This systematic map aims to identify, collate and describe the evidence that exists on the effectiveness of captive breeding programs, for the purpose of achieving conservation targets for imperilled freshwater fishes and mussels in the wild. The outputs of this systematic map will help to inform conservation managers and policy makers who are responsible for protecting imperilled freshwater species by identifying existing information and highlighting key information gaps for captive breeding programs operating in temperate regions.


Project Collaborators

Lisa A. Donaldson – Carleton University, Canada

Trina Rytwinski – Carleton University, Canada

Jessica J. Taylor – Carleton University, Canada

Joseph R. Bennett – Carleton University, Canada

Andrew R. Drake – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

André Martel – Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada

Steven J. Cooke – Carleton University, Canada

Alan Dextrase – Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Canada

Anna George – Tennessee Aquarium, USA

Jürgen Geist – Technical University of Munich, Germany

Todd Morris – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Patrick O’Reilly – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab Members – Teah Lizée, Shannon Clarke, Lisa Kelly, and Elizabeth Robson Gordon



Project status – Ongoing


CEBC Contact – trinarytwinski@cunet.carleton.ca