moosepicThe Alberta Biodiversity Conservation (ABC) Chairs program (2013-2018) is a multi-stakeholder applied research initiative focused around conservation and management of biodiversity within oil sands (primarily around in situ developments in northern Alberta). Overall there are 4 integrated research themes or broad topics covered by the Chairs.  These themes include:

  1. Rare and endangered species monitoring and conservation;
  2. Cause and effect assessment of biodiversity change for effective management;
  3. Improving monitoring, modeling & management of biodiversity for land use planning;
  4. Integrated restoration: from sites to landscapes