Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Supporting Timber Supply #2

Project Reference Number: 2013-29

Project Status: Complete

Led by: Dave Coates, PhD, Research Silviculturist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, Smithers

Amalesh Dhar, NSERC Industrial R&D Postdoctoral Fellow, Bulkley Valley Research Centre

Funder: Ministry of Forest Lands & Natural Resource Operations

This project is a continuation of project 2013-18

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre will provide the following services:

  1. Continue to identify existing datasets including re-measured PSP and other datasets that provide information on release dynamics post-MPB attack.
  2. Continue analysis of datasets and summary of results.
  3. Field sampling as required to supplement existing datasets.
  4. Results from data analysis will be summarized in Excel spreadsheets and Word (graphs and tables). All new compiled datasets will be provided in Excel. Analysis will be undertaken in R and all R programs will be described and provided. Analysis will be to a standard required for journal paper submission.
  5. Presentation of preliminary results at an international boreal dynamics conference in Edmonton, Alberta, October 2013.