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  1. Cordy Tymstra

    The year the moon and sun turned blue

    New book by PhD student explains how the biggest wildfire North America has ever seen changed the way fires are fought in Alberta today

  2. Ellen Macdonald

    Nitrogen and sulphur emissions from oilsands could be acting as fertilizer for trees

    Dust from operations seems to neutralize acidifying effect

  3. Ross Hobbs

    Top forestry marks pay off royally for grad

    Ross Hobbs one of two Canadians to intern at Prince of Wales’ estates

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In the News

  1. Breton Plots - farming in Grey Luvisol soil zones

    The Mountaineer (Rocky Mountain House) - The Breton Plots are the oldest long term plots on wooded soils in North America. The Breton Plots are a project by a group of farmers and professors at the University of Alberta who have been involved with numerous experiments with spreading chemical fertilizer and manure over plots of land and observing the long term results. Professors Miles Dyck, James Robertson and Stan Blade are quoted.

  2. Unreleased report has concerns about ski development in Jasper National Park

    Edmonton Journal - Fiona Schmiegelow, professor and director of the northern environmental and conservation science program in the Department of Renewable Resources, discusses a report she conducted on the effects of proposed expansion of Marmot Basin, a Jasper ski area. The report was never made public so Schmiegelow decided to release the findings herself. (Story appeared in several media outlets.)

  3. Some progress in quelling wildfires raging in Canada

    New York Times - Mike Flannigan, professor with the Department of Renewable Resources and director of the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science, comments on the impact of climate change on wildfires. AP story ran in multiple US outlets (print and broadcast).

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Where are they now?

  1. Francesco Cortini

    PhD, Forest Biology and Management, 2010

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