Edward Bork

Professor - Mattheis Chair, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Professor - Mattheis Chair, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
edward.bork@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3843
Address
4-10E Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

About

Degree

PhD, Utah State University 

Job/Research Area 

Rangeland Ecology and Management 


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Major theme of research is in improving the level of productivity and long-term sustainability of rangeland plant communities and ecosystems. This includes research in rangeland management and planning, monitoring and assessment, as well as rangeland improvement and restoration. Major areas of investigation include the integrated control and management of Canada thistle on pastures using proper fertility, herbicide, and grazing management activities, work on establishing guidelines for applying liquid hog manure to range and pasture, and research into the ecology and management of grazed and burned prairie systems. Other areas of research include riparian area grazing management, forest restoration following ingrowth, assessment of wildlife impacts on range condition, and the evaluation of agro-forestry production systems in Alberta. 

Courses

AFNS 506 - Rangeland Plant Communities of Western Canada

Examines major rangeland plant communities and their physical environments in western Canada, including individual plant identification and ecology. Includes a review of various land uses such as livestock and wildlife grazing within these communities, their response to disturbances such as herbivory and fire, and other management considerations. Not to be taken if credit received for ENCS 406. Prerequisite: ENCS 356 or consent of instructor.

Winter Term 2021
ENCS 406 - Rangeland Plant Communities of Western Canada

Examines major rangeland plant communities and their physical environments in western Canada, including individual plant identification and ecology. Includes a review of various land uses such as livestock and wildlife grazing within these communities, their response to disturbances such as herbivory and fire, and other management considerations. Prerequisite: ENCS 356, REN R 120, or BOT 210. ENCS 356 recommended. [Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science].

Winter Term 2021

Browse more courses taught by Edward Bork

Publications

Short communication: aspen forest overstory relations to understory production
Author(s): LaRade, SE, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian Journal of Plant Science
Volume: 91
Page Numbers: 847-851

Short-term plant community responses to warming and defoliation in a northern temperate grassland.
Author(s): Deutsch, ES, EW Bork, JF Cahill, and SX Chang
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: International Journal of Ecology

Drought tolerance thresholds in cattail (Typha latifolia): a test using controlled hydrologic treatments
Author(s): Asamoah, SA, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Wetlands
Volume: 30
Page Numbers: 99-110

Effects of supplemental dietary tannins on the performance of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Author(s): Chapman, GA, EW Bork, NT Donkor, and RJ Hudson
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Volume: 94
Page Numbers: 65-73

Neighbor defoliation regulates Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) in pasture by mediating interspecific competition
Author(s): DeBruijn, SL, EW Bork, and GW Grekul
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Crop Protection
Volume: 29
Page Numbers: 1489-1495

Separation of grassland litter and ecosite influences on seasonal soil moisture and plant growth dynamics
Author(s): Deutsch, ES, EW Bork, and WD Willms
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Plant Ecology
Volume: 209
Page Numbers: 135-145

Soil moisture and plant growth responses to litter and defoliation impacts in Parkland grasslands
Author(s): Deutsch, ES, EW Bork, and WD Willms
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment
Volume: 135
Page Numbers: 1-9

Cool-season floodplain meadow responses to shrub encroachment in Alberta
Author(s): Burkinshaw, AM and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Rangeland Ecology and Management
Volume: 62
Page Numbers: 44-52

Performance and dietary preferences of white-tailed deer grazing chicory, birdsfoot trefoil or alfalfa in north central Alberta
Author(s): Chapman, GA, EW Bork, NT Donkor, and RJ Hudson
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Volume: 93
Page Numbers: 794-801

Tree seedling establishment in living fences: a low-cost agroforestry management practice for the tropics
Author(s): Love, BE, EW Bork, and D Spaner
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Agroforestry Systems
Volume: 77
Page Numbers: 1-8

Characterization of diverse plant communities in Aspen Parkland rangeland using LiDAR data
Author(s): Su, J, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Applied Vegetation Science
Volume: 10
Page Numbers: 407-416

Effects of aspen canopy removal and root trenching on understory microenvironment and soil moisture
Author(s): Powell, GW, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Agroforestry Systems
Volume: 70
Page Numbers: 113-124

Extended pasture forage sward responses to Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) control using herbicides and fertilization
Author(s): Grekul, CW, EW Bork, and SL DeBruijn
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Crop Protection
Volume: 26
Page Numbers: 1546-1555

Fertilization augments Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense L. Scop) control in temperature pastures with herbicides
Author(s): Grekul, CW, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Crop Protection
Volume: 26
Page Numbers: 668-676

Integrating LIDAR data and multispectral imagery for enhanced classification of rangeland vegetation: A meta analysis
Author(s): Bork, EW, and J. Su
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Remote Sensing of Environment
Volume: 111
Page Numbers: 11-24

Predicting sustained smouldering combustion in trembling aspen duff in Elk Island National Park, Canada
Author(s): Otway, SG, EW Bork, KR Anderson and ME Alexander
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: International Journal of Wildland Fire
Volume: 16
Page Numbers: 690-701

Relating changes in duff moisture to the Canadian forest fire weather index system in Populus tremuloides stands in Elk Island National duff moisture changes in aspen communities to the Canadian FWI index fuel moisture codes
Author(s): Otway, SG, EW Bork, KR Anderson, and ME Alexander
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 37
Page Numbers: 1987-1998

Simulation and quantification of pasture condition and animal performance on boreal grassland in Alberta
Author(s): Donkor, NT, RJ Hudson, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Agricultural Systems
Volume: 93
Page Numbers: 229-251

Aspen canopy removal and root trenching effects on understory vegetation
Author(s): Powell, GW, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 230
Page Numbers: 79-90

Biological control of Canada thistle in temperate pastures using high density rotational cattle grazing
Author(s): DeBruijn, SL, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Biological Control
Volume: 36
Page Numbers: 305-315

Effect of standing litter on rough fescue utilization by cattle
Author(s): Moisey, DM, WD Willms, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Rangeland Ecology and Management
Volume: 59
Page Numbers: 197-203

Influence of vegetation, slope and LIDAR sampling angle on DEM accuracy.
Author(s): Su, J, and EW Bork
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume: 72
Page Numbers: 1265-1274

Quantification and simulation of grazing impacts on soil water in boreal grasslands
Author(s): Donkor, N, R Hudson, D Chanasyk, E Bork, and A Naeth
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: ournal of Agronomy and Crop Science
Volume: 192
Page Numbers: 192-200

Shrub encroachment increases the potential for multiple use conflicts on public land
Author(s): Burkinshaw, AM, and EW Bork
Publication: Environmental Management
Volume: 44
Page Numbers: 493-504