Director's Blog

February 2014

Posted by Administrator   |   February 26, 2014

CRI’s Michelle Lavery and Queen’s University Researchers Debunk Theory of Invasive Algal Species

An algal species known commonly as didymo or “rock snot” has been found to be non-invasive after a collaboration between CRI Grad Student, Michelle Lavery and researchers from Queen’s, l’Institut national de la recherché scientifique (INRS), and Brock University.










The discovery debunks assumptions that didymo – a nuisance algae that may threaten juvenile…

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Posted by Administrator   |   February 10, 2014

Susan Farquharson Receives CRI Honorary Membership Award

Dr. Allen Curry and Dr. Karen Kidd recently presented Susan Farquharson with a CRI Honorary Member award.

Sue was the Executive Director of CRI from 2010 to 2013 and was instrumental in the restructuring of the Institute and its new model.  In her role she led the extensive consultations of stakeholders and members that was needed to determine an appropriate model and was key in developing…

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Posted by Administrator   |   February 3, 2014

Seeking Post-Doctoral Candidates and Graduate Students for the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study!!

Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study

By 2016, NB Power will settle on a preferred option for the future of the Mactaquac Generating Station on the Saint John River near Fredericton, New Brunswick. Options could include rebuilding or removing the dam and adjacent concrete structures. The Canadian Rivers Institute has been charged with providing the environmental science to support NB Power’s…

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