Skip to main content
Advanced Search

Filters: Tags: Landscape Scale Conservation: Forestry (X)

119 results (45ms)   

View Results as: JSON ATOM CSV
thumbnail
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...
thumbnail
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...
thumbnail
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.
thumbnail
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...
thumbnail
An increased ability to analyze landscapes in a spatial manner through the use of remote sensing leads to improved capabilities for quantifying human-induced forest fragmentation. Developments of spatially explicit methods in landscape analyses are emerging. In this paper, the image delineation software program eCognition and the spatial pattern analysis program FRAGSTATS were used to quantify patterns of forest fragments on six landscapes across three different climatic regions characterized by different moisture regimes and different influences of human pressure. Our results support the idea that landscapes with higher road and population density are more fragmented; however, there are other, equally influential...
thumbnail
In this thesis, I describe three experimental studies that investigate the hotly debated role of competition in structuring communities in unproductive habitats. The studies were done in a boreal forest understory plant community in the southwestern Yukon. The first study was a traditional neighbour removal experiment. Ten of the most common species were transplanted as seedlings into transects with and without neighbours in a factorial design with two levels of water addition and two levels of fertilizer addition. The presence of neighbours increased survival and biomass of 6 species indicating a facilitative effect of neighbouring plants. The second study used the Community Density Series (CDS) methodology. The...
thumbnail
The litter-bag technique has become common in the estimation of the rates of decomposition, but in many cases the bags are incubated for only a short period, raising the issue of the extent to which short-term incubations represent long-term litter decomposition. We addressed this using 12 years of data from the CIDET study.


map background search result map search result map Observations on Drivers and Dynamics of Environmental Policy Change: Insights from 150 Years of Forest Management in British Columbia Community- and species-level consequences of competition in an unproductive environment: an experimental approach using boreal forest understory vegetation Measuring forest structure along productivity gradients in the Canadian boreal with small-footprint Lidar Dispersed Capacity and Weak Coordination: The Challenge of Climate Change Adaptation in Canada's Forest Policy Sector Assessment of the geomorphic impacts of forestry in British Columbia 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 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 Can Boreal and Temperate Forest Management be Adapted to the Uncertainties of 21st Century Climate Change? Community Forestry: Mitigating or Creating Conflict in British Columbia? 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 Early tree regeneration is consistent with sustained yield in low-input boreal forest management in Alaska Can short-term litter-bag measurements predict long-term decomposition in northern forests? Aftermath of Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak in British Columbia: Stand Dynamics, Management Response and Ecosystem Resilience Can short-term litter-bag measurements predict long-term decomposition in northern forests? Early tree regeneration is consistent with sustained yield in low-input boreal forest management in Alaska Community- and species-level consequences of competition in an unproductive environment: an experimental approach using boreal forest understory vegetation Forest harvesting impacts on soil properties and vegetation communities in the northwest territories Community Forestry: Mitigating or Creating Conflict in British Columbia? Neoliberal conservation: Legitimacy and exclusion in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Observations on Drivers and Dynamics of Environmental Policy Change: Insights from 150 Years of Forest Management in British Columbia A landscape-level species strategy for forest management in British Columbia : exploration of development and implementation issues Aftermath of Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak in British Columbia: Stand Dynamics, Management Response and Ecosystem Resilience Dispersed Capacity and Weak Coordination: The Challenge of Climate Change Adaptation in Canada's Forest Policy Sector Assessment of the geomorphic impacts of forestry in British Columbia 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 Can Boreal and Temperate Forest Management be Adapted to the Uncertainties of 21st Century Climate Change? Measuring forest structure along productivity gradients in the Canadian boreal with small-footprint Lidar The distribution of free space and its relation to canopy composition at six forest sites