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Linear Disturbance Impacts on Boreal Wetland Ecosystems

NAIT Boreal Research Institute

Thursday, 16 November 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MST)

Linear Disturbance Impacts on Boreal Wetland Ecosystems

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NAIT 7th Annual Seminar: Linear Disturbance Impacts on Boreal Wetland Ecosystems

November 16th, 2017

NAIT Campus, Edmonton, AB

A workshop hosted by NAIT Boreal Research Institute, University of Waterloo, University of Calgary, with support from Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, and Ducks Unlimited Canada. Participants will:

 

  1. Learn about up-to-date research results on linear disturbance and wetlands
  2. Network with industry, government, NGO and academic stakeholders
  3. Contribute to identifying key challenges and critical research needs for solutions

Who should attend: Wetland ecologists, biologists, environmental planners, land managers, government research scientists, regulators, reclamation and restoration practitioners, and consultants.

Lead Speakers:
Greg McDermid, University of Calgary
Maria Strack, University of Waterloo
Bin Xu, NAIT Boreal Research Institute

Tentative Agenda:

Presentations

Time

Registration

8:00-8:30

Theme 1: Mapping linear disturbances in wetlands

Greg McDermid, University of Calgary

8:30-8:50

Flash presentations: speakers TBA

8:50-9:20

Theme 2: Impacts of linear disturbances on wetland functions

Maria Strack, University of Waterloo

9:30-9:50

Flash presentations: speakers TBA

9:50-10:20

COFFEE BREAK

10:20-10:50

Theme 3: Restoration of wetland linear disturbances

Bin Xu: NAIT Boreal Research Institute

10:50-11:10

Flash presentations: speakers TBA

11:10-11:40

LUNCH + POSTER SEESION

11:45-13:45

Break-out sessions on each theme

13:45-15:00

Group discussion of break-out session outcomes

15:00-16:30


Abstract Submission: 

We are inviting speakers to submit abstracts for one of the three seminar themes:

Theme 1: Mapping linear disturbances in wetlands

Theme 2: Impacts of linear disturbances on wetland functions

Theme 3: Restoration of wetland linear disturbances

The presentations consist of a short (~5 min) flash presentation, complimented by a poster session. Please submit your abstract including title, author(s), affiliation(s) of author(s), and abstract text of 150–300 words to Catherine Brown at catherinebr@nait.ca by October 25, 2017.


Cost: $75 CAD/person, including snacks, refreshments, and lunch.

Registration: Limited to 50. Online registration will open September 25, 2017. Maximum 5 participants per organization. 

For more information: Catherine Brown catherinebr@nait.ca

Visit our website: nait.ca/borealresearch

Have questions about Linear Disturbance Impacts on Boreal Wetland Ecosystems? Contact NAIT Boreal Research Institute

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NAIT main campus
11762 106 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1
Canada

Thursday, 16 November 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MST)


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NAIT Boreal Research Institute

Who We Are

NAIT’s Boreal Research Institute is a 9,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art research facility located in Peace River, 500 kilometers northwest of Edmonton. It is staffed by a team of research scientists and technicians with professional designations in forestry, biology and agrology.

The Institute’s facility includes two laboratories, office space for 15 people, an outdoor growing space and a three-bay greenhouse that features computer-controlled humidity, temperature and lighting. The facility was funded by NAIT, Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, with industry funding from Shell Canada and Penn West Petroleum.

The Boreal Research Institute is a leader in applied research relating to forest and peatland reclamation and is an essential partner for applied science, innovation and enterprise development in Alberta’s boreal forest region. With joint funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and many industry partners, the Institute has established two Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges to advance research in boreal reclamation, reforestation and peatland restoration.

What We Do

The Boreal Research Institute develops scientifically based best practices and applied technologies to address present and emerging knowledge gaps in the management and reclamation of disturbed landscapes. We are committed to enhancing the innovation capacity and competitiveness of our industry partners, and small and medium-sized enterprises, through the timely publication of technical information and ready access to our research expertise and technology.

Our mission is to promote the informed use of boreal resources through applied science, education, and partnerships with industry, government agencies, practitioners and academic partners.

Our Expertise

The Boreal Research Institute is instrumental in providing novel, scientifically proven, and cost-effective reclamation methods, products, and education for industry in four key programs:

Forest Reclamation – we innovate boreal reforestation methods for industry to improve reclamation success while reducing management risks and costs

Peatland Restoration – we advance technologies in peatland reclamation and management to reduce the industrial footprint on boreal peatland communities

Plant & Seed Technologies – we facilitate the collection, treatment, and delivery of native boreal shrub, forb and graminoid species for reclamation in north-western Alberta

Research Extension & Education – we promote the timely publication of relevant applied research to enable industry to meet ecological reclamation and reforestation standards on forest and peatland sites throughout Alberta

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