Join ABMI staff Sydney Toni, Jenet Dooley, and Jenn Hird as they introduce our latest online report: The Wetland Atlas of Alberta. During the webinar, a tour of the report will be provided, during which both past research contributing to the development of the report and our vision for future iterations will be detailed. There will be time for discussion and questions following the presentations.
What is the Wetland Atlas of Alberta?
The Wetland Atlas of Alberta is an online report that pulls together information on wetland habitats and species across the province in an interactive, accessible format.
Some highlights of the report include:
- Interactive maps for the current distribution of wetlands in the forested, prairie, and mountain regions of Alberta, including information on the area covered by different wetland types.
- The first release of ABMI’s data related to aquatic invertebrates in the six natural regions of Alberta.
- Biodiversity information, including occurrence information for eight amphibian species in Alberta, and model results (their distribution, seasonality of breeding, and habitat associations) for four species.
- An overview of a pilot project evaluating the use of eDNA to detect amphibian species in wetlands.
The first edition of the Atlas represents the state of ABMI wetland knowledge to date, but this report is a living document, and we envision future iterations including content from multiple contributors.