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- 2Chang, S. X.
- 1Amini, Seyedeharezoo
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- 1Chanasyk, D. S.
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An Alternate Indicator System for Nutrient Supply as Part of Ecosystem Function, a Component of Reclamation Success in the Athabasca Oil Sands RegionDownload
Northeastern Alberta faces the challenges of reclaiming a vast area that has been disturbed my oil sands mining, cumulatively 896 km2 and increasing as of December 2013. The limited resources available for reclamation and expensive costs of undertaking the process necessitates that reclamation be...
Microbial communities are important indicators of soil quality and ecosystem productivity in both natural and reclaimed ecosystems. The presence of diverse microbial communities promotes decomposition of organic materials and, in turn, the cycling of nutrients. Coarse woody debris is a...
Mining in the Canadian north has increased since diamonds were discovered in the 1990s. The large physical disturbances and large amounts of waste from diamond mining, coupled with inherent challenges in northern environments due to the harsh climate, make land reclamation particularly...
The boreal forest is a major ecosystem in Alberta, subject to a number of anthropogenic disturbances such as oil and gas extraction. Prior to disturbance, top soils are salvaged for use in future reclamation projects; however, a large portion of this soil ends up in stockpiles, undergoing changes...
Natural Recovery of Upland Boreal Forest Vegetation on a Hummocky Peat-Mineral Mix Substrate in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, AlbertaDownload
This research investigated the natural recovery of upland boreal forest vegetation on a peat-mineral mix substrate in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta. Three sites, aged 26 to 34 years, were assessed to determine effects of substrate (pH, electrical conductivity, texture), topography,...
Nitrogen, plant and microbial community dynamics in sites recovering from wildfire and surface mining in the Athabasca Oil Sands RegionDownload
For reclamation to be considered successful, an ecosystem must be self-sustaining and have a recovery trajectory that falls within the range of variability of ecosystem function in natural ecosystems. This study compared the soil nitrogen availability, soil microbial community, and understory...
Organic capping type affected nitrogen availability and associated enzyme activities in reconstructed oil sands soils in Alberta, Canada
Many northern Alberta soils have a thick forest floor that houses the majority of soil biogeochemical processes and biological interactions. Microarthropods dominate the faunal communities in these soils, and oribatid mites are the key detritivores that initiate litter decomposition and maintain...