Research Library

Pertinent information on academic research, monitoring, best management practices and regulatory requirements may not always be readily accessible to conservation practitioners and the general public.

The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve has set out to provide public access via the creation of a comprehensive, searchable web-database that will enable conservation practitioners to access information that will assist them in implementing the best management practices to ensure effective ecosystem and resource management, as well as conservation and restoration.

Through acquiring special permissions from local organizations, the LPWBR has started to compile research papers, grey literature, case studies, guiding regulations, and relevant legislation which have been made publicly accessible through one database.

If you, or an organization you know would be interested in contributing to this public database by sharing publications, grey literature, case studies or documents you feel contribute to the maintenance and management of the LPWBR please contact us.

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Scientists in the community

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Keeping cool: restoring natural areas with native plants can lower temperatures

Have you ever gone for a walk in the woods and thought the air felt a little cooler than where you entered the woods from? Chances are that it is. It’s likely cooler than your street, yard, or even the agricultural field nearby.

Keeping an eye on the sky

Whether we think about it or not, birds are an important part of our lives. They are as important to us as they are to the many ecosystems which they play integral roles in sustaining.

Research and Conservation Conferences

8th Annual Research & Conservation Conference Goes Virtual

On November 6th, the Long Point Biosphere Reserve held our annual Research and Conservation Conference


On November 6th the Long Point Biosphere Reserve held our annual Research and Conservation Conference via two Zoom webinars. We had a tremendous audience. Thanks to all who attended. And special thanks to our presenters.

In case you missed it, you can watch the recordings below.

Morning Session Presentations

Priority Place: Invasive species/phragmites control – Eric Cleland, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Public engagement and collaboration for (water) resource management in Ontario – Elaine Ho
Priority Place: Agriculture Runoff – Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS)
Biological control of Phragmites: Michael McTavish, University of Toronto

Click the video below to watch the morning presentation of the 2020 conference.

Afternoon Session Presentations

Priority Place: Road Mortality – Mandy Karch, Ontario Road Ecology Group
Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program: 25 years of Conservation – Doug Tozer, Birds Canada
Priority Place: Tall Grass Prairies, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Ontario Reptile & Amphibian Atlas: Brittney Vezina and James Paterson, Ontario Nature

Click the video below to watch the afternoon presentation of the 2020 conference.

The webinars were an excellent opportunity for researchers, agencies, students, and members of the public to take part in an informative exchange of ideas related to local environmental, sustainability and conservation.


Click for info about previous conferences.

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