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Effects of dietary enrichment with a marine oil-based n-3 LCPUFA supplement in sows with predicted birth weight phenotypes on birth litter quality and growth performance to weaningDownload
The effects of a marine oil-based n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (mLCPUFA) supplement fed to the sow from weaning, through the rebreeding period, during gestation and until end of lactation on litter characteristics from birth until weaning were studied in sows with known litter birth...
Effects of dietary enrichment with a marine oil-based n-3 LCPUFA supplement in sows with predicted birth weight phenotypes on growth performance and carcass quality of offspringDownload
Effects of a marine oil-based n-3 LCPUFA supplement (mLCPUFA) fed from weaning until the end of the next lactation to sows with a predicted low litter birth weight (LBW) phenotype on growth performance and carcass quality of litters born to these sows were studied, based on the hypothesis that...
Mechanisms regulating Poa pratensis L. and Festuca campestris Rybd. within the foothills fescue grasslands of southern AlbertaDownload
Invasion of non-native species such as Poa pratensis L. has become a serious threat to the conservation of bunch grass communities including foothills fescue grasslands in Alberta, Canada. Conservation efforts are currently limited by a poor understanding of the ecological mechanisms responsible...
Plant litter: direct and indirect effects of simulated climate change and clipping on its decomposition, and its effects on plant-plant interactionsDownload
Terrestrial ecosystems are characterized by an intricate relationship between plants and soils that influence ecosystem and community level processes and properties. At the ecosystem level, plants (producers) provide organic carbon to the decomposer subsystem and obligate root-associated...
Field sites for this study were established in 1987 shortly after the completion of construction of two pipelines in southern Alberta. The Dry Mixed Grass and Mixed Grass Ecoregions (Milo Pipeline Lateral) and the Aspen Parkland, Montane and Fescue Grassland Ecoregions (Porcupine Hills Lateral)...
Simulated Livestock Soil Compaction, Plant Defoliation and Litter Removal Effects on Extracellular Enzyme Activity and Vegetation Across a Moisture Gradient in Southern Alberta, CanadaDownload
Preservation of grasslands is vital for the continuation of the numerous ecosystem goods and services (EG&S) provided by these ecosystems, including forage for livestock, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration and habitat for flora and fauna. All EG&S in grasslands are supported by microbial...
Abstract: Enriching plant tissues with C-13 and N-15 isotopes has provided long-lasting, non-reactive tracers to quantify rates of terrestrial elemental fluxes (e.g., soil organic matter decomposition). However, the molecular location and level of isotope enrichment may differ among plant...