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Climate change implications for distribution, phenology and conservation of Olive-sided Flycatchers (Contopus cooperi) and Western Wood-Pewees (C. sordidulus) in northwestern North AmericaDownload
Northwestern North America is predicted to experience some of the world’s greatest human-caused climate change. Understanding the impacts of associated changes will be imperative to the conservation and management of northern-breeding birds. In particular, long distance migrants and aerial...
Effect of Biochar on Soil Microbial Communities, Nutrient Availability, and Greenhouse Gases in Short Rotation Coppice Systems of Central AlbertaDownload
Short rotation coppice (SRC) systems using willow (Salix spp.) grown on marginal soil, amended with biochar may represent a promising source of renewable green energy for rural communities of Alberta. The Ohaton Wood Energy project, an agroforestry site located in Camrose County, is one of...
Predicting conservation status of North American avian and mammalian scavengers: Implications of geography, life history, behaviour and human disturbanceDownload
Conservation risk is spatially and taxonomically variable, affected by both biological (intrinsic) and environmental (extrinsic) factors. To better understand this variability, I examined how intrinsic and extrinsic factors influenced sub-national patterns of conservation risk in North America...
Spatial and temporal stand dynamics of mature lodgepole pine forests of the Canadian Rocky MountainsDownload
In forest ecosystems, structure and species composition change over time as a function of ageing and minor disturbances and it is important to understand these changes for predicting forest productivity and habitat suitability for other plant and animal biota. Disturbances play a major role in...
Legacy propagule banks of salvaged topsoils are excellent sources of plant propagules for reclamation of mine sites. However, prior studies show that less than 50% of species found in original propagule banks actually establish. We hypothesize that the expression of this legacy propagule bank is...
Moss and peat as monitors of contemporary and past rates of atmospheric dust deposition in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands RegionDownload
Research Problem Since the introduction of open pit mining of the Athabasca Bituminous Sands (ABS) in 1967, this industry has generated considerable quantities of mineral dust that when released is injected into the atmosphere and settles in the surrounding environment. Despite this, a full...