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RRI research affiliates help settle global debate on biodiversity

Working with a large network of scientists worldwide, who studied grasslands of every type in all climate zones, University of Alberta rangeland researchers Edward Bork and Cameron Carlyle helped reaffirm a theory of diversity that had been under attack. Known as the humped-back model, it says that plant diversity peaks in grasslands of intermediate (medium) productivity, while high- and low-productivity grasslands tend to have fewer plant species.Read more about the grassland research stud...
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ALES signs conservation agreement to preserve Mattheis Ranch forever

The University of Alberta and Western Sky Land Trust signed a conservation agreement that guarantees the U of A’s 12,000-acre Mattheis Ranch will be conserved forever.In announcing the agreement, one of the biggest in the history of Alberta, Faculty of ALES dean Stan Blade said it provides $3.8 million in funding from Western Sky Land Trust to the university as compensation for future development.Read the full story about the Mattheis Ranch conservation agreement.
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