The Data Rescue Intern: YueYu
The Canadian forest has been heavily sprayed with harmful pesticides in the past, and the negative effects of these applied pesticides continue to persist until today. My internship project partnered with Dr. Christopher Edge and Shane Heartz (Natural Resources Canada), and we aimed to systematically digitize and summarize historical spray information in New Brunswick, Canada. An existing geodatabase was digitized in the early 2000s, containing spray block shapefiles and spray information for New Brunswick from the year 1952 to 1993.
Stanley Park is a beautiful and important urban park in Vancouver, BC. It is the traditional territory of different coastal Indigenous people, is recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada - and it is also part of an Important Bird Area (IBA BC020). This park is the habitat and stopover of many coastal and marine bird species characteristics of the Pacific Northwest, including Goldeneyes, Scoters, Herons, Cormorants and couple dozen species of waterbirds - some of them in globally significant numbers.
the Green river project (1945-1959)
The Green River Project ran from 1945 – 1959 in northwestern New Brunswick. It was initiated in the Green River Watershed by current-day Canadian Forest Service following a widespread eastern spruce budworm outbreak in the area. The aim of the project was to manage the impacts of that and future outbreaks through understanding the species’ population dynamics. Although the project began as an insect research project, it later began to include small mammals, pathology, and forest ecology and management.