Nova Scotia gold mine issues
NS invasive & vulnerable species
Chinese mystery snails
links below are organized into
several categories. If you are
interested in research or graduate studies with the Dynamic Environment
& Ecosystem Health Research Laboratory at SMU, then check out the "Research & Opportunities" page.
to SMU Campus and offices.
Studies & Research
Deaf Academics & Interpreters
Nova Scotia & Maritimes datasets & maps
NS Geochemical Atlas. Link.
NS Watersheds interactive map viewer. Link.
NS Groundwater interactive map viewer. Link.
NS forest ecotypes & landscapes (wetland layer is under the "Wildlife" category). Link.
NS lake inventory bythometry maps. Link.
NS lake inventory interactive map viewer. Link.
NS surface water quality datasets & maps. Link and Link.
NS Freshwater fish species distribution records. Link.
NS Fish Hatchery Stocking Records. Link.
NS Smallmouth and Chain Pickerel Tournaments. Link.
Atlantic Data Stream open access data hub. Link.
Nature Conservacy Canada Stream & River Classification. Link.
Nature Conservacy Northeast USA Aquatic Habitats Classification. Link.
DataONE Community Repository. Link.
Nova Scotia Geomatics Maps Link page. Link.
Nova Scotia & Maritimes freshwater organizations, training & resources:NSLC Adopt A Stream (includes training opportunities & resources). Link.
Nature Conservacy of Canada Stream & River Classification team & background: Link.
Atlantic Data Stream Community. Link.
Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN). Link.
Atlantic Salmon Federation. Link.
Sackville Rivers Association (Bedford NS). Link.
Banook Area Residents Association (Dartmouth NS). Link.
Oathill Lake Conservation Society (Dartmouth NS). Link.
Williams Lake Conservation Company (Halifax NS). Link.
Eastern Charlotte Waterways (ECW), NB. Link.
Online & open-access tools & resources for data, illustrations & graphs:Illustrations:
GIS & Mapping
- Phylopics: Link.
- Biorender: Link.
- IAN Watersheds imaging tools: Link.
- R Statistical Computing: Link.
- R studio: Link.
metals and contaminants in the
Ministers of the Environment
Health Organization -- Environmental Health Criteria publications
Health Canada Handbook for Exposure
Calculations PDF's: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Health Canada Community Handbook PDF's: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
The Guide to Eating Ontario Sportfish: Guide,
US EPA's "Mercury in
the Environment" resource website.
Historical gold mines of Nova Scotia.
GSC Open File: Environmental
geochemistry of tailings, sediments and surface waters collected from
14 historical gold mining districts in Nova Scotia. Parsons et al. 2012.
Nova Scotia Geochemical Atlas. Link.
Common Mistakes in Stable
Isotope Terminology & Phraseology: Link to FigShare chart.
Good Practice Guide for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry. 2011. PDF.
Good review of stable isotopes in
Manual for Use of Stable Isotopes in Entomology (enrichment studies
& natural abundances). PDF.
(very useful for aquatic SIA studies)
IAEA Application of isotope techniques
for assessing nutrient dynamics in river basins. PDF.
International Conference on Application of Isotope Techniques to
Searchable Global Database
checklist of Fishes of Canada
of Nova Scotia (Note: old document!).Freshwater Fishes of New Brunswick. Link.
Fishes of Neuquen, Patagonia, Argentina PDF file.
DFO primer on identifying and protecting
Ontario baitfish (good ID
guide for small fish species, includes common species found across
Canada): PDF file.
DFO Guide to FIsh parasites of Canada
Osteological Atlas of the Brown
Bullheads) from Nova Scotia Waters. PDF file.
Freshwater Mussels of Nova Scotia Museum
Curatorial report. Link.
PDF file.Freshwater Mussels of Maritime Canada: A Flashcard Guide. New Brunswick Museum. Link. PDF file.
Nice flowchart for identifying major
groups of freshwater macroinvertebrates. (SLRIES) PDF.
Lakes & limnology
maps of Nova Scotia lakes.
Scotia lake chemistry & morphology reports & datasets.List
of online aquatic environments videos & GIFs.
World Conservation Union (IUCN)
- Invasive Species Specialist Group
IUCN Red List of
Threatened SpeciesNova Scotia Invasive Species Identification Guide. PDF. For more information and the French version of this guide, go to: http://merseytobeatic.ca/projects-invasive-species.php.
& tree research
Tree Ring Website
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (U of Arizona)
on bristlecone dendrochronology