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Interim report on ecological benchmarking and biomonitoring for detection of air-borne pollutant effects on vegetation and soils, 1975 to 1978

  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
  • A set of 11 sites were established in the Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program study area to provide baseline information on vegetation and soils with respect to air pollution impact. Sites were strategically located for use in long-term biomonitoring and were described with respect to their vascular and cryptogamic species list, stand density and age, soil characteristics and type, and cover and frequency of lower strata species. No apparent impact was detectable that could be attributed to air pollution. Additional sites of a temporary nature were established for use in the development of biomonitoring techniques. Several of these techniques were sensitive enough to detect air pollution impingement in the vicinity of Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. operations.

  • Date created
    1979
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  • Type of Item
    Report
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3T14TR5C
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    This material is provided under educational reproduction permissions included in Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's Copyright and Disclosure Statement, see terms at http://www.environment.alberta.ca/copyright.html. This Statement requires the following identification: \"The source of the materials is Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development http://www.environment.gov.ab.ca/. The use of these materials by the end user is done without any affiliation with or endorsement by the Government of Alberta. Reliance upon the end user's use of these materials is at the risk of the end user.