As part of Environment Canada efforts to study the acid rain problem, the Canadian Wildlife Service initiated a research program to assess the impacts of acidic deposition on wildlife and their habitats in eastern Canada. This program provided the basis for development and implementation of the Long Range Transport of Air Pollutants (LRTAP) Biomonitoring Program in 1987. This report reviews the Program's efforts in monitoring the recovery of aquatic ecosystems from acid pollution effects, including the use of piscivorous waterfowl as biological indicators, ecological monitoring in Ontario and Nova Scotia, the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey, biological modelling (the Waterfowl Acidification Response Modelling System and the Integrated Assessment Model), biomonitoring data collection, food chain monitoring, and waterfowl habitat suitability modelling. The characteristics of the four biomonitoring study areas are also described.McNicol, D. K., B. E. Bendell, and M. L. Mallory. 1995a. ... Using volunteers to monitor the effects of acid precipitation on Common Loon (Gavia immer) reproduction in Canada: the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey. Water, Air ... 1996a. The Canadian Wildlife Service LRTAP Biomonitoring Program, Part 3. ... Procedures Manual.
|Title||:||A Strategy to Monitor the Biological Recovery of Aquatic Ecosystems in Eastern Canada from the Effects of Acid Rain|