Ducks Unlimited Canada
Institute for Wetland & Waterfowl Research
PO Box 1160
Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada
R0C 2Z0

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Bryan Page

Research Biologist

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)

Page, B., P. Badiou, and O. Steele. 2023. Nutrient retention of newly restored wetlands receiving agricultural runoff in a temperate region of North America. Ecological Engineering 195:107060.

Ury, E.A., P. Arrumugam, E.R. Herbert, P. Badiou, B. Page, and N.B. Basu. 2023. Source or sink? Meta-analysis reveals diverging controls of phosphorus retention and release in restored and constructed wetlands. Environmental Research Letters 18:083002.

Kowal, P.D., P. Badiou, R.B. Emery, L.G. Goldsborough, D.A. Wrubleski, L.M. Armstrong, and B. Page. 2022. Improvement in water clarity and submersed aquatic vegetation cover after exclusion of invasive common carp from a large coastal wetland, Delta Marsh, Manitoba. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10:992690.

Badiou, P., B. Page, and L. Ross. 2019. A comparison of water quality and greenhouse gas emissions in constructed wetlands and conventional retention basins with and without submerged macrophyte management for storm water regulation. Ecological Engineering 127: 292-301.

Badiou, P., B. Page and W. Akinremi. 2018. Phosphorus retention in intact and drained prairie wetland basins: Implications for nutrient export. Journal of Environmental Quality 47:902-913.

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.