Posts Categorized: Wildlife Research and Monitoring

Too Tall – the North American Moose

June 1, 2024

With a scientific name so nice you’ll want to say it twice, north American moose (Alces alces) are…

Undetermined or Under Researched? The Franklin’s Ground Squirrel

May 21, 2024

Researched, written, and illustrated by Bria Griffin, Junior Science Communicator Scurrying to and fro amidst the parkland ecosystems…

On Top – Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

February 1, 2024

Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) are specially adapted to walk on top of snow with their big, splaying, fur-covered feet that function as snowshoes. The advantage of these specialized feet in catching their preferred prey, the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), is debatable due to the snowshoe hare’s own similar adaptation for floating on the snow.

The White Walker – Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

January 1, 2024

Mountain goats are “white walkers” even when winter isn’t coming. They keep their white coats all year round. At Fiera Biological we study a population of mountain goats in west central Alberta and for part of that study, we are using remote cameras to better understand how predators (and their typical “not mountain goats” prey) use the habitat surrounding the cliff habitat that the goats are using.

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Alberta’s First Wildlife Track & Sign Evaluation

February 4, 2022

Fiera Biological recently hosted one of North America’s top wildlife trackers, David Moskowitz, to run a two-day field-based…

What the Heck is a Hibernaculum

October 19, 2021

What the Heck is a Hibernaculum? During some fieldwork in northern Alberta, our field team came across an…

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Geomatic Applications in Ecology

June 23, 2017

Using Drones and Remote Sensing Techniques to make Habitat Management Decisions! These days it seems everyone and their…

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Point Count Surveys – birds, birds, birds.

April 5, 2017

Birding season is coming! This week, I heard my first robin of the season. That bubbly, cheery song,…

The Fiera Top Five Highlights of 2016

December 28, 2016

What a great year 2016 was for Fiera Biological. We landed new clients, formed new working relationships, hired new…

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Connecting Habitats in Urban Landscapes

October 15, 2016

Habitat Connectivity A lot of planning goes in to designing a North American City. Area Structure Plans that…