Restoration for Resilience: Ecological Restoration in the 21st Century

February 13-17, 2018
Burnaby, British Columbia




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Plenary Sessions
Michael Cody Wisdom & Knowledge Transfer
Emily Gonzales Transformation ecology: The evolving field of restoration ecology


Concurrent Sessions (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)
Burning Issues in Fire Restoration
Celeste Barlow Garry Oak Ecosystem Stand History in Southwest British Columbia: Implications for Restoration, Management and Population Recovery
Gabrielle Hindley The effect of time-since-burning on the abundance and growth of Linaria dalmatica and Centaurea stoebe
Marlow Pellatt Bringing back fire to Garry Oak ecosystems in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve: An ecocultural restoration project
Sophie Wilkinson Did enhanced afforestation cause high severity peat burn in the Fort McMurray Horse River Wildfire?
Butterflies to Bison in Restoration
Paula Bentham Putting collaborative caribou habitat restoration into practice at the landscape scale
Alan James Road salt effects on an urban salmon stream
Carol Murray Using adaptive management to reduce uncertainty and respond to changing management needs in ecological restoration
Joanna Preston Mine Reclamation Planning in High Elevation Caribou Range: Advancing Habitat Restoration Research through an Academic Partnership with the Mining Industry, First Nations, and Scientists
Pamela Zevit Diversity by Design – a multi-species approach to mitigation and ecosystem restoration
Tailings to Tamaracks in Mine Reclamation
Dean MacKenzie Surface soil handling and stockpile impacts on plant propagules and establishment of native plant communities
Estefania Milla-Moreno
Robert D. Guy
Phytoremediation in the proximity of tailings of a Chilean’s Copper mine
Amanda Schoonmaker Hitchhiker planting: an alternative deployment strategy for ensuring the establishment of desirable native herbaceous species on disturbed industrial sites


Concurrent Sessions (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
Rising Tides in Marine and Estuary Restoration
Scott Black Deltaport causeway shoreline and intertidal saltmarsh rehabilitation project 2017
Eric Balke Research into the cause of brackish marsh recession in the Fraser River estuary
Peter deKoning Englishman River Estuary Restoration: A partnership approach to promoting climate change resiliency and restoring habitat through local knowledge and the development of hydrodynamic/wave models
Erin Roberts Invertebrate, sediment, and blue carbon attributes within an estuarine ecosystem in relation to disturbance regime
Edith Tobe Squamish Estuary Brownfield Restoration Project
Innovative Standards, Metrics and Approaches
Jennifer Barker Minimal disturbance pipeline construction and habitat restoration practices in forested uplands and lowlands
Renee Lapointe Forest landscape restoration in Canada. Opportunities and challenges in the international context
Abimbola Ojekanmi Applications of adaptable and quantitative soil quality assessment framework in land reclamation
David Polster Natural processes for the restoration of drastically disturbed sites
Lisa Scott Priority ranking project: an exercise in invasive plant treatment planning using land-based social values as a driver
Valentin Schaefer A qualitative assessment of urban ecosystem resilience using a habitat quality index
Culturing Ecosystems and a Culture of Restoration
Jeannette Angel, Christine Mettler, Kathy Holland, Jordan Coble, Linda Digby, Aleksandra Dulic, & John Wagner The Social Life of Water: Weaving Multiple Voices Together in a Public Museum Exhibition
Christopher Drake It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it: an environmental contractor’s perspective on restoring wetlands on an old golf course on Salt Spring Island
Aleksandra Dulic Crossings – Culturing Ecological Wellbeing Though Immersive Media Art
Diego Pérez-Salicrup Restoration of a process: Fire in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve


Poster Session (Thursday, February 15, 2018)
Jeannette Angel Water ways design inquiry – Engaging in ecological restoration through creative collaboration
Catriona Catomeris Invasive deer alter soil microbial biomass, community structure, and nutrient availability in old growth forests
Vanessa Comeau Is climate change driving yellow-cedar decline on Haida Gwaii?
Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz Wildfire: Building social-ecological resilience at the Williams Lake Community Forest, BC
Lynn Lee Chiixuu tll iinasdll: Restoring balance in the sea with kelp forest restoration in Gwaii Haanas
Morgane Maillard Impact of introduced deer on soil properties in Haida Gwaii’s forests
Sonya Oetterich Spotted knapweed management: Restoring native host plants for the half-moon hairstreak (Satyrium semiluna)
Roy Petrakis Using an Experimental Landscape to Develop a Regional Ecosystem Services Approach to Watershed Restoration
Tyne Roberts Restoration potential of the Harrison Salmon Stronghold (Harrison River)
Christina Small, Dani Degenhardt, and Tania McDonald Validation of plant growth regulator products for the enhancement of germination, growth and development of native plants
Heidi Strickfaden Quantifying a novel method of grassland restoration using the Plug and Spread treatment in a shortgrass prairie system in Northern New Mexico
Rebecca Tranmer Restoring coastal sand ecosystems in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve: An opportunity for partnerships and collaboration
Brenley Yuan Restoration of salmonid spawning habitat in the Upper Serpentine River


Concurrent Sessions (Friday, February 16, 2018)
The Hype About Hyper-Abundant Herbivores
Luise Hermanutz A multitude of herbivores determine restoration strategies
Robyn Irvine Gained in translation: Distilling international expertise into local knowledge and support for the Llgaay gwii sdiihlda – Restoring balance, Haida Gwaii Deer Eradication
Cora Skaien The Impact of Deer on Community Composition and Plant Performance in the Threatened Garry Oak Ecosystem
Rooting Around Plant and Soil Restoration
Sascha Bachmann Aspen parkland restoration in urban Alberta: Integrating native wetland, prairie, and forest ecotones to maximise ecosystem functions and services
Rafael Otfinowski Importance of species diversity in the revegetation of Alberta’s northern fescue prairies
Cindy Prescott Restoration of soil organic matter on degraded sites: important and surprising findings from recent research
Katherine Stewart Opportunities and challenges for restoring northern ecosystems with locally sourced biological soil crust
Alison Wilson Rebuilding urban ecosystems to maximize stored carbon and water filtration
Saturate Your Thirst for Wetlands and Peatlands
Mark Adams Ecological Restoration within the lower Pitt River, British Columbia, Canada
Tara Bodeux Pave paradise and put up a borrow pit: A case study on monitoring constructed wetlands


Panel Discussion (Friday, February 16, 2018)
Chris Powter PROs for Upstream Oil and Gas Reclamation Certification
Bethanie Walder International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration