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Dr. M. Anne Naeth

Biography

Dr. Naeth is a Professor of Land Reclamation and Restoration Ecology in the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta and Director of the Land Reclamation International Graduate School. Dr Naeth has 30 years of experience conducting research in the Rocky Mountains including montane and subalpine communities. Her research program is both applied and theoretical and focuses on plant-soil-water relationships, understanding and defining processes inherent in these relationships, their effects on ecosystem structure and function, their response to disturbance and their role in reclamation after disturbance. Her mountain research has investigated impacts of anthropogenic disturbance such as oil and gas development, mining, gravel extraction, landfilling, recreational use and transportation corridors on soil properties and plant community development, management of non native plant species and development of effective revegetation methods. An understanding of longer term restoration trajectories in these communities is currently of interest. Dr Naeth conducts research in the north on tundra communities, which is applicable to mountain regions.

Recent Publications

Early colonization of root associated fungal communities on reclamation substrates at a diamond mine in the Canadian sub-Arctic
Boldt-Burisch KM & MA Naeth
Applied Soil Ecology 110:118–126 (Feb 2017)

Establishment of restoration trajectories for upland tundra communities on diamond mine wastes in the Canadian arctic
Naeth MA & SR Wilkinson
Restoration Ecology 22:534-543(2014)

Anthroposol development from limestone quarry substrates
Cohen-Fernández AC & MA Naeth
Canadian Journal of Soil Science 93:555-566(2013)

Erosion control blankets, organic amendments and site variability influenced the initial plant community at a limestone quarry in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Cohen-Fernández AC and MA Naeth
Biogeosciences 10:5243-5253 (2013)

Increasing woody species diversity for sustainable limestone quarry reclamation in Canada
Cohen-Fernández AC & MA Naeth
Sustainability 5:1340-1355 (2013)

Russian thistle (Salsola tragus L) control on bighorn sheep winter ranges in Jasper National Park
Antill TM, MA Naeth, EW Bork & AL Westhaver
Natural Areas Journal 32:391-397 (2012)

Evaluation of substrate and amendment materials for soil reclamation at a diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Drozdowski BL, MA Naeth & SR Wilkinson
Canadian Journal of Soil Science 92:77-88 (2012)

Influence of biosolids and fertilizer amendments on element concentrations and revegetation of copper mine tailings
Gardner WC, MA Naeth, K Broersma, DS Chanasyk & AM Jobson
Canadian Journal of Soil Science 92:89-102 (2012)

Influence of biosolids and fertilizer amendments on physical, chemical and microbiological properties of copper mine tailings
Gardner WC, K Broersma, MA Naeth, DS Chanasyk and AM Jobson
Canadian Journal of Soil Science 90:571-583 (2010)

Effect of fire fuel break management on rehabilitation of montane and aspen parkland plant communities at Elk Island and Jasper National Parks
Naeth MA and SR Wilkinson
Final report Parks Canada, Jasper and Elk Island National Parks (2009)

Disturbed area restoration in Jasper National Park, the woodlot landfill project
Naeth MA and SR Wilkinson
Report for Parks Canada, Jasper National Park (2008)

Disturbed area restoration in Jasper National Park Fifth Bridge gravel pits project
Naeth MA, AL Westhaver and SR Wilkinson
Report for Parks Canada, Jasper National Park (2002)