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Limitations of forest overstory composition and age as proxies for habitat in a harvested boreal forest
Despite the importance of wildlife habitat protection in meeting land use management objectives, criteria for habitat identification are surprisingly amorphous. For example, while much current habitat modeling has tended ...
Patterns and mechanisms of epiphytic macrolichen and abundance, diversity and composition in boreal forest
Epiphytes are important components of the forest ecosystem, but the mechanisms that control epiphyte diversity are not clear. Epiphytes are sensitive to disturbance, but their responses to stand-replacing fire are poorly ...
Plant abundance, diversity, and composition following reclamation in Alberta's oil sands
The Alberta oil sands have caused an economic boom in the Canadian economy in recent years. Identifying the best strategy for vegetation recovery after oil sands extraction is critical to restoring the biodiversity and ...
Influence of riparian harvesting on boreal understory vegetation
In the boreal forest, understory vegetation accounts for the majority of floristic diversity and affects overstory succession and productivity, nutrient cycling, and wildlife habitat. In riparian forests, understory ...
Modelling the radial and longitudinal variation in wood density and its sensitivity to climate in black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.)
Wood density variation affects structural timber performance and is correlated with different sources (genetic diversity, stand dynamics and climatic effects) which, to date, have not been comprehensively quantified in ...
Climate change-associated temporal increase of tree mortality and its consequences in central and western Canadian boreal forests
Tree mortality influences forest structure, composition and ecosystem functions. To assess how recent climate changes affected tree mortality, observational studies conducted in old-growth forests have shown that tree ...