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dc.contributor.author Murray, Samantha. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-12T19:41:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-12T19:41:16Z
dc.date.issued 2001-05-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2660
dc.description.abstract This study addresses the effects of tree-length harvest, and subsequent regeneration, of trembling aspen ('Populus tremuloides ' Michx.) dominated forests of the Duck Mountain Provincial Forest Reserve, Manitoba. Vegetation and environmental factors (including coarse woody debris loadings) were compared between harvested, unharvested edge and interior trembling aspen-dominated forest. Our objectives were to: (1) assess floristic variation of the study area, (2) quantify changes in the structure, composition and diversity of vegetation after harvest, (3) examine the trembling aspen suckering and factors controlling suckering and (4) determine and compare the size distribution and volume of CWD and slash. Three stand types were delineated by cluster analysis of shrub cover: (1) Dry (co-dominated by low shrubs); (2) Fresh (dominated by beaked hazelnut); and (3) Moist (co-dominated by beaked hazel and mountain maple). In general, current harvesting methods (assuming sustainable rotation age) are thought to havelittle long-term effect on herb and shrub community assemblages and diversity within the Duck Mountain spen dominated forests. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) en_US
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dc.language en en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.title Effects of harvesting on aspen dominated stands en_US
dc.degree.discipline Botany en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US


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