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Thermal and LiDAR Imaging to Map Habitats Accurately

Project Overview

The Thermal Imaging project will develop methods to understand how high water temperature is affecting our rivers’ Atlantic salmon production and how to respond to these stressors. Thermal infrared imagery will be collected from 1000 km of the Miramichi River and along with existing data at UNB, a map of potential “cold water refugia” including river depth and substrate structure will be created. It will be the most detailed habitat maps for a salmon river. This information will be used to model responses of river thermal regimes to climate and landscape change and provide resource managers with a planning tool that will help salmon rivers retain their cold-water attributes.

Thermal Imaging Water-Based LiDAR

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