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Riparian habitat and vegetation recovery of headwater streams after clearcut harvesting
In this thesis I examined two important aspects of clearcut harvesting along small headwater streams and their riparian zones. The objectives of the study were: 1) to investigate the impacts of clearcut harvesting on the ...
The Fine root dynamics after stand-replacing fire and clearcutting in the boreal forest of central Canada
In boreal forest ecosystems, stand age is a key driver of forest ecosystem productivity, carbon storage/sequestration, and other ecosystem functions. The age-related decline of aboveground productivity is well known in ...
The Impacts of forest management practices on mercury contamination in small stream biota
Mercury is a contaminant of global concern as it is present in all biota and ecosystems around the world. Small streams are influenced by the terrestrial systems that feed them. I examined the presence of mercury in small ...
The Influence of wetlands and watershed geology on lake chemistry of five remote lakes in Northwestern Ontario
In chapter 1 of this study the relationship between spatial, chemical, and biological factors and their influence on mercury concentration s in walleye were examined. Water, sediment, and fish tissue samples were collected ...