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Mycoparasites and decay fungi: a study of their ecological interactions on wood blocks of Betula papyrifera
Decay fungi are an extremely important part of the forest ecosystem and provide essential ecosystem services including the breakdown of complex organic compounds and nutrient release. However, this important group of fungi ...
The response of avian predator populations to forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria; Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) outbreaks in Ontario, Canada
Outbreaks of insect defoliators have broad ecological effects on forested ecosystems because they can cause extensive mortality in host tree populations. They also represent peaks in the density of food for specialist ...
A review of the biological significance of coarse woody debris in forest ecosystems and its positive impact on forest characteristics
Coarse Woody Debris (CWD) is considered any woody decay that has fallen on the forest floor. This important piece of forest ecology has a large influence on a variety of forest characteristics. This thesis first evaluates ...
Spatiotemporal effects of climate on the relationship between tree diversity and forest ecosystem functioning
Worldwide, forest ecosystem functioning and plant diversity have been altered by global environmental change. Understanding the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning with long-term environmental ...