Ceres Barros wins the Mitacs Elevate Award!

By Ceres Barros and Sonya OdsenIt started out as a typical day for Ceres Barros, a Post-Doctoral Fellow on the Landscapes in Motion Team. She was finishing up converting forest inventory data so she could analyse the vegetation dynamics of fire severity. It was then she heard the “Ding!” of her email inbox with the news that she had won the Mitacs Elevate award. Her tea break came sooner than usual that day as she…

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The truth is in the tree rings… if you crossdate them

We spent a lot of this summer talking about what our field crews were up to. But what comes next? For the Fire Regime Team, there is more to come as they begin to process the samples they collected this summer.When the Fire Regime Team completed this year’s field season, they had collected about 1,300 tree core and 250 fire scar (tree cookie) samples from over 60 plots. It was a massive undertaking, but it…

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Looking back at the 2018 LIM Field Tour

On Wednesday, September 12, Landscapes in Motion hosted its first-ever field tour. Researchers mingled with individuals who live, work, and recreate in the study area; people who want to know more about these landscapes and what we can learn from them. By coming together partway through the project, our team hopes that this tour marks the beginning of healthy conversations about the past and future of this landscape. It was a chilly morning, but everyone…

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Landscapes in Motion goes to the Ecological Society of America meeting in New Orleans!

By Ceres BarrosAn important part of a researcher’s job is to learn more about what other scientists are doing in different institutions, fields, and ecosystems, and stay up-to-date on what they’re discovering. This year, Dr. Ceres Barros with the Landscapes in Motion modelling team identified a great opportunity to present her preliminary findings at a significant scientific conference in New Orleans. Once there, she had the chance to soak up new knowledge from fire ecologists…

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Field Notes: Stepping off the beaten path with the Oblique Photography Team

By Sonia Voicescu and Karson SudlowThe Repeat Photography Field Crew has been hard at work scaling mountains to capture repeat photographs of images taken a century ago. They’ve checked in to let us know how things are going so far… and it sounds pretty spectacular.There is a sense of peaceful stillness that comes with being 10,000 feet high in the air. When there is no wind and the sky is a canvas of sapphire blue,…

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July 24: Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day

Cameron Naficy, one of our key Landscapes in Motion researchers, will be presenting at a public event in Waterton Townsite on July 24, 2018. Read on to learn more!15th Annual Waterton-Glacier Science and History DayWhere: Falls Theatre, Waterton Townsite, Waterton Lakes National ParkWhen: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -- 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Cost: Free with park entry fee and open to allCameron's Talk: A multi-century, transboundary perspective on the fire ecology of the Crown of the…

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Sept. 12: Landscapes in Motion Field Tour

[This post will be updated periodically as details are finalized for the field tour. To stay up-to-date, sign up for our mailing list using the link below.]It's one thing to read about Landscapes in Motion, but something else entirely to meet the researchers in the study area itself. That's exactly the opportunity you will have if you sign up for our Field Tour on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.See the forest through new eyes as our researchers…

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Meet the Fire Regime Field Crew!

Summer is here, and that means the Landscapes in Motion field crews are beginning the data collection process in Alberta’s southern Rockies. Owen Fitzpatrick, Anna Howard, Alana Gonczar and Ashton Many Grey Horses will be collecting fire scars, tree cores, and vegetation structure data with Cameron Naficy of the Fire Regime Team over the next few months, and they are excited to be part of this project.A successful field research program relies on many different…

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Meet the Oblique Photography Field Crew!

Summer is here, and that means the Landscapes in Motion field crews are hitting the road to begin the data collection process in Alberta’s southern Rockies. Sonia Voicescu and Karson Sudlow will be capturing repeat photographs with Julie Fortin of the Oblique Photography Team and Mountain Legacy Project over the next few months, and they can’t wait to reach that first mountain peak.If you attend the Environmental Studies program at the University of Victoria, the…

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Meet the Oblique Photography Field Crew!

Summer is here, and that means the Landscapes in Motion field crews are hitting the road to begin the data collection process in Alberta’s southern Rockies. Sonia Voicescu and Karson Sudlow will be capturing repeat photographs with Julie Fortin of the Oblique Photography Team and Mountain Legacy Project over the next few months, and they can’t wait to reach that first mountain peak.If you attend the Environmental Studies program at the University of Victoria, the…

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