Helping to quantify the ecosystem services that wetlands provide.
Bryan Page has been with IWWR since 2008. With a high interest in wetland biogeochemistry his present and past work focuses on the cycling of nutrients, the sequestration of carbon and the bioavailability of trace metals in different wetland types across Canada. Bryan is responsible for co-ordinating IWWR’s water quantity and quality field research activities on watersheds across the prairies. Bryan’s also been involved in monitoring water quality on the carp exclusion project at Delta Marsh in Manitoba and looking at the effects of groundwater levels on upstream and downstream sides of newly constructed logging roads across boreal peatlands.
Bryan collects data that increases our understanding of the environmental impacts of wetland drainage on water quality and quantity. In particular, he is interested in quantifying the amount of phosphorous and nitrogen exiting drained wetlands. These nutrients can promote harmful algal blooms in downstream rivers and lakes negatively affecting water quality.
- M.Sc., Aquatic Chemistry, University of Manitoba
- B.Sc., Environmental Science, University of Manitoba
Bryan’s Publications (organized by year)
Badiou, P. and B. Page. 2014. Comparison of nutrient and contaminant export from a moderately and intensively drained watershed. Ducks Unlimited Canada, Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada.
Goulet, R.R., J. Holmes, B. Page, L. Poissant, S. Siciliano, D. Lean, F. Wang, M. Amyot and A. Tessier. 2007. Mercury transformations and fluxes in sediments of a riverine wetland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 17:3393-3406.
Page, B. 2005. Mercury Speciation and the Vertical Movement of Newly Added Mercury across the Mercury Methylation Layer in Three Contrasting Wetlands. Thesis, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Amyot, M., C. Beauvais, S. Caron, P. Constant, S. DeGrosBois, D. Gabrovska, H. Godmaire, D. Lean, L. Fisher-Rousseau, S. Garceau, E. Garcia, S. Gérome, V. Girard, R. Goulet, S. Hamelin, R. Harris, J. Hill, K. Hindle, J. Holmes, J. Laroulandie, M. Lucotte, D. Mergler, N. Milot, N. Nugent, O. Nwobo, B. Page, M. Pilote, D. Planas, L. Poissant, N. Roy, L. Sauvé, S. Siciliano, C. Vanier, F. Wang, H. Zhang, and J. Zhang . 2004. The St. Lawrence River case study: linking Hg biogeochemistry, health, and environmental education. EMZ: Materials and Geoenvironment 51:774-776.
Zhang, J., F. Wang, J.D. House, and B. Page. 2004. Thiols in wetland interstitial waters and their role in mercury and methylmercury speciation. Limnology and Oceanography 49:2276-2286.