2017 Research Workshop
Members of the Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment (BERA) project held their second-annual workshop on Wednesday, November 22nd at the University of Calgary. This year’s workshop was focussed on 1) providing research updates from the three main BERA teams – Remote Sensing, Sensor Networks, and Ecology; and 2) encouraging meaningful dialogue between BERA members and their partners and collaborators. While the intent was to keep this year’s workshop small, the number of attendees rose to nearly 40, bearing witness to a wonderfully engaged and steadily growing research network!
The morning began with welcoming remarks by Greg McDermid, and was followed by a series of three-minute lightning talks followed by poster presentations from all BERA researchers. The ecological (wildlife) and sensor network teams went first, followed by the ecological (vegetation) and remote sensing teams. Both sessions followed the same format: with researchers briefly introducing their research projects in lightning-talk format, then engaging with attendees in the relaxed setting of interactive posters.
A moderated round-table discussion was held at the end of this workshop. Items discussed included (i) identifying potential research gaps and opportunities within BERA, (ii) exploring ideas for clear and effective science communication strategies, and (iii) a brief contemplation of future BERA research steps. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and left participants excited for the project’s remaining two years and beyond.
We want to thank our partners and collaborators for their active engagement, interest and the positive feedback, and are excited to continue refreshed on our research path over this coming year. We look forward to meeting again at the next annual workshop!
Date: Wednesday, November 22th, 2017, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Learning Institute Room D, Taylor Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Bird Use Of Reclaimed Wellsites In The Boreal Forest Of Alberta
Richard W. Hedley
Sound Localization For Acoustic Monitoring of Bird Populations In Response to Fire and Energy Sector Activity
Canada Warbler Response to Linear Feature Regeneration
The Effects of Understory Protection Harvesting On Brown Creepers in Alberta’s Boreal Mixedwood Forest
Natalie Sánchez Ulate
Understanding Why Certain Songbirds Are More Or Less Tolerant to Chronic Industrial Noise
Using OGC SensorThings for Boreal Environmental Monitoring
Human/Animal Footprints Monitoring Using Internet Of Things
Angelo T Filicetti
Effectiveness Monitoring Of Restoration Treatments For Effectiveness Monitoring Of Restoration Treatments For Seismic Lines In Treed Peatlands
Measuring Vegetation Height on Linear Disturbances in the Boreal Forest with UAV Photogrammetry
Effects Of Linear Disturbances Fire Severity On Velvet Leaf Blueberry In Recently Burned Jack Pine Forests
Man Fai Wu
Assessing the Value of Digital Photogrammetry for Remote Survey of Conifer Stocking
Cassondra J. Stevenson
Microtopographic Patterns In Treated Untreated Seismic Lines & Its Implications For Tree Re Establishment
Forest Restoration Assessment Using Deep Learning For Image Interpretation
Detecting And Measuring Conifer Seedlings From A Drone Can It Be Done And At What Altitudes