Program 151

AIRDATE:02/08/05

PROMO: DU's Kevin Smith maps vast boreal wetlands

Grad student Dave Roth looks for natural controls in insects that live off tent caterpillars

First time publisher Claudia Sammer hits tech market with Cool Companies book

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TITLE: Kevin Smith, Remote Sensing Analyst, Ducks Unlimited, Sacramento, California
SUBJECT: #151 DU Maps Wetlands in Canada's Boreal Forest
SYNOPSIS: Industrial and municipal development continues to eat away at the boreal forest at an ever increasing pace. Yet the boreal wetlands are an important habitat for migrating ducks and other birds. Kevin Smith of Ducks Unlimited is using GIS technology to map these potholes and muskegs across the north.

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TITLE: Dave Roth, Masters Student, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #151 Parasites as Natural Controls for Tent Caterpillars
SYNOPSIS: Graduate student Dave Roth discusses his work to find biological controls for tent caterpillars that feed on the borealís aspen stands.

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TITLE: Claudia Sammer, President, Cool Companies Inc, Edmonton
SUBJECT: #151 Book: Cool Companes: Calgary and Edmonton 2005
SYNOPSIS: If youíre wondering where your next cool job might come from, check out this new book by Claudia Sammer. It features 40 cool companies in Edmonton and Calgary that lead the way in new technologies.

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