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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 ...
Effects of species mixtures on fine root production in a young boreal forest
1. Fine roots (< 2 mm) play a key role in terrestrial ecosystem processes. Species diversity loss has been recognized as one of the primary global change drivers that can have profound negative effects on ecosystem ...
A script for the automatic delineation of canopy gaps from raster images and incorporation of analysis with Ontario’s FRI datasets
This thesis project serves as a tool for resource managers looking to delineate gaps in the forest canopy, where a Canopy Height Model raster is available. Once identified, analysis is performed in order to assess the ...