Presentation Title

A Preliminary Overview of the Ecological Role of Amelanchier alnifolia (A. alnifolia) in the Southern Interior of British Columbia

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented the Friday of the conference

Abstract

This research project is a literature review that will document existing information about A. alnifolia--a common shrub/tree species in BC and around the world. The purpose of gathering the information is to gain a greater understanding of the ecological role of this species within the ecosystems of the hot and dry southern interior of British Columbia (BC). Information will be gathered on the taxonomy, ecology and social importance of the species including identification, description, and classification; habitat, adaptation and species interactions; and human uses and potential benefits. A secondary objective will be to identify absent or limited knowledge on the species in general, but more specifically limited knowledge within the southern interior BC region. Results of the findings will provide a basis for further study aimed at expanding the knowledge of the ecological role, and the potential for A. alnifolia to be classified as a keystone species in the restrictive environment of the southern interior.

Department

Natural Resource Science

Faculty Advisor

Karl Larsen

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A Preliminary Overview of the Ecological Role of Amelanchier alnifolia (A. alnifolia) in the Southern Interior of British Columbia

This research project is a literature review that will document existing information about A. alnifolia--a common shrub/tree species in BC and around the world. The purpose of gathering the information is to gain a greater understanding of the ecological role of this species within the ecosystems of the hot and dry southern interior of British Columbia (BC). Information will be gathered on the taxonomy, ecology and social importance of the species including identification, description, and classification; habitat, adaptation and species interactions; and human uses and potential benefits. A secondary objective will be to identify absent or limited knowledge on the species in general, but more specifically limited knowledge within the southern interior BC region. Results of the findings will provide a basis for further study aimed at expanding the knowledge of the ecological role, and the potential for A. alnifolia to be classified as a keystone species in the restrictive environment of the southern interior.