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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 ...
Characteristics of the boreal mixedwood forest associated with subnivean access by the American Marten (Martes americana)
Habitat selection by the American marten (Martes americana ), in studies throughout its range, has been associated with forest types that offer higher structural complexity. Such structure has been proposed to facilitate ...
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 ...
An Examination of bark beetles and their associated blue stain fungi on boreal jack pine (Pinus banksiana) and white spruce (Picea glauca) in the Thunder Bay Region
Blue stain, caused by members of the Ophiostomatales, is of concern to the forest industry because it can quickly devalue timber by penetrating deep into the sapwood and creating dark blue to black staining. These fungi ...