The objective of this systematic review is to clarify, from existing literature, how fish abundance and diversity are impacted by alterations in flow magnitude due to natural causes, such as extreme hydrological events, climate variability and climate-induced changes. This systematic review will provide insight into the current state of knowledge, identify knowledge gaps and future research needs. Results of this review will help inform fish and flow-regime management actions in natural systems, particularly in the face of climate-induced alterations.  

Project Collaborators

Trina Rytwinski – Carleton University, Canada

Hsien-Yung Lin  – Carleton University, Canada

Meagan Harper – Carleton University, Canada

Kim Birnie-Gauvin –  Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Adrienne Smith – Carleton University, Canada

Jessica J. Taylor – Carleton University, Canada

Joe Bennett – Carleton University, Canada

Steve J. Cooke – Carleton University, Canada

Jessica Reid – Carleton University, Canada        

Karen E. Smokorowski – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Michael J. Bradford  – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Richard Kavanagh  – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Neil Fisher  – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

James Crossman – BC Hydro, Canada

Stuart Bunn – Griffith University, Australia         

Katrine Turgeon – Université du Québec Outaouais, Canada

Nick Lapointe – Canadian Wildlife Federation, Canada

Protocol In Press

Project status – In progress

We are still in the process of collecting literature for this project. If you have any relevant materials please get in touch with the CEBC contact below.