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Masters Thesis. Structural, cytological and chemical data are used to establish synonymy, taxonomic relationships and a classification of the herbaceous taxa of Cornus L.
Effects of Biochar, Fertilizer and Shelter Treatments on the Vegetation Development following Coal Mine ReclamationDownload
Poor quality cover soil, a lack of propagules, and availability of suitable microsites can be serious challenges in the re-vegetation success of surface mines. In my thesis research, I examined the response of total cover, species richness and community composition of colonizing vegetation on a...
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...
Influence of Soil Cap Depth and Vegetation on Reclamation of Phosphogypsum Stacks in Fort Saskatchewan, AlbertaDownload
This study quantified environmental parameters to develop reclamation strategies for phosphogypsum stacks. Research was conducted on phosphogypsum stack experimental plots established in 2006 (6 soil cap depths, 5 vegetation treatments), and soil capped slopes seeded in 1998. Significant root...
Doctoral thesis. Documentation of the paleoecological history of the Onion Portage region and its paleoclimatic interpretation.
Doctoral thesis. Study of determine the cause of the pattern of Ledum groenlandicum in mires (peatlands). Field research centered primarily in two mire systems located in central Alberta. The influence of several major environmental variables on the plant's life cycle was studied.
Natural regeneration in the boreal forest: seedling establishment and success in western North American and European boreal forestsDownload
As the costs and ecological implications of intensive forest management rise, alternative management strategies that minimize intervention become more desirable options, particularly natural regeneration. Two locations were studied: the boreal mixedwoods of western North America (Alberta) and...
Oil Sands Reclamation With Woody Debris Using LFH Mineral Soil Mix And Peat Mineral Soil Mix Cover Soils: Impacts On Select Soil And Vegetation PropertiesDownload
Prior to mining oil sands, soil is salvaged for reclamation and forest stands are harvested for their merchantable timber. Harvest operations leave large amounts of residual woody debris, which has been historically burned or mulched. Woody debris has significant ecological effects and can be...
Doctoral thesis. Critically reviews the art of phytolith analysis and presents new techniques to collection of samples, processing, mounting, and optical and SEM microscopic analyses. Includes results of analyses of samples from the Old Crow Basin, Yukon and lake areas in Alaska.
Reclamation of wetland habitat in the Alberta oil sands: generating assessment targets using boreal marsh vegetation communitiesDownload
Thousands of hectares of wetlands are being destroyed by oil sands mining in Alberta, and the industry must undertake wetland reclamation to compensate for these losses. Wetland vegetation has developed at some previously mined sites, however reclamation is thus far exploratory, and limited in...