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The BERA Project: Advancing Ecological Recovery Monitoring in Alberta

What do you get when you put together a room full of experts in remote sensing, environmental science, and the Internet of Things? It sounds like the start of a joke, but the answer is the Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment (BERA) Project. Hailing from academia, industry, government, and ENGOs including the ABMI, this diverse [...]

Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity Science Symposium videos!

Videos of the presentations are now available here! A version of this story originally appeared in Alberta Innovates – Bio Solution’s Newsletter, written by Elisa Valade and published October 1, 2015. On September 16, 2015, the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) hosted their first Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity Science Symposium: an engaging series of presentations [...]

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Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity Science Symposium!

Some of the benefits provided by nature have a clear, recognized, and well-understood economic value (e.g., food and timber production), while others don’t (e.g., water purification, recreation). Continued provision of ecosystem services (especially those lacking clear economic value) and biodiversity in a growing province like Alberta is a big challenge for environmental managers and decision [...]

New video highlights ABMI’s Climate Change & Biodiversity Project

The ABMI will wrap-up our 3-year collaborative Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation project at the end of June 2015. This project has examined the potential impacts of climate change on Alberta’s biodiversity and developed knowledge and tools to support the management of Alberta’s species and ecosystems in a changing climate. We’ve delved into a wide range of topics, including: the vulnerability of [...]

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When in Rome…The ABMI on the Global Stage

The ABMI’s expertise in the assessment of rangeland and grassland biodiversity is drawing international recognition. This past March, ABMI ecologist Dr. Shannon White hit the global stage in Rome, Italy to contribute her knowledge and skills to an urgent question: what are the impacts of livestock production on biodiversity? Dr. White is the sole North [...]

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The ABMI Contributes to Boreal Forest Research

ABMI was heavily involved in the 16th International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) conference held at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton from October 7-10, 2013.  Given that the ABMI is a pan-provincial biodiversity monitoring agency, much of its monitoring activity takes place in the Boreal Region of Alberta. As a result, the ABMI has [...]

MultiTemp 2013: ABMI Prepares for the Canadian Debut of Innovative Remote Sensing Conference

Monitoring change in the Earth’s surface over local, regional, and global scales in a comprehensive, synoptic manner regularly relies on remote-sensing imagery collected from platforms such as airplanes or satellites. The growing archive of currently-accessible satellite imagery, which now covers over four decades, continues to support the increasing need for more accurate and integrated information on [...]

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ABMI to Speak at Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

The 10th annual Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference (PCESC) is being held this upcoming February 19-22nd in Red Deer. The conference is held in Alberta every 3rd year (it rotates between Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba annually), and is being organized by the Alberta Prairie Conservation Forum and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists. The [...]