Over the past years, CSEB has sponsored many conferences and workshops of interest to Canadian biologists. Below is a description of these past events and the published Proceedings. A number of the Proceedings are available in electronic or hardcopy format.
Check university and government libraries for copies of specific publications. In Alberta, the NEOS Library Consortium has copies of many of these publications.
Contact National Newsletter Editor, Gary Ash, for more information.
Agriculture and the Environment.
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists. 1982. A symposium sponsored by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists Alberta Chapter, Red Deer, Alberta, March 6, 1982. 139 p.
A collection of 12 papers addressing the major issues related to agriculture and the environment including land use conflicts, effects of industrial activities and the impacts of agricultural activities on land and water.
Assessment and impacts of megaprojects.
Ryan, P. M. (ed.) 1999. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network, St. John;s, Nfld., Canada, October 103, 1998. Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists. Toront.x+233p.
The 1998 CSEB Annual Meeting was designed to constructively review environmental assessment goals, processes, achievements, and failures, particularly as they apply to large-scale projects. Topic areas included assessment processes and their components as well as case studies and critiques. The proceedings consist of 21 invited and contributed papers and participants’ formal comments and recommendations pertaining to environmental assessment.
Participants’ Comments and Recommendations.
Conservation Strategies in Canada.
Sanderson, K. (ed.) 1987. Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists Newsletter Vol.44, No. 2,1987. 108 p.
This book is a special edition of the CSEB Newsletter documenting Canada’s attempts to implement the World Conservation Strategies of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. It contains 15 papers dealing with descriptions of the strategies, and the progress towards implementation by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Canadian and Provincial governments.
Decision Making: the Role of Environmental Information.
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists. 1984. A symposium sponsored by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists Alberta Chapter, Red Deer, Alberta,March 17, 1984. 126 p.
A collection of 9 papers covering: the decision process; case histories and experiences; the public and decision making, and; the role of science in government policy and decision making.
Ecological Reclamation in Canada at Century’s Turn
Epp, Henry T. (ed.) 1997. Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, Regina, SK, September 26-29, 1995. 123 p.
The meeting theme was ecological reclamation or restoration lf land and waters in Canada previously disturbed by human activities. Specific papers included restoration of lands disturbed by mining, road building, urban activities, wetland alteration, irrigation, and river alteration. The proceedings also includes a thematic paper by the editor which explains the fit of this series of papers into the overall conference theme.
Economy and Ecology: the Economics of Environmental Protection.
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists. 1985. A symposium sponsored by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists Alberta Chapter, Edmonton, Alberta, Feb. 19-20, 1985. 224 p.
This book contains 18 papers providing a broad perspective integrating the economy and environment. The topic areas include: Assigning values to environmental things; The economics of pollution and pollution control; Environmental and economic factors affecting decision making, and; Public attitudes towards common property resources.
Environmental Impact Assessment and Remediation: Towards 2000.
Dushenko, W. T., H. E. Poll and K. Johnston (eds.) 1995. Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, Royal Roads Military College, Victoria, B.C., June 1-3, 1994. 192 p.
A collection of 19 full formal presentations and 14 abstracted poster presentations on environmental criteria, guidelines, legislation, theory, practice, and remediation. The book also contains a 5 page summary of a panel discussion on “Environmental health of the Strait of Georgia/Juan de Fuca Strait – the next Great Lakes?”
Fish and Wildlife Research and Management: Applying Emerging Technologies
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists. 1999. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, Edmonton, AB, September 28-30, 1997. 136 p.
The proceedings included 12 papers and 22 abstracts of presentations on the use of new technology being used in the field of fish and wildlife research and management. Specific sessions dealt with computer modeling and simulation, use of DNA and isotopes, use of GIS and GPS, habitat improvement techniques, use of telemetry and acoustics, and biomonitoring.
Joules in the Water: Managing the Effects of Hydroelectric Development.
Delisle, C. E. and M. A. Bouchard (eds.) 1990. A symposium sponsored by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, Montreal, April 6-7,1989. Collection Environnement et Geologie, Vol. 9, Université de Montreal. 650 p.
This proceedings includes 32 papers by authors of various scientific backgrounds from across Canada. Papers focus on two mega-projects in Quebec and Manitoba, although specific impacts of numerous other projects from across the country (Ont., B.C., Sask., Alta., N.S., and Nfld.) are examined. Impacts on natural resources as well as socio-economic impacts of hydroelectric development are considered.
Managing the Environmental Impact of Offshore Oil Production.
Ryan, P. M. (ed.) 1993. Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, April 1-4, 1992. 169 p.
This book contains 18 formal papers dealing with policy, monitoring, and wildlife/fisheries resource protection connected with hydrocarbon development in Canadian and international waters.
Natural Resources: Riches or Remnants?
Yan, N. D. (ed.) 1991. Proceedings of the 1991 conference of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, Toronto, April 4-5, 1991. 102 p.
This book contains 17 formal papers on the status of soils, lakes, forests and wildlife in Canada. It includes descriptions of current attempts to include natural resource values in national accounts, and of the national environmental indicators program.
Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Wastewater Treatment, 8th Workshop on Drinking Water, and 36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, Montreal, Quebec, Nov. 19-21, 1996.
Delisle, C. E. and M. A. Bouchard (eds.) 1996. 449 p.
A collection of 50 full presentations or abstracts on quality, quantity, and treatment of urban, industrial, and agricultural wastewater, groundwater, and drinking water. The book deals with research, design, construction, operation, and management of works as well as technological progress in these specialized fields. Predominantly in French.
Reclamation Targets for the 1990s.
Powter, C. B. (ed.) 1987. Proceedings of a symposium of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, the Canadian Land Reclamation Association, and the Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, Edmonton, Alberta, May 4-5, 1987. 118 p.
A collection of 18 papers examining emerging issues in reclamation of industrial sites, wildlife habitat, agricultural soils, and urban landscapes. The book includes the measurement of reclamation success by government, industry, biologists, landscape architects, and the public.
Resource Management in the Eastern Slopes.
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists. 1983. A symposium sponsored by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists Alberta Chapter, Red Deer, Alberta, March 19,1983. 98 p.
The views of a cross-section of resource users are presented. Featured are an analysis of government policy and planning for Alberta’s eastern slopes and a panel discussion on resource interactions and conflicts.
Seeking Consensus: the Public’s Role in Environmental Decision Making.
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists. 1988. A symposium sponsored by the Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, Edmonton, Alberta, April 26-27, 1988. 115 p.
This conference examined changes that have occurred in the way the public participates in environmental decision making, the effectiveness of communications in raising public awareness, the use of economics to influence public perception, and the role of the public in influencing environmental decisions in Alberta. Fourteen papers are included.
Solutions to the Problem of Litter, Garbage and Solid Waste in Beautiful Newfoundland. 1994. Newfoundland Chapter of the CSEB.
A workshop summary is available.
Sustainable Use of Canada’s Forests: Are We on the Right Path?
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists. 1990. A symposium sponsored by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, Kananaskis, Alberta, 1990. 158 p.
Eighteen papers and a panel discussion are featured in this book. Eight speakers from 5 provinces look at the use and management of Canada’s timber resources in the first section followed by a session which examines the importance of forests for uses and resources other than timber – birds, wildlife, old-growth ecosystems, and tourism.
Tourism and the Environment. / Conflict or Harmony?
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists. 1986. A symposium sponsored by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists Alberta Chapter, Calgary, Alberta, March 18-19, 1986. 127 p.
This symposium responded to a growing interest in tourism as a major growth industry. The book contains 18 papers dealing with the role of natural resources in attracting tourists, the maintenance of heavily used attractions, and whether or not use and preservation are natural goals.