ACA Biodiversity Grants logo Student ready to release a recently transmittered male Ferruginous Hawk that was nesting on a transmission tower in SW Alberta Student getting ectomycorrhizal fungal cultures ready for lodgepole pine root inoculations Student setting a gill net under the ice to evaluate fish species composition Students processing a 3 year old female cougar - hair, whiskers, claw scrapings, and blood are taken from cougars during immobilization

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Heather Bird Felix Sperling University of Alberta Alberta-wide species survey of a key herbivore, Choristoneura spp., the spruce budworm
Susan Bury Robert Laird University of Lethbridge Intransitivity in male dominance hierarchies augmented by memory effects on aggressive behaviour in crickets, Gtyllus veletis
Jobran Chebib Sean Rogers University of Calgary Measuring signatures of fishing selection on Lake whiefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta
Paul Cigan Nadir Erbilgin and JC Cahill University of Alberta Mountain pine beetle attacks to ectomychorrizal-seedling feedbacks: Player and processes that govern regeneration in post-outbreak forests
Alana Clason Phil Burton University of Northern British Columbia Resilience and dynamics of whitebark pine at the northern edge of its range under a changing climate
Gregory Earle Ralph Cartar University of Calgary The influence of wing wear on energetics and niche breadth, as a mediator of tongue length and body size, in structuring of bumblebee community
Erick Elgin Leland Jackson University of Calgary Relationships between timing of macrophyte growth and lake turbidity with an emphasis on zooplankton grazing in Alberta shallow lakes
Robert Found Colleen Cassady St. Clair University of Alberta Individual variation in elk behavioural types, stress, nutrition, and life-history strategies
Benoît Gendreau-Berthiaume Ellen Macdonald University of Alberta The process of canopy break-up in lodgepole pine ecosystems of west-central Alberta: Implications for understory plant biodiversity
James Glasier Scott Nielsen University of Alberta Climate and latitude as determinants of ant species distributions and faunal turnover
Christine Godwin-Sheppard Robert Barclay and Judit Smits University of Calgary Effects of metals on songbirds in the oil sands region of Alberta
Anna Hargreaves Christopher Eckert Queen's University Ecology and evolution of altitudinal range limits in a montane herb
Lisa Hensel Lawrence Harder University of Calgary Sexual selection in Delphinium glaucum: Selection on floral and inflorescence traits and the effects of pollen dispersal patterns
Hyejin Hwang Vic Lieffers and Soung Ryoul Ryu University of Alberta Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by mountain pine beetle
Melynda Johnson Erin Bayne University of Alberta The effects of landscape ecology on post fledging ferruginous hawk movements and survivorship
Mathias Kaiser Mary Reid University of Calgary Acoustic ecology of mountain pine beetles
Cory Kremer Sean Rogers University of Calgary Landscape genetics of brook stickleback(Culaea inconstans)
Kevin Kwok Robert Laird University of Lethbridge Inducible anti-herbivore defenses of the annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus) against a specialist sunflower beetle(Zygogramma exclamationis)
Guadalupe Peralta-Vázquez Mary Reid University of Calgary Ecology and fitness effects of phoretic mite fauna on bark beetle hosts
Jesika Reimer Robert Barclay University of Calgary Adaptations of Myotis lucifugus at northern latitudes in the face of climate change and whitenose syndrome
Haley Tunna Leland Jackson and Sean Rogers University of Calgary Population genetics of skewed ratios in longnose dace(Rhinichthys cataractae)
Bradley van Paridon Cameron Goater and John Gilleard University of Lethbridge Invasion pathway and population genetics of introduced lancet liver fluke in ungulates in Cypress Hills Park, Alberta