Daniel Caissie

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

Daniel is a research hydrologist for the department and leads the River Ecology Group in Moncton, NB. Part of the Catamaran Brook Habitat Research Project since 1989, he has published extensively in the field of hydrology and fish habitat. His main research interests are: the understanding the thermal regime of rivers and river heat fluxes, stream temperature modeling, instream flow requirements, statistical hydrology (floods and droughts), river hydraulics and anthropogenic impacts. Daniel is also the inventor of a new automatic evaporation pan to better understand river heat exchange processes. He has obtained numerous research grants over the years and currently holds a NSERC Discovery Grant at Dalhousie University. He has taught both river hydrology and river hydraulics courses at Université de Moncton, and contributes to the Canadian Water Resources Journal, as a member of the Editorial Board.

Research and/or project statements

Professional activities / interests

Professor at:

  • Institut national de la recherche scientifique - ETE (Québec)
  • Université de Moncton
  • Dalhousie University

Education and awards

Masters degree - Civil Engineering, Université de Moncton, 1988

PhD - Civil Engineering, Dalhousie University, 2003

Key publications

  1. Hebert, C., D. Caissie, M.G. Satish and N. El-Jabi. 2011. Study of stream temperature dynamics and corresponding heat fluxes within Miramichi River catchments (New Brunswick, Canada). Hydrological Processes. 25: 2439–2455.
  2. Caissie, D. 2011. The design of a new device to automate a Class A evaporation pan. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2927: vii + 33p.
  3. Benyahya, L., D. Caissie, N. El-Jabi and M.G. Satish. 2010. Comparison of microclimate vs. remote meteorological data and results applied to a water temperature model (Miramichi River, Canada). Journal of Hydrology 380: 247–259.
  4. Caissie, D. and S. Robichaud. 2009. Towards a better understanding of the natural flow regimes and streamflow characteristics of rivers of the Maritime Provinces. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2843: viii + 53p.
  5. Benyahya, L., D. Caissie, A. St-Hilaire, T.B.M.J. Ouarda and B. Bobee. 2007. A review of statistical water temperature models. Canadian Water Resources Journal 31(3): 179-192.
  6. Caissie, D., M.G. Satish, and N. El-Jabi. 2007. Predicting water temperatures using a deterministic model: Application on Miramichi River catchments (New Brunswick, Canada). Journal of Hydrology 336: 303-315.
  7. Caissie, D. 2006. The thermal regime of rivers: A review. Freshwater Biology 51: 1389-1406.
  8. Caissie, D. 2006. River discharge and channel width relationships for New Brunswick rivers. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2637: 26p.
  9. Caissie, D., M.G. Satish, N. El-Jabi. 2005. Predicting river water temperatures using the equilibrium temperature concept with application on Miramichi River catchments (New Brunswick, Canada). Hydrological Processes 19: 2137-2159.
  10. Caissie, D. and N. El-Jabi. 2003. Instream flow assessment: from holistic approaches to habitat modelling. Canadian Water Resources Journal 28(2): 173-183.