67 record(s) found with the tag "forestry" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Impacts of 10 years of climate warming on forests and peatlands in the Dehcho
Principal Investigator: Errington, Ruth
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: After 10 years of warming climate conditions, the Canadian Fire Service is leading a field project to re-measure a series of permanent monitoring plots to identify any changes to the forest stand structure, tree growth rates, plant community composition, tree, shrub, herb, and lichen biomass. These changes will be associated with climate trends and environmental factors such as soil type, presence...


Impacts of climate change on wildfire risk in boreal forests in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Asselin, Hugo
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The three main objectives of this research are: 1) to reconstruct the multi-century history of wildfire and vegetation in the Northwest Territories by analyzing charcoal contained in lake sediments; 2) to establish the links between recent fire activity and climatic data by studying tree growth rings (annual resolution); and, 3) to combine this scientific knowledge to indigenous knowledge obtained...


Do diversity gradients and wildfires interact to facilitate tree range expansion across a broad latitudinal scale?
Principal Investigator: Reid, Kirsten
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The overarching research goal of this project is to determine what conditions facilitate tree range expansion across the western Canadian boreal-tundra ecotone. Using a biogeographical, multi-trophic level approach The main objectives are: 1) to Determine how multi-trophic level species composition changes across the tundra and which conditions dictate these changes; and, 2) to determine the...


Reconstructing history of hummocky soil formation in drunken forest
Principal Investigator: Fujii, Kazumichi
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: “Drunken forest” is developed on earth hummocks on shallow permafrost layer near Inuvik, Canada. Black spruce forests are typically grown on the shoulder of mounds and tree rings record the history of soil movement. By reading tree rings, The Principal Investigator (PI) is planning to reconstruct history of hummocky soil formation. The PI will collect tree core samples by making a hole in the ...


Forest Ecotone Experiment
Principal Investigator: Eitel, Jan
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The overarching objective of the study is to integrate light detection and ranging (LiDAR), passive spectral, and tree ecophysiological data to link biophysical structure to ecological function in the Forest Tundra Ecotone. In so doing, the research team will be able to remotely assess the vulnerability and resilience of the forest tundra ecotone (FTE) to environmental change. The field work wi...


Structure, Carbon Dynamics, and Silvichronology of Boreal Forests
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: Objectives of the field work are two-fold: one is to collect data in jack pine and in lesser extent black spruce forests on annual movement of organic matter and carbon; the other is to continue the study of stand development and its relationship to environmental factors (a discipline called ‘silvichronology’). For the former objective, the research team will continue measurement of the growth of ...


Organic carbon accumulation under Picea sp. (Picea glauca, P. mariana) stands along its range northern boundary
Principal Investigator: Pichler, Viliam
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of this study is to determine soil organic carbon quantity and quality under open stands of Picea glauca and Picea mariana close to northern forest limits as opposed to open tundra. To enable predictions of forest propagation on soil carbon dynamics under extreme climate conditions. Taking samples from the soil and trees in the Richardson Mts., specifically at two points with the...


Climate change and structure of circumpolar boreal forests during the past century
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: Objectives of the research are two-fold. First is to estimate structure and growth of forest stands in northwestern Canada by applying a stand reconstruction technique. Second is to examine the relationship between climate change in the Arctic region and the patterns of forest biomass growth during the past century. The research team also measure currently occurring growth and carbon dynamics of f...


Phytoremediation Study on the CDN Forest et al Nota Creek C-17 Wellsite
Principal Investigator: Budziak, Jerry
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The objective of this project is to continue with phytoremediation planting on the Nota Creek C-17 well site. More impacted soil has been integrated into the phytoremediation process and additional plantings are necessary to determine the efficiency of the phytoremediation program and to further validate it as a remediation strategy for the well site. Planting is planned for late June, site mo...


Effects of wildfire on biomass combustion in boreal peatlands and forests
Principal Investigator: Turetsky, Merritt R.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective is to quantify the amount of fuel combustion and carbon losses during wildfires in boreal conifer forests and peatlands. These data will allow us to quantify climatic and weather controls on the severity of biomass burning. Boreal forests and peatlands store a large amount of carbon in vegetation and soils. Climate change is predicted to increase summer drought, which could mak...


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