Principal Investigator:Osawa, Akira Licenced Year(s):2016201520142013
Main objective of the field work is to collect data in jack pine and black spruce forests on annual movement of organic matter and carbon. Additional objective is to conduct a regional study of stand development and its relationship to environmental factors in a several-square-kilometer study area of mostly black spruce.
Five methods will be used. 1) Soil and air temperature will be measured...
Principal Investigator:Wein, Ross Licenced Year(s):
Accurate estimates of the bulk density or specific gravity, tilt angle and average diameter of various size classes must be established. This study focuses on collection and validation of these estimates, recognizing that they may indeed change, dependin...
Principal Investigator:Piercey, Melissa Licenced Year(s):
Roots of plants inhabiting cold-stressed environments are often colonized by vegetatively reproducing fungi. The researcher will examine the genetic variation within and among populations of Phialocephala fortinii P. along a latitudinal gradient encompassing the boreal, subarctic and arctic zones in Northern Canada. The researcher will travel from Yellowknife to 3 study sites surrounding Great ...
Principal Investigator:Brungs Simard, Hanita Licenced Year(s):
The study area will be sampled on a 2x2 km grid as the vegetation type of the area in question is predominantly jack pine. At each 2 km interval 3 procedures are done: 1) plant identification and % cover of each species in approx. 100 m. sq., 2) tally of the fuels (logs, twigs, branches) that fall along a triangular transect, 3) discs are removed from one large unscarred tree and one scarred tree...