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Mission and Goals

The primary mission of the Biogeoscience Institute (BGS) is to provide and support high quality science through independent research or research clusters and to promote professional practices in the Canadian Rockies and adjacent areas. Informed natural resource and environmental polices can then be used to maintain ecosystem processes and services.

The BGS has four primary goals:

  1. Improve understanding of ecosystem processes in the Canadian Rockies through research studies that take into account spatial and temporal variations;
  2. Provide innovative, robust, and accessible information services and tools;
  3. Cultivate a diverse and creative workforce, and a scientifically literate and engaged community;
  4. Provide state-of-the-art facilities and services conducive to environmental research and education.

For more information on the Biogeoscience Institute: 2012-2013 Annual Report

The Biogeoscience Institute is the result of the merging of two research entities: the Kananaskis Field Stations and the G8 Legacy Chair in Wildlife Ecology 

Barrier Lake Field Station


R.B. Miller Field Station





Affiliated Organizations & Networks

CSDMS Website
Community Surface Dynamics
Modeling System
IP3 Network Website
IP3 Network: Improved Processes
and Parameterisation for Prediction
in Cold Regions

National Ecological Observatory Network Website
NEON: National Ecological
Observatory Network

Geospatial Cyberainfrastructure for Environmental Sensing (GeoCENS)

Eagle Watch