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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 ...
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 ...
Carbon storage dynamics and tree growth response to species diversity in boreal forests
The boreal forest plays a critical role in regulating the global carbon (C) cycle. Both wildfire and harvesting affect ecosystem C. However, the long-term recovery of forest C storage with a diverse range of overstory ...
Patterns and mechanisms of understorey vegetation associated with stand development in boreal forests
The understorey vegetation comprises the greatest plant diversity and contributes substantially to ecosystem functioning and services in boreal forests. Although many studies have examined patterns of understorey species ...
Trade-offs between economic gains and ecological functions following forest management alternatives in boreal forests
Intensive forest management activities that maximize economic gains could negatively impact the long-term sustainability of ecological functions and associated ecosystem services. Understanding the trade-offs between ...
Impacts of invasive earthworms on carbon storage in southern boreal hardwood forests
The introduction of invasive, non-native earthworms into forest ecosystems has increased as recreational, industrial, and commercial activities increase in northern Ontario. The presence of these ecosystem engineers in ...