Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Evaluation of stand- and tree-level responses to partial cutting in boreal mixed wood forests

December 04, 2013

Arun Bose, PhD student

Partial cutting has been promoted in Canadian boreal forest as a tool of ecosystem based management. The SAFE project was established from 1998 to 2000 in northwestern Quebec to test a natural disturbance-based silvicultural model and evaluate the degree to which partial cutting influences stand-level and tree-level responses. Twelve-year results of stand-level (sapling recruitment, residual tree mortality, and state of structural complexity), and tree-level (trembling aspen volume increment) responses will be presented. Additionally, a long term (150 years) model simulated results will also be presented.

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