New study could help improve adoption rates in dog shelters

Clover Bench (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) is co-author of a study that could reduce failed adoptions in animal shelters by helping adopters and shelter staff better understand behavioural issues that a dog may have and prepare for them accordingly.

Grizzly bears that live near humans are 7.5 TIMES more likely to die young than those in the wild, with only one in 30 making it to 14-years-old

Bear populations have been growing all across North America, bringing them in closer and more regular contact with humans each year. That trend is putting bears at far greater risk than humans, according to a new study from the University of Alberta.

New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest

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.

Canada’s conservation efforts must prioritize areas resilient to climate change, researchers say

New studies show factoring climate change impacts into planning for protected areas can help achieve emission-reduction and biodiversity targets. Research led by Diana Stralberg (Renewable Resources) is mentioned. Her work is also mentioned in a related Globe and Mail story.