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Even-aged silviculture based on short-rotation clearcuts had severely altered boreal forests. Silvicultural alternatives (e.g. continuous cover or ret...Read more
1. Boreal forests provide numerous ecological services, including the ability to store large amounts of carbon, and are of significance to global biod...Read more
Charcoal plays an important role in soil function and carbon storage in fire-prone ecosystems. Charcoal is present in most boreal forest soils as a re...Read more
Environmental groups' interest in, and attention to, Canadian boreal forest protection and management is a relatively new phenomenon vis-à-vis the lon...Read more
Direct effects of climate change (i.e. temperature rise, changes in seasonal precipitation, wind patterns and atmospheric stability) affect fire regim...Read more
Wildfires are the principal disturbance in the boreal forest, and their size and frequency are increasing as the climate warms. Impacts of fires on bo...Read more
Implementing multi-use forest management to account for both commercial and non-commercial ecosystem services is gaining increased global recognition....Read more
The boreal biome, representing approximately one-third of remaining global forests, provides a number of crucial ecosystem services. A particular chal...Read more
Forest reserves are established to preserve biodiversity, and to maintain natural functions and processes. Today there is heightened focus on old-grow...Read more
Variable-retention harvest is widely recognized as an alternative to more intensive methods such as clear-cutting. However, present information is ina...Read more