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Additional Information

Competing Interests

Michael Cody is a Cenovus employee.

Author Contributions

Michael Cody conceived and designed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Scott McNay conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Glenn D. Sutherland performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Geoff Sherman performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Data collection was conducted pursuant to all required permits from the Government of Alberta.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Government of Alberta provided various approval numbers.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data may be shared at the time of manuscript completion.

Funding

This work was funded by Cenovus Energy Inc. Michael Cody is a Cenovus employee.


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