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Alberta Wall-to-Wall Vegetation Layer Including “Backfilled” Vegetation in Human Footprints

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This document describes the wall-to-wall Vegetation Layer created by the ABMI through the amalgamation of existing information on vegetation, habitat and...

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Experimentally derived detection distances from audio recordings and human observers enable integrated analysis of point count data

Yip D, Leston L, Bayne E, Solymos P, and Grover A VIEW

The study compares the detection distances between human listeners and autonomous recording units (ARUs). The study noted that humans generally could detect...

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Use of Bioacoustic Technology to Evaluate Habitat Use and Road Effects on Two Anuran Amphibians in the Boreal Region of Northeastern Alberta

Annich, N DOWNLOAD

Two chapter thesis evaluating habitat use and disturbance effects on the Canadian Toad and Boreal Chorus Frog

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Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Monitoring Recovery of Forest Vegetation on Petroleum Well Sites

Hird J, Montaghi A, McDermid G, Kariyeva J, Moorman BJ, Nielsen S, and McIntosh ACS VIEW

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones’, as they are commonly referred to, offer an exciting new approach to local data collection that shows potential...

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Terrestrial Field Data Collection Protocols (Abridged Version)

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The ABMI terrestrial data are collected for a wide variety habitats and species. This document summarizes all terrestrial protocols, including an overview...

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Wetland Field Data Collection Protocols (Abridged Version)

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The ABMI wetland data are collected for a wide variety habitats and species. This document summarizes all wetland protocols, including an overview of data...

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ABMI Species Website Manual, Version: 2017-03-23

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This manual serves as background material for individual species results available from the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI). The document...

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Alternate Metrics of Animal Resource Selection Provide Opposing Inference

Serrouya R, Kellner A, Pavan G, Lewis DW , DeMars CA & McLellan BN VIEW

Understanding how valued species interact with their environment is necessary for wise conservation action, but quantifying habitat use can be difficult....

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Amount and Distribution of Human-created Habitat Edge in Alberta

Schieck J and Pan D DOWNLOAD

Native habitat is being altered by human activities throughout Alberta. This ABMI Science Letter maps human footprint and the amount of native habitat...

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Ecological Recovery Monitoring of Certified Reclaimed Wellsites in Alberta: Crop Harvest Mapping on Reclaimed Agricultural Sites

Underwood A, Small C DOWNLOAD

Collaboration between the ABMI, Alberta Environment and Parks, and InnoTech Alberta through the Ecological Recovery Monitoring (ERM) program to investigate...

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Ecological Recovery Monitoring of Certified Reclaimed Wellsites in Alberta: Crop Harvest Mapping on Reclaimed Agricultural Sites - Supplemental Information

Underwood A and Small C DOWNLOAD

Collaboration between the ABMI, Alberta Environment and Parks, and InnoTech Alberta through the Ecological Recovery Monitoring (ERM) program to investigate...

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Ecological Recovery Monitoring of Dry Mixedgrass Wellsites: Results of Vegetation and Soil Indicator Analysis

McIntosh A DOWNLOAD

A summary of results from a 2014 field study comparing reclaimed wellsites with adjacent reference locations in the Dry Mixedgrass Natural Subregion, using...

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Drivers, stressors, and indicators of wetland change in Alberta’s Oil Sands Region – potential for use in wetland monitoring.

Eaton B, Charette T DOWNLOAD

This report provides a review of the drivers and response variables for wetlands that could be included in a wetland monitoring program.

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Identifying the Scope and Objectives of the Wetland Monitoring Program – A Three-Phased Stakeholder Engagement Process

Roy MC, Kariyeva J, Weston J DOWNLOAD

This report provides a summary of the key outcomes derived from the Stakeholder engagement process.

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Knowledge Requirements – An Integrated Wetland Monitoring Program for Alberta’s Oil Sands Region.

Roy MC, Kariyeva J, Herbers J, Schieck J DOWNLOAD

Final recommendations to the development of a wetland monitoring program for the Oil Sands region of Alberta.

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