Workshop 3.02: Developing and Evaluating Dynamic Environment/Habitat Models for the Huron Erie/Lake St. Clair Corridor
LEMN Workshop 3.02: "Developing and Evaluating Dynamic Environment/Habitat Models for the Huron Erie/Lake St. Clair Corridor" was a binational workshop that was held at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario from April 14th to 15th, 2005.
There is increasing recognition that aquatic habitats are created and maintained by dynamic interactions among environmental, hydrological, geological, and biological processes. Strategies for long-term habitat protection and restoration depend on understanding these dynamic processes and the environmental factors that control them. This workshop brought together physical scientists (geologists, hydrologists, engineers), fishery biologists, aquatic ecologists, and resource managers to learn about and explore the potential of using existing physical and biological models to better understand the dynamic linkages between the processes that create, maintain, and regulate habitat structure within the Huron-Erie Corridor (HEC) system. This is the second of three workshops focused on the HEC system.
The workshop builds on the results of our February 2005 meeting (Workshop 3.01). We explored the potential of using existing physical and biological models to better understand the dynamic linkages between the processes that create, maintain, and regulate habitat structure. Participants were asked how best to apply these dynamic models to describe and predict the current and future distribution and quality of aquatic habitats within the HEC system, including ways to integrate modelling results in a geospatial context and present modelling results in ways that are most useful to resource managers and conservation planners. These ideas were more fully explored in a third, final workshop designed to develop long-term data collection/research needs and build research/management project teams to directly address those needs.
Click on the title link of each presentation to download a PDF version of slides that accompanied the talk.
NOTE: Only the presentations with available PDF downloads are listed below. See the workshop agenda above for a full list of presentations.
Data Collection and Spatial Patterns
Erosion and Modeling in the Detroit-St. Clair River System
Modeling Gt. Lakes Coastal Wetland Vegetation Community Response to Climate Change
Potential use for fish and fish habitat modelling in assessments of a changing Huron-Erie Corridor
Restoration of the Cat Island Chain in Green Bay
Lake St. Clair water circulation model