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Beacon Environmental brings together a team of seasoned professionals with backgrounds in various scientific disciplines related to biology and ecology. This section includes some examples of publications and presentations by Beacon staff since 2000. These range in topic from Species at Risk reports to wildlife management approaches, and reflect some of our areas of expertise.

  • Dart, S.R. and Eckert C.G. 2013. Experimental and genetic analyses reveal that inbreeding depression declines with increased self-fertilization among populations of a coastal dune plant. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
  • Dart, S.R., Samis K.E., Austen E. and Eckert C.G. 2012. Broad geographic covariation between floral traits and the mating system in Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia (Onagraceae): multiple stable mixed mating systems across the species' range? Annals of Botany 109: 599–611.
  • Fraser, D. M. 2006. The Return of the Terns. Landscript Vol. 10 (3). Newsletter of the Georgian Bay Land Trust. Summer 2006.
  • Fraser, D. 2010. A Greener Shade of White: Natural Heritage Planning in the "Whitebelt". A presentation to the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, May 27th, 2010.
  • Fraser, D. and B. P. Neary. 2004. The State of Greenlands Protection in South-central Ontario. D.M. Fraser. Prepared for the Neptis Foundation. Neptis Studies of the Toronto Metropolitan Region. ISBN 0-9733314 7-X. 106 pp.
  • Janas, D.R., K.S. Burgess and B.C. Husband. 2001. Endangered Plant Habitat Mapping for Red Mulberry in Southern Ontario. A report prepared for the OMNR for the purposes of the conservation land tax incentive program.
  • Henshaw, B. 2007. Context Sensitive Design, an Urban Example: St. John's Sideroad and McKenzie Marsh. Roads and Ecopassages Forum, Toronto Zoo, Spring 2007.
  • Henshaw, B. 2004. The Evolution of Buffers: Critical Function Zones and Protection Zones. Conservation Ontario Latornell Conference, Ontario, Fall 2004.
  • Henshaw, B. 2003. Towards Multi-stakeholder Cooperation in Wildlife Management. Bird Strike Committee Proc. 2003 Bird Strike Committee USA/Canada, 5th Joint Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON. University of Nebraska, London.
  • Henshaw, B. 2002. Canada Geese and Deterrents. Proc. of the 1999 International Goose Conf., Toronto Zoo.
  • Huizer, R. Contributor to Sharing the Skies: An Aviation Industry Guide to the Management of Wildlife Hazards (2nd Edition). Transportation Canada, 2004.
  • Huizer, R. Contributor to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Wetland Evaluation Manual, 3rd Edition, 1993.
  • Gagliardi, J.V., J.S. Angle, J.J. Germida, R.C. Wyndham, C.P. Chanway, R.J. Watson, C.W. Greer, T. McIntyre, T., H.H. Yu, M.A. Levin, E. Russek-Cohen, S. Rosolen, J. Nairn, A. Seib, T. Martin-Heller, and G. Wisse. 2001. Intact Soil Core Microcosms compared with multi-site field releases for pre-release testing of microbes in diverse soils and climates. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 47(3): 237-252.
  • Nairn, J.D. and C.P. Chanway. 2002. Temporary loss of antibiotic resistance by marked bacteria in the rhizosphere of spruce seedlings. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 40(3): 167-170.
  • Poisson, G., and M. Ursic. 2013. DRAFT Recovery Strategy for the Butternut (Juglans cinerea) in Ontario. Ontario Recovery Strategy Series. Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough, Ontario. v + 12 pp. + Appendix vii + 24 pp.Adoption of the Recovery Strategy for the Butternut (Juglans cinerea) in Canada (Environment Canada 2010).
  • Ursic, K. 2005. Environmental Impact Studies – What Municipalities Need to Know. Guest speaker for MNR workshop for Niagara Region municipal planners, Sept. 21, 2005.
  • Ursic, M., 2013. Planning for the Urban Forest in a World of Climate Change. Presentation for the OPPI Annual Conference, Sept. 19, 2013.
  • Ursic, K. and P. Robertson. 2003. Ginseng Monitoring and Habitat Restoration on the Oro Moraine. Simcoe Co. Provincial Species at Risk Workshop, Apr. 9-11, 2003, Leslie M. Frost Centre, Dorset, ON.
  • Ursic, K., T. Farrell, M. Ursic and M. Stalker. 2010. Recovery Strategy for the Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) in Ontario. Ontario Recovery Strategy Series. Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough, Ontario. vi + 28 pp.
  • Konze, K. and M. Ursic. 2009. Migratory Birds in the City of Toronto. Symposium on Bird Conservation in Urban Areas, November 19-20, 2009, Toronto City Hall.
  • Ursic, M. 2005. Identifying Environmentally Sensitive Landscapes (ESLs) in the Region of Waterloo. Progressive Greenspace & Natural Areas Planning Session, Connections – OPPI Annual Conference, Sept. 28 – 30, Hamilton, ON.
  • van Wassenaer, P. and M. Ursic. 2009. Strategic Urban Forest Planning in the City of Guelph – A Case Study. Panel discussion for the Ontario Urban Forest Council 2009 AGM, University of Guelph Arboretum, Nov. 12, 2009. s, November 19-20, 2009, Toronto City Hall.
  • van Wassenaer, P.J.E., A.L. Satel, W.A. Kenney and M. Ursic. 2012. A Framework for Strategic Urban Forest Management Planning. Publication in the proceedings of the Institute of Chartered Foresters Urban Trees Research Conference, Birmingham, UK, April 13-14, 2011.