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Introduction of Non-native Species into the St. Lawrence River and andAssessment of Impacts on the Integrity of River Ecosystems

This project is designed to measure and assess the effects of the  introduction and transfer of non-native aquatic species on aquatic  biodiversity and the functioning of river ecosystems, under the  framework of the Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada. This  knowledge, acquired by Environment Canada experts, will contribute to  the development of strategies for the conservation of the integrity of  these ecosystems, to:  - prevent the introduction and transfer of non-native species; and  - control the propagation of invasive non-native species.     Working from an integrated-management perspective on the Great  Lakes-St. Lawrence ecosystem, a team of research scientists from  Environment Canada is:  - assessing the impacts of introduced species on the diversity,  spatio-temporal distribution and productivity of animal communities in  the river environment;  - assessing processes controlling the colonization and abundance of  certain species introduced into the St. Lawrence River basin and its  tributaries; and  - assessing the efficiency of control measures for reducing the  penetration and proliferation of different invasive introduced species  or those likely to be introduced.     (St. Lawrence); (St. Lawrence river); (AIS); (aquatic invasive  species); (ANS); (aquatic nuisance species); (exotic species);  (Invasive Alien Species Strategy)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Community
Ecosystem
Landscape
Organism
Population
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
St.Lawrence River
State Province
Quebec
Region Being Monitored
Tributary Mouth
Resource Being Monitored
Fisheries
Habitat
Wildlife
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Compliance with Environmental Quality Objectives
Fish Tumours or Other Deformities
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Control And Mitigation
Integrated Control Strategy
Prevention and Introduction
Identification of Potential Invaders
Spread of Established ANS Populations
Improvement of Initial Detection
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
General
Monitoring
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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