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Posted by CRI Programs   |   February 2, 2016

Celebrating Where Rivers Meet the Sea: CRI marks World Wetlands Day

CRI marks World Wetlands Day by profiling two of its many projects to understand our estuaries, lagoons and wetlands

How do we monitor the health of our estuaries?

CRI helps groups and decision-makers better understand and manage estuaries and ecosystem of the Northumberland Strait

Five years ago, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was not able to tell how much sediment was flowing…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 22, 2016

Water Initiative for the Future: Graduate Student Conference July 2016

The Water Research Centre at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada is pleased to be hosting another successful Water Initiative for the Future (WatIF): Graduate Student Conference July 2016. Due to the overwhelming success at the first national WatIF Graduate Conference in 2014, the graduate student organizing committee has decided to host it another year but with some exciting news:…

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 21, 2016

Graduate student opportunities in the Canadian High Arctic

Graduate Student Opportunities: Impacts of Climate Change on Mercury, Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in the Canadian High Arctic

I  am  looking  for  motivated  graduate  students  for  an  exciting opportunity to study the impacts of climate change in the Canadian High  Arctic.  Potential  students  must  possess  a  keen  interest  in physical  geography,  biogeochemistry  and  environmental …

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Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 21, 2016

The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network is seeking academic research projects

The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) is seeking academic research project proposals in the following research areas:

  • Policies for a Low Carbon Economy;
  • Innovation & Competitiveness;
  • Conservation (including species at risk protection);
  • Data Set Development & Linkages

This is an opportunity to:

  • Produce research to advance innovative policies…
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Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 11, 2016

Guest seminar by Dr. Michael R. van den Heuvel January 12

All are welsome to the guest seminar on Tuesday, January 12 @ 10AM in the UNB Biology Common Room (B27). The title of his presentation is “Linking land-use, stressor loads, and biological integrity in Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence estuaries”. This seminar is part of the process for an appointment as Adjunct Professor within our department. Dr. Michael R. van den Heuvel's application is…

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Posted by rcasey   |   October 21, 2015

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Freshwater Invertebrate Biodiversity Genomics

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Freshwater Invertebrate Biodiversity Genomics

Location: Canadian Rivers Institute, Fredericton

We seek a postdoctoral scientist with an interest in the application of biodiversity metabarcoding of invertebrates in freshwater ecosystem assessment.
This project is part of a larger federal government genomics initiative supporting genomics-based…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 28, 2015

2015 Annual HBN Hynes Lecturer: Dr. Julian Olden

The CRI is excited to host Dr. Julian Olden, from the University of Washington, as this year’s H.B.N. Hynes lecturer. 

Julian Olden is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington and spends his time studying invasive species, ecohydrology, biogeography, and food web ecology of freshwater ecosystems. Growing up on a sailboat on the waters of Lake Ontario, Julian conducted his…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 24, 2015

Job Opportunity: Environment Canada Research Scientist

Environment Canada - Science and Technology Branch
Fredericton (New Brunswick)

Closing date: 5 October 2015 - 23:59, Pacific Time (more on closing date)

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Apply online

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the WHERD Research Management team, the incumbent will develop an…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 21, 2015

HBN Hynes Grad Student Scholarship - deadline Oct 9

2015 H.B.N. Hynes Scholarship - deadline for submission Oct 9/15

Value: $1000

The scholarship is named in honour of Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes who is known as the "the father of running water ecology". The most renowned of freshwater biologists, Dr. Hynes wrote the first comprehensive running waters text book, "The Ecology of Running Waters" following his book on "The Biology of Polluted Waters".

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 16, 2015

Post-doc Opportunity: Freshwater biodiversity monitoring using metabarcoding (DFO Canada: BC)

Freshwater biodiversity monitoring using metabarcoding - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow with an interest in applied ecological and evolutionary genomics and aquatic ecosystems to lead a project investigating the use of
metabarcoding to measure responses of freshwater plankton communities to land-use disturbances.

This project is part of a larger federal…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   August 20, 2015

2015/16 CRI/ASCF Webinar schedule and links

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF), in partnership with the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), is proud to announce our upcoming season of webinars for the 2015-2016 season (see below).  Engagement in the series has grown rapidly with more than 1,600 participants since its inception in 2012.

Representatives from NGOs, First Nations, universities and colleges, businesses, and…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   April 22, 2015

Post­doctoral research opportunity – Modeling Atlantic salmon stock­-recruitment dynamics

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to model stock­ recruitment dynamics of wild Atlantic salmon as part of an Atlantic salmon conservation effort in the research group of Dr. Rick Cunjak at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) and University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada beginning in June 2014.

Atlantic salmon populations have been steadily decreasing…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   March 17, 2015

Employment Opportunities with the Sipayik Environmental Dept. of the Passamaquoddy Tribe

Environmental Scientist
The Sipayik Environmental Dept. of the Passamaquoddy Tribe – Pleasant Point is seeking an energetic, motivated individual to manage a new marine fisheries program. The position will conduct science to manage and restore diadromous and marine species to tribal and adjacent waters. The SED is interested in applicants who can interface with state and federal managers to…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   February 20, 2015

CRI hosts annual Field Safety Training courses in May

Training Notice

Who should be interested in this training?

•  Anyone working in field situations outside of city limits
•  Anyone working in/around streams and rivers, small and large

Register for one OR both courses using the same registration link.  Payments will be made directly to the instructors, registration here ensures a spot is secured until payment is completed.

Advanced…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   December 19, 2014

MSc OPPORTUNITY IN HYDRO-ACOUSTIC HABITAT ASSESSMENT

MSc GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY IN HYDRO-ACOUSTIC HABITAT ASSESSMENT

The MSc candidate will compare aquatic habitat data (bathymetry, bottom/substrate type and aquatic vegetation coverage and biovolume) to be collected in a large, hydro-power regulated river using two different echosounder methods (Biosonics with Visual Habitat vs Lowrance with ciBiobase). Data collected using different echosounder…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   December 9, 2014

CRI Science Director Donald Baird co-edits Advances in Ecological Research issue Big Data in Ecology

CRI Science Director and Environment Canada scientist Dr. Donald Baird has just completed co-editing of the latest volume of the top 10 ecology journal ‘Advances in Ecological Research’ focusing on the highly topical subject ‘Big Data in Ecology’. The volume includes recent research that he carried out in collaboration with scientists at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and CSIRO on…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   November 19, 2014

New CRI webinar “The Didymo Story” Dr Max Bothwell (EC) Fri Nov 21

Please register for The Didymo Story: the role of low dissolved phosphorus in the formation of Didymosphenia geminata blooms. on Nov 21, 2014 3:00 PM AST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3905015964207042049

Dr. Max Bothwell
Environment Canada and the University of Victoria

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   November 18, 2014

New Federal funding for the CRI

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honorable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced today the Government of Canada will contribute $280,000 to support work on new innovations in environmental monitoring.

The contribution is being…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   November 12, 2014

Next CRI/ASCF webinar Tues Nov 18: Considerations for writing funding applications

ASCF and CRI will be pleased to host a webinar on Tuesday, November 18th at 2:00 pm (AST): Considerations for writing funding applications.  The speakers for this webinar will be Darla Saunders (ASCF) and Terry Melanson (DFO).   

Registration and participation in the webinar is free.  Detailed instructions will be emailed to registrants before each webinar.  You can take part through your…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   October 14, 2014

Dr. Karen Kidd and colleagues publish seminal paper on aquatic impacts of the birth control pill

Dr. Karen Kidd (Chair, CRI Science Directors and Canada Research Chair at University of New Brunswick-Saint John) and colleagues published a seminal paper on their whole lake study at the Experimental Lakes Area assessing the effects of the synthetic estrogen used in the birth control pill on the lake’s food web.  It was published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B as part…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   October 7, 2014

Research and employment positions at the U Regina Institute of Environmental Change & Society

Institute of Environmental Change & Society (IECS) provides world-class infrastructure and research expertise in environmental sciences for faculty, students and staff enabling individuals and multidisciplinary groups to conduct cutting-edge scientific research to advance the provincial, national and international research agendas. IECS is composed of three separate research units (Cellular…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 30, 2014

2014 HBN Hynes Lectures by Dr. Christian Torgersen

 Thursday October 9th, 2014  11:30 am
 Science lecture:  “The Fourth Paradigm and data-driven discovery in riverine science” Irving Hall, Room 104   UNB-Saint John

 Thursday October 9th, 2014  7:00 pm
 Public lecture:  “Envisioning rivers in the Google Earth  Era” Loring Bailey Hall, Room 146   UNB Fredericton

 Friday, October 10th, 2014   3:00 pm
 Science lecture:  “The Fourth Paradigm…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   August 18, 2014

Pre-shale gas water quality to be studied (from CBC News)

NB Energy Institute gives $350,000 contract to look at baseline conditions where development likely

CBC News

Posted:Aug 15, 2014 4:33 PM AT
Last Updated:Aug 15, 2014 4:33 PM AT

Allen Curry will direct a team from the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick to study baseline water conditions in areas of New Brunswick where shale gas development would likely take…

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Posted by Michelle Gray   |   July 21, 2014

2014 HNB Hynes Scholarship - accepting submissions until 1 Sep, 2014

Value: $1000
Deadline: 1 Sep, 2014
Competition open to current PhD students (including those starting in Sep 2014)

The scholarship is named in honour of Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes who is known as the "the father of running water ecology". The most renowned of freshwater biologists, Dr. Hynes wrote the first comprehensive running waters text book, "The Ecology of Running Waters" following his book…

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Posted by Administrator   |   June 18, 2014

Fish Friends Celebrates Another Year of Fish Conservation at Base Gagetown

AUTHOR: LAURA WEST
Published in the Post Gazette, Thursday June 12th, 2014

The theme for this year’s Canadian Environment Week (June 1st to 7th) was “Strengthening our Environment Today for Tomorrow.” As part of its Environment Week activities, 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown hosted the 7th annual Fish Friends field days.

Fish Friends is a program started by the…

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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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Posted by Administrator   |   January 13, 2014

THE LEGENDS OF CANADIAN FISHERIES SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Who is your “fisheries” hero? Nominate them today to recognize their accomplishments!

Canada has a long and illustrious history in fisheries science and management.  Indeed, many scientific discoveries, assessment tools, and even contemporary management strategies can be attributed to Canadian fisheries professionals.  The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society…

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Posted by Administrator   |   October 25, 2013

CRI Thanks 2013 Hynes Lecturer Dr. Bobbi Peckarsky!

The Canadian Rivers Institute would like to extend its sincere thanks to Dr. Bobbi Peckarsky for a very successful Hynes Lecture Series this past week. Dr. Peckarsky gave two lectures this week. The first was given at UNB Fredericton on Wednesday evening and was entitled, Potential Effects of Climate Change on Stream Organisms. Her second lecture, Ecology of Place: Exploring the Strength of…

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Posted by Administrator   |   October 17, 2013

Dr. Simon Courtenay accepts new role as Scientific Director with CWN

Join us in congratulating Dr. Simon Courtenay as he accepts his new role as Scientific Director with the Canadian Water Network (CWN) based at the University of Waterloo starting in November 2013. 

As the first Research Scientist from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to be co-located at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) in the Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), he…

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