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Anja Sorensen

Organization
fRI Research
Category
Job Title
Wildlife Research Biologist
Phone
780-865-8288
Email

About

I grew up on a farm outside of Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. After finishing my BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from UofA, I did my Masters at the University of Saskatchewan, studying niche overlap between elk, mule deer, and white tailed deer, examining their role in local crop damage issues, and the implications for chronic wasting disease transmission. I’ve been with fRI Research since April 2014, when I was brought on with the NRCan Science and Technology Internship Program. My current title is “Wildlife Research Biologist” with the Grizzly Bear Program.

Program & Project Involvement

Grizzly Bear Program
Program

Grizzly Bear Program

The fRI Research Grizzly Bear Program provides knowledge and planning tools to ensure the long-term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta.

Yellowhead (BMA 3) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory
Project

Yellowhead (BMA 3) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory

This project uses DNA from hair snags to create a population inventory of grizzly bears in BMA 3 and Jasper National Park.

Collecting Scat with Citizen Science to Monitor Grizzly Bear Populations
Project

Collecting Scat with Citizen Science to Monitor Grizzly Bear Populations

Collecting the DNA from scat is a non-invasive method of tracking grizzly bear populations.

Determining How Bears Use Gated Roads
Project

Determining How Bears Use Gated Roads

Do gated roads protect bears from vehicle traffic?

Clearwater (BMA 4) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory
Project

Clearwater (BMA 4) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory

This DNA mark-recapture study uses hair snags to conduct the first repeat estimate of the population of grizzly bears in BMA 4.

Impacts of New Forestry Approaches on Grizzly Bear Habitat Use and Movement
Project

Impacts of New Forestry Approaches on Grizzly Bear Habitat Use and Movement

This project will investigate whether new approaches to forestry can minimize impacts on resident grizzly bears.

The Co-existence of a Threatened Population of Grizzly Bears with Quarry Mining in Alberta, Canada
Project

The Co-existence of a Threatened Population of Grizzly Bears with Quarry Mining in Alberta, Canada

This project will work with local high school students and quarry workers to determine grizzly bear use of the quarry site.

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