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In this study I use John Milton’s notion of the “fit” reader as a guide to the theology and politics of reading in his early prose and late poetry. Throughout, I suggest that this reader functions as a site of contradiction within Milton’s writing, one that is indebted to a Protestant tradition...
Demands on directed attention can result in attentional fatigue, inhibiting our ability to voluntarily direct attention to important features of our surroundings. Inherently fascinating environments, such as nature, have been shown to promote recovery of attention. Environments that do not...
Creating a Knowledge Platform for the Reclamation and Restoration Ecology Community: Expanding the OSRIN Model Beyond the Oil SandsDownload
One of the core mandates for the Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN) was to enhance access to oil sands environmental management information. With OSRIN’s mandate ending December 31, 2014 OSRIN sought a partner with a similar philosophy to provide an archive for the website...
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 relationship between trees and ectomycorrhizal fungi is fundamental for tree growth and survival, particularly in the boreal forests of North America where low temperatures inhibit decomposition and consequently limit nutrient availability. The responses of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities...
Abstract: We studied effects of oil and gas exploration, using the most recent seismic exploration technologies, on tundra plant communities and soils in four vegetation types in the Low Arctic of western Canada, two to three years post-disturbance. For all four vegetation types, seismic lines...
Enhancing productive capacity in the Canadian Arctic: Assessing the effectiveness of instream habitat structures in habitat compensationDownload
We examined the effectiveness of physical habitat structures (ramps, V-weirs, vanes, and groins) at increasing the productive capacity of a newly created 3.4-km artificial stream in the Barrenlands region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. We quantified changes in fish density and growth in...
Evaluating the role of 3D complexity in shaping animal distributions and nutrient hotspots in coral reef environmentsDownload
Three-dimensional (3D) habitat complexity is a primary driver of species distributions and biodiversity across ecosystems. Animal communities, in turn, provide key ecological services that reciprocally modify habitat structure and heterogeneity, such as creating create ‘hotspots’ of...
Question: Can a wet meadow plant community be established on abandoned peatlands through broadcast plant diaspore spreading in western Canada? Does fertilization impact the development and establishment of the wet meadow? Location: Evansburg, Alberta, Canada Methods: Wet meadow vascular and...
Festuca hallii (Vasey) Piper (Plains rough fescue) and Festuca campestris RYDB (Foothills rough fescue) Response to Seed Mix Diversity and MycorrhizaeDownload
Rough fescue (Festuca hallii (Vasey) Piper (plains rough fescue) and Festuca campestris Rydb (foothills rough fescue) are long lived perennials that have been difficult to establish on disturbed sites. This research assessed the impact of seed mix diversity and suppression of arbuscular...