Justine Karst, PhD, MSc, BSc

Assistant Professor & NSERC Industrial Chair (Terrestrial Restoration Ecology), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor & NSERC Industrial Chair (Terrestrial Restoration Ecology), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
justine.karst@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-4942
Address
334A Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2E3

Overview

About

Research Area: Mycorrhizal ecology

Areas of expertise: ectomycorrhizal ecology; forest ecology; restoration; reclamation; root ecology; disturbance; molecular techniques

Courses

REN R 110 - Natural Resource Measurement

Designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of measuring various natural resources and to the visualization, interpretation, and management of data.

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REN R 366 - Restoration Ecology

Principles and practices of restoring ecosystem structure, function and biodiversity after natural or anthropogenic disturbances. The course focuses on ecological theory and how to apply it to ecological restoration. Topics include landscape processes and connectivity, soil-plant processes, techniques, philosophy and ethics and societal aspects of ecological restoration. Prerequisite: BIOL 208.

Winter Term 2023

REN R 761 - Restoration Ecology

Principles and practices of restoring ecosystem structure, function and biodiversity after natural or anthropogenic disturbances. The course focuses on ecological theory and how to apply it to ecological restoration. Topics include landscape processes and connectivity, soil-plant processes, techniques, philosophy and ethics and societal aspects of ecological restoration. This course is intended for students in course based masters programs. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 366. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Winter Term 2023

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Publications

Biases underlying species detection using fluorescent amplified-fragment length polymorphisms yielded from roots

Author(s): Karst J*, Chow P* and Simon M. Landhäusser. 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Plant Methods

Ectomycorrhizal fungi mediate indirect effects of a bark beetle outbreak on secondary chemistry and establishment of pine seedlings

Author(s): Karst J*, Erbilgin N*, Pec GJ, Cigan PW, Najar A, Simard SW, Cahill JF
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: New Phytologist

Influence of bark beetle outbreaks on nutrient cycling in pine stands in western Canada

Author(s): Cigan PW, Karst J, Cahill JF, Jr., Sywenky A, Pec GJ, Erbilgin N
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Plant and Soil
Volume: 390
Page Numbers: 29-47

Influence of tree species and salvaged soils on the recovery of ectomycorrhizal fungi in upland boreal forest restoration after surface mining

Author(s): Hankin S, Karst J, Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Botany
Volume: 93
Page Numbers: 267-277

Rapid increases in forest understory diversity and productivity following a mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreak

Author(s): Pec GJ, Karst J, Sywenky A, Cigan PW, Erbilgin N, Simard SS, and Cahill JF, Jr.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: PLoS One

Spatial heterogeneity in soil microbes alters outcomes of plant competition

Author(s): Abbott K, Karst J, Biederman L, Borett S, Hastings A, Walsh V, Miller L, Bever JD
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: PLoS One
Volume: 10

The role of seedling nutrient status on development of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in two soil types following surface mining disturbance

Author(s): Gaster J, Karst J, Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Pedobiologia
Volume: 58
Page Numbers: 129-135

A molecular identification protocol for roots of boreal forest tree species

Author(s): Randall M, Karst J, Pec G, Davis C, Hall J, Cahill JF, Jr.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Applications in Plant Sciences
External Link: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3732/apps.1400069

Consequences for ectomycorrhizal fungi of the selective loss or gain of pine across landscapes

Author(s): Karst J, Randall M, Gehring CA
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Botany
Volume: 92
Page Numbers: 855-865

Decline of ectomycorrhizal fungi following a mountain pine beetle epidemic

Author(s): Treu R*, Karst J*, Randall M, Pec GJ, Cigan P, Simard S, Cooke J, Erbilgin N, Cahill JF
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Ecology
Volume: 95
Page Numbers: 1096-1103

Low soil temperatures increase carbon reserves in Picea mariana and Pinus contorta

Author(s): Karst J and Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Annals of Forest Science
Volume: 71
Page Numbers: 371-380

The role of microsite conditions in restoring trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) from seed

Author(s): Schott K, Karst J, Landhäusser SM
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Restoration Ecology
Volume: 22
Page Numbers: 292-295