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Erosion and Erodibility from Off Highway Vehicle Trails in Alberta's Southern Rocky MountainsDownload
Runoff, sediment production, and erodibility from off highway vehicle (OHV) trails was studied using rainfall simulation experiments and natural rainfall observations in Alberta’s south-west Rocky Mountains to evaluate the suitability of models such as Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) to...
Stream Crossings in the Western Boreal Forest: Assessing Impacts and Prioritizing Restoration for Native Freshwater FishesDownload
Growing anthropogenic development in response to rising demands for natural resources is a major concern for freshwater fish, particularly in resource rich regions such as Canada’s boreal forest. Expanding networks of industrial resource roads has led to the installation of hundreds of thousands...
Wetland loss in Alberta: Identifying successes, barriers, and unintended outcomes of public policyDownload
The province of Alberta adopted a wetland policy in 1993 to manage wetlands in the central and southern regions of the province. Despite a stated commitment to review the policy every five years, to date, no policy evaluation has been conducted. Consequently, little is known about whether wetland...
Using Fire To Trigger Cone Opening In Aerial Seedbanks In Healthy Or Recently Dead Jack Pine StandsDownload
Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae; MPB) is a natural disturbance agent in western North America. Recently, MPB has been found beyond its historical habitats and threatening jack pine (Pinus banksiana) in western Canadian boreal forests. Jack pine is a fire-dependent species that...
Predicting Patterns of Regeneration on Seismic Lines to Inform Restoration Planning in Boreal Forest HabitatsDownload
Mapping of oil reserves involves the use of seismic lines (linear disturbances) to determine size of reserves. These linear disturbances fragment forests and in many cases fail to regenerate trees even decades following their use. With the continued rise in anthropogenic disturbances,...
The recent open pit mining for oil sands in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR), northern Alberta has created an unprecedented industrial scale disturbance whose ecological consequences is not well understood, and requires intensive investigation. This study focused on the temporal dynamics of...
Effectiveness of Retention Harvesting for Biodiversity Conservation: Evidence for Understory Vegetation and WildlifeDownload
Natural disturbance emulation is being used in forest management in an attempt to mitigate the negative effects of harvesting on biodiversity. In the western Canadian boreal forest where the predominant large-scale natural disturbance is wildfire, harvests that leave live mature trees behind at...
Although wildland fires are a beneficial ecosystem process, they can also cause destruction to human-built structures and infrastructure, as evidenced by disasters such as the Fort McMurray fire in 2016 and the Slave Lake fires in 2011. This type of destruction occurs in the “wildland-urban...