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Habitat Selection at Different Scales for a Declining Aerial Insectivorous Bird as Determined by Autonomous Recording Technology

Knight EC and Bayne EM DOWNLOAD

This report demonstrates how bioacoustic technology can be used to fill data gaps for rare and/or nocturnal species using the Common Nighthawk as a case...

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Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) population and distribution data in the Athabasca and Cold Lake Oil Sands region of Alberta using Automated Recording Units (ARUs)

Nordell C and Bayne E DOWNLOAD

This Bioacoustic Unit report summarizes detections of the Rusty Blackbird, a species of Special Concern, in the oil sands region with the deployment of...

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Use of Bioacoustic Technology to Evaluate Habitat Use and Road Effects on Two Anuran Amphibians in the Boreal Region of Northeastern Alberta

Annich, N DOWNLOAD

Two chapter thesis evaluating habitat use and disturbance effects on the Canadian Toad and Boreal Chorus Frog

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Terrestrial Vascular Plant Monitoring Project for the Lower Athabasca (2012-2016)

Nielsen SE, Dennett J, Denny C, Kohler M, and Farr D DOWNLOAD

Seven chapter report on rare vascular plants in the Lower Athabasca region. The report includes studies of rare plant status and distribution, predicted...

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Projected Responses of North American Grassland Songbirds to Climate Change and Habitat Availability at their Northern Range Limits in Alberta, Canada

Nixon AE, Fisher RJ, Stralberg D, Bayne EM, Farr DR VIEW

Understanding the potential interactions between the impacts of climate change on the future distributions of grasslands songbirds and the availabilty...

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Manual for Species Modeling and Intactness

Huggard D DOWNLOAD

ABMI manual for modeling species and calculating intactness.

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A Review of Population-based Management of Southern Mountain Caribou in BC

Boutin, S, Merrill, E VIEW

The Columbia Mountain Institute of Applied Ecology, in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, supported an external review of population-based...

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ABMI Science Letters: Distribution & Abundance of Non-Native Plants in Alberta

Schieck J, Huggard D DOWNLOAD

This issue of ABMI Science Letters describes how the richness (number of species detected per ha) of non-native plants varies throughout Alberta, and identifies...

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Are American Pikas (Ochontona princeps) in the Canadian Rockies Vulnerable to Climate Change?

Shank CC VIEW

The American Pika is vulnerable to climate change as a result of its dependence on cool, moist conditions. However, most research on climate determinants...

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Ferruginous Hawks (Buteo regalis) alter parental behaviours in response to approaching storms

Laux CM, Nordell CJ, Fisher RJ, Ng JW, Wellicome TI, Bayne EM VIEW

Using detailed observations of Ferruginous Hawk nesting behaviours, the authors demonstrate that adult female Ferruginous Hawks spend increasing amounts...

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Influence of In-Situ Oil Sands Development on Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) Movement

Muhly T, Serrouya R, Neilson E, Li H, and Boutin S VIEW

Researchers used simulations to determine how caribou step length and annual home range size is influenced by future in-situ oil sands developments (ISDs)....

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Gains and Losses of Plant Species and Phylogenetic Diversity for a Northern High-Latitude Region

Zhang J, Nielsen SE, Stolar J, Chen Y, Thuiller W VIEW

As species shift their distributions in response to climate change, there will be consequences for both species diversity and evolutionary diversity across...

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Extreme Precipitation Reduces Reproductive Output of an Endangered Raptor

Fisher RJ, Wellicome TI, Bayne EM, Poulin RG, Todd LD, Ford AT VIEW

The authors demonstrate that extreme rainfall during the breeding season reduced reproductive success of Burrowing Owls. Large-scale habitat management...

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Conservation of future boreal forest bird communities considering lags in vegetation response to climate change: a modified refugia approach

Stralberg D, Bayne EM, Cumming SG, Solymos P, Song SJ, Schmiegelow FKA VIEW

Species and ecosystems may not be able to keep up with the rapid pace of climate change projected for the next century. This paper explores how limitations...

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Scaling Disturbance Instead of Richness to Better Understand Anthropogenic Impacts on Biodiversity

Mayor SJ, Cahill JF Jr, He F, Boutin S VIEW

By investigating the relationship between species richness and human disturbance at different scales, the authors determine that, while the pattern of...

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