Program (2022)

 Day 1

TimeTuesday, November 8th
8:45Conference Opening
Session 1 - Opening Plenary
9:00Dr. Jeremy Lundholm

Tidal wetland and dykland habitats through an ecosystem services lens: Updates on blue carbon and pollinators from the ResNet project

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9:45Dr. Linda Campbell et al. (SMU)

Research and progress in relation to contaminated legacy gold mine tailings in Nova Scotia

10:30Morning Break
Session 2 - Salt Marsh Restoration
11:00Graham et al.

Implementation and Preliminary Monitoring of the Truro-Onslow Dyke Realignment and Tidal Wetland Restoration Project

11:30Ellis et al.

Implementation and Preliminary Monitoring of the Truro-Onslow Dyke Realignment and Tidal Wetland Restoration Project

Session 3 - Freshwater Habitat Restoration
13:00Parker & MacLean

From equipment training ground to a restored wetland: the Shaffner Wetland Restoration Site

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13:30McNeely et al.

Stewiacke River - Otter Brook Fish Habitat Restoration e

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Using GIS Technology to Find Fish Habitat Restoration Sites

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14:30Afternoon Break
Session 4 - Legacy Mine Tailings
15:00Smith et al.

Epiphytic lichens (Usnea spp. & Platismatia spp.) for determination of spatial distribution patterns and trends in airborne mercury (Hg) and arsenic (As) at the historical Montague gold mine tailings sites in Nova Scotia

15:30Dr. Chapman et al.

Developing and in-situ risk management strategy for enchancing natural recovery of highly contaminated gold mine tailing impacted wetlands

16:00Lewis et al

Geochemistry and speciation of mercury and arsenic within wetland sediments impacted by historical tailings with and without reactive amendment and protective capping treatments (RAPC)

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16:30Gavel et al.

Assessing effectiveness of a reactive amendment protective capping in reducing bioavailability of mercury and arsenic in Odonata and native wetland plant species

18:00 Evening Activities, Social at the Nook and Cranny, 627 Prince Street, Truro

Day 2

TimeWednesday, November 9th
Session 5 - Coastal Marine Habitat
9:00Beck & Christian

An Exploration of Marine and Coastal Habitat Enhancement and Creation Using Reef Balls in Atlantic Canada

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9:30Veinot et al

Mahone Bay Living Shoreline Pilot Project: Flood Protection and Shoreline Stabilization

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10:00Morning Break
Session 6 - Innovative Tools & Techniques 1
10:30Khan & Goulden

Developing a risk matrix ranking tool to prioritize studies of former mine sites on Crown lands for potential contamination

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Grand Lake Dam Infrastructure Improvements

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Abandoned Boat Removals

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Session 7 - Innovative Tools & Techniques 2

RPAS-based data collection techniques for coastal restoration monitoring: advancements, challenges and lessons learned

14:00Khan & Goulden

Using low cost RPAS/drone technology and software to conduct aerial reconnaissance and surveys to study former mine sites on Crown lands

14:30Afternoon Break
Session 8 - Innovative Tools & Techniques 3

(Abstract to come) GPS tracking of wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) movements near the Highway 104 twinning project between Sutherlands River and Antigonish

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15:30Xiaoyu Kang et al. (UNB)

A Watershed-scale Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water and Crop Yields in Atlantic Canada

16:00Closing & Field Trip Comments

Day 3

Field trip to Onslow Dyke Realignment and Tidal Wetland Restoration Project.  More information on this page