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Component 2.1 : Mesoscale Modeling of the Productive Capacity of Fish Habitats in Lakes and Reservoirs

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Objectives :

The objectives of the component Mesoscale modeling of the productive capacity of fish habitats in lakes and reservoirs are :

  • to contribute to the development of approaches to map physical conditions with a precision and a frequency sufficient to study the interactions between metrics of PCFH and physical conditions at the scale of habitat patches in complete aquatic ecosystems.

  • to develop and compare HQM describing the relationship that may exist between different metrics of PCFH and environmental conditions at the scale of habitat patches for combinations of species and life-stages in different lakes and reservoirs.

  • to identify the sampling strategy that permits the estimation and the modeling of metrics of PCFH that correlate best with fish production.

Students Projects:

Project Title Supervisor (s) University Student Collaborators
Applying fish length-frequency spectra as an indicator of habitat use and ecosystem status in an area impacted by hydropower G. Rose Memorial University of Newfoundland Laura Wheeland (M. Sc.) Université de Montréal (Daniel Boisclair); Memorial University of Newfoundland (Rodolphe Devillers)
Aquatic community structure-productivity based on acoustic size and frequency G. Rose Memorial University of Newfoundland Riley Pollom
(M. Sc.)
Comparative analysis of sampling methods to develop habitat use models to estimate and predict fish production in the littoral zone of reservoirs D. Boisclair &
P. Legendre
Université de Montréal Nathan Satre
(M. Sc.)
Guillaume Bourque (Université de Montréal)
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