Erin Bayne

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Recent Research Projects

NSERC CREATE for Enhancing Canada's Prosperity through Innovative Environmental Assessment, Monitoring and Management

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
The NSERC CREATE Program: Enhancing Canada's Prosperity through Innovative Environmental Assessment, Monitoring and Management program targets the "Environmental Science and Technologies" priority area and will train the next generation of natural resource consultants, managers, landuse...

Geospatial technologies for monitoring vegetation recovery on human disturbance features in Alberta's boreal forest

2015/16-2019/20 • $1,141,576 • PI,CO
The boreal-forest regions of Alberta are under increasing pressure from human development related to natural-resource extraction. Roads, seismic lines, well sites, cut blocks, mines, pipelines, and other elements of human footprint exert cumulative environmental effects that can harm...

BIOS2: Computational Biodiversity Science and Services

2018/19-2019/20 • $450,000 • PI,CO
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Evaluating disturbance-mediated vegetation change and climate-change refugia potential across Alberta boreal forest lands

2018/19-2019/20 • $357,145 • PI,CO
buffered against anthropogenic climate change. In particular, we will concentrate on the peatland-upland*interface and how feedbacks in peatlands can buffer the effects of climate change (resistance) due to their*ability to generate and retain moisture within an increasingly arid climate....

Avian habitat selection in space and time: Connecting individual behaviours to population patterns

2015/16-2019/20 • $200,000 • PI
Variation in behaviour among individuals in different situations is crucial to understanding population ecology. Similarly, ignoring the effects of density-dependence and population processes on animal behaviour limits our ability to understand why animals select particular habitat elements. To...

Improving methodologies for monitoring terrestrial biodiversity and supporting environmental management in Alberta's Oil Sands region

2013/14-2017/18 • $535,000 • PI,CO
Development of Alberta's Oil Sands resources is of economic importance to Canada but necessitates prudent management of the cumulative impacts valuable boreal ecosystems. Successful management in turn depends on reliable monitoring of biodiversity. The energy industry expends considerable time...

Supporting avian conservation in managed forests: Forecasting forest biodiversity under alternate land-use strategies

2017/18 • $225,250 • PI,CO
The Canadian boreal forest, an area of 480 million hectares, is home to over 200 species of songbirds and waterfowl. Forest harvest operations occur in much of the region, and can have negative consequences on species' habitats. To outperform international competitors, Canadian forest companies...

Supporting avian conservation in managed forests: Forecasting forest biodiversity under alternate land-usestrategies

2016/17 • $225,250 • PI,CO
The Canadian boreal forest, an area of 480 million hectares, is home to over 200 species of songbirds and waterfowl. Forest harvest operations occur in much of the region, and can have negative consequences on species' habitats. To outperform international competitors, Canadian forest companies...

Understanding edge effects on boreal birds by linking foraging & singing behavior to population dynamics

2010/11-2014/15 • $170,000 • PI
Edges and their effects on wildlife is an area of conservation interest. Despite considerable effort a synthetic understanding of when edges will have positive, neutral, or negative effects on species remains elusive. To develop a mechanistic understanding of why boreal forest songbirds do or do...

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