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A range-wide common garden experiment of white spruce indicates population differentiation in drought tolerance traitsDownload
In western regions of the Canadian boreal forest, mean annual temperature has increased by 1.5 to 2.5 °C, significantly exceeding the mean global temperature increase. Climate conditions have also become drier and together these climate trends have induced widespread growth reductions, dieback...
A simulation/optimization system for modelling timber and old forest under stochastic fire disturbanceDownload
Stochastic wildfire disturbance contributes to uncertainty in forest management planning. In this study, a system composed of an optimizing forest estate model nested within a Monte Carlo simulation model of stand replacing fires is used to investigate the impact stochastic fire may have on the...
A survey of pyrogenic carbon in Kootenay National Park burned soils, and its positive effect on the establishment of pine-fungal ectomycorrhizal symbiosisDownload
Wildfire is a natural disturbance in Rocky Mountain forest landscapes. Fire plays an important role in maintaining stand structure, woody debris consumption, and soil nutrient cycling. Fire exclusion in these ecosystems has expanded forest cover, altered stand structures, and allowed...
Processing of oil sands ores to extract bitumen generates large volumes of tailings which are deposited into large settling basins, where the solids settle by gravity over 3-4 years to become mature fine tailings (MFT). Methanogenesis has been correlated with increased water recovery from and...
Adaptation of trembling aspen and hybrid poplars to frost and drought: implications for selection and movement of planting stock in western CanadaDownload
This study contains a series of experiments to evaluate growth performance and survival of hybrid poplars (Populus spp.) and trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) in boreal planting environments in western Canada. Ecophysiological traits related to drought resistance and winter survival...
Adaptation of white spruce populations to extreme climate events: implications for assisted migration practices in Western CanadaDownload
The movement of seed sources from south to north has been proposed as a tool to mitigate the effect of climate change on forest productivity and mortality. Southern provenances, coming from warmer regions are expected to better utilize the extended growing seasons expected under climate warming....