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Impacts of land-use management on ecosystem services and biodiversity: an agent-based modelling approach

Habib TJ, Heckbert S, Wilson JJ, Vandenbroeck AJK, Cranston J & Farr DR VIEW

Publication detailing ABMI's ecosystem services modelling system to assess and map water purification, forest timber production and carbon storage, crop...

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Impacts of land-use management on ecosystem services and biodiversity: an agent-based modelling approach. Appendix 1: Model Documentation

Habib TJ, Heckbert S, Wilson JJ, Vandenbroeck AJK, Cranston J & Farr DR DOWNLOAD

Detailed ecosystem services model documentation including data requirements, variable names & descriptions, and model sub-processes.

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Ecosystem Services Assessment Forest Timber Production & Carbon Storage Report

Monk, L, Farr, D DOWNLOAD

A four-page report explaining the Forest Timber Production and Carbon Storage models, as well as results to date.

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Ecosystem Services Assessment Water Purification Report

Monk, L, Habib, T, Farr, D DOWNLOAD

A four-page report explaining the Water Purification model, as well as results to date.

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Ecosystem Services Assessment Pollination Services Report

Monk L, Farr D DOWNLOAD

A four-page report explaining the Pollination Services model, as well as results to date.

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Ecosystem Services Assessment Rangeland Forage Production & Carbon Storage Report

Monk L, Farr D DOWNLOAD

A four-page report explaining the Forage Production and Carbon Storage models, as well as results to date.

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Economic-ecological evaluation of temporary biodiversity offsets in Alberta's boreal forest

Weber M, Hauer G, Farr D VIEW

Temporary conservation offsets are a type of offset where land is restored or restricted from development only for a given period. Temporary offsets may...

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Modelling interactive effects of invasive earthworms and wildfire on forest floor carbon storage in the boreal forest

Cameron EK, Shaw CH, Bayne EM, Kurtz, WA, Kull SJ VIEW

In forest ecosystems, earthworms and wildfire are two ecological agents that cause carbon (C) stored in the forest floor to be transferred to the atmosphere...

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Opportunities to Move Forward with Conservation Offsets in Alberta

Seiferling M DOWNLOAD

A white paper examining barriers and opportunities to move forward with the use of conservation offsets in Alberta.

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Climate change and the provision of ecosystem services in Alberta: an initial assessment of impacts and adaptation strategies on Alberta's rangelands

Nixon A, Iravani M, Habib T, White SR DOWNLOAD

Using a carbon dynamics model for Alberta's rangelands, this study examined the potential impacts of climate change on forage production and soil carbon...

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Testing UAV-based remote sensing for monitoring well pad recovery

Tan, T, Nielsen, S DOWNLOAD

This report is a summary of a joint project between the University of Alberta Applied Conservation Ecology Lab, the ABMI, and researchers from the University...

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Ecosystem Services Assessment Project June 2014

ABMI, ALMA DOWNLOAD

Ecosystems services are benefits humans receive from nature that support our health and wellbeing. The ABMI has started to map, measure, and value several...

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Lessons and Path Forward for the ESA Project Scorecard Application

Greenaway G DOWNLOAD

This report reviews score carding approaches to inform the potential development of ecosystem service score cards.

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Timber and Carbon Geosimulation Modelling Platform

Kennedy M, Vandenbroeck A, Wilson J DOWNLOAD

Documentation for the timber and forest carbon modelling model developed as part of the Ecosystem Services Assessment project. This spatially explicit...

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