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The boreal ecotype of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) is federally listed as Threatened due to population declines throughout its distribution. High mortality rates of neonate calves (≤ 4 weeks old) due to predation are a key demographic factor contributing to population declines...
Characterizing adaptive morphological features and resource selection of Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Cottus sp.), a species at risk in CanadaDownload
Freshwater biodiversity is presently one of the world’s largest conservation concerns. Both direct and indirect human activities contributing to waterway modifications, climate change, and habitat alteration are causing major declines in freshwater fish species richness and abundance. While these...
Conservation Reserve Program is a key element for managing white-tailed deer populations at multiple spatial scalesDownload
Understanding the underlying mechanisms driving population demographics such as species-habitat relationships and the spatial scale in which these relationships occur is essential for developing optimal management strategies. Here we evaluated how landscape characteristics and winter severity...
Two reclaimed coal mines in west-central Alberta host a complex assemblage of large-bodied predator and prey populations, including cougars (Puma concolor), bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis), elk (Cervus elaphus), and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). The presence of ungulate and predator...
Disentangling the relative effects of structural complexity and substrate composition on fish habitat selection in coral reef environmentsDownload
Identifying features of biogenic habitats (i.e. made of living plants and animals) that attract and retain resident species is a key theme in ecology with important implications for habitat conservation and restoration. Using corals (class Anthozoa, phylum Cnidaria) —a group of foundational...
The purpose of our study is to show how ecologists' interpretation of habitat selection by grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) is altered by the scale of observation and also how management questions would be best addressed using predetermined scales of analysis. Using resource selection functions (RSF)...
Habitat selection and food-web relations of Horned Grebes (Podiceps auritus) and other aquatic birds on constructed wetlands in the Peace Parkland, Alberta, CanadaDownload
I investigated if constructed wetlands provide breeding habitat for the Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) in northwest Alberta. Over two years, I conducted bird surveys of 201 borrow-pits (ponds created during road construction) and 18 natural wetlands and collected data on local habitat and...
Influence of Anthropogenic Development on Burrowing Owl Habitat Selection, Survival, and Reproductive SuccessDownload
Anthropogenic development may influence the choices animals make and their resulting reproductive success and survival. If such choices are maladaptive, the impact of changes to their habitat could be catastrophic to populations that are small or declining. The Canadian prairies have changed...
Local and regional demography in a migratory forest songbird and effects of forest management intensityDownload
The numerical response of forest birds to habitat alteration has been well documented in North America, but the underlying demographic processes driving these changes remain largely unknown. Among species sensitive to such alterations, the Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) shows one of the largest...