences. Meeting at Water Research Centre, Queen’s University, November 4, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. Nearshore minnow populations in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall in relation to modified shorelines. Oral presentation, Stream Management and Research Team – Eastern Region (SMARTER) meeting, Manotick, ON, October 28, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. Citizen scientists helping monitor American eel trends in the Upper St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation, Stream Management and Research Team – Eastern Region (SMARTER) meeting, Manotick, ON, October 28, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. Sediment Assessment in Support of the Sediment Management Strategy (CSS) for the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) AOC: An update of 2015 activities. Oral presentation, Cornwall Sediment Strategy (CSS) Committee meeting, and Water Quality Working Group Meeting, Cornwall, ON, September 16, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. Sediment Assessment in Support of the Sediment Management Strategy for the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) AOC. Oral presentation, Water Quality Working Group Meeting, Cornwall, ON, June 17, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. Eels, algae, and everything in between: Aquatic research at the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences. Oral presentation, Stream Management and Research Team – Eastern Region (SMARTER) meeting, Manotick, ON, March 25, 2015.

Windle, M.J.S. The ecology of American eels. Oral presentation to the Rotary Adventures in the Environment Program. Cornwall, ON, September 15, 2015.

Windle, M.J.S. The big news on small fish: minnows in the St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation, Science and Nature on Tap Series, Cornwall, ON, December 2, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. American eel research in the St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation, Brockville divers meeting, Rockport, ON, August 14, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. The wonderful world of American eels. Oral presentation, Fish and Eel Workshop at the OPG Visitor Centre, Cornwall, ON, July 11, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. The science of sediments. Oral presentation, Cornwall Sediment Strategy Public Workshop, Cornwall, ON, May 27, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. American eel habitat in the St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation, Brockville Divers Association Meeting, April 26, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. A biologist’s journey in science. Key Note Presentation, United Counties Science Fair, Cornwall, ON, April 11, 2015.

Windle, M.J.S. American eel science and outreach in the St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation, Sino-Canada Workshop for Aquatic Environmental Monitoring, Queen’s University Biological Station, July 18, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. Using habitat suitability modeling to predict critical American eel habitat in Lake St. Francis, Ontario. Oral presentation, 22nd Annual International Symposium on the St. Lawrence / Great Lakes ecosystems, Cornwall, ON, May 5, 2015.

 

Windle, M.J.S. A multi-method approach for determining American eel habitat associations in the Upper St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation, Eastern Ontario Eel Workshop, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Kanata, Ontario, March 24, 2015.

 

Ridal JJ. The Montreal Flushgate Affair: Some Science Perspectives about a Smelly Issue. Invited presentation to the Save the River Annual Conference. Clayton, NY. Feb 6, 2016.

 

Ridal JJ. Protecting Ecosystems and Engaging Diverse Stakeholders through Scientific Research and Community Outreach. Invited presentation to the Finger Lakes Institute Annual Conference, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY. Nov 12, 2015.

 

Ridal JJ. Assessing River Health. Invited presentation to the Aquahacking Ottawa River Summit. Ottawa, ON. May 29, 2015.

Windle, M.J.S., Delage, K., and Hickey, M.B.C. 2015. American eel habitat characterization and usage in the St. Lawrence River watershed. Final Report (Year 2 of 2) prepared for the Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Stewardship Fund (SARSF). Project 13-2013. Cornwall, ON.

 

Bramburger AJ, Brown RS, Haley J, Ridal JJ. 2015. A new, automated rapid fluorometric method for the detection of Escherichia coli in recreational waters, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 41(1), 298–30.

 

Razavi NR, Windle M, Ridal JJ. 2015. A Spatial Analysis of Mercury Concentrations in Shoreline Sediments of the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) Area of Concern. Report prepared for Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, in support of the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) Remedial Action Plan and the Canada-Ontario Agreement. 51 pp.

 

Savard L, Razavi NR, Ridal JJ. 2015. Characterization of Tributary Phosphorus Inputs to Lake St. Francis Nearshore Areas of the St. Lawrence River. Report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Kingston, ON. 45 pp.

 

Ridal JJ and M. Windle. 2015. Summary of Activities of the Working Group for Fish and Wildlife Consumption Restrictions for the Bay of Quinte Area of Concern 2014-2015. Report prepared for Quinte Conservation and the Bay of Quinte Restoration Council. 10 pp.

Bramburger AJ, Brown RS, Haley J, Ridal JJ. A new, automated rapid fluorometric method for the detection of Escherichia coli in recreational waters, Journal of Great Lakes Research 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2014.12.008

Hodson PV, Norris K, Berquist M, Campbell LM, Ridal JJ. Mercury concentrations in amphipods and fish of the Saint Lawrence River (Canada) are unrelated to concentrations of legacy mercury in sediments. Science of the Total Environment 2014; 494-495:218-28.

Lessard CR, Poulain AJ, Ridal JJ, Blais JM. Dynamic mass balance model for mercury in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Science of the Total Environment 2014; 500-501 2014; 131-138.

MacDougall MJ, Savard L, and Ridal, JJ. 2015. Cornwall Harbour Waterlot Study: Review and Interpretation of environmental data and issues. Report prepared on behalf of the City of Cornwall in support of the Cornwall Harbour property Environmental Site Assessment

Razavi NR, Savard L, Windle MJS, Ridal JJ. 2015. A spatial analysis of mercury concentrations in shoreline sediments of the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) Area of Concern. Report prepared for Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. 43 pp.

Ridal JJ. 2014. Status Report for the Fish and Wildlife Restrictions Beneficial Use Impairment for the Bay of Quinte Area of Concern. Report prepared for the Bay Quinte Restoration Council, Belleville, ON and Environment Canada.

Serveiss V, Orris P, Ridal JJ, Delinger J. 2014. Contaminant Levels in Great Lakes Edible Fish Species in Recommended human health indica- tors for assessment of progress on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. A Report from the Health Professionals Advisory Board to the International Joint Commission. 52 pp.

Windle M, Delage K, Ridal JJ. 2014. Compilation, mapping and spatial analysis of historical mercury concentrations in sediments and biota of the Cornwall Area of Concern (AOC). Report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Kingston, ON.

Windle MJS, Delage K, and Hickey MBC. 2014. American eel habitat characterization and usage in the St. Lawrence River watershed. Final Report (Year 1 of 2) prepared for the Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Stewardship Fund (SARSF). Project 13-2013. Cornwall, ON.

Razavi R and Windle MJS. Sands of time: what sediments in the St. Lawrence River can tell us about the River’s health, past and present. Oral presentation at the Science on Tap Speaker Series. Cornwall, ON, November 5, 2014.

Ridal JJ. Great Lakes Water Quality: Progress and Challenges in the St. Lawrence River and Bay of Quinte AOCs. Invited presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, March 27, 2014, Ottawa, ON.

Ridal JJ. Spotlight on the St. Lawrence River: Environmental challenges and progress in a Great River system. Invited presentation to the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus July 25, 2014, Quebec, PQ.

Windle MJS. American eel research at the St. Lawrence River Institute. Presentation at the 2014 Akwesasne Winter Carnival, Snye, QC, Febru- ary 15, 2014.

Windle MJS, Delage K, and Ridal JJ. Sediment mapping in support of the Sediment Management Strategy for the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall)

Windle MJS. Sediment mapping in support of the Sediment Management Strategy for the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) AOC. Oral presentation to the Cornwall Sediment Strategy – Administrative Controls Meeting. Cornwall, ON, May 15, 2014.

Windle MJS. The wonderful world of eels. Oral presentation to the Athens District High School Education Program. Cornwall, ON, May 28, 2014.

Windle MJS. The amazing life history of eels. Oral presentation at the SLRIES Eel Workshop, OPG Visitor Centre, Cornwall, ON, June 28, 2014.

Windle MJS. American eel ecology and recovery in Ontario. Oral presentation to the Junior Scientist Camp, Cornwall, ON, July 17, 2014.

Windle MJS. American eels in the St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation to OPG administrative staff, St. Lawrence River Institute. Cornwall, ON, August 15, 2014.

Windle MJS, Delage K, and Hickey MBC. Evaluating American eel seasonal habitat relationships in the upper St. Lawrence River in relation to ongoing recovery efforts. Oral presentation at the International Eel Symposium 2014: Are Eels Climbing Back up the Slippery Slope? American Fisheries Society 2014 Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, August 19, 2014.

Windle MJS. The ecology of American eels. Oral presentation to the Rotary Adventures in the Environment Program. Cornwall, ON, September 16, 2014.

Bramburger, A.J., Munyon, J.W. & Gaiser, E.E. (2013). Water quality and wet season diatom assemblage characteristics from the Tamiami Trail pilot swales sites (Everglades National Park, FL). Phytotaxa, 35pp.

Bramburger, A.J., Hamilton, P.B. & Haffner, G.D. (2013) Effects of a simulated upwelling event on the littoral epilithic diatom community of an ancient tropical lake (Lake Matano, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia) Hydrobiologia.

Bramburger, A.J., Hamilton, P.B., Hehanussa, P.E. & Haffner, G.D. (accepted). Colonization of artificial substrates by the littoral diatom community of an ancient, tropical lake. Journal of Phycology. 18pp.

Bramburger A.J., Water: Celebrating World Water Day 2013. St. Lawrence College “Green Team” Invited Lecture. March, 2013.

Bramburger A.J., Algae Alert: A community-based approach to understanding harmful algae blooms. Lum Clark Seminar Series, Great Lakes Institute, University of Windsor. Windsor ON. December 2013.

Windle, M.J.S. 2013. The endangered American eel. Oral presentation at the Queen’s University World Fisheries Day Symposium, King- ston, ON, November 23, 2013.

Windle, M.J.S. 2013. An American eel habitat project in the St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation at the Cornwall Lunker Club meeting, Cornwall, ON, November 20, 2013.

Windle, M.J.S. 2013. American eels in the St. Lawrence River. Oral presentation at the Science and Nature Speaker Series, Cornwall, ON, October 23, 2013.

de Lafontaine Y., Marty J. and Despatie S. 2012. Swarms of the Ponto-Caspian mysid Hemimysis anomala in Montreal harbour, St. Lawrence River, Canada. Journal of Great Lakes Research. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.05.019.

Lessard, C.L., A.J. Poulain, J.J. Ridal, J.M. Blais. Steady-state mass balance model for mercury in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, ON, Canada. Accepted for publication in Environmental Pollution.

Marty J., de Lafontaine Y., Despatie S., Koops M., Power M., Bowen K. and Ives J. 2012. Evaluation of carbon pathways supporting the diet of invasive Hemimysis anomala in a large river. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 38(2): 45-51. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2012.01.003

Razavi, N.R., J.J. Ridal, W. de Wit, M.B.C. Hickey, L.M. Campbell and P.V. Hodson. Ebullition rates and mercury concentrations in St. Lawrence River sediments and a benthic invertebrate. Accepted for publication in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Ricciardi, T., Avlijas, S. and Marty, J. 2012. Impacts of mysid introductions: a forecast for Hemi-mysis anomala in North America. Journal of Great Lakes Research. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.06.007

Ridal, J.J., M.B.C. Hickey, J. Marty and S.P. Bhavsar. 2012. Assessing the fish consumption beneficial use impairment in the Bay of Quinte, Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 15:4, 453-463.

Walsh, M.G., Boscarino, B.T., Marty, J. and Johannsson, O.E. 2012. Mysis diluviana and Hemimysis anomala: reviewing the roles of a native and an invasive mysid in the Laurentian Great Lakes region. Journal of Great Lakes Research. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2012.03.003.

Tadonleke R, Marty J. and Planas D. 2012. Assessing factors underlying variation of CO2 emissions in boreal lakes versus reservoirs. FEMS Microbial Ecology, doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01218.x.

Bramburger, A.J. and J.J. Ridal. Towards Enhanced Bioremediation and Leachate Quality in Remediated, Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils at LLSR. Report prepared for Lafleche-Leblanc Soil Remediation Inc., Moose Creek, ON, and the Colleges Ontario Network for Industrial Innovation (CONII).

Critoph, C., M. Levac, L. St-Pierre and J.J. Ridal. 2012. PWF Strategy. An Assessment of Pattingale, Westley’s and Ferguson Creeks. Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Eastern Region, Kingston, ON. Sept 2012.17 pp.

Ridal, J.J. and A. Bramburger. 2012. Assessment of the Beach Closing and Recreation Water Quality Impaired Beneficial Use for the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) Area of Concern. Report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Eastern Region, Kingston, ON, in support of the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) Remedial Action Plan and the Canada-Ontario Agreement. March 31, 2102, 27 pp.

Ridal, J.J., C. Collard, J. Marty. Post Conference Report on the 2012 Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research. Prepared for Environment Canada, Downsview, ON, July 9, 2012, 10 pp.

Ridal, J.J. and J. Marty. 2012. Updated Status Report for Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption in the Bay of Quinte. Report prepared for Environment Canada, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, ON. Sept 24,2012, 7 pp.

Ridal, J.J. and M.R. Twiss. 2012. Synthesis of the state of the river, identification of science priorities and research needs for the International Section of the St. Lawrence River. Report prepared for Environment Canada, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, ON. May 3, 2012, 10 pp.

Ridal, J.J. and J. Marty. 2012. Assessing Fish Contaminant Sources in the Bay of Quinte Area of Concern: Progress to 2011 In the 2010 Bay of Quinte Progress Report, edited by M. Munawar, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Burlington, ON. 15 pp.

Ridal, J.J. and J. Marty. 2012. Assessment of Fish Contaminant Concentrations and Status of the Fish and Wildlife Restrictions Beneficial Use Impairment for the Bay of Quinte Area of Concern 2011. Final Report in support of the Fish Contaminant Working Group Bay of Quinte Restoration Council prepared for the Bay of Quinte RAP and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Eastern Region, Kingston, ON. Feb 2012, 15 pp.

Bramburger, A.J. Paradise Found, Paradise Lost, Paradise Rehabilitated? A Brief History of the Florida Everglades. Science and Nature Speaker Series, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall, ON, January 2012 and and the Vankleek Hill Nature Society Seminar Series, Vankleek Hill, ON, December 2012.

Bramburger, A.J. & Gaiser, E.E. Algal Indicators of Water Quality in the Florida Everglades: Lessons Learned and Applicability to Great Lakes Wetlands. Canadian Association of Water Quality Congress. Burlington, ON. Feb. 2012.

Bramburger, A.J. & Gaiser, E.E. From Everglades to Alvars: Karstic Wetlands as Indicators of Environmental Change. 55th Meeting of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, Cornwall, ON. May 2012

Bramburger, A.J., Haley, J., Ridal, J.J., Marty, J., Pelot, A., Joyce, A. & Majury, A. Mathematical Nowcasting of Escherichia coli concentrations at St. Lawrence River Public Swimming Beaches. Great Lakes Beach Association, Mackinac Island, MI. Oct. 2012.

Bramburger, A.J., Haley, J., Ridal, J.J., Marty, J., Pelot, A., Joyce, A. & Majury, A. A Comparison of Culture, Rapid Detection, and Modeling Techniques for Determining E. coli Concentrations at St. Lawrence River Beaches. Great Lakes Beach Association Conference, Mackinac Island, MI. Oct. 2012.

Bramburger, A.J. Alvars: What We Should Know about Ontario’s Hidden Wetland Treasures. Science and Nature Speaker Series, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall ON, November 2012.

Brush, J.M., Power, M., Marty, J. and Smokorowski, K.E. Food Web Responses to Variable Flow Regimes in Boreal Rivers. 55th International Association for Great Lakes Research. Cornwall, ON, Canada. May 2012.

de Lafontaine, Y., Marty, J. and Despatie, S. Seasonal Variability in Potential Risk of Hemimysis anomala: Transfer by Shipping in Montreal Harbour. 55th International Association for Great Lakes Research. Cornwall, ON, Canada. May 2012.

Haley, J., Bramburger, A.H., Ridal, J.J., Marty, J., Pelot, A., Joyce, A. and Majury, A. Bacterial Monitoring at St. Lawrence River Public Swimming Beaches. 55th International Association for Great Lakes Research. Cornwall, ON, Canada. May 2012.

Haley, J., Bramburger, A.J., Ridal, J.J., Marty, J., Pelot, A., Joyce, A. & Majury, A. Towards Predictive Modeling of E. coli Densities at St. Lawrence River Public Swimming Beaches: A Collaborative Beach Health Management Approach. 55th Meeting of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, Cornwall, ON. May 2012.

Ridal, J.J. and J. Marty. Current Status of IBU#1: Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption in the Bay of Quinte. Presented at the State of Bay Workshop held Oct 10–11, 2012 in Belleville, ON.

Haley, J., A.J. Bramburger and J.J. Ridal. A comparison of culture, rapid detection, and modeling techniques for determining E. coli concentrations at St. Lawrence River beaches. Presented at the Great Lakes Beach Association Conference, held October 16–18, 2012, at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI.

Ives, J. T., Marty, J., de LaFontaine, Y., Koops, M. A. & Power, M. The bloody shrimp are everywhere: spatial differences in the food sources of invasive Hemimysis anomala. Presented at the International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies in Brest, France, on August 20th 2012.

Ives, J.T., Marty, J., Koops, M.A. Power, M. and de Lafontaine, Y. Spatial Variability in Food Sources of the Invasive Shrimp, Hemimysis anomala, Within Lentic and Lotic Systems. 55th International Association for Great Lakes Research. Cornwall, ON, Canada. May 2012.

Marty, J. Reviewing Carbon Stable Isotope Values to Infer Carbon Pathways Supporting Freshwater Food Webs, Université du Québec à Montréal. April 2012.

Marty J, Arts M, Ives J, Bowen K, Johanson OE, Koops M, Johnson T, and Power M. Combining stable isotope and fatty acid analyses to evaluate the effects of an invader on aquatic food webs in the Great Lakes, International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies in Brest, France, on August 20th 2012.

Marty, J., Arts, M.T., Ives, J.T., Bowen, K.L., Johannsson, O.E., Koops, M.A., Johnson, T.B. and Power, M. Comparison of the Ecology of the Native Mysis diluviana and the Exotic Hemimysis anomala from Lake Ontario Based on Stable Isotopes and Fatty Acid Analyses. 55th International Association for Great Lakes Research. Cornwall, ON, Canada. May 2012.

Ridal, J.J., K. Norris, L.M. Campbell, P.V. Hodson, D.R.S. Lean, and M.R.Twiss. Fish Mercury Contamination in Lake St. Francis, St. Lawrence River (Ontario and Quebec) Canada: trends, patterns and the source conundrum. Presented at the 55th International Conference for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), held May 13–17, 2012 in Cornwall, ON.

Smith, A., Delaney, C. Gulka, A., Le Féon, S., Marty, J., Twiss, M.R., Critoph, C., Morley, A. and Ridal, J.J. Assessing Temporal and Spatial Variability in Water Quality in the Nearshore Area of the Fluvial Lake St. Francis, Cornwall AOC. 55th International Association for Great Lakes Research. Cornwall, ON, Canada. May 2012.