Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

Science Conference 2015


MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Conservation Science Meeting 2015

MTRI would like to thank all of the people who attended and volunteered at our fourth annual Conservation Science Meeting! The meeting was held at the North Queens Fire Hall in Caledonia on November 13, 2015. The general theme for the meeting was invasive species in southwestern Nova Scotia, with eight oral presentations and 13 poster presentations sharing their knowledge on invasive species' and other conservation science research and management projects. For a full list of oral and poster presentations please follow the link to our schedule.

The afternoon portion of the meeting was filled with ten meaningful break-out discussion groups, with each team recommending important action items for each topic. Please follow the link for a full summary of each break-out discussion and action items.


A special thank-you goes out to our volunteers who came from the Nova Scotia Community College Lunenburg campus!


MTRI staff member, Wendy Whynot, preparing our delicious, healthy, homemade lunch.


Alain Belliveau from the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre giving a talk about invasive plant species.


Matt Miller and Lesley Farrow leading a discussion group on collabirative stewardship