Brie A. Edwards

Linking aquatic imperilment to environmental change




Peer Reviewed:

Sorichetti, R.J., Raby, M., Holeton, C. Benoit, N., Carson, L., DeSellas, A., Diep, N., Edwards, B.A., et al. In Press. Chloride trends in Ontario’s surface and groundwaters. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Dey, C. … Edwards, B.A., … et al. 2021. Research priorities for the management of freshwater fish habitat in Canada. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 78 (11).

Simmatis, B., Paterson, A.M., Edwards, B.A., and J. Smol. 2021. Linking changes in sedimentary Cladocera assemblages to limnological variables in 67 Sudbury (Ontario, Canada) lakes reflecting various degrees of metal smelter impacts. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 78 (10)

Southee, F.M., Edwards, B.A., Chetkiewicz, C.-L., and C. O’Connor. 2021. Freshwater conservation planning in the far north of Ontario: identifying priority watersheds for the conservation of fish biodiversity in an intact landscape. FACETS

Hall, L.J., Emilson, E.J.S., Edwards, B.A., Watmough, S.A. 2021. Patterns and trends in lake concentrations of dissolved organic carbon in a landscape recovering from environmental degradation and widespread acidification. Science of the Total Environment 142679.

Meyer-Jacob, C., Labaj, A., Edwards, B.A., Keller, W.(B.), Cumming, B., Paterson, A., and J. Smol. 2020. Re-browning of Sudbury (Ontario, Canada) lakes now approaches pre-acidification lake-water dissolved organic carbon levels. Science of the Total Environment 725: 138347

Keller, W. (Bill), Heneberry, J., and B.A. Edwards. 2019. Recovery of acidified Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, lakes: a multi-decade synthesis and update. Environmental Reviews 27: 1-16.

Edwards, B.A., F.M. Southee, and J.L. McDermid. 2016. Using climate and a minimum set of local characteristics to predict the future distributions of freshwater fish in Ontario, Canada, at the lake-scale. Global Ecology and Conservation 8: 71-84.

Edwards, B.A., D.A. Jackson, and K.M. Somers2016. Effects of declining calcium availability on the survival, growth, and calcium content of freshwater crayfish (Orconectes virilis). Freshwater Biology 61(6): 914-922.

Edwards, B.A., D.A. Jackson, and K.M. Somers2015. Evaluating the effect of lake calcium concentration on the acquisition of carapace calcium by freshwater crayfish. Hydrobiologia 744(1): 91-100.

Edwards, B.A., D.A. Jackson, and K.M. Somers. 2014. Linking temporal changes in crayfish communities to environmental changes in boreal Shield lakes in south-central Ontario. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71(1): 21-30. pdf: Edwards et al. 2014

Edwards, B.A., V.R.E. Lewis, D.A. Jackson, and F.H. Rodd. 2013. Interactive effects of calcium decline and predation risk on the potential northward range expansion of the rusty crayfish, Orconectes rusticus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 91(5): 328-337. pdf: Edwards et al. 2013

Scott, C.E., K.M. Alofs, and B.A. Edwards. 2011. Putting dark diversity in the spotlight. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26(6): 263-264. pdf: Scott et al. 2011

Edwards, B.A., D.A. Jackson, and K.M. Somers. 2009. Multispecies crayfish declines in lakes: implications for species distributions and richness. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(3): 719-732. pdf: Edwards et al. 2009


Edwards, B.A. 2013. Temporal change in crayfish communities and links to a changing environment. PhD Thesis, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Patterson, K.A., T.A. Johnston, L.C. Haslam, W. Keller, G.L. Lescord, M.J. Heerschap, R.A.  DeJong, H.K. Swanson, P.A. Lennox, C-L.B. Chetkiewicz, C.M. O’Connor, J.W. Warmbold, J.L. Bailey, B.A. Edwards, M.T. Arts, C.J. Chenier, A.W. Sumner, R.W.K. Tang, B.A.  Branfireun, N.E. Jones, S.P. Bhavsar and J.M. Gunn. 2020. Fish and aquatic sampling  activities in the Hudson Bay Lowlands Ecozone of the Far North of Ontario: 2008–2018. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Science and Research Branch,  Peterborough, ON. Science and Research Technical Report TR-41. 54 p. + appendices.

Chetkiewicz, C., Carlson, M., O’Connor, C., Edwards, B., Southee, M., and M. Sullivan.  2017. Assessing the Potential Cumulative Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Freshwater Fish in Northern Ontario. WCS Canada Conservation Report #11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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