Defoliation and altered precipitation effects on soil microbial communities in the Mattheis Research Ranch

Dr. Scott Chang | Professor, Department of Renewable Resources Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta The impact of grazing and irrigation on soil microbial communities is poorly understood even though microbes play a significant role in affecting Read More …

Quantifying the carbon balance of the Mattheis Research Ranch

Dr. John Gamon | Professor, Cross-appointed Departments of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Biological Sciences Faculty of Science University of Alberta Dr. Gamon is continuing to measure net carbon uptake at the Mattheis Research Ranch using a combination of eddy covariance and remote Read More …

Biophysical quantification and mapping of soil quality at the Mattheis Research Ranch

Dr. Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez | Assistant Professor, Department of Renewable Resources Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Albert   Forage productivity, quality and persistence are essential factors for the success and profitability of rangeland operations. Good soil quality Read More …

Grazing effects on the plant-pollinator relationship: a contrast of native legumes with an invasive (Astragalus cicer L.)

Dr. Cameron Carlyle | Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta   Native pollinators experienced a rapid decline in abundance as a result of large scale agricultural conversion across Read More …

Quantifying carbon stocks across Alberta’s grasslands in support of a provincial carbon strategy

Dr. Edward Bork | Professor and Mattheis Chair in Rangeland Ecology & Management Director, Rangeland Research Institute Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta Dr. Bork is working with several graduate Read More …

Long-term monitoring of rangeland ecosystem functions on the Mattheis Research Ranch

Dr. Cameron Carlyle | Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta To better understand the sustainability of ecological goods and services derived from Alberta rangelands, Dr. Carlyle and co-investigator Dr. Read More …