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The recovery of forests following stand-replacing disturbance is of widespread interest; however, there is both a lack of definitional clarity for the term “recovery” and a dearth of empirical data on the rates of forest recovery associated with different disturbance types. We conducted a quantitative review of literature to determine recovery times following wildfire and timber harvest and to evaluate variation in recovery rates across Canada’s diverse forest ecosystems. Recovery was assessed according to the rate of change associated with certain forest structural attributes that have traditionally been used as indicators of forest growth and productivity. The recovery of forest canopy cover, tree height, and...
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This article reviews social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in Australia, Canada and the United States after the year 2000 and explores future research needs in the field. In these three countries, social science research exploring contemporary Indigenous wildfire management has been limited although there have been interesting findings about how Indigenous culture and knowledge influences fire management. Research with Indigenous communities may be limited not because of a lack of interest by social scientists, but rather by obstacles to doing research with Indigenous communities, such as ethical and time concerns. Research needs on Indigenous wildfire management are presented, centred on the...
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Many of the world's forests are likely to face multiple stresses under a rapidly changing climate. Understanding the impact of climate change on tree species suitability is therefore crucial for forest management planning and policy development. We use the Douglas-fir and spruce (white spruce, Engelmann spruce, and interior spruce) forests of British Columbia as a case study. The impact of projected climate change on these forests was assessed using flexible bioclimatic envelope models appropriate for areas with sparse species locations records. Analysis of the model results focused on quantifying uncertainty due to differences between global climate models, emissions scenarios, and spatial resolution of climate...
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Bock and Van Rees quantify the effects of patch clear-cut, strip clear-cut, and clear-cut harvesting systems on soil properties and understory vegetation composition and structure. Winter harvesting of boreal mixedwood sites did not have a major impact on the majority of soil properties evaluated or on the species composition of the understory vegetation community.
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The boreal forest of Alaska has experienced a small area of forest cuttings, amounting to 7137 ha out of a total of 256,284 ha of timberland in the Fairbanks and Kantishna area of state forest land. Low product values and high costs for management have resulted in a low-input type management with heavy reliance on natural regeneration. Because of increasing demand for wood biomass energy which may reduce rotation ages, understanding post-harvest regeneration is crucial. Harvested areas must meet stocking standards within seven years under the state Forest Resources & Practices Act (FRPA). We evaluated whether state forest harvest units are adequately regenerated up to 40 years following harvest based on FRPA standards...
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Through the lens of poststructural political ecology this thesis critically interrogates the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), which was struck in 2010 between nine environmental non-governmental organizations, the Forest Products Association of Canada, and the 21 member companies. Drawing on of the work of Foucault, this thesis performs a discourse analysis, and explores why signatories excluded First Nations and government from the negotiations, how these decisions were normalized, and considers the effects that these developments have had on solidarity and democratic processes within Canadian boreal forest politics. This thesis argues that CBFA signatories operated under the rationale of sustainable development...
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We present a comprehensive approach to carry out community-wide assessments of in situ conservation of forest trees based on basic botanical and ecological data. This is a first step, resulting in a consistent framework to set priorities for collection and inclusion of species- specific biological and genetic information. We use botanical sample data to generate high-resolution distribution maps as a basis for a gap analysis of how well each species is represented in protected areas. To account for adaptive genetic variation of tree species we stratify populations by ecological zones that represent different macroclimates. In a detailed example for Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco), we show that...


map background search result map search result map Human Dimensions of Forest Disturbance by Insects: An International Synthesis Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs TADAM: A dynamic whole-stand approximation for the TASS growth model. (Erratum: 2005 Nov-Dec, v. 81, no. 6, p. 815.) The distribution of free space and its relation to canopy composition at six forest sites Forest harvesting impacts on soil properties and vegetation communities in the northwest territories Genotype by environment interaction and its implications for genetic improvement of interior spruce in British Columbia An ecogeographic framework for in situ conservation of forest trees in British Columbia Modeling lodgepole and jack pine vulnerability to mountain pine beetle expansion into the western Canadian boreal forest Using an ensemble of downscaled climate model projections to assess impacts of climate change on the potential distribution of spruce and Douglas-fir forests in British Columbia Geographic pattern of local optimality in natural populations of lodgepole pine Uncertainty of 21st century growing stocks and GHG balance of forests in British Columbia, Canada resulting from potential climate change impacts on ecosystem processes [electronic resource] Trends in post-disturbance recovery rates of Canada’s forests following wildfire and harvest Neoliberal conservation: Legitimacy and exclusion in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement McCarthy Creek Forest Resource Inventory A landscape-level species strategy for forest management in British Columbia : exploration of development and implementation issues Recent NDVI-Based Variation in Growth of Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes and Its Correlation with Climatic Variables Early tree regeneration is consistent with sustained yield in low-input boreal forest management in Alaska Early tree regeneration is consistent with sustained yield in low-input boreal forest management in Alaska Forest harvesting impacts on soil properties and vegetation communities in the northwest territories McCarthy Creek Forest Resource Inventory TADAM: A dynamic whole-stand approximation for the TASS growth model. (Erratum: 2005 Nov-Dec, v. 81, no. 6, p. 815.) An ecogeographic framework for in situ conservation of forest trees in British Columbia Uncertainty of 21st century growing stocks and GHG balance of forests in British Columbia, Canada resulting from potential climate change impacts on ecosystem processes [electronic resource] Neoliberal conservation: Legitimacy and exclusion in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement A landscape-level species strategy for forest management in British Columbia : exploration of development and implementation issues Genotype by environment interaction and its implications for genetic improvement of interior spruce in British Columbia Modeling lodgepole and jack pine vulnerability to mountain pine beetle expansion into the western Canadian boreal forest Using an ensemble of downscaled climate model projections to assess impacts of climate change on the potential distribution of spruce and Douglas-fir forests in British Columbia Geographic pattern of local optimality in natural populations of lodgepole pine Human Dimensions of Forest Disturbance by Insects: An International Synthesis Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs Trends in post-disturbance recovery rates of Canada’s forests following wildfire and harvest Recent NDVI-Based Variation in Growth of Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes and Its Correlation with Climatic Variables The distribution of free space and its relation to canopy composition at six forest sites