Effects of defoliation and soil moisture level on methane production and oxidation in soils of the Mattheis Research Ranch

Dr. Scott Chang | Professor Department of Renewable Resources Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta Rangelands are a significant global sink for atmospheric methane, however, little is known about the effects of grazing on the production and Read More …

Oasis on the prairie: quantifying and characterizing the water resources of the Mattheis Research Ranch

Dr. Miles Dyck | Assistant Professor Department of Renewable Resources Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta Water quantity and quality are important issues that affect and are affected by the management of rangelands in southern Alberta. The Mattheis Read More …

Spatial patterns of and management effects on soil carbon in the Mattheis Research Ranch

Dr. Scott Chang | Professor Department of Renewable Resources Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta By systematically sampling rangelands and croplands within the Mattheis Research Ranch, Dr. Chang and co-investigator Dr. Zhiping Wang (Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Read More …

Baseline carbon monitoring for rangeland carbon sequestration

Dr. John Gamon | Professor, Cross-appointed Departments of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Biological Sciences Faculty of Science University of Alberta Using a combination of atmospheric measurements, plot sampling, and remote sensing techniques, Dr. Gamon and his graduate students monitored Read More …

Differentiating and understanding the roles of soil nutrient and soil community heterogeneity on plant growth, carbon storage, and biodiversity

Dr. James Cahill | Professor Department of Biological Sciences Faculty of Science University of Alberta Though plant growth in grasslands has historically been viewed from primarily nutritive and topdown perspectives, diverse soil microorganisms have substantial non-nutritive impacts on growth, ecosystem services, Read More …

Ecological and agronomic consequences of Cicer milkvetch (Astragalus cicer L.) introduction into Mixed Prairie grassland

Dr. Cameron Carlyle | Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta Cicer milkvetch is an introduced legume that is beginning to encroach on native mixed grass prairie plant communities Read More …