Dr. Anne C S McIntosh

Assistant Professor of Biology, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta


B.Sc. (Honours), University of British Columbia
M.Sc., Oregon State University
Ph.D., University of Alberta

Dr. McIntosh currently teaches plant biology, biological diversity, and ecology courses at Augustana and has taught Forest Ecosystems in Renewable Resources in the past. Her research focuses on recovery of forested and grassland ecosystems after both natural and anthropogenic disturbances. She is working on a project with Drs. Ellen Macdonald and Uldis Silins that is examining the vegetation, and below-ground responses of lodgepole pine forests to mountain pine beetle attack in western Alberta. She also continues to collaborate with Dr. Sylvie Quideau on projects examining below-ground microbial community responses to disturbance. Dr. McIntosh is the lead ecologist on a project collaborating with AESRD and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute that is assessing recovery of soil and vegetation on reclaimed wellsites across Alberta.

Dr McIntosh is a participant in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE.” Please make the wording, “Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS)” a link to the LRIGS homepage at http://ualberta.ca/~lrigs/.


Solymos, P., Morrison, S.F., Kariyeva, J. Schieck, J., Haughland, D.L., Azeria, E., Cobb, T., Hinchliffe, R., Kittson, J., McIntosh, A., Narwani, T., Pierossi, P., Roy, M., Sandybayev, T., Boutin, S., Bayne, E. 2015. Data and information management for the monitoring of biodiversity in Alberta. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 39(3):472-479.

McIntosh, A.C.S., Macdonald, S.E.. 2013. Short-term resistance of ecosystem properties and processes to simulated mountain pine beetle attack in a novel region. Ecosphere, 4(6): article 68.

McIntosh, A.C.S., Macdonald, S.E.. 2013. Potential for lodgepole pine regeneration after mountain pine beetle attack in newly invaded Alberta stands. Forest Ecology and Management, 295: 11-19.

McIntosh, A.C.S., Macdonald, S.E., Quideau, S.. 2013. Linkages between the forest floor microbial community and resource heterogeneity within mature lodgepole pine forests. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 63: 61-72.

McIntosh, A.C.S., Macdonald, S.E., Gundale, M.J.. 2012. Tree species versus regional controls on ecosystem properties and processes: an example using introduced Pinus contorta in Swedish boreal forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 42: 1228-1238.

McIntosh, A.C.S., Gray, A.N., Garman, S.L.. 2012. Estimating canopy cover from standard forest inventory measurements in western Oregon. Forest Science, 58(2): 154-167.

McIntosh, A.C.S., Gray, A.N., Garman, S.L.. 2009. Canopy structure on forest lands in western Oregon: differences among forest types and stand ages. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-794. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 35 p.

Nadkarni, N.M., McIntosh, A.C.S., Cushing, J.B.. 2008. A framework to categorize forest structure concepts. Forest Ecology and Management, 256: 872–882.

McIntosh, A.C.S., Cushing, J.B., Nadkarni, N.M., Zeman, L.. 2007. Database design for ecologists: composing core entities with observations. Ecological Informatics, 2: 224-236.

Cushing, J.B., Nadkarni, N.M., Finch, M., Fiala, A.C.S., Murphy-Hill, E., Delcambre, L., Maier, D.. 2007. Component-based end-user database design for ecologists. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 29(1): 7-24.

Fiala, A.C.S., Garman, S.L., Gray, A.N.. 2006. Comparison of five canopy cover estimation techniques in the western Oregon Cascades. Forest Ecology and Management, 232: 188-197.