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  1. Ellen Macdonald

    Nitrogen and sulphur emissions from oilsands could be acting as fertilizer for trees

    Dust from operations seems to neutralize acidifying effect

  2. Ross Hobbs

    Top forestry marks pay off royally for grad

    Ross Hobbs one of two Canadians to intern at Prince of Wales’ estates

  3. Jessica and Jennifer Nguyen

    Twin sisters tie for national science society book award to U of A

    ALES grads’ top marks prompt an exception to the one-winner rule

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In the News

  1. Unreleased report has concerns about ski development in Jasper National Park

    Edmonton Journal - Fiona Schmiegelow, professor and director of the northern environmental and conservation science program in the Department of Renewable Resources, discusses a report she conducted on the effects of proposed expansion of Marmot Basin, a Jasper ski area. The report was never made public so Schmiegelow decided to release the findings herself. (Story appeared in several media outlets.)

  2. Some progress in quelling wildfires raging in Canada

    New York Times - Mike Flannigan, professor with the Department of Renewable Resources and director of the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science, comments on the impact of climate change on wildfires. AP story ran in multiple US outlets (print and broadcast).

  3. The destructive pine beetle poses a new threat

    Quirks & Quarks - The pine forests of North America have been under attack from the mountain pine beetle for well over a decade. The population of the destructive beetle first exploded in British Columbia in the early 2000's, then quickly spread into Alberta. But new research by Dr. Justine Karst, an Assistant Professor of Restoration Ecology at the University of Alberta, has found the pine beetle poses a threat beyond the destruction of mature trees. As the trees die, the fungal composition of the soil changes. As a result, a different type of fungi takes hold, which is not conducive to the growth of new seedlings and puts second generation pine trees at risk.

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Where are they now?

  1. Kevin Bladon

    PhD Forest Biology and Management, 2006 Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

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