Research and Monitoring
Answers to certain questions are essential to the implementation of ecosystem-based management in the Bras d‘Or:
- Is the estuary/watershed healthy?
- How do various land-use activities affect the diversity, productivity and aesthetics of the biotic communities?
- Why have the fisheries collapsed and can they recover?
- What are the most sensitive populations and habitats?
A local university, public research agencies and institutions (at four levels of government) and private environmental associations and companies have a long history of site-based research in the Bras d‘Or.
The nomination of the Bras d‘Or as a biosphere reserve has already served to align and focus research and the designation (if achieved) will provide a framework for the knowledge and monitoring necessary to answer these questions
Last updated: July 2011Back to top