Essays about: "boreal forest"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 272 essays containing the words boreal forest.

  1. 1. Riparian plant biodiversity and community composition of ditches and straightened streams : identifying key environmental drivers in a boreal forest setting

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management

    Author : Rasmus Staaf; [2024]
    Keywords : artificial waterways; riparian zone; novel ecosystems; ; forestry; ditch network maintenance; species richness; hill-diversity; drainage ditches; coarse woody debris; ditch cleaning; ecology;

    Abstract : Modified ecosystems are typically seen as degraded and having no ecological value. In many cases, the modification of the ecosystem was done more than 100 years ago and may have had time to recover and become a refugia for species that were once more common in the landscape. READ MORE

  2. 2. Can the disappearance of the forest orchid Goodyera repens be linked to clearcutting? : a spatial analysis using citizen science data from southern Sweden.

    University essay from SLU/Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

    Author : Ines Diaz Garcia; [2024]
    Keywords : Goodyera repens; knärot; Artportalen; forestry; clearcut; citizen science; southern Sweden; conservation;

    Abstract : Habitat transformation through forestry has an impact on boreal species in northern Europe. In Sweden, even-aged plantations with clearcut harvesting are forestry practices that affect the understory vegetation. This study focuses on the red-listed Goodyera repens, a rhizomatous evergreen orchid. READ MORE

  3. 3. Vedlevande skalbaggar 10–20 år efter brand i tallskog : en jämförelse mellan hällmark och produktiv mark

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : KajsaLisa Olsson; [2024]
    Keywords : Tallimpediment; biologisk mångfald; vedlevande skalbaggar; naturvårdsbränning; Pinus sylvestris;

    Abstract : The Swedish boreal forests have changed drastically in the last century. Intensive forestry with clear-cuttings and fire-prevention, cause a lack in dead wood diversity and volume. The current research on forests mainly focuses on productive forests and there is a knowledge gap regarding the importance of low-productive forest for biodiversity. READ MORE


    University essay from Göteborgs universitet / Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap

    Author : Linnéa Eriksson; [2023-04-20]
    Keywords : soil C:N; forest production; 15N isotope dilution; gross N mineralisation; ammonium; soil carbon; soil nitrogen; root exudates; stoichiometric decomposition; boreal forests; priming; microbial C limitation;

    Abstract : Boreal and temperate forests together make up the largest terrestrial net C sink in the world. They take up carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store it in plant biomass and soil as they grow, making them crucial in mitigating global climate change. READ MORE

  5. 5. Trends in mountain birch seed abundance and its relation to temperature and moth abundance: a ten-year study from Swedish Lapland

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet / Instiutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap

    Author : Frida Gustafsson; [2023-02-09]
    Keywords : Betula pubescens; climate change; seed production; Epirrita autumnata; Operophtera brumata; subarctic ecology; folivory; larval abundance;

    Abstract : Boreal forest is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. Being one of the most ubiquitous and coldtolerant tree species in Sweden, the mountain birch forms a unique deciduous treeline and marks the forest-tundra ecotone. READ MORE