News archive - September 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fancy new GPS tool creates highly detailed vegetation maps

Map of vegetation communities
 

The Rooney Lab recently acquired a neat new tool: a GPS unit with sub-meter real time accuracy.  This device lets us map the distribution of different vegetation communities in the field.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Alberta releases much anticipated new Wetland Policy

agriculturally impacted wetlands in Alberta
 

Since 1993, Alberta's wetlands were governed under an Interim Wetland Policy.  Just today the province announced its new policy.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Renovations continue

cabinets in hallway, ready to be installed in the new office

The cabinets for my new office have arrived and are waiting to be installed.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Welcome Heather

Heather Polan, a new MSc. student, starts this September.  Welcome to the lab Heather.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Another successful field season

Just returned from sampling two dozen wetlands in Alberta.  We looked at the plant communities and soil properties of agriculturally impacted and restored wetlands in Parkland and Prairie Natural Regions.  It was especially neat to get to visit and sample at the Kinsella and Mattheis research ranches, operated by the University of Alberta.

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