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New Paper by ABMI Scientist – Humans as an Evolutionary Force: How We Shape Wildlife Behaviour

By: Tyler Muhly I must admit I’ve never blogged before, and the majority of my writing experience is of the technical kind, so please bear with me here. It’s not hard to imagine how humans influence the behaviour of other wildlife species. Human hunting has occurred for centuries, and human activities on the planet are [...]

Rare Plants Season Wrap Up

We’re wrapping up this year’s fieldwork on our Rare Plants project! It’s been a great summer – 150 plots were sampled (50m x 50m each) in July and August across the Lower Athabasca region. The project is a partnership between the ABMI, the EMCLA (Ecological Monitoring Committee for the Lower Athabasca), and the Neilsen Lab [...]

Rare Animals Pilot Projects: Summer Data Collection Wraps Up

The ABMI, the Ecological Monitoring Committee for the Lower Athabasca (EMCLA), the Bayne lab (Biological Sciences, U of A), and Bird Studies Canada have been running a pilot field project since March to test new protocols for monitoring specific rare species in the oil sands area. The focal species for this year’s work were the [...]

EMCLA Annual Report Released

The EMCLA released its first Annual Report on April 30th, 2012. This report provides an overview of the EMCLA’s activities for the calender year 2011, summarizing the accomplishments to date,  projects in 2011, and  finances. The report has been submitted to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, as part of the EMCLA’s reporting requirements on [...]

ABMI Spring Owl Surveys

The ABMI, in collaboration with the Ecological Monitoring Committee for the Lower Athabasca (EMCLA), is testing new monitoring protocols for the oil sands region in northeastern Alberta.