Steven Mamet Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Soil Science University of Saskatchewan
I am originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, near the southern limit of the boreal forest. My research background has focused on geographic range limits of trees, as well as environmental change in continuous and discontinuous permafrost zones. I am broadly interested in treeline communities, focusing on demographics and growth along environmental gradients.
A bright, winter day over the treeline ecotone near Churchill, Manitoba.
10-May-2016: Out and about in the Old Aspen stand in Prince Albert National Park. I was learning to deploy band dendrometers with Colin Laroque's MAD Lab. This June I'll be deploying dendrometers up in Churchill as part of a pilot study to evaluate climate response of treeline trees along a coastal gradient. There are some pure stands of larch near the Hudson Bay coast that don't appear anywhere else on the landscape. Why do these stands flourish there? I'll soon find out...
Some photos from the field...
The Canol Heritage Trail in the western Mackenzie Mountains, NWT, August 2015.
Wapusk National Park during June 2015
Field work along the Canol Heritage Trail in August 2014
Field work in Churchill, Manitoba during June 2014