Historical gold mine tailings
& 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
page. For additional resources, reports and links in relation to
Halifax Regional Municipality and Nova Scotia freshwater resources, go here.
to SMU Campus and offices.
Studies & Research
Deaf Academics & Interpreters
& Maritimes datasets & maps
NS Geochemical Atlas. Link.
NS Watersheds interactive map viewer. Link.
NS Topgraphic Database - Water Features. Link.
NS Groundwater interactive map viewer. Link.
NS forest ecotypes & landscapes (wetland layer is under the
"Wildlife" category). Link.
NS NovaScan Geosciences Portal. Link.
NS lake inventory bythometry maps. Link.
NS lake inventory interactive map viewer. Link.
NS surface water quality datasets & maps. 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.
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.
DFO Scientific fish & aquatic invertebrate collection permit
tools & resources for data, illustrations & graphs:
GIS & Mapping
- Phylopics: Link.
- Biorender: Link.
- IAN Watersheds imaging tools: Link.
- The Noun Project icon resource (mix of
free and paid icons): Link.
DIY & Open Source gear:
- 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.
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.
Invertebrates of Eastern North America. Photographic guide (beautiful
images, requires some knowledge of higher-level taxonomic
Nice flowchart for identifying major
groups of freshwater macroinvertebrates. (SLRIES) PDF.
Freshwater Mussels of Nova Scotia Museum
Curatorial report. Link. PDF file.
Freshwater Mussels of Maritime Canada: A
Flashcard Guide. New Brunswick Museum. Link.
North American Freshwater Snails:
Systematics, Nomenclature, Identification, Morphology, Habitats
Distribution. JB Burch. 1989. Walkerana 2(6):1-80. Freshwater
Mollusk Biology & Conservation Link. PDF
Synopsis and distribution tables of land
mollusca of Nova Scotia. DS Davis. 1985. Nova Scotia Museum Curatorial
Report No. 54.
Key to Wisconsin Freshwater Snails. Link.
(with photos). In particular,
check this link to Chinese mystery snails to see how juvenile
CMS compares with small native snails. By KE Perez &
Freshwater snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda)
of Maine. SM Martin. 1999. Northeastern Naturalist 6(1):39-88. PDF Link.
Lakes & limnology
maps of Nova Scotia lakes.
Scotia lake chemistry & morphology reports & datasets.
of online aquatic environments videos & GIFs.BLUE DOT Online Water Observatory Interactive Dashboard for Lake size.
World Conservation Union (IUCN)
- Invasive Species Specialist Group
IUCN Red List of
Nova Scotia Invasive Species
Identification Guide. PDF.
For more information and the French version of this guide, go
& tree research
Tree Ring WebsitePhipps et al. 1985. Collecting, Preparing, Crossdating, and Measuring Tree Increment Cores. USGS Report 85-4148. PDF Link.
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (U of Arizona)
on bristlecone dendrochronology