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RenR 480 - Experimental design and data analysis in the environmental sciences (Fall Terms)

Class of 2018

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Alex Kaulen
Reality vs prediciton: the limits of biomass equation for small diameter trees.
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Ashley Hillman
Lichen regeneration after forest fire: identifying woodland cariboo foraging habitat.
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Graeme Nordell
Boreal invasion: migration of non-native plant species under cumulative disturbances.
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Jenny Hall
Unpaved forestry road erosion in western Canada.
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Joe Silva
Lichen regeneration after forest fire: identifying woodland cariboo foraging habitat.
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Kelly Mulligan
Should I stay, or should I go? Shifts in East Kootenay elk migration patterns.
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Kira Dlusskaya
Which greenhouse gas reduction practices are farmers willing to adopt?
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Laura Bony
Salt affected soils: quantifying impacts to develop scientifically based remediation criteria for Alberta.
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Nick Brown
Hitting a wall: the effect of amendments on root growth in lean oil sands.
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Rebecca Baldock
Does clear-cut harvesting influence the concentration and aromaticity of dissolved organic carbon within the Old Man River watershed?
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Ryan Lalonde
Growing woody plants in oil sands tailings
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Sophie LeBlanc
Early forest development and vegetation colonization: the role of microtopography in reclamation sites.
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Sunit Bhanot
How less visible aspects of hydrological processes affect us.
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Vinicius Goncalves
Tree growth in response to climate variables in Argentina?
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Class of 2017

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Emily Cicon
Can grizzly bears act as a surrogate species for songbirds?
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Gulshat Cherniyazova
Possible change to snow cover areas of Kazakhstan.
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Hajo Spaethe
Interpretive and preventive timber conservation treatments at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Alberta.
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Jillian Cameron
Does variation in lunar illumination alter anuran acoustic detectability?
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Jinhan Xie
How does fire suppression efforts influence our forests?
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Kate Bezooyen
Are FireSmart treatments really so smart?.
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Laura Garland
Where the deer and the predators roam: an investigation of predator-prey temporal spacing in Alberta's northeastern boreal forests.
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Lauren Sinclair
Do white spruce seedlings show physiological adaptations to drought?
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Logan Purdy
Optimizing remotely sensed land surface phenology with leafing and flowering records from a citizen science observation network.
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Nadele Flynn
Can we identify areas of Yukon’s arctic that are vulnerable to climate change?
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Raiany Silva
Crossings disturbed by OHV use in wet and riparian areas: planting cuttings as a restoration method.
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Sara Venskaitis
South Bison Hills Reclamation: Does Depth of Topsoil Affect Forest Reclamation Success?
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Ugbaad Kosar
To plant or not to plant: guiding reforestation strategies of lodgepole pine in Europe.
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Zihaohan Sang
Does the origin of seeds affect white spruce growth in response to climate?
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Class of 2016

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Adam Mathison
Hitchhiker Planting: evaluation of mixed-species container stock in field conditions.
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Adewumi Adeyefa
Growth and development of mixedwood stands of aspen and spruce.
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Ashley Hart
The role of aspen root systems in water redistribution .
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Caitlin Willier
A road runs through it: changes in plant community composition in forested wetlands.
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Caroline Martin
Breeding bird responses to linear disturbance features in the grasslands of southeastern Alberta.
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Fuai Wang
Effects of different types and concentrations of monoterpenes on mountain pine beetle symbiotic fungi.
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Jackson Beck
Is constitutive chemical defense important for Lodgepole pine survival?
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Jennifer Li
Provenance Testing in Europe: height models and comparison to predicted growth trends.
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Jill Sekely
Protection needs analysis for native tree populations of Alberta.
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Jorge Grock
Are biopolymers more efficient than synthetic polymers for consolidation and dewatering of oil sand tailings?
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Katie Burd
Wildfire and permafrost thaw effects on aquatic carbon cycling.
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Kensy Balch
Do environmental policies actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions over time?
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Michelle Knaggs
Birds in burns and bogs: How does fire severity influence bird assemblages in the boreal forest?
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Shauna Stack
The Effects of subsoil, coversoil and planting density techniques on the establishment of planted vegetation.
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Trevor De Zeeuw
Implication of microtopography on seedling growth at reclamation sites.
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Class of 2015

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Altaf Hussain
Poor growing conditions and vulnerability of jack pine to mountain pine beetle attacks.
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Chengtao Yan
N2O emission from agriculture: does no-tillage matter?
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Ellen Whitman
Burn severity and stand age in the western boreal forest.
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Emmi Lehtinen
Natural regeneration of white spruce (Picea glauca) in Peace River.
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Hangfei Ge
Natural regeneration in a degraded peatland: implications for forest restoration
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Kevin Hawkshaw
Does timing of reproduction and seasonal prey abundance affect nestling survival in arctic Peregrine Falcons?
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Liam Hefferman
How does above-ground functional diversity affect below-ground functional diversity?
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Matt Robinson
Does Timber Retention Influence Terrestrial Habitat Use by Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus)?
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Sanat Kanekar
Snaring beetles: stopping them in their tracks.
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Sarah McPike
Attempts to enhance the success of a native parasitoid to control ash leaf-cone roller.
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Sebastian Dietrich
Improving capping materials for upland oil sands mine reclamation.
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Shiyang Zhao
Natural lodgepole pine residuals after mountain pine beetle outbreaks in Alberta .
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Waqas Noor
Does climate change influences the vulnerability of aspen?
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Zac Macdonald
Using lake islands as natural models to measure the utilization of habitat fragments by butterflies.
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Class of 2013

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Alam Zeb
Quantitative analysis and ranking the causes of deforestation in Pakistan.
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Alicia Kelly
When are cariboo at most risk of death?
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Amanda St Onge
Invasion of the pea leaf weevil.
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Andrew Braid
Don't feed the bears?
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Asha Wijerathna
TBD
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Brittany Wingert
TBD
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Bryan Maitland
The culvert crisis.
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Erik Hedlin
The effects of food supplementation on nestling growth and survival in arctic breeding peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius).
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Erin Maruca
Protected area status of western North American forest trees and their exposure to climate change.
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Evren Hisarli
TBD
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François-Nicolas Robinne
How mesoscal burn probability mapping is affected by landscape fragmentation.
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Hosen Alam
Above-ground carbon stock in Guyana’s mangrove forest.
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Ivan Bjelanovic
How much aspen density to prevent weevil attack to white spruce.
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Jana Bockstette
Reforestation of poor mine spoils.
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Jennine Pedersen
Climate change vulnerabilities and the success of assisted migrations to northern climates.
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Kyle Kipps
Agriculture on gray luvisol soil, can it continue under climate change?
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Leah Girhiny
TBD
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Lynn Gowman
Large-scale climatic patterns and area burned by wildfire in Canada.
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Maria Herva
Development of Finnish paper and pulp industry in years 1995-2008 and the accuracy of Verdoorn’s law.
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Michelle Speta
Hyperspectral imaging for the estimation of bitumen content in oil sands core.
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Oleg Melnik
Heat content and combustion of live fuels.
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Quinn Barber
The velocity of climate change.
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Sarah Booth
Documenting the media’s coverage of climate change in the Americas.
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Shuai Ding
Does good malting barley make good feed barley for ruminants?
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Spencer Taft
Geographic variation in jack pine (Pinus banksiana) chemistry and its effect on mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) pheromone production and aggregation.
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Weijuan Huang
Is increased plasma n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid associated with improved insulin sensitivity in type-2 diabetes?
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Will Barnes
What drives productivity in coarse textured soils of the Athabasca oil sands region?
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William Lebans
Does relocation of Alberta's grizzly bears work?
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Class of 2012

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Rodrigo Campos
Pine cones: keeping seeds from roasting.
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Charlie McLellan
Can prescribed fire rescue Banff’s declining grizzly bear population?
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Carrie Nugent
Can LIDAR help us help grizzly bears? Using LIDAR to measure open-route densities in core and secondary Range.
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Sonya Odsen
Boreal bird recovery from variable retention harvest.
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Katrina Adams
What drives the distribution of an invasive algae species in the Yukon?
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Michelle Fraser
Evaluating the performance of MCF fungicide in the control of blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) in canola
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Ronald Nyandoro
Mitigation of sudden death syndrome (Fusarium sp.) of soybeans (Glycine max) in southern Alberta through fungicides and varietal resistance strategies.
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Mark Howell
Substrate suitability for reclamation in the Athabasca oil sands region.
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Cassidy van Rensen
An expanding grid of linear disturbance: key factors for restoring seismic lines.
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Guangyu Liu
Targeted cisplatin delivery for non-small cell lung cancer treatment.
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Guncha Ishankulieva
Does the host tree species, lodgepole pine and jack pine, influence the attraction of mountain pine beetle?
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Devon Barnes
Sprinkler efficacy trials: water distribution and fuel moisture absorption capacity.
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Jamal Taghavimehr
Does tillage reversal decrease CO2 emissions from the soil?
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Jesse Watson
Home range size and productivity of breeding ferruginous hawks.
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Nicola Bakker
Fire, Retention and Regeneration (... and blackflies).
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Miriam Isaac-Renton
Where should Europe get its Douglas-fir seeds from?
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Jeannine Goehing
Hybrid poplar responses to alternative establishment systems.
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Kate Melnik
Can slope exposure and coarse woody debris placement assist in understory seedling establishment and increase variability in plant communities on reclaimed sites?
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Tracy Amanda
Introduction to agroforestry and tree-based intercropping.
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Katharina Liepe
How frost hardy will populations of lodgepole pine and interior spruce be under a changing climate?
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Class of 2010

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Courtney Felton
Can pedometers detect estrus is tie-stall dairy cows?
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Said Darras
Improving field-pea production using genotypic mixtures.
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Kirk Johnson
Encouraging tree intimacy: an alternative method to regenerate boreal mixedwoods.
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Sean Coogan
Getting to the root of the matter: grizzly bears and alpine sweetvetch.
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Arezoo Amini
How do soil depth and plant community affect Festuca growth in rebuilt native grassland?
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Yun Qi Sun
Could wheat DDGS be a substitute of barley grain for early lactation cows?
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Nicholas Arkell
Bio-densification of oil sand tailings.
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Kelly Kneteman
Plant-assisted remediation of nitrogen fertilizer contaminated soil and groundwater at an industrial plant site.
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Yannick Neveux
Exploring management strategies for woodland caribou in the Yukon in the face of increasing development pressures and climate change.
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Jillian Martin
How good are we at recreating soil processes: a comparison of wildfire to land reclamation.
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Hyejin Hwang
Study on the relationship between leaf weight and crown conditions for loblolly pine (Pinus teada) in Ft. Benning in Georgia, US.
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Janet Ariss
The mountain pine beetle: allies and enemies.
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Andre Christensen
Reclamation of phosphogypsum stacks: the influence of soil capping depth and plant species on moisture dynamics.
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Owen Watkins
Viability of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the North Saskatchewan River, Alberta.
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Jarred Looft
How many ugly ducklings are there?
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Class of 2009

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Najar Ahmed
Do Symbiotic Alders Grow Better than Non Symbiotic ones even in Harsh Conditions?
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Amy Gainer
Does irrigating willow with wastewater increase soil salinity?
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Aria Hahn
Life After Oil: Microbial Communities in the Athabasca Oil-sands
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Candace Serben
Did adaptive growth change tree sway patterns 10 years after thinning?
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Chen (Klaus) Ding
Aspen budset phenology inferred from provenance trials and climate data
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Christina Williams
Nitrogen Fixation in Cool Season Pulse Crops - Moving the Prairies Toward a More Sustainable Agricultural System
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Cory Kartz
Does Entering a VBNC State Affect the Transport of E.coli O157:H7 in Soil and Groundwater?
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Xu Feng
Leaf movement of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) alleviate stress under different light and water conditions
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Fran Ferster
Do transgenic tobacco plants inoculated with P. indica have increased biomass and hydraulic conductance under drought conditions?
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Gabriela Luna-Wolter
Does woody debris affect soil properties and vegetation in oil sands areas?
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Ghulam Murtaza
Can protective clothing minimize the risk of burn injury in humans exposed to fire?
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Hailong He
How to protect the black soil from water erosion in Northeast China?
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Jianfeng Liu
Evaluate yield losses of commercial pea cultivars due to downy mildew of pea (Peronospora viciae f. sp. pisi)
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Marija Chechina
What Triggers Mass Flowering of Dipterocarp Forests in Southeast Asia?
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Mohammad Mezbahuddin
Does scarcity of assets affect individual migration decisions?
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Nnenna Onwuchekwa
The potential of ectomycorrhizal fungi in restoration of disturbed lands
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Quiang Xiao
Do bait crops reduce the clubroot symptom severity of canola?
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Kapilan Ranganathan
What is an efficient inhibitor of fermentation of Palmyrah sap?
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Manjila Rahman Shahid
The influence of fabric thickness and mass on moisture absorbency
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Tyrel Hemsley
Is athmospheric nitrogen deposition occuring in the Athabasca oil sands region on reclaimed landscapes?
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Wenquing Zhang
Identification and Classification of Prickly Ash
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Class of 2008

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Brittany
Does Increased Inclusion of Dietary Starch Improve Reproductive Performance in Post Partum Dairy Cows?
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Candace Nemirsky
What is the impact of distance to pipeline construction on tiny cryptanthe (Cryptantha minima) and slender mouse ear cress (Halimolobos virgata) habitat?
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Claudia Lopez
Animal Response to landscape disturbance and the implication of animal displacement
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Derek Rennie
Significance of Plasmodiophora brassicae infestation in seedlots
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Devin Goodsman
Does fertilization or thinning influence lodgepole pine’s ability to defend itself against Grosmannia clavigera?
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Evan
Wildfire and salvage logging change benthic macroinvertebrate communities and food webs in oligotrophic headwater streams
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Haitao Li
Aspen’s Budburst Inferred from Climate Data
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Janet Scott
Can we see signs of water quality improvement when we keep cattle away from a stream?
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Kim Ives
Is Education Having an Effect on University Student’s Attitudes?
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Kyle Lochhead
How do Commercial Trees Grow Under Different Retention Rx’s?
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Lance Steinke
Enhancing Best Management Practices with Measures of Restoration Success in Jasper National Park, Alberta
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Laura MacPherson
Do Road/Stream Crossing Structures Fragment Stream Fish Populations?
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Marie-Claude Roy
What Factors Influence Created and Natural Wetlands Vegetation Biomass and Species Diversity?
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Paul Clyburn
Assessing the effectiveness of Acetic Acid and Lactic Acids as chemical washes to prevent bacterial contamination during food processing
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Seung-Il Lee
Influence of patch size and decay class on saproxylic beetles
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Shari Clare
Unintended outcomes? The impact of public policy on wetlands and biodiversity in Alberta
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Sithara
Selecting an Appropriate Hybrid Poplar Clone: A Guide to the Future of Forestry
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Stefan Schreiber
Hybrid poplars under stress: how does drought impact growth performance?
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