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Assessing above- and belowground competitive effects in pure and mixed stands of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) and black spruce (Picea mariana)
Ecological principles of niche, competition and competitive reduction suggest that competition in mixed stands composed of pine and spruce may experience positive interactions through (1) vertical stratification of canopy ...
Fine root dynamics for three distinct Northern Ontario forests : a comparison of approaches used to estimate fine root biomass, productivity, and turnover
There is increasing interest to develop quantitative approaches to carbon accounting and determine carbon sequestration potential at both the site and landscape scales. Currently, our lack of understanding of fine root ...
Selecting locations for forest fuel treatments using simulation optimization
Wildfires in the Canadian boreal forest poses a considerable threat to forest inventory, structures and human lives. Traditional reactive methods of fire suppression fail to mitigate this threat and can worsen the problem ...
Nesting dynamics of the scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) in Trinidad, West Indies
The effect of human disturbance on colonial waterbirds is a global issue. Many colonial waterbirds are migratory, and their protection depends on balancing conservation of their habitats and habits across many regions. ...
Carbon dynamics of boreal mixedwoods in central Canada
Large amount of carbon (C) stored in boreal forest ecosystems plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. Forest ecosystem C is stored in four major pools: live vegetation (above-and below ground), dead woody ...
Afforesting marginal agricultural lands in Southern Ontario : an investigation into the effects of planting method and vegetation management on three-year growth and development of bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa Michx.), red oak (Querus rubra L.), and, black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) plantations
Landowners in southern Ontario have become increasingly interested in afforesting marginal agricultural land. There are few appropriate, up-to-date research studies on afforestation practices to support current practice. ...