Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium

Annual Science Workshop

March 20th and 21st, 2013

Siobhan Richardson Field Station, Fort Whyte Centre

1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg

Schedule for both days

Wake up (coffee, tea, snacks etc provided on site)            8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Presentations                                                                      8:30 AM to ~Noon

Lunch (provided on site)                                                    ~Noon to 1:00 PM

Presentations                                                                      1:00 PM to ~5:30 PM

DAY 1 – Government Programs, Biota, and Algal Toxins

Welcome – K.J. Scott (LWRC)

  Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative: Phase 2 – R. Yerubandi1 (Burlington)

  Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative: emerging projects Y. De Lafontaine1, C. Hudon1, & D. Marcogliese1 (Montreal), presented by J.F. Bibeault1

  Lake Winnipeg – Long-term monitoring, nutrient objectives, and action underwayN. Armstrong2 & J. Shead2

  Aquatic invasive species in Manitoba: are we doing all we can to prevent their spread? C. Parks2 & J. Shead2

  Fisheries Branch update – B. Parker2

  Stock status update – G. Kline2


  Growth, condition and diet variation in walleye and sauger – K. Sheppard3, B.J. Hann3, G.K. Davoren3

  Investigating the potential effects of invasive mussels on walleye habitat in Lake Winnipeg and other Manitoban lakesM.E. Geisler3, M.D. Rennie4, & D. Gillis3    

  Temporal and spatial variation in the pelagic fish community in Lake Winnipeg: Implications of night sampling and assessment methodsC. Lumb2, S. Milne9, J. Long2, W. Franzin4,10, B. Parker1,2, & D. Watkinson4

  A diet analysis of two zooplanktivores, the non-indigenous rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) and the native cisco (Coregonus artedi), in Lake Winnipeg, ManitobaA. Olynyk3, B.J. Hann3, & G.K. Davoren3

  Response of zooplankton community of Lake Winnipeg to environmental changes – D. Kamada3 & B.J. Hann3

  The implications of cyanobacteria blooms on the base of the food web in Lake Winnipeg as determined by stable isotope analysisM. Bryan3 & B.J. Hann3

  WITHDRAWN - Monitoring cyanaotoxins on Lake Winnipeg using passive samplers – C. Wong5, M. Hanson3, & J. Challis3

  Human health and ecological risk characterization for microcystins in Lake WinnipegM. Nicholson3, E. Pip5, C. Wong5, & M. Hanson3                                                

DAY 2 – Algae, Nutrients (sources, speciation & fate), Sediment, and Modeling

  Long-term changes in Lake Winnipeg: cyanobacteria, satellite history, microfossils, chemistry, and isotopesH.J. Kling7, M.P. Stainton4, W. Buhay3, G. McCullough3, & S.Watson1 (Burlington)

  Automated monitoring of algal carbon metabolism in Lake Winnipeg M.P. Stainton4, M. Holoka4, & S. Page4

  Satellite monitoring of algal bloom occurrences on Lake Winnipeg, 2003-2011C.E. Binding1 & T.A. Greenberg1 (Burlington), presented by B. Booty1

  A satellite-based system for near-real time mapping of chlorophyll biomass in Lake WinnipegG. McCullough3, T. Hirose8, K. Hochheim3, & J. Bennett8

  Development of a Stable Water Isotope Monitoring Network (SWIMN) in the Nelson River basinT.A. Stadnyk3, C. Delavau3, A. Smith3, & K. Koenig6

  Past progress and future opportunities for tracing the origins and fate of nutrients into Lake Winnipeg: A multi-isotope foodweb approach – K.A. Hobson1 & G. Koehler1 (Saskatoon), presented by R. Yerubandi

  Sediment influx and resuspension – S. Watson1, G. Matisoff11, & J. Guo1, presented by R. Yerubandi1


  Sediment and nutrient loading to Lake Winnipeg by erosion of its north shoreG. McCullough3, M.P. Stainton4, & N. Halden3

  Modeling of Lake WinnipegR. Yerubandi1, Tony Zhang1, J. Zhao1, & L. Leon1 (Burlington)

  Integrated lake-watershed modeling – B. Booty1 (Burlington)

  Status information on nutrients for trans-boundary rivers impacting Lake Winnipeg – J.F. Bibeault1 (Montreal)

  Recent 3-year surveillance study on the Lake of the Woods sub-watershed T. MacDaniel1 (Burlington), presented by J.F. Bibeault1

  Nutrient sequestration into lakes and reservoirs within the Lake Winnipeg watershedD. Donald1 (Regina) & B.R. Parker2

  Soil erosion and sedimentation in the Lake Winnipeg watershed – D.A. Lobb3

  An overview of the Watershed Systems Research Program – S. Randall3

Field Season Updates & Workshop Wrap-up

Affiliations: 1Water Science & Technology Directorate, Environment Canada (various locations); 2MB Conservation and Water Stewardship; 3 U. Manitoba; 4Fisheries and Oceans Canada; 5U. Winnipeg; 6MB Hydro; 7Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.; 8NOETIX Research Inc.; 9Milne Technologies; 10Laughing Arts and Science, Inc.; 11Case Western Reserve University