Ellen Goddard (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology) comments on the new label created by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Researcher Keisha Hollman (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) says the emergence of nine new strains points up the importance of broader strategies to protect crops in Western Canada.
Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed about the reasons behind the quietest wildfire seasons in recent years in Alberta. “In terms of area burned, it’s one of the quietest years on record,” said Flannigan.
For the third year in a row, the University of Alberta Research Farm is growing wheat varieties bred by farmers from the Participatory Plant Breeding program (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences).
U of A wildfire scientist Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) and the CBC’s Adrienne Lamb talk with the people studying, fighting and living through blazes in places like Australia, California and Canada.
A major research project from the University of Alberta outlines pockets of Canada’s boreal forest that may give wildlife more time and space to adjust to a changing climate. Diana Stralberg and Fiona Schmiegelow (Renewable Resources) co-author this piece.
We are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between University of Alberta (UoA), one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, and Trouw Nutrition, global leader in animal feeding solutions and services. Trouw Nutrition will work collaboratively with scientists of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES), to enable the acceleration of key research and development activities using University of Alberta facilities. ALES is recognized for its strength in nutrition research across animals and humans.
Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) says zombie fires are not unheard of, citing the destructive Fort McMurray fire in Alberta that burned for more than a year during 2016 and 2017.
A majority of forests in Canada face a higher-than-normal wildfire risk this summer, say federal scientists. Mike Flannigan (ALES) is interviewed.
Conservation biologists model likely effects of climate change in North America to pinpoint refuge areas for species and ecosystems.