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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 ...
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 ...
Windthrow and forest regeneration, structure, and composition in boreal forests
Windthrow is a self-identified disturbance factor in forests, which has a huge ecological and economic impact. This paper discusses the influence of windthrow on boreal forests and analyzes the changes of tree ecosystems ...