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Characterizing the amount and configuration of forests can provide insights into habitat quality, biodiversity, and land use. The establishment of protected areas can be a mechanism for maintaining large, contiguous areas of forests, and the loss and fragmentation of forest habitat is a potential threat to Canada's national park system. Using the Earth Observation for Sustainable Development of Forests (EOSD) land cover product (EOSD LC 2000), we characterize the circa 2000 forest patterns in 26 of Canada's national parks and compare these to forest patterns in the ecological units surrounding these parks, referred to as the greater park ecosystem (GPE). Five landscape pattern metrics were analyzed: number of forest...
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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...
Boreal mixedwood management objectives for species composition, stand structure, and timber production might be achieved more effectively by applying a range of silvicultural prescriptions. To implement such a mixedwood strategy, it is essential to predict how management activities affect the amount, type, and spatial distribution of stands across the landscape. In this study the authors examine one component of such a mixedwood strategy, specifically the natural regeneration of white spruce within stands managed for broadleaf, predominantly aspen, production. This technical report addresses the following issues: the occurrence and distribution of white spruce natural regeneration in broadleaf-dominated stands that...
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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...


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.) 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 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 Recent NDVI-Based Variation in Growth of Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes and Its Correlation with Climatic Variables 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.) 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 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 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