Conserving and restoring Alberta’s bull trout
As part of partnership with the Department of Fisheries, Trout Unlimited, and Alberta Environment and Parks, UCalgary researchers are collaborating on a conservation and restoration project to save the bull trout. The bull trout prefer cold waters, but, with the warming climate, they may be at risk of losing their habitat. In order to save the population, this coalition is working to determine where best to focus habitat-restoration and recovery efforts.
Researching the northern seas
UCalgary’s Arctic Institute of North America is leading an interdisciplinary study of human/marine and climate system interactions in arctic North America. Documents including the journals of coastal arctic traders, exploratory expedition members, ship’s logs, and commercial whaling and sealing records that span the past 400 years provide daily weather and marine ecosystem conditions at the local scale.
Teaching, learning and student experience
UCalgary Marine Science
UCalgary students have the opportunity to learn about marine environments through numerous Marine Science courses, offered in partnership with Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC).
Marine Science field education programs
The BMSC’s education program provides multi-day-immersion, customizable field trips for UCalgary undergraduates.