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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 ...
The dynamic effects of tree species diversity on nitrogen in soil
The availability of nitrogen in soil is one of the most important factors for tree growth. Although tree species mixtures are known to increase forest productivity, it remains unclear how they affect soil nitrogen. In ...
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 ...
Impacts of different harvesting methods on forest environment
Harvesting methods are an important component of forestry management. Determining the impact of harvesting methods on forest environment can help us to do it more efficiently. In this paper, the methods, impact and intensive ...