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Biodiversity loss endangers ecosystem services and is considered as a global change that may generate unacceptable environmental consequences on the Earth system. Global biodiversity observations are needed to provide a deep understanding of the biodiversity - ecosystem services relationship and...
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...
NFRF-Exploration grant awarded 2020: Sustainability of the beef industry and sustainability of temperate grasslands are equally challenging currently. Beef cattle don’t typically graze on tidy fields of managed pasture, but instead graze complex landscapes with highly diverse vegetation and...
Consequences of altered precipitation, warming, and clipping for plant productivity, biodiversity, and grazing resources at three northern temperate grassland sitesDownload
There is limited understanding about how altered precipitation and warming associated with climate change affect grassland systems. Also, although grasslands commonly support herbivores, it is unclear how grazing influences responses to climate change. To address these knowledge gaps, I carried...
Cost-effective Conservation Planning for Species at Risk in Saskatchewan’s Milk River Watershed: The Efficiency Gains of a Multi-species ApproachDownload
The federal Species at Risk Act requires economic analyses to be included in species at risk recovery plans. Recovery plans are often completed species by species and their economic analyses fail to employ modern analytical methods. A unique multi-species at risk recovery plan within...
Plants engage in diverse and intimate interactions with unrelated taxa. For example, aboveground. oral visitors provide pollination services, while belowground arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) enhance nutrient capture. Traditionally in ecology, these processes were studied in isolation,...
Effect of Grazing on Litter Decomposition and Extracellular Enzyme Activity across Agro-climatic Subregions in AlbertaDownload
Grasslands cover approximately 40% of the Earth’s terrestrial surface and provide a wide range of ecologically and economically important services such as forage production, carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) storage, and wildlife habitat. Livestock grazing is a ubiquitous use of grasslands around the...
Understanding factors affecting elemental carbon stocks on Alberta’s grasslands is of special importance with recent policy shifts focusing on climate change and carbon (C) emissions. A large part of Alberta is native prairie utilized by the beef industry. This study examined soil and vegetation...