Webinar – Sharing the Landscape: Ecology of Human Infrastructure

Speakers: Dee Patriquin (WSP Canada) - From Butterflies to Bears: Developingstandards for road ecology across Canada.Taylor MacLeod (University of Alberta) - Effects of FlowAugmentation: Are species selective towards a threatened benthic fish?Colleen Cassady St. Clair (University of Alberta) - Railway Mortalityfor Several Mammal Species Increase in Areas with Poor Sight Lines and Escape Terrain This […]

Webinar – A Shifting Climate: Changes in environmental and social conditions

Speakers: 1. Cesar Estevo (University of Alberta) - A Hill Has Many Faces: The influence of topography on microclimates, vegetation, and boreal songbirds 2. Alexandre Caouette (MacEwan University) - Elucidating the Distribution of a Non-Native Species of Katydid in Alberta Using Bioacoustics 3. Howie Harshaw (University of Alberta) - The Human Dimensions of Waterfowl Hunting […]

BE WILD: An Experience Auction

The ACTWS has always been so grateful to have an array of experienced, creative, and supportive members. The support of our members has been integral to the success of our annual conference silent auction. This year, we’re taking the auction online! We are excited to expand our auction into this new realm and open our […]

Webinar – Cascading Impacts: Community dynamics and landscape genetics

Speakers: Baily McCulloch (University of Alberta) - The New Top Dogs? Mesopredator response to wild removal in a changing landscape.Glynnis Hood (University of Alberta) - Ecological Compromise: Can alternative beaver management maintain biodiversity?Ian Gazeley (University of Lethbridge) - Species Reintroductions and Population Bottlenecks: Conservation genetics of Roosevelt Elk in southwest BC. Read the speaker abstracts. […]

Webinar – Understanding Distribution and Selection

Our monthly Lunch and Learn Webinars are quickly becoming my favourite thing! Our September webinar: Understanding Distribution and Selection, was a great way to get back to work after the summer. From bats, to wolverines, to little owls, this webinar discussed distribution and behaviour of animals we know relatively little about. The talks were truly […]

Workshop – Passing Oral Exams

Welcome to the first in the ACTWS fall/winter workshop series! Description: The workshop will cover how a graduate student can prepare for and pass an oral exam (e.g., thesis defense, candidacy), as well as how professionals can prepare for job interviews or testifying in the legislature.  The workshop will lay out 6 key essential pieces […]

Free – $10

Webinar – Managing for Caribou Recovery I: A focus on habitat issues

Our October webinar was the first part in a two-part series focusing on caribou recovery. Our first round of talks focused on habitat related management research or actions that aim to better understand the effectiveness of habitat restoration and explore different land-use management options to recover caribou populations in Alberta.  This webinar was sponsored by […]

Free – $10

Webinar: Managing for Caribou Recovery 2 – Species Research

In the second part of our webinar series focusing on managing for caribou recovery, we heard from three speakers discussing caribou genetics and site fidelity. With caribou being such a hot topic in Alberta conservation right now, these talks were timely and shared some valuable information about how caribou recovery can happen in Alberta.    […]

Workshop – Working with Communities

The second in our fall/winter workshop series is all about working well with others! Location: Zoom Attendance: Maximum 40 participants  Cost: $0 (members); $10 (non-members) Facilitators: Sarah Elmeligi, Andrea Morehouse, Courtney Hughes Results: 22 people attended this workshop. Summary: Many wildlife professionals conduct field work on public or private land. Knowing how and when to […]

Free – $10

Webinar: Comparing Methods

Our final webinar of 2020 discussed automated approaches to data collection in the field with remote cameras and audio recorders. In our Comparing Methods webinar, our speakers focused on the application of these technologies and the implications for methodological approach, analysis, and overall results.     Read the speaker abstracts. Webinar Summary Camille Warbington from the […]

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