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M. Anne Naeth   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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M. Anne Naeth published an article in October 2018.
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Scott X. Chang

310 shared publications

Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 442 Earth Sciences Building, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada

David S. Chanasyk

26 shared publications

University of Alberta

Walter D. Willms

16 shared publications

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge Research Centre 5403-1st Avenue South Lethbridge, AB, Canada T1J 4B1

Ingrid Hallin

8 shared publications

Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Holly J. Stover

5 shared publications

(corresponding author), Department of Biology, Biological and Geological Sciences Building, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B7

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Soil disturbance changes arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi richness and composition in a fescue grassland in Alberta Canada Holly J. Stover, M. Anne Naeth, Katja Boldt-Burisch Published: 01 October 2018
Applied Soil Ecology, doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2018.07.008
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Article 1 Read 4 Citations Coarse woody debris effects on greenhouse gas emission rates depend on cover soil type in oil sands reclamation Jin-Hyeob Kwak, Scott X. Chang, M. Anne Naeth, Wolfgang Scha... Published: 01 April 2016
Applied Soil Ecology, doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.12.006
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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Nitrogen transformation rates are affected by cover soil type but not coarse woody debris application in reclaimed oil s... Jin-Hyeob Kwak, Scott X. Chang, M. Anne Naeth, Wolfgang Scha... Published: 22 February 2016
Restoration Ecology, doi: 10.1111/rec.12344
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Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Coarse Woody Debris Increases Microbial Community Functional Diversity but not Enzyme Activities in Reclaimed Oil Sands ... Jin-Hyeob Kwak, Scott X. Chang, M. Anne Naeth, Wolfgang Scha... Published: 30 November 2015
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143857
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Forest floor mineral soil mix (FMM) and peat mineral soil mix (PMM) are cover soils commonly used for upland reclamation post open-pit oil sands mining in northern Alberta, Canada. Coarse woody debris (CWD) can be used to regulate soil temperature and water content, to increase organic matter content, and to create microsites for the establishment of microorganisms and vegetation in upland reclamation. We studied the effects of CWD on soil microbial community level physiological profile (CLPP) and soil enzyme activities in FMM and PMM in a reclaimed landscape in the oil sands. This experiment was conducted with a 2 (FMM vs PMM) × 2 (near CWD vs away from CWD) factorial design with 6 replications. The study plots were established with Populus tremuloides (trembling aspen) CWD placed on each plot between November 2007 and February 2008. Soil samples were collected within 5 cm from CWD and more than 100 cm away from CWD in July, August and September 2013 and 2014. Microbial biomass was greater (p<0.05) in FMM than in PMM, in July, and August 2013 and July 2014, and greater (p<0.05) near CWD than away from CWD in FMM in July and August samplings. Soil microbial CLPP differed between FMM and PMM (p<0.01) according to a principal component analysis and CWD changed microbial CLPP in FMM (p<0.05) but not in PMM. Coarse woody debris increased microbial community functional diversity (average well color development in Biolog Ecoplates) in both cover soils (p<0.05) in August and September 2014. Carbon degrading soil enzyme activities were greater in FMM than in PMM (p<0.05) regardless of distance from CWD but were not affected by CWD. Greater microbial biomass and enzyme activities in FMM than in PMM will increase organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling, improving plant growth. Enhanced microbial community functional diversity by CWD application in upland reclamation has implications for accelerating upland reclamation after oil sands mining.
Article 1 Read 6 Citations Coarse woody debris extract decreases nitrogen availability in two reclaimed oil sands soils in Canada Jin-Hyeob Kwak, Scott X. Chang, M. Anne Naeth, Wolfgang Scha... Published: 01 November 2015
Ecological Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.07.012
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Article 1 Read 4 Citations Fine root dynamics in lodgepole pine and white spruce stands along productivity gradients in reclaimed oil sands sites Ghulam Murtaza Jamro, Scott X. Chang, M. Anne Naeth, Min Dua... Published: 02 October 2015
Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.1742
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Open-pit mining activities in the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, create disturbed lands that, by law, must be reclaimed to a land capability equivalent to that existed before the disturbance. Re-establishment of forest cover will be affected by the production and turnover rate of fine roots. However, the relationship between fine root dynamics and tree growth has not been studied in reclaimed oil sands sites. Fine root properties (root length density, mean surface area, total root biomass, and rates of root production, turnover, and decomposition) were assessed from May to October 2011 and 2012 using sequential coring and ingrowth core methods in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl.) and white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench.) Voss) stands. The pine and spruce stands were planted on peat mineral soil mix placed over tailings sand and overburden substrates, respectively, in reclaimed oil sands sites in Alberta. We selected stands that form a productivity gradient (low, medium, and high productivities) of each tree species based on differences in tree height and diameter at breast height (DBH) increments. In lodgepole pine stands, fine root length density and fine root production, and turnover rates were in the order of high > medium > low productivity sites and were positively correlated with tree height and DBH and negatively correlated with soil salinity (P < 0.05). In white spruce stands, fine root surface area was the only parameter that increased along the productivity gradient and was negatively correlated with soil compaction. In conclusion, fine root dynamics along the stand productivity gradients were closely linked to stand productivity and were affected by limiting soil properties related to the specific substrate used for reconstructing the reclaimed soil. Understanding the impact of soil properties on fine root dynamics and overall stand productivity will help improve land reclamation outcomes.