Belowground Plant Interactions: Can Lessons Learned from Conifer Forests and Biodiversity Hotspots Help to Successfully Manage Mixedwoods?

Date:
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

My research program integrates plant and fungal functional ecology in order to better understand plant species coexistence and ecosystem functioning.

First, I give some background on ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF), EMF networks, and root-derived carbon (C) sequestration in soils. Ectomycorrhizal fungi in many temperate and boreal forests drive belowground C and nutrient cycling, and influence plant interactions.

From Pattern to Process to Management: Understanding Species Interactions in the Face of Global Change

Date:
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

My general interests broadly lie in applied ecology and conservation.  However, I am particularly interested in the environmental and biological mechanisms driving patterns of regeneration, mortality and growth of forests at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

UNBC’s 1st Physi-O-lymics 2014

Date:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
Atrium of Teaching and Learning Centre

Students taking Animal Physiology (BIOL321) this term worked feverishly on their ‘Physi-O-lympics’ projects over the past weeks.
The inaugural ‘Physi-O-lympics’ are a newly established Biol321 course component, inspired by the recent Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. 

Using Stable Isotopes in Ecotoxicology: Lessons Learned From Canadian Arctic Lakes and Considerations for Northern BC's Aquatic Ecosystems

Date:
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

Ecotoxicology is a highly interdisciplinary science that integrates knowledge basis of toxicology, ecology, and chemistry et al. to address complex environmental challenges related to contaminants and their effects on organisms, including humans.

Recovery Strategy for the Nechako White Sturgeon

Date:
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

The Nechako White Sturgeon are critically  endangered and have been listed under Schedule 1 of the Federal Species at Risk Act. Having found evidence of a significant population decline, the Ministry of Environment initiated a recovery process for the population in 2000.

Systematics of Anopheles mosquitoes in Canada: Discovery of cryptic species (and other interesting mosquito facts)

Date:
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

Cryptic species complexes are groups of isomorphic species whose members can usually be distinguished based on traits, such as behaviour, genetics or ecological traits. In Anopheles mosquitoes, these differences are important in terms of the ability to transmit pathogens such as Plasmodium spp., which cause malaria.

A Burning Question: Assessing the Sustainability of Burning Agricultural Residues for Cooking in Senegal

Date:
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

Senegal is the westernmost country of continental Africa. Like many sub-Saharan countries it faces a variety of challenges related to the natural environment and the livelihoods that depend on it.  In Senegal's case, the country is facing important deforestation problems coupled with a six-fold increase in population since the 1960s. One significant driver of deforestation relates to wood and charcoal production for household cooking applications.

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