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The Root dynamics of mixed and single species stands in the boreal forest of central and eastern Canada
I examined trends of fine root biomass and necromass in different mixed- and single-species stands within the central and eastern regions of the North American boreal forest to determine how annual fine root production, ...
Moisture reduction and nutrient retention associated with field-drying forest harvest residues on clearcut sites in Northwestern Ontario, Canada
The increased utilization of forest harvest residues as supplemental, inexpensive and renewable energy raises two key concerns: 1) continued removal may negatively affect long-term site productivity; and 2) because 50-60% ...
Fine root dynamics for three distinct Northern Ontario forests : a comparison of approaches used to estimate fine root biomass, productivity, and turnover
There is increasing interest to develop quantitative approaches to carbon accounting and determine carbon sequestration potential at both the site and landscape scales. Currently, our lack of understanding of fine root ...
Carbon dynamics of boreal mixedwoods in central Canada
Large amount of carbon (C) stored in boreal forest ecosystems plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. Forest ecosystem C is stored in four major pools: live vegetation (above-and below ground), dead woody ...
Assessment of fuel quality changes during storage of biofibre and its effect on cost
Bioenergy, energy produced from renewable biomass, can potentially replace fossil fuels and create employment in northwestern Ontario. However, the procurement of biomass for energy production can be uneconomical due to ...