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Aspen is a widespread forest tree of high economic and ecological importance in western Canada. The species has also been subject to tree improvement efforts over the past two decades to increase productivity of the forested land base. Successful selection and breeding programs rely on both...
Forest floor protection during drilling pad construction and its benefits for natural regeneration of native boreal forest vegetationDownload
I tested forest floor protection techniques in the construction and reclamation of temporary drilling pads to restore native boreal canopy and understory cover. By covering and delineating the forest floor I hoped to reduce damage to the vegetative propagule bank, so clonal species such as aspen...
Whole-plant transpiration in Populus sp.: its determination, nocturnal effects and influence by form of nitrogenDownload
Water is a crucial factor in the life of land plants. Transpiration (E) is inevitable and it is viewed as the universal cost of accessing a CO2-rich atmosphere. Although we now know that plants lose water at night, it had been assumed that stomata remained closed after dark. Renewed interest has...
Humans are the major cause of forest fires in the spring in Alberta, and have resulted in major property damage in both the Flat Top Complex fires in 2011 and the Fort McMurray fire in 2016. Fire occurrence prediction (FOP) models can help predict when and where fires can be expected in order to...
Reclamation of northern disturbances is of increasing importance as industrial activities and associated infrastructure expands to accommodate growing human reliance on world ecosystems. Bryophytes are recognized as ecologically essential to northern ecosystems and effectively promoting their...
Plant and soil biophysical properties for evaluating land reclamation in Jasper National Park, CanadaDownload
Jasper National Park has numerous disturbances in the montane and subalpine ecoregions of varying ages and causes, such as pipelines, road ways, trade waste pits and recreational activities. These disturbances are in various degrees of effective reclamation, in some cases soil conditions have...
Estimating animal abundance is a key component of wildlife management and mark-recapture surveys are one of the most commonly used methods of obtaining population estimates. Photographic identification has recently been explored as a method of ‘marking’ individuals for mark-recapture surveys. ...