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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 ...
Past and future impacts of climate change on boreal forest timber supply
The boreal forest is home to a thriving forest industry which requires stable, long term timber to remain viable. Anthropogenic climate change, caused by the release of greenhouse gasses, is occurring rapidly in northern ...
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 ...
Using controlled water treatment on understory plant species to determine the effects of climate change on the boreal forest
Climate change poses a big threat to boreal forest managers. We have set out to test how different precipitation levels will affect a number of boreal understory species across the three forest types commonly found in the ...
Assessment of black spruce portfolio trial survival and growth and implications for reforestation under climate change
The purpose of this study is to assess the performance of black spruce seedlings at a genetic trial designed to select seed sources adapted to several climate change scenarios. Height variability among trees is attributed ...