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Understory protection is a harvesting approach that seeks to protect understory conifers during hardwood harvesting in mixedwood forests. While understory protection harvesting has been implemented for over a decade in Alberta, there has been no study of its ecological value to birds. We surveyed...
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...
The potential influence of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) control harvesting on grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) food supply and habitat conditions in AlbertaDownload
In response to the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) threat in Alberta, forest companies plan to surge harvest 75% of susceptible (mature) lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) stands over 20 years. To assess potential changes to grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) habitat, I projected food...
Previous studies suggest that management intensity zoning systems, such as the triad approach, could allow Canada’s forest industry to maintain or increase timber harvest levels while simultaneously reducing its environmental impact. In most such studies, the zones are exogenously specified. In...
This thesis presents results from an industrial aspen tree improvement program for Alberta, evaluating a series of provenance, clonal and hybrid field trials. The goals were to (1) investigate geographic patterns of genetic variation in order to delineate breeding regions, (2) to assess the...
Spider assemblages in the overstory, understory, and ground layers of managed stands in the western boreal mixedwood forest of CanadaDownload
Abstract: Logging is the main human disturbance in the boreal forest; thus, understanding the effects of harvesting practices on biodiversity is essential for a more sustainable forestry. To assess changes in spider composition because of harvesting, samples were collected from three forest...
A changing climate is the largest threat to forest productivity in western Canada and to the ability of forested landscapes to provide ecological and economic services, both now and in the future. As climate changes, locally adapted tree populations become mismatched with local conditions,...