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- 1Adamczak, Kateri M.
- 1Cherry, Seth G.
- 1Diamanti, Jeffrey Mathew Gerald
- 1Gready, Benjamin, P
- 1Kessler, Anna JL
- 1Messner, Jordan S
Aesthetic Economies of Growth; Energy, Value, and the Work of Culture After Oil offers a cultural history of energy after the industrialization of fossil fuels. My argument is that the political economy of fossil fuels, and the climate change it generates, is anchored to energy’s aesthetic...
The lacustrine Green River Formation (GRF) is an important oil-producing formation in the Uinta Basin, Utah (USA). In recent years, the unconventional carbonate reservoirs in the Uteland Butte member (UBM), base of the GRF, have been targeted because their estimated oil and gas resources. The...
Decades of fish introductions into mountain lakes have altered invertebrate communities. I assessed the current status of fish populations and their effects on crustacean zooplankton communities by sampling 37 lakes in the mountain parks, where stocking practices had been halted over 25 years...
Elevation dependent landscape processes in rapidly warming sub-Arctic mountains: influences of snow, temperature and vegetationDownload
The loss of spring snow in the Northern Hemisphere has been dramatic. From 1967 to 2008 snow cover decreased by 14% in May and 46% in June, with a simultaneous reduction in snow cover duration of 6 – 8 days per decade in both summer and fall. These effects have been particularly pronounced in...
Examining Historical Climate with Respect to Future Permafrost and Engineering Design: An Analysis of Common Assumptions and CalculationsDownload
This paper examines changes in climate with respect to permafrost and engineering design in Arctic regions. Current understanding of climate changes, predictive modeling, and climate data were studied. Inconsistencies and differences were noted, discussed, and evaluated using comparisons of the...
Ice surface temperature, albedo, and surface elevation change of glaciers and ice caps of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, Canada, 1995-2015.Download
Inter-annual variability in glacier and ice cap surface mass balance in the Queen Elizabeth Islands (QEI), Arctic Canada, is driven primarily by variability in summer melt. Mean summer (June-August) QEI glacier surface temperatures (LSTs) and shortwave broadband black-sky surface albedo (BSA) are...
Local-Scale Drivers of Spatial Patterns and Demographic Rates of Conifer Species in a Forest Chronosequence in Coastal British ColumbiaDownload
Growth, mortality and recruitment are the fundamental demographic processes driving changes in forest structure and dynamics. Rapid changes observed in many forests globally have imposed serious threats to ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity and hydrology, emphasizing...
Plant litter: direct and indirect effects of simulated climate change and clipping on its decomposition, and its effects on plant-plant interactionsDownload
Terrestrial ecosystems are characterized by an intricate relationship between plants and soils that influence ecosystem and community level processes and properties. At the ecosystem level, plants (producers) provide organic carbon to the decomposer subsystem and obligate root-associated...
The Canadian Arctic Islands (CAI) contain the largest concentration of terrestrial ice outside of the continental ice sheets. Mass loss from this region has recently increased sharply due to above average summer temperatures. Thus, increasing the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for...
Social Contexts of Environmental Practices: How Sustainable Development Discourses and Trust Mediate the Use of Genomics in the Alberta Beef IndustryDownload
In the face of environmental degradation resulting from beef production, genomics may add to the options available to producers seeking to reduce their environmental impacts. This research seeks to understand cow/calf producer experiences with the environment, the environmental impacts of their...