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Climate variability, climate change and human activities have impacted various components of the hydrologic cycle in many regions across the world. In particular, changes to the global climate system can affect the magnitude and frequency of extreme hydrological events, thus altering the risk to...
Biogeochemical Cycling and Microbial Communities in Native Grasslands:Responses to Climate Change and DefoliationDownload
Ongoing climate change has emerged as a major scientific challenge in the current century. Grassland ecosystems are considered net carbon (C) sinks to mitigate climate change. However, they are in turn, influenced by climate change and management practices, providing feedback to climate change...
Dissolved Organic Carbon Mobilization and Degradation Patterns in Retrogressive Thaw Slumps of the Peel Plateau, Northwest Territories, CanadaDownload
Anthropogenic climate change has affected the Canadian Arctic cryosphere, accelerating the development of retrogressive thaw slumps (RTS) across the Peel Plateau, NWT, Canada. RTS result from the thawing of ice-rich permafrost and develop due to ablation of ground ice exposed in the slump...
Inequality, collective action, and adapting climatic variability are all central adaptive problems that shaped the evolution of our species’ sociality. Equally so, because of the internal logical structure of these challenges, each of these problems also sits at the heart of climate change....
Governance Institutions and the Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Two Rural Communities in AlbertaDownload
Adaptation is now recognized as an important aspect of responses to climate change. Rural communities in the prairie provinces of Canada are considered to be sensitive to the impacts of climate change due to socio-economic and geographical factors. This study examines the ways in which governance...
Modeling the Hydrology and Water Resources Management of South Saskatchewan River Basin under the Potential Combined Impacts of Climate Change and Climate AnomaliesDownload
The objective of this research study is to investigate the potential impact of climate change, and the combined impacts of climate change and climate anomalies on the hydrology and water resources management for the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB) of Alberta for the 21st century. The...
Potential Hydrologic Impact of Climate Change to Athabasca River Basin based on Dynamically Downscaled Climate Scenarios of IPCCDownload
To investigate the potential hydrologic impact of climate change on the Athabasca River Basin (ARB) of Alberta, Canada, the fully distributed physically based model, Modified Interactions Soil-Biosphere-Atmosphere (MISBA) land surface scheme of Kerkhoven and Gan (2006) was driven with two SRES...
To simultaneously enhance agricultural productivity and lower negative impacts on the environment, food systems need to be transformed to become more efficient in using resources such as land, water, and inputs. This study has examined the resource use efficiency of maize production for...
The Anthropocene, the idea that modern humans have the capability to change the environment on geological scales, has grown to prominence as a fashionable method of framing human-driven climate change. Popular across academic disciplines, the Anthropocene has also inspired debates within the...
Climate change is posing a major challenge to our environment and economy. Climate change is considered to be more intense for northern regions including Alberta, Canada. Adapting to climate change is essential to mitigate the negative impacts and maintain prosperity for society. However, the...