Chris Jones is the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ Benthic-invertebrate-biomonitoring Scientist. His research is aimed at improving methods used to biomonitor the condition of aquatic ecosystems. His studies seek to understand reference conditions for lakes and streams, and to describe the relative importance of different sources of variation in benthic-invertebrate-community composition. In addition to his scientific work, Chris coordinates Ontario’s Benthos Biomonitoring Network, which is a province-wide lake, stream, and wetland biomonitoring collaboration.
MacDougall, M. J., Paterson, A., Winter, J. G., Jones, C., Knopf, L. A., & Hall, R. I. (2017). Response of periphytic diatom communities to multiple stressors influencing lakes in the Muskoka River Watershed, Ontario, Canada. Freshwater Science, 36, 77-89. http://doi.org/10.1086/690144
Jones, C., Plewes, R., Murison, L., MacDougall, M. J., Sinclair, S., Davies, C., et al. (2017). Random forests as cumulative effects models: A case study of lakes and rivers in Muskoka, Canada. Journal Of Environmental Management, 201, 407-424. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.06.011
Persaud, A. D., Luek, A., Keller, W., Jones, C., Dillon, P. J., Gunn, J. M., & Johnston, T. (2015). Trophic dynamics of several fish species in lakes of a climatically sensitive region, the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Polar Biology, 38, 651-664. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-014-1628-1
Jones, C., Sinclair, S., & Keller, W. (2014). Benthic macroinvertebrate communities in five rivers of the Coastal Hudson Bay Lowland. Polar Biology, 37, 141-147. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-013-1407-4
Paterson, A., Keller, W., Rühland, K. M., Jones, C., & Winter, J. G. (2014). An Exploratory Survey of Summer Water Chemistry and Plankton Communities in Lakes near the Sutton River, Hudson Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic, And Alpine Research, 46, 121-138. http://doi.org/10.1657/1938-4246-46.1.121
Jones, C., Baird, D., Bowman, M. F., Cameron, G., Craig, B., Cutler, B., et al. (2011). Performance of Ontario's Benthos Biomonitoring Network: Impacts on Participants' Social Capital, Environmental Action, and Problem-Solving Ability. Environments: A Journal Of Interdisciplinary Studies, 34. Retrieved from http://www.environmentsjournal.ca/index.php/ejis/article/view/15120
Jones, C. (2008). Taxonomic sufficiency: The influence of taxonomic resolution on freshwater bioassessments using benthic macroinvertebrates. Environmental Reviews, 16, 45-69. http://doi.org/10.1139/A07-010