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Biotactic was founded and incorporated in 1998 by Dr. Christopher Bunt. We are an internationally active environmental consulting firm focused primarily on fish and wildlife monitoring, fish habitat protection and natural habitat restoration. Examples of some of our recent applied work include remote fish monitoring systems, optimization of fishway performance and nature-like fish bypass channels, ideal fish passage location, and monitoring of fish pass effectiveness.  We regularly conduct fish migration and habitat utilization studies, and fisheries projects designed to minimize negative ecological impacts associated with river regulation, river barriers (dams/weirs), and poor water quality.

We have conducted research in affiliation and association with the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, York University, University of Illinois, University of Prince Edward Island, State University of New York (Syracuse), James Cook University (Australia), University of Guelph, University of Massachusetts, Queens University . We also work with large utilities such as the New York Power Authority, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro Quebec, North American Hydro, legal firms (e.g., Cassels Brock LLC, Frost Todd Brown LLC), government agencies (e.g., Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Alberta Environment, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, City of London), management agencies (Grand River Conservation Authority, Lower Colorado River Authority, Metro Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Niagara Restoration Council, The Cree Regional Authority, The Manitoba Floodway Authority, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority), and in partnership with other firms such as Espey-Houston and Associates (Texas), Bio-West Inc. (Texas and Utah), Applied Biometrics Inc. (Ontario), Gartner Lee Limited, Stantec Limited, The Dow Chemical Company, The City of Kitchener, The City of London. Genivar Limited, Simbiota LLC (Brazil), Texas State Parks, Bruce Power, Lake Eugenia Property Owner's Association, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Eugene Water and Electrical Board, Environment Canada, Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and several consulting engineers.


Biotactic Incorporated
691 Hidden Valley Rd.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2C 2S4

Tel: +1 519 748 1574

Some of our recent projects include:

  • Development of (semi) automated fish counting and identification systems for fishways

  • Fish movement related to dam closure

  • FERC re-licensing studies using telemetry to answer key scientific questions related to fish passage

  • Multi-specific and multi-structural comparisons of fish passage effectiveness

  • Water diversion and other environmental assessments related to fisheries and aquatic habitat

  • Habitat requirements and sampling methodologies of endangered fishes in Canada and the United States.

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