Our Team

We’ve Got Great People

The People Behind the Project

The Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation project is led by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. Our team includes a diverse group of scientists and applied researchers from collaborating institutions across the province. We are dedicated to bringing the best-possible science and knowledge to bear on the question of climate change adaptation for biodiversity management in Alberta.

ABMI Team

Dan Farr

Position:

Project Lead, Application Centre Director

Roles:

Leadership and Strategic Planning

lmonk@ualberta.ca

Amy Nixon

Position:

Project Coordinator

Roles:

Research Support, Coordination and Communications

aenixon@ualberta.ca

Lindsay Monk

Position:

Northern Communications Coordinator

Roles:

Communications and Extension

lmonk@ualberta.ca

Collaborators

Shauna-Lee Chai

Position:

Plant Ecologist, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

Projects:

Invasive Plants

Jeff Lane

Position:

Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Projects:

Phenological Adaptation and Translocations of Mammals

Chris Shank

Position:

ABMI Consultant

Projects:

Species Vulnerability, Species Adaptation Planning

Angele Vickers

Position:

Government of Alberta Liaison, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Collaborators - U of A

Erin Bayne

Position:

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Projects:

Species Vulnerability, Extreme Weather, Monitoring

Diana Stralberg

Position:

PhD Student, Department of Biological Sciences

Projects:

Boreal Songbird Vulnerability and Conservation

Richard Schneider

Position:

Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences

Projects:

Ecosystem Vulnerability, Adaptation Planning and Policy

Ryan Fisher

Position:

Former Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences

Projects:

Grassland Birds and Extreme Weather, Species Adaptation Planning

Scott Nielsen

Position:

Associate Professor, Department of Renewable Resources, Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chair

Projects:

Plant Vulnerability, Assisted Migration

Jessica Stolar

Position:

PhD Student, Department of Renewable Resources

Projects:

Rare Plant Vulnerability and Conservation

Jennine Pedersen

Position:

MSc Student, Department of Renewable Resources

Projects:

Assisted Migration of Rare Plants

Jian Zhang

Position:

Former Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Renewable Resources

Projects:

Plant Diversity

The Miistakis Institute

Guy Greenaway

Position:

Senior Project Manager

Projects:

Adapt-action project lead, Municipal Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation

Tracy Lee

Position:

Senior Project Manager

Projects:

Climate change Implications for Southern Alberta Communities

Ken Sanderson

Position:

GIS and Web Developer

Projects:

Adapt-action Tool Development, Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Greg Chernoff

Position:

GIS/Spatial Analyst

Projects:

Data and Mapping for Adapt-action, Stakeholder Engagement

Rachelle Haddock

Position:

Research Associate

Projects:

Adapt-action Stakeholder Engagement

Photo Credits

Daina Anderson

Francois Arseneault

Ryan Burns

Richard Caners

Brenda Carson

Christina Colenutt

Varina Crisfeld

Dustin Delfs

Craig Harding

Ashley Hillman

Elaine Kennedy

Michelle Knaggs

Chris Kolaczan

Mary Lane

Alex MacPhail

Janet Ng

Amy Nixon

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Michel Rapinski

Paul Reeves

Tom Reichner

Janine Rietz

Charlie Sikkema

Jana Sneep

Kirstan Tereschyn

Julia Vandezande

Jesse Watson

JeniFoto

Steve Bylan

Our Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee includes representatives from a variety of Government of Alberta departments, including Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Municipal Affairs. They provide essential input on project direction and foster connections with government and non-government representatives that have responsibility, capacity, and interest in the adaptation of biodiversity management in Alberta to climate change. We are grateful for the expertise they contribute and for their continued dedication to this project.

Our Core Funder

We gratefully acknowledge core funding for this project from the
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation.

Miistakis Institute

Our Collaborators & Funders

Without the expertise and enthusiasm of our project team members from these collaborating organizations, this work would not be possible.
Thank you!

University of Alberta
Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
ABMI
Alverta Innovates Technology Futures
Alverta Innovates Technology Futures
Boreal Avian Modelling Project
Alberta conservation Association