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Understanding the impact of culverts on fish communities and optimization tools for mitigation efforts

This project investigates whether bridges and culverts affect stream connectivity and fish communities.

This project analyses how culverts change streams and their fish communities. The analysis provides the information needed for cost-effective remediation of stream crossings.

The research is in the Simonette River in the foothills natural region, and is conducted by Bryan Maitland for his MSc thesis.

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  • April 1, 2013

    Project Start

    Progress update: Project is underway

  • September 19, 2013

    Research Underway

    Progress update: Field season is underway

  • Spring 2015

    Thesis Completed

    Progress update: Bryan M. Maitland publishes his MSc thesis for the University of Alberta

  • September 10, 2015

    Paper Published

    Progress update: Bryan M. Maitland publishes in Freshwater Ecology

  • March 31, 2016

    Project End Date

Impact of culverts on fish habitat

Paper published in Freshwater Biology from the fRI Research Water Program

Axel Anderson

Program Lead

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