Job Title: Research Scientist and Project Leader, Coldwater Lakes
Employer: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Place of Birth: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Public School attended: Jennie Elliott (Elementary, Calgary, Alberta); Bishop Pinkham (Junior High, Calgary)
High School attended: Central Memorial (Calgary)
Further Education: University of Calgary (B.Sc.), Oregon State University (M.Sc.), University of Toronto (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Northwestern Ontario, boreal shield
synopsis of current research:
Long term, catchment-scale monitoring of forestry impacts on boreal shield lakes; managing human impacts on lakes and streams.
OMNR/CNFER site (www.cnfer.on.ca)
EMAN case study sites for Coldwater Lakes
Steedman, R. Stratification and lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) habitat volume in three small boreal forest lakes after experimental catchment deforestation. In review, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.
Steedman, R. Lake chemistry response to clearcutting at the Coldwater Lakes Experimental Area, 1991-1998. In review, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.
Steedman, R.J., and R.L. France 1999. Origin and transport of aeolian sediment from new clearcuts into boreal lakes, northwestern Ontario, Canada. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, in press.
Steedman, R.J., R.L. France, R.S. Kushneriuk, and R.H. Peters. 1998. Effects of riparian deforestation on littoral water temperatures in small boreal forest lakes. Boreal Environment Research 3:161-169.
Steedman, R.J. 1994. Ecosystem health as a management goal. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 13(4):605-610.
There are many lifetimes worth of important, practical research needed for protection and sustainable use of Canada's waters.