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Nipissing University’s Integrative Watershed Research Centre aims to promote and support integrative research on watersheds and related environmental issues in our region of northeastern Ontario and beyond.  The watershed is used here as a boundary object, uniting our members across many disciplines and perspectives to focus development of research ideas, collaborations and partnerships. Members of the centre are actively engaged in research projects Read More …

Nancy England defends MESc thesis in catchment hydrology.

A  big shout-out and congratulations to Nancy England who, on May 29th defended her MESc thesis entitled “Hydrological Characterization of the Sturgeon River watershed in Northeastern Ontario: A Hydrometric and Water Isotope Analysis.” We recently had the chance to assemble old, current and even new lab members at a summer BBQ.  In photo below – Read More …

2017 Ice-off monitoring of Lake Nipissing begins!

Yesterday we deployed the first of two buoys on Lake Nipissing for the 2017 ice-off season. This is the 4th year of high frequency monitoring of weather and water conditions, including conditions within Callander Bay.   And it was the first trip of the season for the Merry Weather II, our 24 ft boat we christened Read More …

Chris McConnell defends MESc thesis – A big success!

A big congratulations goes out to Chris McConnell at the Dorset Environmental Science Centre on the successful defense of his Masters of Environmental Sciences thesis entitled ” Isotope Mass Balance in Seasonally Stratified Lakes of South Central Ontario”.  Thanks to all the committee members, including external examiner Dr. Jean Birks from InnoTech Alberta, Dr Keith Read More …

Chris McConnell’s MESc thesis defense on Isotope Mass Balance of Lakes – 7 Mar 2017, 1pm.

All, please join us for Chris McConnell’s MESc thesis defense:   Isotope Mass Balance in Seasonally Stratified Lakes of South Central Ontario Tuesday 7th March at 1:00 pm Room R226, Nipissing University, North Bay Abstract This study explores the simplified Isotope Mass Balance (IMB) of a lake as a tool capable of revealing evaporation/inflow (E/I) ratios Read More …