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AltaLink has donated $655,000 to the University of Alberta’s Rangeland Research Institute (RRI) to support the creation of the AltaLink Master’s Scholarship in Rangeland Disturbance Ecology, which will advance research that will protect Alberta’s rangelands.“Alberta’s rangelands are vital to our communities and our economy, and this research will give us the evidence we need to make important decisions about how to sustain them,” said Stan Blade, the dean of t...
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ALES Range Team shines again at prestigious competition

The ALES Range Team rode out of Texas this month with an impressive haul of awards, attesting to ALES students’ mastery of range management topics and plant identification.In total, the 2016 Range Team won eight categories after completing two demanding exams at the Society for Range Management’s annual conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. Read more about the success of the ALES Range Team.
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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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