Other Publications (Biological Sciences)
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- 4Schneider, Richard R.
- 3Deyholos, Michael K.
- 2Harrington, Michael J.
- 2Jaeger, Jochen
- 2Martinig, April Robin
- 2Rajput, Sunil
This paper provides a framework for modeling the effects of climate change on key indicators of interest to regional land-use planning teams. The framework is based on input from a technical workshop held on October 16, 2008, as well as follow-up with technical experts and a review of the...
The Natural Regions and Subregions classification represents the state-of-the-art in ecological land classification in Alberta. It is becoming increasingly apparent, however, that current landscape patterns are destined to change in coming decades as a consequence of global warming. In this...
In this report I consider the question of how to select sites that will serve as conservation offsets, drawing on recent research into optimized resource allocation. My recommendations are most applicable to an offset program based on the conservation banking approach applied at regional scale...
This report provides the results of a study on conservation planning and the optimal location of new conservation areas in Alberta’s Upper Peace, Lower Peace, and the Upper Athabasca planning regions. The Alberta Land-use Framework (LUF) was developed as a regional planning framework to manage...
Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity Under a Changing Climate: A Review and Analysis of Adaptation MeasuresDownload
As a province and a nation we have committed to conserving our native biodiversity. In this discussion paper I examine this goal through the lens of climate change. The intent is to draw attention to issues that need to be addressed and to illustrate options for adapting our current system of...
Evaluating wildlife passage use and discovery for small and medium sized mammals in an Eastern Canadian boreal forestDownload
Paper presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in 2015. BACKGROUND/QUESTION/METHODS: While many studies have looked at how large mammals respond to road mitigation measures, few studies have examined the effects on smaller mammals or taken a multispecies...
The goal of this guide is to derive a better understanding of the biodiversity of sponges across the eastern Canadian Arctic. Specimens were collected during research cruises aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen in October 2015, July 2016 and July 2017. Collection sites were...
In vivo and in vitro evaluation of Beauveria bassiana pathogenicity for western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis [MSc Dissertation]Download
Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, are major pests in greenhouses. The fungus Beauveria bassiana is a safer alternative to use of chemical insecticides against this insect; and evaluating isolates for high virulence has usually involved in vivo studies. My approach examines in...