IISD Experimental Lakes Area
IISD Experimental Lakes Area is one of the world’s most influential freshwater research facilities. It features a collection of 58 small lakes and their watersheds in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, as well as a facility with accommodations and laboratories for up to 60 personnel.
By manipulating these small lakes, scientists are able to examine how all aspects of the ecosystem—from the atmosphere to fish populations—respond. In April 2014, IISD, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada signed three agreements to ensure the facility's long-term operation.
'Old fish did great': Study finds some lake trout get older without aging
Research in a set of unique Canadian lakes is backing up a strange consequence of evolutionary theory often predicted but never before shown.
Not just another fish tale: is there a difference between ageing and getting old?
Some creatures don’t age in the same way that humans do, implying that getting old does not necessarily lead to declining health. This is according to a new study focused on fish ageing led by an international team of biologists—the findings of which have just been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Green Tech: Fishing for Dark Data
How do antidepressants affect fish? Can biological remediation improve water health (e.g. intentionally planting cattails in dirty waterways)? How can the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, and artificial intelligence (AI) innovate freshwater research? These are just a few of the questions researchers at International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) have been tackling over the last few years.
Fish populations can recover from mercury pollution: study
Fifteen years after first joining a research project studying if fish contaminated by mercury over years could ever recover, Britt Hall is pleased to finally see her work come to completion.
2021: Year in review
As 2021 comes to a close, we look back on the year that was in stories from across northeast Winnipeg.
Fish health improves when mercury releases into lakes cut off
Mercury contamination in freshwater fish populations falls quickly once new sources of the toxic chemical are cut off, says new research.
Fish show quick improvement when mercury releases into lakes cut off: study
New research has found mercury contamination in freshwater fish populations falls quickly once the sources of the toxic chemical are cut off.
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