This systematic review aims to clarify, from the existing literature, how fish abundance and diversity are impacted by alterations in flow magnitude due to hydropower production. This systematic review will compile evidence, provide insight into the current state of knowledge, and highlight research needs. The results of this review will help to better inform decisions in water resource and fisheries management.


Project Collaborators

Meagan Harper – Carleton University, Canada

Trina Rytwinski – Carleton University, Canada

Jessica J. Taylor –  Carleton University, Canada

Joseph R. Bennett  – Carleton University, Canada

Steven J. Cooke – Carleton University, Canada

Karen E. Smokorowski – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Keith Clarke – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Tom Pratt – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Neil Fisher – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

Alf Leake – BC Hydro, Canada

Julian Olden – University of Washington, United States of America

Daniel Boisclair – Université de Montréal, Canada


Project status – Ongoing

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


CEBC Contact – meaganharper@cmail.carleton