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2010 Award Recipients




Project Title

Erin Baerwald

Robert Barclay

University of Calgary

The biology of bat migration

Tisa Bevan

Edward Bork

University of Alberta

Habitat selection of feral horses in the Alberta Foothills

Lars Brinkmann

Joseph Rasmussen

University of Lethbridge

Combined effects of food web structure and bioenergetics on mercury biomagnification in northern pike (Esox lucius) in reservoirs with improverished food webs

Cecilia Chung

Leland Jackson

University of Calgary

Effects of spatial nutrient accumulation on fish health in the South Saskatchewan River Basin

Stefan Dennenmoser

Steven Vamosi

University of Calgary

Status and genetic population structure of freshwater sculpins (Cottidae) in the Peace River region, with special emphasis on a potential invader, Cottus asper

Amanda Doyle

Jens Roland

University of Alberta

The role of host-plant/larvae interactions in regulating the population dynamics of an alpine butterfly species

Lisa Duke

Leland Jackson

University of Calgary

Didymosphenia geminata and organic phosphorus, a nuisance bloom forming combination?

Megan Evans

Ralph Cartar

University of Calgary

Influences of landscape and grazing regime on bee pollinators and their floral resources in rough fescue prairie

Robert Found

Colleen Cassady St. Clair

University of Alberta

Behavioural syndromes and their application to the management of habituated and non-migratory elk

James Glasier

Scott Nielsen and John Acorn

University of Alberta

Diversity and habitat associations of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on jack pine dominated sand hills of Alberta, Canada

Erica Graham

Ellen Macdonald

University of Alberta

The effects of underplanted white spruce on understory vegetation and environment in aspen-dominated stands of the Western Boreal forest

Samuel Hache

Erin Bayne

University of Alberta

Extent of natal dispersal in songbirds among landscapes with different disturbance regimes

Kurt Illerbrun

Jens Roland

University of Alberta

Rising tree-line and shrinking habitat:  Implications for an alpine butterfly and its host

Magdalene Leung

Anthony Russell

University of Calgary

A phylogeographic study of the Greater Short-Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Alberta

Megan MacLennan

Rolf Vinebrooke

University of Alberta

Interactive effects of size-selective fish predation and climate warming on planktonic food webs in alpine lakes of the Alberta Rockies

Alexandre Martin

Fanie Pelletier

Universite de Sherbrooke

Phenotypic and demographic determinants of male reproductive success in a hunted population of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Matthew Morris

Sean Rogers

University of Calgary

The genetics of phenotypic plasticity in post glacial fish

Bao Tan Nguyen-Phuc

JC Cahill and Mark Dale

University of Alberta

The effect of landscape features on the genetic diversity of Gaillardia aristata Pursh (Asteraceae)

Cory Olson

Robert Barclay

University of Calgary

Roosting ecology of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) and northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentionalis) in the boreal forest

Nicole Pilgrim

Alice Hontela

University of Lethbridge

Toxicity of maternally-transferred selenium to embryos and larvae of rainbow trout and brook trout

Melissa Thomson

Cameron Goater

University of Lethbridge

Epidemiology of an emerging parasite in co-grazing ungulates in Cypress Hills Park, Alberta

Alexander Watts

Shelley Alexander

University of Calgary

Comparing urban and rural coyote (Canis latrans) parasitism and diet in Calgary, Alberta

Matthew Wilson

Suzanne Bayley

University of Alberta

Differences in environmental conditions that affect bird and plant biodiversity in compensation and natural wetlands:  Guidelines for management