Donnette Thayer, former M.Sc. Student

Thesis Title:

Documenting juvenile and adult Lake Sturgeon seasonal movement patterns and habitat use in the South Saskatchewan River and its tributaries in order to refine knowledge of the species’ critical habitat. (link)

Research Description:

Study goals include describing the impact of disturbance on Lake Sturgeon habitat and fine-scale movement responses to flooding; correlating fine-scale triangulated positional data at spawning and overwintering sites to environmental variables such as depth, substrate, bottom flow velocity, and diel and seasonal periods.