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Biodiversity of ground beetles in young and old poplar stands
Ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) are a useful bioindicator group in forests in almost every part of the world. This thesis studied the biodiversity of carabid beetles in old and young age trembling aspen (Populus ...
Well-spaced and free-growing: effects and interactions of ecosite and renewal treatments on regenerating stands in northwestern Ontario
Effective renewal of harvested stands in Ontario is mandated in the Crown Forest Sustainability Act (CFSA 1994). Properly prescribed silviculture leads to forested stands that are regenerated successfully, have predictable ...
Effects of species mixtures on fine root production in a young boreal forest
1. Fine roots (< 2 mm) play a key role in terrestrial ecosystem processes. Species diversity loss has been recognized as one of the primary global change drivers that can have profound negative effects on ecosystem ...
Global environmental change effects on forest dynamics: lessons from permanent sample plot networks
Global environmental change caused by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gasses is a major threat to forest ecosystems globally. Before we can begin to adequately mitigate these threats, we first must understand how ...
Classification of red pine stands using remote sensing techniques
Red pine is a historically important species for forestry in the boreal forest. Its large diameter and straight and knot free form has made it ideal for many purposes, including construction. With the new sudden turn towards ...