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Agricultural Impacts on Water in Alberta

Agricultural activity affects water quality and quantity. Students and professors at the University of Alberta are studying these effects and working with the farming community to find define best practices for this important Alberta economic activity.

University of Alberta Research
  • Larval odonates as bioindicators of cattle grazing and water quality at prairie wetlands
    Christine Rice graduated from Renewable Resources in the spring of 2004, and studied with Dr. Lee Foote. Ms. Rice conducted vegetation surveys, intensive invertebrate sampling, and created species diversity indices aimed at testing whether odonates, including damselflies and dragonflies, can serve as biological indicators of habitat quality, water quality, grazing intensity or vegetation characteristics.
Christine Rice
Robb Stavne
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