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Member: North American Benthological Society


M.Sc. Dept. of Zoology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

B.Sc. (Hon.) Biological Sciences and Great Lakes Studies, Univesrity of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

EC-PYR Recognition Award (CABIN)


Stephanie Strachan

Environmental Studies Scientist - Biological Monitoring and Assessment of freshwater quality using benthic invertebrates and CABIN

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Conducting biological monitoring and assessment projects to assess status and trends in water quality; developing and expanding the implementation of Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN)

Developing and implementing a biological monitoring program through the Canadian Aquatic Biological Monitoring Network (CABIN) to complement physical-chemical water quality monitoring for assessing and advising on the condition of freshwaters

Collaborating with CABIN partners to develop reference collections and basin-specific reference condition models to conduct consistent and comparable monitoring and assessment

Developing and implementing a CABIN training certification program available to other agencies, departments, governments and community groups


Participant on the North American Benthological Society (NABS) Taxonomic Certification Committee

Participant on Britich Columbia Ministry of Environment (BC MOE) Biomonitoring Working Group


Strachan, S., A. Ryan, H. McDermott and T. Tuominen. 2009. Benthic invertebrate and water quality assessment of the Quinsam River Watershed in British Columbia 2001-2006. Environment Canada, Vancouver, BC. EC/GB/07/85 114 p.

Sylvestre, S., M. Fluegel, and T. Tuominen. 2005. Benthic Invertebrate Assessment of Streams in the Georgia Basin using the Reference Condition Approach: Expansion of the Fraser River Invertebrate Monitoring Program 1998-2002. Environment Canada, Vancouver BC. EC/GB/04/81 194 p.

Sylvestre, S. and R.C. Bailey. 2005. Ecology of leaf pack macroionvertebrate communities in streams of the Fraser River Basin, British Columbia. Freshwater Biology 50:1094-1104.

Fluegel, M, S. Sylvestre, T. Tuominen, M. Sekela and G. Moyle. 2004. The effects of non-point source pollution on small urban and agricultural streams - Data Report. Environment Canada, Vancouver, BC. EC/GB/04/77.

Sylvestre, S., M. Sekela, T. Tuominen and G. Moyle. 2002. Water quality assessment of agricultural and residential run-off using the crayfish Pacifastacas leniusculus in British Columbia Canada. Freshwater Crayfish 13: 383-395

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

          Aquatic organisms
          Water quality
     Water Quality
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