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Event Information:

  • Tue
    01
    Dec
    2020

    Pardon the Introduction: Impact of Human Activity on White Lake’s Aquatic Ecosystem

    7:30 pmZoom Meeting - Details to follow

    Our Presenter:

    Jean-Pierre (J-P) Thonney is a retired aquatic biologist with over 30 years’ experience in 16 countries.  His main areas of study include fisheries management, environmental assessment/mitigation, and aquatic ecosystem capacity evaluation. He obtained his BSc Honours in Aquatic Ecology at Memorial University in Newfoundland and MSc in Sustainable Fisheries at Stirling University, Scotland

    The Presentation:

    White Lake has experienced a range of anthropogenic based changes to its aquatic community structure since its initial creation through impoundment in the mid-1800s. In order to gain a better understanding of these implications of these effects we will be taking an underwater tour to observe changes to the lake’s aquatic flora and fauna over time. This visual exploration will focus on recent impacts from shoreline development, invasive species introductions, and other changes associated with an ever increasing human footprint around the lake.

    Biography:

    Jean-Pierre (J-P) Thonney is a retired aquatic biologist with over 30 years’ experience in 16 countries working on behalf of international government agencies and NGOs in the field of freshwater and marine biodiversity. His main areas of study include fisheries management, environmental assessment/mitigation, and aquatic ecosystem capacity evaluation. He obtained his BSc Honours in Aquatic Ecology at Memorial University in Newfoundland and MSc in Sustainable Fisheries at Stirling University, Scotland