Global Litter Invertebrate
- Alberta, Canada
Department of Geography, Environmental Science Program
University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4
Telephone: (+1) 403 329 2040
Fax: (+1) 403 329 2016
Short grass south of Onefour, Alberta, Canada.
This site is a dry shortgrass prairie, semi-native
Coordinates at Onefour are: 49 deg 1.30 min
N, 110 deg 23.35 min W
GPS 12U E544663 N5430041.
Located on a range research station at
Total facility area in semi-native fescue grassland: 390 ha (960 ac).
study was confined in a grazing enclosure (barbed wire fence) 100 m X 150
Dominated by Festuca scabrella (rough fescue),
F. idahoensis (Idaho fescue), Danthonia parryi (Parry's oatgrass).
Forbs include Geranium viscosissimum (sticky geranium), Anemone
patens (prairie crocus), Lithospermum ruderale (wooly gromwell),
Delphinium bicolor (low larkspur) and Balsamorhiza sagittata
(balsam-root). Slopes and ravines may have scattered Populus.
grassland subregion. Mainly on glacial outwash and moraine
deposits of the hills of the lower east slopes of the Rocky
Mountains in Alberta. Soil is mainly dark brown and black
chernozem. Climate is characterized by milder winters, frequent
chinooks (temporary warm periods of a few days, resulting
from reverse adiabatic warming as air moves downslope from
the montane to grassland regions). Winter and summer percipitation
and moisture availability are greater than in other nearby