We strive for consulting excellence, professional achievement, and community engagement.
We offer up our involvement with our community of professional, scientific, and conservation organizations; examples of technical reports that our clients have made public, and what we feel is an impressive list of peer reviewed scientific publications as evidence of excellence.
We endeavor to stay engaged and contribute to our personal and professional communities through service to a variety of organizations. Over the last several years, staff members at Fiera Biological have volunteered their time to serve on various committees and boards, including:
Farr, D., Braid, A., Janz, A., Sarchuk, B., Slater, S., Sztaba, A., Barrett, D., Stenhouse, G., Morehouse, A., Wheatley, M. 2017. Ecological response to human activities in southwestern Alberta: Scientific assessment and synthesis. Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta. ISBN No. 978-1-4601-3540-2.
Clare, S., S. Koenig, and D.Roberts. 2017. Implications of Climate Change for Alberta’s Wetlands. Report prepared for Alberta NAWMP (North American Waterfowl Management Plan) Partnership. Fiera Biological Consulting Report Number 1662-2016.
Fiera (Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.). 2016. Parkland County Wetland Inventory & Historical Loss Assessment. Report prepared for Parkland County. Fiera Biological Report, October 2016. [winner of Alberta Society of Professional Biologists Publication Award – 2017 – In the category of biological technical report]
Fiera (Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.). 2015. Leduc County Environmentally Significant Areas Study. Report prepared for Leduc County. Fiera Biological Consulting Report #1358.
Fiera (Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.). 2014. Environmentally Significant Areas in Alberta: 2014 Update. Report prepared for the Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Fiera Biological Consulting Report Number 1305. Pp. 51.
Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd (Fiera). 2014. Oldman Watershed Headwaters Indicator Project – Final Report (Version 2014.1). Edmonton, Alberta. Fiera Biological Consulting Report #1346.
Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd (Fiera). 2014. Species Status 2014 Update in Northwestern Alberta for the DMI FMAs. Final Report prepared for Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd., Peace River, Alberta. Fiera Biological Consulting Report.
Fiera (Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd). 2013. State of the Watershed Report – Phase 3: Water Quantity and Basic Water Quality in the Athabasca Watershed. Report prepared for the Athabasca Watershed Council. Fiera Biological Consulting Report #1234.
Clare, S. and G. Sass. 2012. Riparian lands in Alberta: Current state, conservation tools, and management approaches. Report prepared for Riparian Land Conservation & Management Team, Alberta Water Council, Edmonton, Alberta. Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd. Report #1163.
Clare, S. and G. Sass. 2012. Environmental Resources Inventory. Report prepared for the Town of Chestermere, Chestermere, Alberta. Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd. Report #1222.
Fiera (Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.). 2012. Athabasca State of the Watershed Report: Phase 2. Report prepared for the Athabasca Watershed Council. Fiera Biological Consulting Report #1142. Pp. 100.
Fiera (Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.). 2010. Aquatic Environmentally Significant Areas in Alberta. Report prepared for Alberta Environment, Edmonton, Alberta. Fiera Biological Consulting Report Number 9030-2. Pp. 66.
Fiera (Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.). 2007. Species Accounts for High-Risk Flora and Fauna in Northwest Alberta: A Guide to Recognition, Species Issues, and Mitigation Opportunities. Report prepared for Daishowa Marubeni International Ltd. 348 pp. [winner of Alberta Society of Professional Biologists Publication Award – 2008 – In the category of a publication communicating biological information to the general public]
Maxcy, K., S. Morrison, and S. Clare. 2007. Vegetation Response to Disturbance: Implications for Range Recovery for the Little Smoky and A la Peche Caribou Herds. Report prepared for Caribou Landscape Management Association. Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.
Koenig, S. J. and D. J. Bender. 2017. Generalizing matrix structure affects the identification of least-cost paths and patch connectivity. Theoretical Ecology.
Bing Lu, Yuhong He, Hugh Liu. 2017. Mapping vegetation biophysical and biochemical properties using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)-acquired imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing (Published online).
Cameron Proctor, Bing Lu, Yuhong He. 2017. Determining the absorption coefficients of decay pigments in decomposing monocots. Remote Sensing of Environment 199, 137-153.
Bing Lu, Yuhong He. 2017. Species classification using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-acquired high spatial resolution imagery in a heterogeneous grassland. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 128:73 – 85.
Pimentel, S., Flowers, G.E., Sharp, M.J., Danielson, B., Copland, L., Van Wychen, W., Duncan, A. and Kavanaugh, J. 2017. Modelling intra-annual dynamics of a major marine-terminating Arctic glacier. Annals of Glaciology, doi: 10.1017/aog.2017.23
Barth,R. C. Davis, K. Sadownyk, and S. Clare. 2016. Stony Industrial West Integrated Stormwater Management and Wetland Preservation Concept. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2016: Session 310 through Session 325, pp. 400-427(28).
Ladle, A., T. Avgar, M. Wheatley, and M. Boyce. 2016. Predictive modeling of ecological patterns along linear-feature networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12660.
Fisher, J.T., M. Wheatley, and D. MacKenzie. 2014. Spatial patterns of breeding success of grizzly bears derived from hierarchical multistate models. Conservation Biology 28:1249-59.
Doxsey-Whitfield, E., K. MacManus, S.B. Adamo, L. Pistolesi, J. Squires, O. Borkovska, and S.R. Baptista. 2015. Taking advantage of improved census data: A first look at the Gridded Population of the World, Version 4. Papers in Applied Geography 1(3):226-234.
Clare, S., and I. F. Creed. 2014. Tracking wetland loss to improve evidence-based wetland policy learning and decision making. Wetlands Ecology and Management: DOI 10.1007/s11273-013-9326-2.
Clare, S., N. Krogman, and K. J. Caine. 2013. The “balance discourse”: A case study of power and wetland management. Geoforum 49:40–49.
Clare, S. and N. Krogman. 2013. Bureaucratic slippage and environmental offset policies: the case of wetland management in Alberta. Society and Natural Resources 26(6): 672-687.
Danielson, B. D. and M. J. Sharp. 2013. Development and application of a time-lapse photograph analysis method to investigate the link between tidewater glacier flow variations and supra glacial lake drainage events. Journal of Glaciology 59(214), 287-301.
DeCesare, J. Nicholas, M. Hebblewhite, F. Schmiegelow, D. Hervieux, M. Bradley, G. McDermid, K. Smith, L. E. Morgantini, J. Whittington, L. Neufeld, M. Wheatley, M. Sherrington, M. Musiani. 2012. Transcending scale-dependence in identifying habitat and threats for a threatened species, woodland caribou. Ecological Applications 22:1068-1083.
Fisher, J.T., S. Bradbury, B. Anholt, L. Nolan, L. Roy, J.P. Volpe, M. Wheatley 2013. Wolverines (Gulo gulo luscus) on the Rocky Mountain slopes: natural heterogeneity and landscape alteration as predictors of distribution. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 91: 706-716.
Sass, G., M. Wheatley, D.Aldred, J. Gould, and I. Creed. 2012. Defining protected area boundaries based on plant biodiversity using hydrological information derived from archived satellite imagery. Biological Conservation 147: 143-152.
Fisher, J.T., B. Anholt, S. Bradbury, M. Wheatley, and J.P. Volpe. 2012. Spatial segregation of sympatric marten and fishers: the influence of landscapes and species-scapes. Ecography 35: 240-248.
Van Wychen, W., L. Copland, L. Gray, D. Burgess, B. Danielson and M. Sharp. 2012. Spatial and temporal variation of ice motion and ice flux from Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Glaciology 58(210), 657-664.
Herdes, E., L. Copland, B. Danielson, and M. Sharp. 2012. Relationships between iceberg plumes and sea-ice conditions on northeast Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut, Canada. Annals of Glaciology 53(60) 1-9.
Clare, S., N. Krogman, and A.L. Foote. Submitted April 2010. Looking back: Understanding the history and political ecology of wetland management in Alberta. In: L. Adkin, N. Krogman, and B. Miller (Eds.). The Political Ecology of Alberta. Rutledge.
Wheatley, M. 2010. Domains of scale in forest landscape metrics: Implications for species-habitat modeling. Acta Oecologica 36: 259-267.
Wheatley, M. and C. Johnson. 2009. Factors limiting our understanding of ecological scale. Ecological Complexity 6: 150-159.
Lamb, E.G., E. Bayne, G. Holloway, J. Schieck, S. Boutin, J. Herbers, and D.L. Haughland. 2009. Indices for monitoring biodiversity change: are some more effective than others? Ecological Indicators 9: 432-444.
Wheatley, M. and K. Larsen. 2008. Differential space use inferred from live-trapping versus telemetry: northern flying squirrels and fine spatial grain. Wildlife Research 35: 425-433.
Fenger, M., and M. Wheatley. 2007. Sustainable Forestry Benchmarks for British Columbia: A GIS Assessment of undeveloped Watersheds as Ecological Monitoring Units. Forrex Series 21.
Wheatley, M. 2007. Fungi in summer diets of northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) within managed forests of western Alberta, Canada. Northwest Science 81: 265-273.
Wheatley, M. 2007. Relating body size of red squirrels to different conifer cone morphologies within the same geographic location. Journal of Mammalogy 88: 220-225.
Wheatley, M.T., J.T. Fisher, K. Larsen, J. Litke, and S. Boutin. 2005. Using GIS to relate small mammal abundance and landscape structure at multiple spatial extents: the northern flying squirrel in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Applied Ecology 42, 577–586.
Wheatley, M., K.W. Larsen and S. Boutin. 2002. Does density reflect habitat quality for red squirrels during a spruce cone failure? Journal of Mammalogy 83: 716-727.
Hannon, S., C. Paszkowski, S. Boutin, J. Degroot, E. MacDonald, M. Wheatley, and B. Eaton. 2002. Abundance and species composition of amphibians, small mammals and songbirds in riparian forest buffer strips of varying widths in the boreal mixedwood of Alberta. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32: 1784-1800.
Wilhelm, F.M., A.K. Hardie, A.S. McNaught, S.L. Clare. 1998. Large suprabenthic Daphnia middendorffiana from and alpine lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Canadian Field Naturalist 112: 419-424.