BERA News Spring 2022

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Mounding is a common restoration technique designed to improve microsite conditions for planted seedlings in wetlands. There are a variety of strategies for constructing mounds, though, and how mounds are made matters. In this paper, Kim Kleinke and colleagues in the Soils and Ecohydrology team show how new mounding techniques – intact mounding and hummock transfer – result in higher soil quality than current methods of inverted mounding. 

Noise from industrial disturbance can affect the behaviour of songbirds and other wildlife in northern Alberta. In this research, Natalie Sanchez and colleagues in the Humans/Wildlife team show of Lincoln’s sparrow have adapted their song patterns to deal with chronic noise from compressor stations