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Perspectives on the Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of All-season Roads in Two Remote First Nation Communities in Northern Ontario
Remote Indigenous communities face a number of challenges associated with accessibility. The development of all-season road corridors promises to solve some of these problems. However, changes to transportation can create ...
Using Remote Sensing for Quantity Analysis of Chip Pile Inventory in Mill Yards
An integral part of proper wood chip inventory management is the ability to accurately monitor wood chip quantities. This thesis examines the use of a new method of capturing the volume of mill yard wood chip piles through ...
Assessing community forest resources to determine potential for biomass district heating in one rural and one remote First Nation of Northwestern Ontario
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the feasibility of using biomass in rural and remote First Nations for the purpose of supplying biomass district heating plants. The availability of forest resources, including the ...
Early growth responses of black spruce seed sources selected for reforestation under climate change scenarios in Ontario / by Samuel Kwadwo Nsiah.
Study area : Northern boreal forest: (Northeastern - Sault Ste. Marie region) ; (Northwestern : Dryden and Kakabeka regions)
Species relative abundance and aboveground biomass production driven by climate change and stand ageing
Understanding forest communities’ responses to climate change is central to global change ecology research. Access to large data sets from government sources has enabled extensive examinations of the effects of climate ...
Effects of CO2 elevation on the responses to flooding in black spruce (P. mariana) and tamarack (L. larcina) seedlings
Anthropogenic activities have been increasing the atmospheric CO2 concentration globally and the increase is predicted to continue to rise in the future. Increased CO2 has been shown to increase photosynthetic rates as ...
Supply chain management of advanced wood pellets: storage and real time field characterization
Canada announced plans to phase-out coal-fired electricity generation by 2030. Therefore, in 2014, the province of Ontario has phased out the use of coal in the production of electricity. Former coal powered generating ...
Trends in growth and soil nutrients following fire and logging
Understanding the impact of natural and anthropogenic disturbance on soil fertility and tree growth is critical to the sustainability of forest management, yet there remains much uncertainty regarding how both harvesting ...
Comparative analysis of the properties of tamarack (Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch) particleboard and thermally treated oriented strand board (OSB) / by Le Wang.
Engineered wood products (EWPs), for example, particleboard and oriented strand board (OSB), are normally made from wood residuals or small particles of underutilized wood species for replacing solid sawn products as its ...
Genetic diversity and colonization patterns of Onnia tomentosa and Phellinus tremulae (Hymenochaetaceae, Aphyllophorales) in the boreal forest near Thunder Bay, northwestern Ontario
Forest health is impacted greatly by fungi, particularly those that cause disease in living trees. By examining genetic diversity within populations of pathogenic fungi and their patterns of colonization it is possible to ...