Allan Douglas Macaulay

Allan Douglas Macaulay
Government of Alberta · Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

BSc

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Introduction
A. Douglas Macaulay is a passionate entomologist and enjoys conducting research in Entomology, Zoology and Systematics (Taxonomy). By day Doug works as the acting Provincial Entomologist for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry dealing with provincial agricultural pest issues. Outside of work Doug's project interests are to inventory Alberta's unique Parks and Protected Areas and is working on species lists for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Additional affiliations
August 2010 - April 2020
Government of Alberta
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • Program Management; Agrology; Grant Management; Financial Management; Project Management
June 2005 - July 2010
Government of Alberta
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • Program Management; Financial Management; Research Project Management and Facilitation; Contract Management; Financial Management
May 2003 - May 2005
County of Lac Ste Anne
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • Financial Management; Project Management; Grant Writing; Program Management
Education
September 1998 - April 2001
University of Alberta
Field of study
  • Entomology, Biology

Publications

Publications (30)
Book
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A definitive species list is the foundation of biodiversity and conservation work. As we deal with massive climatic changes in the Anthropocene, knowing which species make up our diverse ecosystems will be critically important if we wish to protect and restore them. The Lepidoptera, moths and butterflies, are the fourth-largest insect order in term...
Technical Report
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Alberta Lepidoptera Inventories are initiated by both the Alberta Government and members of the Alberta Lepidopterist Guild (ALG) who are working together to document all species found in Alberta’s Parks and Protected Areas. Resulting species lists are used by personnel in resource management planning. This report summaries all species that are kno...
Technical Report
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Alberta Lepidoptera Inventories are initiated by both the Alberta Government and members of the Alberta Lepidopterist Guild (ALG) who are working together to document all species found in Alberta’s Parks and Protected Areas. Resulting species lists are used by personnel in resource management planning. This report summaries all species that are kno...
Technical Report
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Alberta Lepidoptera Inventories are initiated by both the Alberta Government and members of the Alberta Lepidopterist Guild (ALG) who are working together to document all species found in Alberta’s Parks and Protected Areas. Resulting species lists are used by personnel in resource management planning. This report summaries all species that are kno...
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The Peace River grassland (PRG) (56°N) in Alberta and British Columbia marks the northern range edge for numerous Great Plains insects and plants. The PRG is separated from other grasslands of the prairie and montane ecoregions by 200 km or more of forest biomes. Its disjunct nature provides a unique opportunity to study the biogeography, postglaci...
Technical Report
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Weidemeyer's Admiral is a butterfly species found only in the Milk River area of Southern Alberta. This butterfly has been classified as a Species of Special Concern because its breeding habitat is so limited. As a result, ASRD has developed a Conservation Management plan for Weidemeyer's Admiral that focuses on preserving the butterfly's populatio...
Presentation
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Intercropping and silvopasture has the potential to provide Alberta farmers with many benefits from moisture trapping to increased crop production. In the Peace River Region of Alberta many farmers raise cattle and grow forage crops. But farmers in the region continue to clear land and remove trees so they can farm every acre. However, with the los...
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Prior to European settlement, the Beaverlodge Watershed in northwestern Alberta was wooded and scattered with wetlands. With settlement, the watershed was modified for agricultural use.Where farm lands weren't managed to maintain riparian health, there has been general degredation of water quality due to the increase of sediments, nutrients and oth...
Conference Paper
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Background / Purpose: The purpose of this project is to design and pilot a process for the creation of a landscape-level woodlot management plan. Main conclusion: This community approach will combine the individual landowners’ goals and the objectives they have set for their land with the opportunities that arise from a ‘bigger picture view’ o...
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Background / Purpose: In 2004, over 17,000 hybrid poplars were established on a 60 acre [24 ha] agricultural site adjacent to Murdoch Lake in the Peace River Region of Alberta [lat 56°, long 117°]. The intent of the project is: ‘To demonstrate that result in greater productivity overall, more than just trees or forages alone’.Land use in this reg...
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Prior to European agricultural settlement of the Beaverlodge River watershed (Alberta, Canada) at the turn of the last century, the area contained extensive woodlands and wetlands. However, over the last hundred years, this area has experienced extensive deforestation, wetland drainage, and general habitat degradation. After the deforestation and w...
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Background / Purpose: The Beaverlodge River Watershed’s riparian areas, which border woodlands and wetlands, have experienced extensive deforestation and habitat degradation that has led to poor water quality, significant bank erosion, higher water temperatures and the loss of many native fish and wildlife species such as Arctic Grayling and Nort...
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Dodia tarandus Macaulay & Schmidt, sp. n., a cryptic species previously confused with D. albertae Dyar, is described from Alberta, Canada. A key to North American Dodia is provided. Adults and genitalia of D. albertae and D. tarandus are illustrated.
Technical Report
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There is a small area Parkland Natural Region that is located in the northwest corner of Alberta along the banks of the Peace River. During 2005 and 2006 I began surveying Lepidoptera in this area. The habitat targeted was the Peace River Parkland Subregion that consists of open grassland with aspen bluffs. The following is a list of 503 species re...
Technical Report
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Willmore Wilderness Park (about 4596 km2 in size) is located in the northern portion of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains just west of Grand Cache and north of Jasper National Park. The park encompasses four main Subregions within its boundaries – the Alpine, Subalpine, Montane and Upper Foothills. Over the past eight years lepidoptera surveys were a part...
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Kakwa Wildland Park (about 656 km2 in size) is located at the northern edge of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, about 114 km southwest of Grande Prairie. The park encompasses parts of two Subregions within its boundaries – the Alpine and Subalpine Subregions. Of the total area of the park, about 9578 ha (14.6%) is in the Alpine while about 56,058 ha (85....
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The Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve (ER) is 8 km southwest and the Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Provincial Park (WPP) is 9 km east of Fort Assiniboine; both are located within the Central Mixedwood Subregion (Government of Alberta 2005). Holmes Crossing Sandhills ER occupies 1982 hectares and Fort Assiniboine WPP occupies 7903 h...
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For the lepidoptera survey in Birch Mountains WPP in 2004, the field camp was located on the north end of Gardiner Lake, about 120 km northwest of Fort McMurray. The purpose of the survey was to provide an annotated summary of the lepidoptera species that occur in the park, including notes on such parameters as relative abundance, distribution patt...
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The sub-arctic subregion of the boreal forest is represented in Alberta by three high plateaux, namely the Cameron Hills, Birch Mountains and Caribou Mountains (Strong & Leggatt 1992). The Caribou Mountains form the largest and northernmost sub-arctic plateau in the province. The recently established Caribou Mountains Wildland Provincial Park adjoi...
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Wainwright Dunes Ecological Reserve (see map) is located to the southeast of Wainwright in parts of townships 41 and 42, and range 5. It is about 28 km2 in size. This area has intrigued me since I was last there with Gary Anweiler on July 13 and 14, 2002. The habitat here consists of stabilized dunes that contain a mixture of aspen groves, prairie...
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The Weldwood Forest Management Area encompasses a variety of habitats that range from boreal mixedwood to subalpine fir forests. Each one has its own distinct species of flora and fauna. Moths are one of the many diverse groups that are found within these forests. They can be found from April through September and are relatively easy to sample usi...
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In Alberta, the Canadian Shield Ecoregion is restricted to the extreme northeast part of the province (Beckingham and Archibald 1996; Strong and Leggat 1992). It is subdivided into the Kazan Upland Subregion and the Athabasca Plain Subregion, located to the north and south of Lake Athabasca, respectively. There are several wildland parks that have...
Technical Report
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Caribou Mountains WP, within the Subarctic Subregion, was the focus of an odonate survey in the summer of 2003. The field camp was located on Wentzel Lake which is on the eastern side of the park. Wentzel Lake is about 120 km northeast of Fort Vermilion. The Subregion where this wildland park is located contains numerous muskeg ponds, streams and l...
Technical Report
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In Alberta, the Canadian Shield Ecoregion is restricted to the extreme northeast part of the province (Beckingham and Archibald 1996; Strong and Leggat 1992). It is subdivided into the Kazan Upland Subregion and the Athabasca Plain Subregion, located to the north and to the south of Lake Athabasca, respectively. There are several wildland parks tha...
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A brief article about Plume Moths

Projects

Projects (17)
Project
To document all Lepidopterans that reside in the park.
Project
To document, identify and record Lepidoptera species localities from across Alberta. Information shared will help build a database of what species exist provincially. To add to the "An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada" that has documented 2367 species found in Alberta that has now grown to 2505 in the "Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska." http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/facilities/strickland/Checklist_of_Alberta_Lepidoptera_2010.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322964117_Annotated_checklist_of_the_moths_and_butterflies_Lepidoptera_of_Canada_and_Alaska
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To survey and document all Lepidoptera species found in the Onefour Heritage Rangeland Natural Area and neighboring areas such as the Lost River Valley and the Dominion Sand Hills.