Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium

Annual Science Meeting Agenda


Wednesday March 24th, 2010

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Holiday Inn South - 1330 Pembina Highway





Manitoba Water Stewardship – Lake Winnipeg Update

Nicole Armstrong (on behalf of Elaine Shipley*)  – MB Water Stewardship (*


Update on the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative

Nancy Hnatiuk – Environment Canada, Winnipeg (


Response of Benthos and Zooplankton to Nutrient Enrichment in Lake Winnipeg

Brenda Hann*1 and A. Salki2

1.     University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences (*

2.     Salki Consultants Inc., Winnipeg


Trophic Study of Invasive Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus mordax) and Native Walleye (Sander vitreus) in Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba

Katie T. Sheppard*, B. Hann & G. Davoren University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences (*


COFFEE – ends at 10:30 AM


Using Mitochondrial and Microsatellite DNA Variation to Investigate Population Structure of Walleye (Sander vitreus) in Lake Winnipeg

Stephanie Backhouse* & M. Docker University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences (*


Abundance of Small Fishes in the Offshore Waters of Lake Winnipeg

Chelsey Lumb, W. Franzin2 and D. Watkinson2

1.   Manitoba Water Stewardship, Fisheries Branch (*

2.   Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg


An assessment of Cyanobacterial Toxins in Lake Winnipeg

Brian G. Kotak*1, S. Watson2, H. Kling3 and C. Herbert4

1.     AlgalTox International, Pine Falls (*

2.     AEMRD, Environment Canada

3.     Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc., Winnipeg

4.     Parks Canada


Determination of Microcystins and Anatoxins in Fish, Plankton, and Water by LC-MS/MS

Gary Neumann*¹, V. Roscoe¹, G. Lombaert¹, T. Rawn²

1.   Health Canada, Food Program Laboratory, Winnipeg (*

2.   Health Canada, Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Research Division, Ottawa

LUNCH (a buffet is available at the hotel)




Possibility of Applying a Preliminary Ecopath Model to Lake Winnipeg Ecosystem Using Currently Available Data

M. Yamin Janjua Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute (*


The Role of Flooding in Phosphorous Loading to Lake Winnipeg

Greg McCullough*1, M. Stainton2

1.   University of Manitoba, CEOS, Environment and Geography (*

2.   Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg


Nutrient Sequestration in the Lake Winnipeg Basin

Brian Parker – Environment Canada, Winnipeg (


Fish Habitat Management in Three Manitoba First Nations

Bruce Maclean – Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Winnipeg (


Beating a Dead Horse Creek: Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Contaminants in a Lake Winnipeg Watershed

Mark L. Hanson*1, J. Carlson1,2, W. Buhay3, and C. Wong2.

1.   University of Manitoba, Environment and Geography (*

2.   University of Winnipeg, Richardson College for the Environment

3.   University of Winnipeg, Geography


Environment Canada Geoportal Update

Sarah Hall Environment Canada (


The National Aquatic Invasive Species Database: Data sharing in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed

Lynn Frazer* & L. Wesson Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg (*


Lake Winnipeg Foundation - Project Initiatives

Lyle Lockhart Lake Winnipeg Foundation (


Red-Assiniboine Project

Ute Holweger Agriculture and Agri-Food  Canada, Agri-Environment Services Branch (


Wrap-up of Science Meeting