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Assessing the Conservation status of Neotropical Dry forests using Geographic Information Systems and Optical Remote SensingDownload
Planet Earth is undergoing a rapid rate of ecosystem conversion and degradation and one of the major challenges of current environmental science is to contribute to the management and conservation of biodiversity through the development of tools for assessing environmental change. The main goal...
Influence of variable retention and deadwood characteristics on saproxylic beetles in boreal white spruce standsDownload
Retention forestry aims to maintain a significant level of continuity in forest structure, composition and complexity so as to support conservation and recovery of biodiversity and ecological function on managed landscapes; however, the amount and distribution of retention that best meets...
Nest predation on forest songbirds in a western boreal forest landscape altered by energy sector linear featuresDownload
Nest predation is a major source of reproductive failure for many species of songbirds. Habitat fragmentation by human land use creates edge habitat that can alter predator-prey dynamics, create ecological traps, and reduce the amount of high quality habitat available for sustaining bird...
Salvage logging, edge effects and carabid beetles: connections to conservation and sustainable forest managementDownload
We used pitfall traps to study the effects of fire and salvage logging on distribution of carabid beetles over a forest disturbance gradient ranging from salvaged (naturally burned and subsequently harvested) to unsalvaged (naturally burned and left standing). Significantly more carabids were...
Abstract: Riparian ecotones at lakeshore edges are prominent features on the heterogeneous boreal forest landscape. We introduce a new method (the critical values approach): which incorporates inherent variability in interior forest, to quantify distance of edge influence at lakeshore forest...
Understanding the Role of Surface Microgeometries on Wetting: Designing Robust Superhydrophobic SurfacesDownload
This thesis is concerned with effects of surface microgeometries on wetting, aiming at providing instructions for reproducing controllable wettability on artificial surfaces and designing robust superhydrophobic surfaces. First, the origin of edge effect is understood by a thermodynamic approach...