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Investigating bloom triggers of the diatom Didymosphenia geminata within the Restigouche River Water

Recipient: Queens University, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab
Approved Amount: $18,000
Year Approved: 2012

Lake sediment cores were collected from Lac Humqui and Lac au Saumon. These natural archives of past environmental conditions are being analyzed.  Rock scrapings, sediment grabs, and habitat measures were collected from the Patapedia, Upsalquitch, and Restigouche Rivers.  The researchers hope to use these data to better understand bloom triggers of Didymo.

Contact: Dr. Joshua Kurek, 613-533-6000 ext 75143,