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Understory species response to partial harvesting in boreal riparian buffers

dc.contributor.advisorMallik, Azim
dc.contributor.authorSpalvieri, Cristina
dc.description.abstractIn order to preserve valuable riparian functioning, forest harvesting in Canada attempts to protect riparian areas through the application of a no-harvest buffer zone around water bodies, and more recently through the emulation of natural disturbance patterns. Partial harvesting with maintenance of understory vegetation may emulate natural disturbance better than clearcut harvesting with conventional intact riparian buffers.en_US
dc.subjectBuffer zones (Ecosystem management)en_US
dc.subjectRiparian ecologyen_US
dc.titleUnderstory species response to partial harvesting in boreal riparian buffersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US of Science Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMackereth, Rob
dc.contributor.committeememberShahi, Chander
dc.contributor.committeememberHecnar, Stephen

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