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Le Conseil canadien des aires écologiques (CCAE) est heureux d’annoncer qu’il reçoit maintenant les candidatures pour la bourse d’études graduées « Home Place » de Stan Rowe.
LA DATE LIMITE EST LE 31 Janvier, 2018
Ce prix comprend ce qui suit :
- un prix en espèces d’au moins 2 000 $;
- ce prix est remis une fois par année;
- ce prix est offert aux étudiants de deuxième cycle au cours de leurs deux premières années d’étude qui étudient au Canada et qui contribuent à la recherche associée à la mission ou au plan stratégique du CCAE. La priorité sera accordée aux projets dont l’approche est fondée sur les écosystèmes ou sur le paysage pour la sélection, l’établissement ou la gestion des aires écologiques protégées au Canada.
Le CCAE peut décider d’augmenter le prix en espèces :
- en invitant l’étudiant à présenter ses travaux au Congrès annuel du CCAE;
- en faisant la promotion de ses travaux dans le bulletin du CCAE;
- en publiant ses travaux sous forme d’articles périodiques du CCAE.
Les étudiants de première année de la Maîtrise peuvent soumettre leur candidature en fournissant les documents ci-dessous :
- une courte lettre expliquant leurs recherches et le lien entre ces recherches et la mission du CCAE (http://www.ccea.org/fr_main.html);
- Une proposition de recherche, pas plus que 2 000 mots (organisée en quatre rubriques: introduction, méthodes, résultats attendus, et littérature citée);
- une lettre de recommandation du professeur qui les supervise;
- un curriculum vitae à jour.
Les candidatures doivent être soumises au plus tard le 31 Janvier 2018, préférablement par courrier électronique. Un accusé de réception sera transmis par courrier électronique pour toutes les candidatures reçues. L’étudiant choisi en sera informé au plus tard le 30 avril 2018 et son nom paraîtra sur le site Web du CCAE.
Les candidatures doivent être transmises aux coordonnées suivantes :
School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
The Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA) is pleased to announce that Karen Kalynka, Master’s Candidate in the School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, is the 2015 recipient of the Stan Rowe ‘Home Place’ Graduate Award for the proposal entitled “Private, Non-State Conservation in a Changing Landscape: A Canadian Perspective”. Together with her research advisor, Dr. Jessica Dempsey, Assistant Professor at the School of Environmental Studies, Karen’s research will examine two aspects of this shifting terrain of Canadian conservation. First, she will examine how the shift in federal and provincial policies is linked to the increase of private, non-state approaches. Second, she will explore the nature of Conservation Land Trust Organizations (CLTOs). Karen was selected out of a field of nearly 20 applicants from across the country that had a diversity of interests in protected areas planning and management. The selection committee was impressed by the quality of her proposal and its potential application to protected areas management in Canada. Dr. Natalie Ban, School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and Associated Director of the CCEA, will present Karen with her award when she returns to her studies in the Fall.
Dr. Stan Rowe was a founding member of the CCEA. Widely known for his book, Forest Regions of Canada, he gained special notoriety for his later writings on ethics and conservation, which demonstrate his intimate insight of ecology and the caring attitude that we need to adopt as environmental stewards. Dr. Rowe’s vision and leadership are a true inspiration for preserving wilderness in Canada. For more information on the Stan Rowe Home Place Award, please contact Dr. Chris Lemieux, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University (email@example.com) or visit the CCEA website here.
The CCEA is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Stan Rowe ‘Home Place’ Graduate Award:
1. Andrew Plowright, Master’s Candidate in the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, for the proposal entitled « Evaluating Human Footprint within Canada’s Biodiversity Hotspots”; and,
2. Jordan Benner, PhD Candidate, Resource Management, Simon Fraser University, for the proposal entitled « Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Landscape Reserve Planning”.
Andrew and Jordan were presented with their respective awards by Ken Morrison, Manager, Planning and Land Administration, B.C. Parks in Vancouver, September 2014. Andrew and Jordan were selected out of a field of 13 applicants from across the country that had a diversity of interests in protected areas planning and management. The selection committee was impressed by the quality of their proposal and its potential application to protected areas management in Canada.
Dr. Stan Rowe was a founding member of the CCEA. Widely known for his book, Forest Regions of Canada, he gained special notoriety for his later writings on ethics and conservation, which demonstrate his intimate insight of ecology and the caring attitude that we need to adopt as environmental stewards. Dr. Rowe’s vision and leadership are a true inspiration for preserving wilderness in Canada. More information on the Stan Rowe Home Place Award can be found here.
Caroline Grego, University of British Columbia, « Creating New National Parks, Forging New Conservation Communities: A case study of the proposed South Okangan – Lower Similkameen National Park Reserve »
Claire DeLong, Lakehead University, « Identification of Barriers Faced by Latent Immigrant Users: Increasing Opportunities for Outdoor Recreation Participation in Rouge National Urban Park »
Kelsey Molloy, University of Manitoba, « Impacts of Cattle Stocking Rates and Plant Species Composition on Grassland Songbird Communities in a Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie »
Yanick Gendreau, La conservation dans le contexte des changements climatiques au Quebec: Analyse de vulnerabilite et strategies d’adaptation
Windekind C. Buteau-Duitschaever, Wilfrid Laurier University, « Exploring governance structures, institutions and collaboration for protected area development: A Case Study of Québec Protected Areas »
Chérie J. Dugal, University of Saskatchewan, « The Functional Connectivity for Elk (Cervus elaphus) Across an Agriculture-Dominated Landscape: Implications for Conservation and Pathogen Transmission ».
Sabine Jenssen, Simon Fraser University (Proposed PhD) – « Establishing MPA Networks: Analysis of Successful Institutional Arrangements for Ecological Protection in the Face of Climate Change ».
Tim Antill, Land Reclamation and Ecosystem Resotration, University of Alberta (MSc Candidate – Dr. Anne Naeth, Supervisor)
I am currently researching the effects Russian thistle (Salsola kali), an invasive weed plant species, on native montane grasslands communities in Jasper National Park
Invasion of non-native plant species can have a significant impact on the function and integrity of natural ecosystems. In Jasper National Park, large areas of Russian thistle have been observed in native montane grassland communities used for winter grazing by bighorn sheep and other ungulates. There is concern that these areas of invasion may be increasing in size. Areas invaded by Russian thistle appear to coincide with areas subject to sustained use by sheep, elk and possibly deer. Critical areas are believed to be overgrazed, reducing range condition and permitting Russian thistle to become established and compete with, or replace, already stressed native plant species and reducing wildlife forage.
To manage and protect the ecological integrity within Canada’s National Parks it is important to fully understand how native plant communities within the parks respond to the influence of alien species and the role of herbivores in this process. Increasing the knowledge of native plant community response to a particular invasive species may lead to improved ecological restoration, and management methods. Potential overgrazing of winter range habitats may be facilitating the establishment of Russian thistle in native montane grasslands. This study examines the role of wildlife grazing and range condition on Russian thistle establishment. Outcomes from this study will assist park managers in determining appropriate Russian thistle control, as well as identifying ungulate management strategies for winter range use.
Specifically, this research project attempts to address the extent and character of Russian thistle infestations in the park, mechanisms of Russian thistle invasion, the role of wildlife grazing on Russian thistle establishment, how Russian thistle impacts native plant communities, and strategies that may aid in managing this species. Research results will benefit land managers within the park, and other park managers and land managers who are involved with ungulate grazing and invasive species.
Laura Gray, Department of Reweable Resources, University of Alberta (PhD Program – Dr. Anne Naeth, Supervisor)
Climate change has become a prevalent topic in ecological research since we are beginning to see the effects of warming temperatures on plant populations. In western Canada, research has already identified climate change as a cause for loss of local tree populations, for example through extreme drought events or indirectly through range expansion of pests and diseases. The International Panel on Climate Change suggests that the global temperature will continue to rise approximately 0.2oC per decade which raises the question if tree populations in a protected by a static network of reserves and parks are adequately protected.
The aim of my research is to determine how adequate the current network of protected areas w ill be in protecting native tree species in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan as Canada faces climate warming. By modeling tree species habitat under a variety of climate change projections, I will be able to identifying (1 ) how long the current network of protected areas will be able to protect native tree, and (2) whether any “future proof” reserves exist that maintain habitat under most or all scenarios. Conservation efforts should be targeted toward those areas.
Many thanks are due to Drs. Guy Swinnerton, professor emeritus, University of Alberta, Elizabeth Halpenny, University of Alberta, Bill Crins, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Rob Wright, Saskatchewan Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport for evaluating submissions.