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Both Aboriginal people and settlers of European descent participated in the construction of a series of curious tintypes set in the late-1870s Cypress Hills. The portraits perform complex and fluid cultural identities and they represent the particular conditions of modernity experienced by those...
Spatial ecology of cougars (Puma concolor) in the Cypress Hills: Implications for human-cougar interactions and range expansionDownload
Cougar (Puma concolor) range is expanding eastward in North America. Understanding how range expansion is occurring in a human-dominated landscape is needed to manage the social and ecological implications of a returning large carnivore. To address this, I used GPS-radio collars and...
Species identifications have been historically difficult in the economically important spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) pest complex. Morphological, ecological, behavioural, and genetic characters have been studied to try to understand the taxonomy of this group, but diagnostic character...
Over the last few years, the importance of place in the creation, and continuation of, Metis communities has comprised one of my primary research interests. Tied up in this idea of place are the key questions: why did Metis individuals and families decide to stay in the borderlands in the face of...
The ecology of a re-established cougar (Puma concolor) population in southeastern Alberta and southwestern SaskatchewanDownload
Cougars (Puma concolor) have recently begun to reclaim former range and also are expanding into new territory. The Cypress Hills of southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan now hosts the most eastern confirmed breeding population of cougars in Canada. However, with the return of cougars come...