Clark Ecoscience and Sustainability
Michael holds a MSc. in plant ecology from the University of Alberta and has nine years of experience rebuilding native ecosystems. His background is in Environmental Biology (BSc), where he specialized in wetlands. His efforts run from designing the ecosystems with other professionals (e.g., engineers), to work ensuring successful ecosystem rebuilding in the field, laboratories and greenhouses. Michael’s on site capabilities include assessing the landscape, soil, water, ecology and other ecosystem aspects that will support plant communities. Michael’s greenhouse work experience includes both basic plant production and scientific greenhouse studies. Both have required his time manipulating moisture, soils, fertilizers and other variables to produce plants. Many high-quality industry and academic partners have been involved in collaborations with him. Michael has co-authored scientific and technical papers about organizations adapting sustainability practices, invasive species diversity, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, and rebuilding native ecosystems.
Sascha Bachmann. Sascha holds a MSc. in forest biology and management from the University of Alberta and has ample experience in boreal forest restoration. The focus of his studies was on vegetation and forest regeneration assessments and designed a forest floor protection plan. Relying on soil conservation he used the native propagule bank to restore aspen-white spruce over,-and understory. Prior, he assisted in investigations of succession and re-establishment of Alberta native wetland communities. His background is in forest management (BSc) with exposure to forest-ecological and socio-economic considerations, biodiversity conservation management, forest and wildlife management, and landscape development for recreational use. At Clark Ecoscience he develops integrated pest management plans, assesses ecosystem health and value and monitors vegetation development. He also actively engages in restoration efforts and R&D to improve ecosystem function and services through the use of soil amendments and diversification of vegetation communities. Additional Contributors: Arezoo Amini, University of Alberta; Derek MacKenzie, University of Alberta; Cindy Paszkowski, University of Alberta; Arthur Whiting, University of Alberta.