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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...