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Conservation and ecology of bryophytes in partially harvested boreal mixed-wood forests of west-central CanadaDownload
This thesis examined the efficacy of residual forest structure for the preservation and recovery of bryophytes five to six years after partial canopy harvest in boreal mixed-wood forests of northwestern Alberta, Canada. Bryophytes were sampled in two forest types that differed in pre-harvest...
Ecology of understory and below-ground communities in lodgepole pine forests under changing disturbance regimesDownload
As climate changes and disturbance regimes shift, there is a need to better understand and anticipate potential impacts of both natural and anthropogenic disturbance agents on forest ecosystems. Lodgepole pine forests in western Canada are experiencing an unprecedented mountain pine beetle (MPB)...
Forest fragmentation is one of the leading causes of global biodiversity loss and is only expected to increase with the continued rise of anthropogenic disturbances. An important environmental consequence of fragmentation is edge influence—the set of ecological changes which occur at the...
Natural regeneration in the boreal forest: seedling establishment and success in western North American and European boreal forestsDownload
As the costs and ecological implications of intensive forest management rise, alternative management strategies that minimize intervention become more desirable options, particularly natural regeneration. Two locations were studied: the boreal mixedwoods of western North America (Alberta) and...
Patterns and causes of variation in understory plant diversity and composition in mature boreal mixedwood forest stands of western CanadaDownload
Boreal mixedwood forest stands are comprised of a mixture of small canopy patches of varying dominance by conifer (mostly white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss)) and broadleaf (mostly trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) trees. The purpose of this work was to extend our understanding...
Restoration of Degraded Trail Crossings in Wet and Riparian Areas Using Balsam Poplar Cuttings, Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area, AlbertaDownload
Protected areas are established and maintained in Alberta, Canada for the conservation and preservation of natural features and to facilitate their use and enjoyment for outdoor recreation and education. The use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) is a popular recreational activity in Alberta’s parks....
Spatial and temporal stand dynamics of mature lodgepole pine forests of the Canadian Rocky MountainsDownload
In forest ecosystems, structure and species composition change over time as a function of ageing and minor disturbances and it is important to understand these changes for predicting forest productivity and habitat suitability for other plant and animal biota. Disturbances play a major role in...
The potential of forest floor transfer for the reclamation of boreal forest understory plant communitiesDownload
We examined a direct forest floor transfer reclamation technique to establish a native boreal forest understory plant community on a reclamation site at a coal mine. Forest floor material was salvaged from an aspen-dominated (Populus tremuloides Michx.) donor forest at two depths (15 and 40 cm)...