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~ New in May 2013 ~
Learn about research projects relevant to your work in southeastern British Columbia.
If your research project is of interest to others in our area, send us your information and we will include it in our listings. For 2013, this is a service available to CMI members only (Join here.)
Table of contents
- Archive of CMI Member Bulletins
- BC Hydro CD: Ancillary Benefits of Reservoir Drawdown Revegetation in the Upper Arrow Reservoir (2004)
- CMI Conference Summaries
- CMI List of Regional Research Projects
- Mountain Caribou Compendium
- Mountain Caribou Film Clip
- National Park Feature Articles
- Research Highlights
- Suggested Protocol for authorship, acknowledgements, data sharing and specimen use
Archive of CMI Member Bulletins
Members of the Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology receive regular news updates by email. Content is presented in "digest" style, and includes items of interest to people working in the various fields of applied ecology in southeastern British Columbia. Members send information about publications, conferences, web sites, funding opportunities, job postings, etc. to the CMI office, where it is compiled and sent out in a bulletin at the rate about one per month. Members also receive advance notice of courses and conferences.
For the benefit of non-CMI members, the following links provide access to archived CMI member updates. Some emails have been edited for the sake of brevity, and aged hyperlinks are not working reliably.
CMI Member Bulletins for February 2011 to February 2013
CMI Member Bulletins for April 2010 to February 2011
CMI Member Bulletins for September 2009 to March 2010
CMI Member Bulletins for January 2008 to August 2009
CMI Member Bulletins for January 2007 to December 2007
CMI Member Bulletins for December 2004 to December 2006
CMI Member Bulletins for May 2004 to November 2004
CMI Member Bulletins for November 2003 to April, 2004
CMI Member Bulletins for June to October, 2003
CMI Member Bulletins for January to May, 2003
CMI Member Bulletins for March to June, 2002
CMI Member Bulletins for July to September, 2002
CMI Member Bulletins for October to December, 2002
BC Hydro Reports:
Evaluation of Ancillary Benefits of Reservoir Drawdown Zone Revegetation in the Upper Arrow Reservoir
In May 2004, the BC Hydro Strategic Environmental Initiatives Program created a compilation CD containing reports pertaining to the benefits of revegetation of the Upper Arrow Reservoir drawdown zone. See list of titles on the CD, below.
You can download the CD: The file is a large download at 36 MB. The file is a compressed zip archive that will need to be extracted after download. Windows XP users can do this natively, but other operating systems may require unzipping software such as WinZip. Click the link below to download:
Download CD Program (36MB ZIP Archive)
After unzipping the file, open "BCH_START.pdf" to run the program.
CD Table of Contents:
- Evaluation of Ancillary Benefits of Reservoir Drawdown Zone Revegetation in the Upper Arrow Reservoir: Overview Report - Michael McPhee and Edward Hill, May 2003
- Summary Report on Vegetation and Soil Analyses for the 1999 Pilot Study - Revelstoke Reach - Upper Arrow Reservoir - Anne Moody and CARR Environmental Consultants, May 2000
- Synthesis of Vegetation and Soil Studies for Revelstoke Reach - Upper Arrow Reservoir - Anne Moody and CARR Environmental Consultants, May 2002
- Vegetation Mapping (1968-2000) of Dust Control Treatment Areas - Revelstoke Reach - Upper Arrow Reservoir - Anne Moody, March 2002
- Long-Term Monitoring of Vegetation Expansion and Trials in the Dust Control Treatment Areas of Revelstoke Reach - Upper Arrow Reservoir - Anne Moody, March 2002
- Quantification of Vegetation Inputs to Revelstoke Reach Summary of 2000 Field Program - Vegetation and Soil Analyses - Anne Moody and CARR Environmental Consultants, July 2002
Vegetation Benefits to Fish: A Literature Review - Anne Moody, CARR Environmental Consultants, and J.G. Stockner, April 2000
- Biofilm, Invertebrates and Fish Communities Associated with Vegetation Strata in the Drawdown Zone of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir - Final Report - C.J. Perrin and J.G. Stockner, March 2002
- Columbia River-Revelstoke Migration Monitoring Station Final Banding Report for 2001 - Janice Jarvis, 2002
- Songbird Use of Floodplain Vegetation Types in the Revelstoke Reach, Upper Arrow Reservoir, British Columbia Canada - John Boulanger, John Woods, and Janice Jarvis, April 2002
- Waterbirds of the Revelstoke Reach Wetlands, Upper Arrow Reservoir, Revelstoke, British Columbia Canada - John Woods and Janice Jarvis, June 2001
- Upper Arrow Seeding and Recreation Study - Marc Pederson, August 2001
- Group and Organized Recreation Activities in the Upper Arrow Reservoir Drawdown Zone - Michael McPhee, March 2002
- Simulating the Response of Aquatic and Riparian Productivity to Reservoir Operations: Description of the Vegetation and Littoral Components of BC Hydro's Integrated Response Model (IRM) - Josh Korman, December 2002
A conference summary is prepared for each CMI conference. These are compilations of the abstracts and text summaries provide by our presenters. Find them in the Past Events section. Follow the link to the conference that interests you and look for the link to the free PDF download. Conference summaries are not peer reviewed.
Mountain Caribou Compendium
The Mountain Caribou Compendium is a set of over 180 journal articles, reports and other information about the ecology and management of southeastern British Columbia’s threatened Mountain Caribou populations. In May of 2010 the Compendium moved from the CMI office to the library of Selkirk College, Castlegar campus.
You can download an index and abstracts for the Mountain Caribou Compendium as a Microsoft Word document. To find reports, open the downloaded file, and use your Microsoft Word “find” function to locate author names or keywords in the document.
- Click here to download an MS Word file with the abstracts for the Mountain Caribou Compendium arranged by subject category, updated August 2008 (file size 470 kb).
- Click here to download an MS Word file with the abstracts for the Mountain Caribou Compendium arranged in a table, ordered by library accession number (updated August 2008) (file size 540 kb)
About the Mountain Caribou Compendium
The southern populations of woodland caribou, known locally as “mountain caribou,” are listed as a threatened species. Virtually all of the world’s 1800 mountain caribou live in southeastern British Columbia. The Mountain Caribou Compendium is an initiative to improve the accessibility of research results and other information related to the mountain caribou herds of southeastern British Columbia.
Supporting agencies for the Mountain Caribou Compendium
In early 2003 the Revelstoke Forest Workers Society compiled a list of all research reports and other documents relevant to the management of the threatened local mountain caribou populations. The Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology became host for the project, with a commitment to maintain the collection of print materials and make the information available on the internet. Early financial support for the project came from the City of Revelstoke’s “Revelstoke Caribou Recovery Committee” and the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation. The collection was donated to Selkirk College Castlegar campus in May of 2010.
National Park Feature Articles
Parks Canada is a valued supporter of the Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology. The following information sheets and articles were produced by Michael Morris and Dr, John Woods of Parks Canada, and feature ecological issues related to Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, and the Columbia Mountains.
Swans and wetlands near Revelstoke
Birdsongs and soundscapes
Food and genes drive bird migration
Woodpeckers cause cavities
Crossbills use the snowforest
Rare warbler found in migration study
Warbler returns for ninth season
Birds killed on Trans-Canada Highway
Monitoring bird populations in Mount Revelstoke National Park
Lovebirds of Mount Revelstoke by Jen Theberge, Parks Canada.
New salamander discovered in Mount Revelstoke National Park
Birds, bugs and diseases in the water - Backcountry water quality in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks
Pristine lakes and toxic fish
Valley bottom is excellent habitat
Wildfire as a natural process (according to Smokey Bear)
Glaciers, lichens, and the history of the earth
Snow profiles for avalanche control
Conservation role of parks has evolved
Highway threatened by landslide
Mountain caribou film clip
Habitat change drives caribou decline
Life in the snow forest
Do mountain caribou matter?
Caribou across Canada
Mountain caribou information sheet
Grizzly Bears and Black Bears
Safe hiking in bear country
A tale of two species
Grizzly bears thrive on avalanches and fires
Science aimed at monitoring bear numbers
People and bears
Denning time for grizzly and black bears
Bears and berries
Radio collars and grizzly bears
Gathering DNA samples from bears
Moving problem bears: Does it work?
Precautions in bear country
The ecology of forest mushrooms
Alien plants invade park
Old growth inland rain forest information sheet
Bats: Masters of conservation
Seed bugs use chemical defence
The trek of the pika
Mountain goat census in Purcell Range
Mountain goat ecology
Wolverine wander the wilderness
The Columbia Mountains Institute rarely conducts research projects. It is our members that do the research.
The projects listed below were conducted in southeastern British Columbia over the last decade. Some of the items are "grey literature" and not found in published journals. Please contact the authors directly for more information.
We refer you to Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com as an excellent method to locate published research results.
Mountain caribou predator-prey-habitat Expert Panel report
Assessing the fate of persistent organic pollutants in the southern Rocky Mountain region of western Canada
Environmental contaminants and reproductive and physiological condition of wild mink, martens, river otters, and wolverines
Cooperative wolverine study in Columbia Basin
Grizzly bear use of avalanche chutes in the Columbia Mountains
The summer ecology of Myotis species bats in the interior wet-belt of British Columbia
West Slopes Bear Research Project - 1994-1999 synopsis
Plants and Forestry
Post-harvesting windthrow rates
Study of plant community structure and a reclamation evaluation of disturbed subalpine sites in Glacier National Park
Vegetation research and monitoring projects in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks
Watershed control over dissolved organic matter in alpine lakes of Mount Revelstoke National Park and implications to potential metal pollution
Evaluating ecosystem management in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia