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I am an aquatic ecologist with over 30 years experience in teaching and
research as an academic at both Dalhousie University and Cape Breton University. Over the last 26 years, I have also worked
as an environmental consultant, involved with a wide variety of ecological
studies throughout Atlantic Canada. My experience includes environmental
impact analysis from mining (coal and gypsum), stream habitat analysis,
habitat design, monitoring programs (design and implementation), coastal
impacts from point sources of pollution, design of compensation plans and
general fisheries and limnological studies. I specialize in marine and
fresh water ecology, biological aspects for impact analyses, and
environmental assessment methodology. I have achieved professional
accreditation as an Environmental Professional (EP) since June 2005.
- Engineering and
Aquatic Environments Certificate # 044 (Dillon - DFO) - 2001
- Permanent High
School Teaching Certificate (OSSTF) - 1969
- SCUBA (Basic) NAUI -
Certification - 1968
Environmental Professional (EP) - since June 2005.
- Fisheries and
1977 - 2005 Cape Breton University
- Salmon Habitat
Management Plan for Glen Brook, Inverness Co., N.S.
- Habitat Restoration
in Big Brook, Inverness Co. and its effect on fish populations.
- Stream Habitat
Survey - Southwest Brook, CB County.
- Fish Habitat
Assessment. Use of PHABSIM and QHEI.
- A variety of applied
research projects with ADI
Limited since 1981 dealing with potential impacts of proposed
developments and general environmental studies throughout Atlantic
1972-77 Dalhousie University - Ph.D.
Research on detritus food chains. Looked at the relative importance of
living and non-living organic matter in the nutrition of Mysis
stenolepis, a filter feeding Crustacean in the near shore environment.
1970-72 University of Guelph - M.Sc.
Physiological ecology of plankton. I studied the physiological cost
(oxygen consumption) for Mysis relicta to undergo diurnal vertical
migrations in Lake Ontario. This was related to general theories on the
role of vertical migration among planktonic organisms.
1977-2005 Associate Professor of Biology
I have taught courses in the B.A., the B.Sc.(Biology), and the B.
Tech.(Environmental Studies) programs at Cape Breton University since 1977.
These courses include:
- Biology 101
- Biology 104
- Invertebrate Zoology
- General Ecology
- Marine Ecology
- Stream Ecology
- Theoretical Ecology
I have also designed and co-taught core courses in:
- Natural Science for
- Environmental Impact
Assessment - B. Tech. Environmental Studies Program at CBU
- Environmental Impact
Assessment Methodology - for Periyar Maniammai
College of Technology for
Women in Vallam, Tamil Nadu,
Survey of Deep Brook, Richmond Co. 2015.
Effects Monitoring of the Franklin Mine site, Florence, CB. 2013,
Wind Farm proposal. CEAA screening of aquatic biology and full
assessment report preparation. 2008 - 2012
Rescue in Muggah Creek estuary for Sydney Tar Ponds Agency. 2009 -
assessment of new health centre complex at Eskasoni First Nation for
Health Canada - 2011
Stream Assessment of McLennan and Camerons Brooks - River Denys
Watershed - for Fisheries and Oceans Canada - 2010
Assessment and Compensation Plan development. Cabot Links Golf Course,
Inverness, CB. 2009 - 2011
Brook Wetland Assessment - at the Victoria Junction Coal Prep. Plant
site - for PWGSC/ECBC/Cape Breton Development Corporation - 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Stone Monitoring - Strait of Canso - for Martin Marietta Materials –
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
Risk Assessment of Works Compound, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
- for Maritime Testing (1985) Ltd. - 2009
Assessment of Glen Brook, River Denys Watershed - for Stewards of the
River Denys Watershed Association - 2008
Shelter Monitoring - 2006, 2007, 2008 - for Martin Marietta Materials.
assessments in compliance with the 2006 Nova Scotia Wetland
Designation Policy and Operational Bulletin Respecting Alteration of
Screening level environmental assessment (Marine in-water survey) of
proposed infilling at Petit de Grat Harbour. 2005-2006
evaluation at former Beaver Mine site - DEVCO. 2005
Oven Brook Re-alignment - Design of Fish Habitat Enhancement,
Monitoring and CEAA screening - for Sydney Tarponds Agency - 2005-2006
Habitat and Benthic Invertebrate Monitoring, Meadowview Landfill, for
Kings County. 2003, 2004, 2005.
Survey of Coke Ovens Brook - for Vaughn Engineering - June, 2001
Assessment (Biology) of Proposed Highway 125 Twinning - CEAA - for
TPWNS - April, 2001
- Glen Brook Salmonid
Management Plan for Glen Brook, CB - for Georgia-Pacific Canada Inc. -
- Melford Gypsum Mine
Stream Baseline Monitoring Program - for Georgia Pacific Canada Inc. -
- Registration of
Undertaking for Environmental Assessment for Proposed Gypsum Mine
Melford, CB - for Georgia Pacific Canada, Inc. - Feb. 1999
- Fish Habitat
Analysis in Salt Cove Brook, St. Lawrence, NFLD. - for Burin Minerals
- June 1996.
- Sable Off-Shore
Energy Program (SOEP)- Assessment (Biology) of the On-Shore Facility
Location, Country Harbour, NS. - for Mobil Oil - 1996
- Fish Population Studies
in Shoal Cove Pond, St. Lawrence, NFLD. - for Burin Minerals - June
- Foulds, J. B., F.
Baechler, M. Blais and C. MacDonald. 2003. Salmonid Management in
the River Denys Watershed. Bras d’Or Stewardship Society
Newsletter, August 2003, 4 pgs.
- Baechler, F., C.
MacDonald, and J. B. Foulds. 2002. Bacterial Concentrations in
Natural Streams within the Bras d'Or Lake Watershed. 4 pgs.
- Foulds, J.B. 1994. Canada
and Abortion. Forum. X(1). 10-11.
- Foulds, J.B. and R.
Keshen. 1993. Teaching the Nature of Science to Art's Students.
Bulletin of Science Technology and Society.
- Foulds, J.B. and
S.A. Manley. 1990. Toothpicks and the Forests of Tomorrow.
New Maritimes. VIII(6). 12-13.
- MacDougall, M.J., T.
Rolfe, and J.B. Foulds. 1990. Stream Survey, Southwest Brook, C.B.
County. Summer 1990. Internal U.C.C.B. Report. 22 pp.
- Foulds, J. B. 2003. An
Introduction to Environmental Assessment. 69 pp.
D. CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT:
- A UNESCO Biosphere
reserve for the Bras d'Or: A Positive Incentive for Change presented to the
Silver Dart Centennial Association Climate Change Conference, Baddeck,
- The Bras d'Or Lake
Biosphere Reserve presented to the Sustainable Communities Initiative,
Cheticamp. NS. April 2006.
- Finding the Power to
Prosper: Sustainable and Renewable Energy in Atlantic Canada.
Conference sponsored by the Miramichi River Environmental Assessment
Committee. ACAP. May 2006.
- Cape Breton
Freshwater Ecology: Flora and Fauna at the Plamu/Salmon Workshop. Collaborative Salmon
Initiative - Wagmatcook, June 2006
- Species at Risk and
Environmental Impact Assessment: Issues. presented to the
Species at Risk Conference, Lunenburg, NS. October 2006.
Aidan James Foulds
Kyra Lea Foulds
Arlo Polwart Foulds
Rosa Bella Polwart Foulds
Aidan came into my world in 1998. He is a builder of the most
creative kind. He is also a gamer - Mine Craft. A recent hobby is stop motion
animation - go to YouTube and type in his name! He also loves music and can
pick up any instrument and play! His Dad is a record producer/recording
Kyra Lea was born in 2001. She is a true "princess" She loves
her big brother very much and is involved in so many activities in and out
of school I couldn't even strat...I will say how proud I am of her musical
ability and her piano and flute playing!!
Arlo Polwart Foulds was born in 2007 - and a native of Scotland! Arlo
looks like a little adult - a very distinctive face. His personality is
very forgiving for his parents (code for "good kid") and he has
already seen "life on the road" as his mom (www.karinepolwart.com) and dad (Mobile
With a Home) take him to many of their gigs.
Arlo has a sister! Rosa Bella was born in 2010. Rosa is very disarming
and will be a very strong self-determined individual - mark my words!
so..4 grandchildren - 2 boys and 2 girls. I am blessed.
d'Or Lake Biosphere reserve:
I am part of the Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association made up of
people from around Cape Breton Island that oversee the activities of
Canada's 16th UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve! It is made up of the
natural and human resources within the Bras d'Or's watershed - an area of
3600 sq. km. We are always spreading the word about the concept to the
peoples within the watershed. Check out our web site: www.blbra.ca. For more information about
biosphere reserves in Canada - go to the Canadian Biosphere Reserves
Association's website: www.biospherecanada.ca
Some ways to contact me:
Phone: 902-674-2578 Cell: 902-565-9479
Or you can Emailme at
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