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Associate, Canadian Rivers Institute

Honourary Research Associate, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick

Associate Graduate Faculty, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph.


NSERC Visiting Fellowship in a Canadian Government Laboratory (National Hydrology Research Centre, 2003-2005)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (1999-2001)

Ph.D., Department of Zoology, University of Guelph



Glenn A. Benoy

Research Scientist - Aquatic Landscape Ecology, Agricultural Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems

Potato Research Centre (Fredericton, NB)

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to conserve and protect aquatic ecosystems

  • Soil and water conservation, watershed hydrology, stream and wetland ecology
  • Development of environmental performance standards for flow, sediments and nutrients in agricultural regions of Canada
  • Landscape-scale assessment of hydrology, water quality and aquatic biota in surface waters as a function of stressors gradients
  • Watershed-scale assessment and modeling of the effects of beneficial management practices on the ecological condition of streams and rivers in agricultural watersheds (e.g. Upper Saint John River, Red-Assiniboine basins of Lake Winnipeg)
  • Source-tracing of stream and wetland sediments using radioisotopes and mass-balance modeling of soil loss and sediment yield


Member of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada agri-environmental research initiatives: WEBs II Task Team, WEBs Black Brook Steering Committee, NAHARP Soil Erosion and Sediment Indicator and IROWC committees

Conference and workshop organization: 34th Annual Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (Halifax, NS) - Scientific Program Member and Session Co-chair on “Agricultural Stressors”

Co-supervisor of 1 postdoctoral fellow and 4 M.Sc. students through associate graduate faculty status at the University of New Brunswick and the University of Guelph

Scientific advisor to the Riparian Health Strategy for Atlantic Canada Committee


Benoy, G.A., K. Cash, E. McCauley and F. Wrona. 2007. Carbon dynamics in lakes of the boreal forest under a changing climate. Environmental Reviews. 15(1):175-189.

Luiker, E., J. Culp and G. Benoy. 2007. Assessment of cumulative ecological effects of agricultural stressors on aquatic communities: an elaboration of the sediment quality triad. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 3:564-566.

Benoy, G.A., K. Cash, L. Levesque, E. McCauley and F. Wrona. 2007. Antecedent snow conditions affect vegetation structure through alteration of frost and water levels: results from a mesocosm experiment in a southern boreal forest fen. Boreal Environment Research. 12:501-513.

Benoy, G.A., R. Brua and J. Culp. 2006. Development of environmental performance standards for suspended sediments in Canadian streams in agricultural watersheds. In: Water and the Landscape: The Landscape Ecology of Freshwater Ecosystems. Edited by: B. Davies and S. Thompson. Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Association of Landscape Ecology (UK Region), Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. pp. 171-178.

Dubé, M., G.A. Benoy and L.I. Wassenaar. 2006. Contrasting pathways of assimilation: multi-isotopic assessment of fish exposure to pulp mill effluents. Journal of Environmental Quality. 35:1884-1893.

Benoy, G.A. 2005. Variation in tiger salamander abundance within prairie potholes affects aquatic bird foraging behaviour. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 83:926-934.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Nature & Wildlife
     Ecosystems & Habitats
     Water Quality
          Beneficial management practices