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An Investigation of the Effects of Conversion Pressure and Fragmentation on Farmland Values in Alberta, CanadaDownload
The majority of the agricultural area in Alberta, Canada, is situated in the southern half of the province. This also coincides with the population distribution as most Albertans call this region home. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are multiple competing uses and demands for farmland....
From 1996 to 1999, apparent annual survival of male Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus) was compared in forest fragments created by forestry (n = 3) and agriculture (n = 14) to plots in continuous boreal forest of central Saskatchewan (n = 3). For 398 male Ovenbirds, Cormack-Jolly-Seber models...
Are the “ seeds ” of spatial variation in cyclic dynamics apparent in spatially-replicated short time-series ? An example from the forest tent caterpillarDownload
Variation in the pattern of dynamics of the forest tent caterpillar was assessed over a 13-year interval of population collapse and increase among 68 sites within a 420 km2 region. Patterns of population change were compared with the level of forest fragmentation among sites, and interpreted in...
The rate-dependent compressive response and resulting fragmentation characteristics of dry ox cortical bone and cyanoacrylate-based cortical bone surrogate material was investigated in two material orientations. Tests were conducted under quasi-static (10−3 s−1) and dynamic (103 s−1) loading in...
Abstract. Building or maintaining corridors in fragmented landscapes may be an important method to conserve gap-sensitive species that avoid crossing gaps in forest cover. We tested the effectiveness of corridors by examining the changes in abundance of boreal birds pre- and post-logging in...
Effects of climate and forest structure on duration of forest tent caterpillar outbreaks across central Ontario, CanadaDownload
Abstract: We examined the effect of forest structure and climate enlarge-scale and long-term patterns of outbreaks of forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hbn., across central Ontario. This was done using previously published data on outbreak duration and forest heterogeneity, combined...
Fragmentation of calcined bone: Aspects relating to improving recovery of calcined bone from fatal fire scenesDownload
Burning has a significant effect on the human body. Soft tissue is burnt and bone is significantly altered as water and organic content is lost. These changes cause bone to become brittle, fragile and prone to fragmentation, complicating recovery of remains. In an effort to maximize remains...
The fragmentation of large coal particles at high temperature is important to the efficient operation of Corex process of steelmaking, which uses raw coal instead of coke. The hypothesis is that the heterogeneity within coal particles affects the fragmentation. The interface of minerals and coal...
Landscape ecologists have been eager to make their research applicable to forest management. We examine how landscape ecology has contributed to shaping the way forest management is currently practiced. Landscape ecology research in forested ecosystems call be divided into two general areas: (1)...
Movement Patterns of Adult Male Ovenbirds during the Post-Fledging Period in Fragmented and Forested Boreal LandscapesDownload
Movement of forest songbirds among isolated forest patches following breeding represents an important but poorly understood component of landscape ecology and metapopulation theory. Using radio-telemetry, we followed 44 male Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus) during the post-fledging period to...