The program supports research in fields of biodiversity, conservation biology and ecology, and research on management of flora and fauna all broadly construed; all kinds of organisms are covered. Applications can deal with the study of Alberta's flora and fauna at any biological level, but such studies should be directly anchored in the real world. Thus, for example, experimental laboratory studies dealing with beetle chromosomes, must be tied directly to that organism in nature. Impact-type studies, such as those involving human-induced environmental change will be considered, but such manipulations must be process oriented and related to flora and fauna change.
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