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2011 Award Recipients




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Nils Anderson Cynthia Paszkowski University of Alberta Does the presence of beavers increase biodiversity within wetlands in central Alberta?
Daniel Andres Kathreen Ruckstuhl University of Calgary Mate choice in the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
Tanner Broadbent Edward Bork University of Alberta Does variable devoliation and moisture interact to alter grass growth and subsequent native grassland diversity?
Julian Dupuis Felix Sperling University of Alberta Landscape as a determinant of population structure, hybridization, and conservation in a species complex of charismatic butterflies in Alberta
Scott Eggeman Mark Hebblewhite University of Montana Population dynamics of a partially migratory elk herd in a multi-predator ecosystem
Alexandria Farmer Ralph Cartar University of Calgary Landscape effects on the distribution of bumble bees across their floral resources in response to clearcut logging, and their reproductive consequences
Taya Forde Karen Orsel University of Calgary The role of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in conservation herds of wood bison
Kathryn Kuchapski Joseph Rasmussen University of Lethbridge Selenium exposure in streams draining reclaimed coal mines: Toxicity and effects on fish community composition
Seung-il Lee John Spence University of Alberta The influence of aggregated retention patches on saproxylic beetle communities in boreal white spruce stands
Jamie McEwen Sean Rogers and Jana Vamosi University of Calgary The environmental genomics of allopolyploidy in Anemone multifida
Jordan Messner Rolf Vinebrooke University of Alberta Community recovery of mountain lakes stocked with exotic sportfish in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Joshua Miller David Coltman University of Alberta A conservation genomic assessment of bighorn sheep harvesting
Andrea Morehouse Mark Boyce University of Alberta Manipulating ecological traps for grizzly bears in southwestern Alberta using attractive management
Maureen Murray Colleen Cassady St. Clair University of Alberta Habitat selection, diet, mange (Sarcoptes scabiei), and conflict behaviour in urban coyotes (Canis latrans)
Jessica Reilly Lee Foote University of Alberta Conservation genetics and population modeling of Alberta Artctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus)
Crisia Tabacaru Nadir Erbilgin University of Alberta Playing with fire: The effect of prescribed burns on mountain pine beetle populations
Kristine Teichman Scott Nielsen and Jens Roland University of Alberta Trophic cascades in the Aspen Parkland: Effects of high ungulate density on focal plant, butterfly, bee pollinator and bird species
David Toews Darren Irwin University of British Columbia Migratory orientation in a "migratory divide": The yellow-rumped warbler hybrid zone
Guiherme Verocai Susan Kutz University of Calgary Biodiversity of protostrongylidae nematodes in threatened woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in Alberta
Lindsay Zink Ralph Cartar University of Calgary Native pollinators in the southern Alberta irrigated agricultural landscape: Concurrent effects of habitat availability and competition with managed bees