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Background Info- Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada- The Oil Sands of Alberta activities affect greatlythe landscape and destroy the wetlands- The Oil Sands of Alberta problematic is to reclaimwetlands lost through bitumen extraction towetlands equivalent to pre-disturbance
Background Information http://apolloalliance.org/digest/?m=200811
Methodology- To assess vegetation:• To capture all the vegetation and environmental variables variation, each sampled wetland was visually stratified into three zones: 1) open-water, 2) emergent, and 3) wet-meadow• Crossing perpendicularly each of the three zones, three transects were randomly positioned. Along each transect and in each zone, three one-m2 plots randomly placed were assessed
Method Open water zone Emergent zone Wet-meadow zone Transect Quadrat http://sofia.usgs.gov
Results F= 3.02, p=0.079 Industrial wetlands Indirectly affected wetlands ab a a ab a a a 0.8 0.8 ab bc abc c bFv/Fm Fv/Fm 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 k e 10 T 5 8 1 S al al s d Sp r l ve uc ik TP TP TP ie ra C ee ur ur FT TP M ec ea tu 4m D w at at M Na re B N N Fi h or t or nc N Su F= 6.13, p< 0.001 F= 4.47, p= 0.002
Open-Water ZoneNatural Wetlands Created Wetlands
Take Home Message Tailings seems to affect Open-water and Emergent zone 1 vegetation compositionPlant community composition differences maybe due to:1) Dispersal1) Survival http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/22394/Big_cow/
Thank You• University of Alberta• Dr. Jan Ciborowski and his lab (University of Windsor)• Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL)• Imperial Oil Limited• Shell Canada Energy• Suncor Energy Inc.• Syncrude Canada Ltd.• Total E&P Canada Ltd.• Albian Sands Inc.• Petro-Canada Oil Sands Inc.• Indian and Northern Affairs Canada• Canadian Circumpolar Institute• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
References1) Mattew, J.W. and A.G. Endress. 2008. PerformanceCriteria, Compliance Success and VegetationDevelopment in Compensatory Mitigation Wetlands.Environ. Manage. 41: 130-141.2) Zedler, J.B. and J.C. Callaway. 1999. Tracking WetlandRestoration: Do Mitigation Sites Follow DesiredTrajectories? Restor. Ecol. 7: 69-73.3) Alberta Environment. 1999. Regional SustainableDevelopment Strategy for the Athabasca Oil Sands Area.Government of Alberta. AB. Canada.
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