This systematic map examines the extent, range, and nature of published case studies (i.e., peer-reviewed academic literature, grey literature, and thesis/dissertationscommercially published and grey) that seek to bridge Indigenous science and Western science in ecological research, monitoring, or natural resource management across Canada’s freshwater aquatic ecosystems.

Specifically, it asked: What methods, models, and approaches have been used in studies that seek to bridge Indigenous and science-based knowledge in freshwater research, monitoring, or management in Canada?


Project Collaborators

Steven M. Alexander – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Jennifer F. Provencher – Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

Dominique A. Henri – Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

Lushani Nanayakkara – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Jessica J. Taylor – Carleton University, Canada

Albana Berberi – Carleton University, Canada

Jed I. Lloren – Carleton University, Canada

Jay T. Johnson – University of Kansas

Myrle Ballard – University of Manitoba, Canada

Steven J. Cooke – Carleton University, Canada


Note – This systematic map is a continuation of the Bridging Indigenous and science-based knowledge in coastal-marine research, monitoring, and management in Canada project and therefore uses the same protocol with modified search terms and eligibility criteria to reflect the freshwater scope.


Project status – In progress


CEBC Contact – jessicataylor3@cunet.carleton.ca