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Athabasca University

This online Repository provides online, public access to scientific research on the Athabasca River Basin

ARBRI is an innovative interdisciplinary research centre located in the heart of the Athabasca River Basin.

The Institute and the Basin: A Unique Opportunity

Created in 2008, the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) is an innovative interdisciplinary research centre that studies the Athabasca River Basin and its people from a broad range of perspectives.

The Institute encourages and supports interdisciplinary research that bridges disciplines and allows researchers to address complex questions. Using this collaborative approach, ARBRI serves as a point of co-ordination for Athabasca University’s research activities and those of other institutions. The institute fosters relationships bridging academia, government, non-governmental organizations, industry and stakeholder communities. Given the size and influence of the Athabasca River Basin and the activities associated with it, these relationships  naturally extend beyond Alberta's boundaries.

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Research paper on annual cumulative nitrous oxide emissions and emission factors from organically fertilized soils is publsihed

June 14, 2019 - N2O emissions and EFS could be effectively modeled by a two-factor hyperbolic equation for digestate, and quadratic equation for manure.

AU Canada Research Chair Secures Funding for Wireless Sensor Technology Development

November 29, 2018 - Dr. Scott Ketcheson will use the to benefit environmental science researchers and practitioners...

ARBRI Research Paper on Soil Remediation Options Published

January 09, 2018 - An environmental profile of two Soil Remediation options, using a case study in Northern Alberta has been published by ARBRI researchers

New research into predicting sediment yield and transport dynamics of a cold climate region published

January 08, 2018 - ARBRI Post-Doc Fellow publsihes new paper on sediment/cold climate transport dynamics predictions

Science Outreach Event January 11, 2018 – How the clean energy revolution is changing your future

November 15, 2017 - With from  at 7 PM in Athabasca University's Governing Council Chambers.


August 10, 2016

The Northern River Basins Study is Available Online

May 17, 2016 - Northern River Basins Study is available online for viewing through the Repository of the Athabasca River Basin (BARB)

Updated September 13 2017 by Jim Sellers