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Carbon storage dynamics and tree growth response to species diversity in boreal forests
The boreal forest plays a critical role in regulating the global carbon (C) cycle. Both wildfire and harvesting affect ecosystem C. However, the long-term recovery of forest C storage with a diverse range of overstory ...
Patterns and mechanisms of understorey vegetation associated with stand development in boreal forests
The understorey vegetation comprises the greatest plant diversity and contributes substantially to ecosystem functioning and services in boreal forests. Although many studies have examined patterns of understorey species ...
Trade-offs between economic gains and ecological functions following forest management alternatives in boreal forests
Intensive forest management activities that maximize economic gains could negatively impact the long-term sustainability of ecological functions and associated ecosystem services. Understanding the trade-offs between ...
Past and future impacts of climate change on boreal forest timber supply
The boreal forest is home to a thriving forest industry which requires stable, long term timber to remain viable. Anthropogenic climate change, caused by the release of greenhouse gasses, is occurring rapidly in northern ...
Effects of nutrient supply, soil temperature and root interactions on morphology, growth, biomass and physiological responses of black spruce and white spruce seedlings to CO2 elevation
Changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration ([CO2]) and temperature may influence nutrient resources and how boreal species respond to their environment. The effects of increased [CO2] on plants are generally positive but can ...
Ojibway plant taxonomy at Lac Seul First Nation, Ontario, Canada
The Ojibway (Anishinabe) of Lac Seul First N ation reside in the transition zone of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and southern Boreal Forest regions of northwestern Ontario, Canada. Hunting and gathering of certain animal ...
Effects of soil temperature on growth and biomass allocation in four boreal tree species
Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.), black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.), white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss), and jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) seedlings were subject to seven soil temperature ...
Stand structural dynamics of boreal conifer, mixedwood, and broadleaf fire- and clearcut logging-origin stands in central Canada
Stand structure has been linked to forest regeneration, nutrient cycling, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, and climate regulation. A review and synthesis of literature indicated that boreal forest stand structure is ...
Influence of fire, logging, and overstory composition on understory abundance, diversity, and composition in boreal forests, Ontario Canada
Study area : Northwestern Ontario