It’s time again for the annual Cold Regions Research Symposium. This event showcases cold regions research at Wilfrid Laurier University. They day will be filled with student presentations and is a good opportunity to meet other students and faculty involved in cold regions research.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Lantz has a unique research program that spans the social and biophysical sciences. He will be presenting two talks, one from his tundra shrubbing work entitled “Causes and consequences of vegetation change in the Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands” and the other on the community-based research he conducts entitled “Understanding landscape change in the Mackenzie Delta region: the importance of local partnerships”.

The event will be held on March 6, 2015 at the Paul Martin Centre at WLU from 9:00-3:00.



Time Presenter Title
9:00-10:30 Session 1
1 Stephanie Roy Developing a hydroecological monitoring program for Wapusk National Park, northern Manitoba
2 Shailyn Drukis Citizen Monitoring Needs and Possibilities for the Kluane Region’ (Yukon)
3 Andrew Spring The Changing Northern Food System
4 Allison McManus Implications of galling herbivory on ground thaw in Canada’s northern boreal forest
5 James Telford Characterizing the Hydrolimnological effects of Lesser Snow Geese from Surficial Sediment analysis in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba
6 Ryan Connon Changing hydrologic connectivity due to permafrost thaw, Scotty Creek, NWT
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 -11:30 Keynote 1
Trevor Lantz Understanding Landscape Change in the Mackenzie Delta Region: The Importance of Local Partnerships
11:30 -12:15 Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 Session 2
1 Emily Haughton Quantifying a Snowmelt Energy Balance for a Northern Boreal Forest
2 Ana Sniderhan Global warming: no holiday for black spruce in northwestern Canada
3 Jason Paul Ecological vs. geological conditions as drivers on ground ice content in near-surface fine grained sediment permafrost
4 Kevin MacColl An assessment of soil fertility and mycorrhizal performance along an arsenic-impacted watershed in the Northwest Territories
5 Wesley Ehrenfellner and Rebekah Hamp Evaluating the Colomac Remediation Project based on soil quality and mycorrhizal performance
1:15 -2:00 Keynote 2
Trevor Lantz Causes and Consequences of Vegetation Change in the Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:00 1 Cory Wallace Potential topographically-derived constraints on Alnus viridis patch distribution in the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula region of the Northwest Territories
2 Branden Walker Impacts of Increasing Shrub Intensification on Permafrost in Northern Tundra Environments
3 Phil Mann Redistribution of snow over the Trail Valley basin and the role of increasing shrubs in changing end of winter snow distribution



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