Net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide over agricultural fields near Lacombe, Alberta

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Campbell Scientific Canada Corp. (CSC) have been operating an “eddy covariance” meteorological tower near Lacombe, Alberta that measures the flux of carbon dioxide (CO2) between agricultural fields and the atmosphere. This tower provides high frequency data that is used to assess plant growth and decomposition across large fields which is critical for understanding local crop viability and the role of Canadian agriculture in the global carbon cycle.

Assessing and improving the analysis of migration count data for population monitoring

Counts of birds passing a geographic location during migration to or from their breeding grounds are often used to estimate long-term population change. However, birds often stop at count sites for several days to fatten for their next migratory flight, affecting probability of detection. The migratory path followed might also vary among years. The influence of such factors on population estimates are unknown.

Development of hyaluronan fragments for improving wound repair outcome.

We propose to identify HA fragments sizes that are useful for promoting wound repair using an assay funnel of 2 D culture screens to identify relevant reagents and then characterize their effects on wound repair using an animal model of excisional skin wounds and human 3D co-culture of skin cells.

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