Status and long‐term trends in ecosystem health of coastal wetlands of eastern Georgian Bay


McMaster University

Project Lead

Pat Chow-Fraser, Professor Faculty of Science

Project Dates

2015 - 2016

Project Location

40 wetlands along eastern shores of Georgian Bay (Severn Sound to French River)

Project Parameters

  • Turbidity
  • Conductivity
  • Temperature
  • Chlorophyll-a
  • Total and inorganic suspended solids
  • Total phosphorus
  • Soluble reactive phosphorus
  • Total ammonia nitrogen
  • Total nitrate nitrogen
  • Total nitrogen
  • Fish community
  • Macrophyte community


  • Sampling mid-June – Sept each year
  • 22 sites sampled in 2015
  • 18 sites sampled in 2016
  • 6 wetlands repeated in both years

Resources & Documents

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