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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 …

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 …

MSc Graduate Opportunity in Water Quality Modeling – Fall 2017

IWRC is seeking a motivated individual for Masters-level research in the area of watershed modeling of streamflow and water quality.  This project will involve working with collaborators at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Dorset Environmental Science Centre and at Queen’s University, Department of Biology.  Check out the full add below! Best.In.Science.SWAT.student.advert.27Feb17.final

NEW: Funded Graduate Student Opportunity – Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017.

Masters of Science Research Opportunity – The Wasi Stormflow Monitoring Project Nipissing University and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority A MESc Student at Nipissing University will investigate the relationships between streamflow and water quality (including total and dissolved phosphorus concentrations, total suspended solids, turbidity, stable water isotopes) in the Wasi watershed, a ~ 230 km2 Read More …

Christening of the new IWRC research vessel

On Friday, Sept 30th, IWRC members and friends gathered on Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing to christen IWRC’s new research vessel, the ‘Merry Weather II’, a name we thought ‘nautical, optimistic and playful’.  The cork popped with lots of fanfare, tshirts and cake.  Thank you to all that attended and those who sent their best wishes. Special thanks to Nipissing University, the Canada Foundation for Read More …