The data rescue intern: Jayme Menard
The water chemistry can identify suitable habitats for fish and the aptitude for spawning and egg survival, which aids in identifying suitability of habitats for fish survival and reproduction. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment fisheries branch collected water chemistry data in lakes around Saskatchewan between 1920 and 1990, originally to assess the lakes for fisheries opportunities.
The data rescue intern: Andrea Brown
The world is becoming more urban. Like many population centres, Vancouver has increased in urban density and area over the last century. Urbanization decreases the availability of natural, forested areas and increases fragmentation between smaller habitats, and has been associated with reductions in the species richness of birds.The effect of urban development on Vancouver’s birds is unknown, but could be determined by comparing current and historical bird surveys. Studies by Weber 1967, Lancaster 1974 and Melles 1994 provide a baseline for bird species diversity, density, and distribution in urban areas in Vancouver between 1960 and 1995.