Showing posts tagged “Research”
November 2, 2021
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Alberta Land Insitute Research Showcase on tools, plans and changing attitudes

Live Presentation: ALI Research Showcase -- Tools, Plans and Changing Attitudes

Alberta Land Institute showcases research.   Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1 - 4 PM MST This was a FREE presentation: 30 min presentations - followed by Q&A/discussion   PRESENTATION ONE: LAND USE TOOLS AS PART OF A LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT 1 - 2 PM MST Dr. Kristof Van Assche, Professor Planning, Governance & Development, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences View Research: Land…

January 28, 2021
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The Dish: Hana Ambury, Soil Health Champion

When you are eating lunch, it might comfort you to know Hana Ambury cares about what you’re eating. Here’s why you might put down your fork and pay attention to her work. You might not care about soil and soil health. Rest assured, Hana Ambury, Project Assistant, Alberta Land Institute (ALI) does. “After discovering an interest in sustainable food systems during high school,” says Hana, “I…

September 30, 2020
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How the Beatles & Beyoncé are Powering Soil Conservation Research in Alberta

When you think of accepting an internship with ALI’s Soil Health Initiative, images of standing in a canola field, digging up soil cores and getting dirty come to mind.  But for two U of A law students, first-year Kyle Whitlock and second-year Monika Sharma, it means spending days on their home computers digging around the internet to research the current state of soil legislation. ALI’s Soil…

November 26, 2019
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Can Markets Create Healthier Ecosystems?

Harnessing the power of markets for healthier ecosystems Could this be an ideal time for Alberta to support trading in ecosystem services credits? For more than a decade, the Alberta government, landowners and, producers, and other stakeholders have expressed an interest in using market-based instruments (MBIs) to protect and steward the province’s land, air, and water. MBIs are designed to align…

November 30, 2017
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Measuring Conservation Offsets: Why it Matters

It is becoming increasingly common for land and resource developers to offer, or be required to provide, compensation for the disturbance which they cause to natural ecosystems. One form of that compensation is payment to an agency that will use the funds to provide later benefits to the ecosystem. These are often referred to as “in-lieu” payments of fees because the payment is made in lieu of…