Evaluating the short-term structural and composition responses to riparian restoration treatments.


The purpose of this study is to investigate the short-term responses of understory vegetation to riparian thinning treatments and to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatments in accelerating the development of old growth habitat. The outcome of this study has important implications for restoration ecologists and forest managers at Clayoquot Forest Management Ltd. This research can help provide the scientific guidance needed to effectively direct future restoration and silviculture initiatives.

Developing best practices for the utilization of Social Media tools by Social Enterprises and Non-Profits

The purpose of this research is to examine the use of social media tools such as blogs, social networks, forums and the organizations own website to understand how to best harness their power and influence to assist social enterprises and non-profits in achieving goals such as increasing membership/participation, brand awareness and creating a positive image. Best use will be determined according to factors such as site views and conversion rates in light of ease of implementation and cost considerations.