Microbial Community Dynamics as a Performance Indicator of Ecosystem Establishment in Wetlands Impacted by Oil Sands Materials

The project aims to apply a taxonomical approach and a functional approach in the context of characterizing microbial communities in wetland ecosystems that are natural and those impacted by oil sands materials. It also aims to explore the feasibility of using wetland microbial communities as performance indicators of ecosystem establishment and recover on oil sands materials. The study will provide a novel performance indicator that can be included in a future edition of the Wetlands Guideline.

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Contractor University of Waterloo
Contract Number 2007-0028