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- 8Naeth, M. A.
- 4Land Conservation and Reclamation Council
- 3Green, J. E.
- 3Wilkinson, S. R.
- 2Chanasyk, D. S.
- 49Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of
- 49Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of/Theses and Dissertations
- 40Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN)
- 15Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN)/OSRIN Technical Reports
- 12Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative
- 12Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative/Journal Articles & Research Abstracts (Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative)
Soil stockpiles are used around the world to reclaim sites affected by industrial activities. Oil sands surface mining and in situ extraction activities in Alberta, Canada, have directly impacted more than 900 km2 of land, with more development expected in the future. Soil stockpiles will be...
Salt affected soils are common around the world from natural causes or anthropogenic activities. Over 1030 million hectares of land worldwide are affected by salt or at risk of being affected. In Alberta, saline and sodic soils may occur with oil and gas production, increasing the risk of...
Oil sands mining is a significant disturbance in the Canadian boreal forest. One objective for reclamation after mining is to create a self-sustaining ecosystem, which includes establishing a native plant community. For this thesis, study one evaluates the different plant assembly mechanisms,...
The dissertation is concerned with how Inuit artists are reclaiming knowledge from early ethnographic texts. Early ethnographic texts, such as the writing, photographs, and cultural products produced or acquired by Danish-Greenlandic explorer Knud Rasmussen during the Fifth Thule Expedition...
An evaluation of hitchhiker seedlings with native boreal species as a revegetation tool of industrially disturbed sites in Alberta, CanadaDownload
Herbaceous forbs hitchhiked, or co-grown, with a woody species, is a solution to establish both native woody and herbaceous species at recently disturbed sites. The broad study objectives were to (1) assess the growth of fireweed hitchhiked with three deciduous woody species and one conifer over...
Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons in Bitumen: Exploring Plant-Assisted and Microbial Stimulation TechniquesDownload
While bitumen is one of the oldest construction materials in the world and currently provides an important fuel needed to sustain our modern lifestyle, the disturbances caused by extracting and refining this material are considerable, with 895 km2 of land being disturbed in Alberta as of 2018...
Improving forb establishment and restoring soil function in disturbed landscapes: Hitchhiking native forbs with white spruceDownload
Changing requirements for land reclamation in Alberta has led to the need for revegetation of disturbed lands with native woody and herbaceous species. Our study involves âHitchhiker Plantingâ which is similar to companion cropping in agriculture, with the goal of improving native forb...
Role of host identity, stand composition, soil type and disturbance severity in structuring ectomycorrhizal communities in the boreal forestDownload
The symbiosis between trees and ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF) is essential for tree establishment and survival in the boreal forest because it is a disturbance prone ecosystem characterized by long harsh winters and low nutrient mobility. Ectomycorrhizal fungal community composition can be...
The use of peat applications and Carex aquatilis for peatland reclamation on post mined landscapes in northern Alberta, CanadaDownload
I investigated peatland reclamation factors in a wetland built on a former open-pit oil sands mine in northern Alberta, Canada. The primary research objectives were to investigate the persistence of peat placed in a newly constructed wetland, the survival and establishment of Carex aquatilis...
An Investigation of Potential Weed Management Practices and Multivariate Assessment Parameters for Alberta's Oil Sands Reclamation EffortsDownload
Reclamation efforts that promote the re-establishment of native tree and plant communities subsequent of large-scale oil sands mining land disturbances are crucial in restoring natural ecosystems. It is important that reclamation procedures capable of facilitating the establishment of native...