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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...
In the boreal forest of North America, as in any fire-prone biome, three environmental factors must coincide for a wildfire to occur: an ignition source, flammable vegetation, and weather that is conducive to fire. Despite recent advances, the relative importance of these factors remains the...
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...
Temperature sensitivity of N2O emissions from fertilized agricultural soils: Mathematical modeling in ecosysDownload
N2O emissions have been found to be highly sensitive to soil temperature (T-s) which may cause substantial rises in emissions with rises in Ts expected in most climate change scenarios. Mathematical models used to project changes in emissions during climate change should be able to simulate the...
In many respects, the climate of northeastern Alberta resembles that of the central portions of the province. It is generally somewhat cooler, especially In winter, and precipitation is slightly less. The area has a very definite continental climate and its distance from the Pacific Ocean and the...
Recent research indicates climate change will be amplified in Polar Regions, which will cause decreases to sea ice thickness and extent throughout the Arctic. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) will be directly affected by changes to Arctic sea ice conditions because they rely on the ice substrate...