Essays about: "restoration ecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 40 essays containing the words restoration ecology.

  1. 1. Restoration strategies in boreal forests : prescribed burning and gap cutting effects on plant diversity and community composition

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

    Author : Clara Espinosa Del Alba; [2020]
    Keywords : restoration ecology; boreal forest; fire; gap cutting; biodiversity; voluntary set-asides; vascular plants; bryophytes; forest management;

    Abstract : The boreal biome is one of the largest in the world and their forests have been widely exploited for centuries. Consequently, it has suffered ecological simplification and loss of biodiversity. Under these circumstances passive conservation is no longer enough and active restoration techniques need to be tested. READ MORE

  2. 2. Prescribed burning in Sweden : an evaluation of structural outcomes from restoration oriented prescribed burns

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Virginia Hermanson; [2020]
    Keywords : prescribed burning; restoration; boreal forest; biodiversity burning; dead wood;

    Abstract : The application of prescribed burning as a conservation measure is a growing trend in Fennoscandia to restore forest landscapes that have been heavily impacted by humans. Both intensive management for forestry and wildfire suppression altered the disturbances shaping boreal forests over the past centuries, which seen today are more homogenous, lacking dead wood and deciduous trees, and are in the successional process towards darker Picea abies (Norway spruce) dominated stands. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of 100 years of drainage on peat properties in a drained peatland forests in northern Sweden

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

    Author : Mikaela Casselgård; [2020]
    Keywords : ash content; biodiversity; bulk density; carbon; climate; compaction; ditch; drainage; greenhouse gas emissions; groundwater level; isotopes; nitrogen; peatland; restoration;

    Abstract : Natural peatlands provide a small but persistent long-term carbon (C) sink. However, within the last century their extent in Sweden has declined by about 1.5-2.0 million hectares due to drainage activities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Above- and belowground carbon stocks and effects of enrichment planting in a tropical secondary lowland dipterocarp rainforest

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

    Author : Joel Jensen; [2019]
    Keywords : Restoration; tree diversity; biodiversity; soil edaphic factors; functional species groups; liberation; forest degradation;

    Abstract : The intact tropical rainforests are rapidly being degraded and subsequently converted to other land uses, with associated greenhouse gas emissions and loss of biodiversity. It is imperative that the effects of such conversions and large-scale restoration efforts on forest structure and ecosystem services are understood to effectively be able to counteract the negative consequences of deforestation and forest degradation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Searching for consensus: A study of hydrosocial relations in the water management of river Eurajoki in southwestern Finland

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Milla Susi; [2019]
    Keywords : Hydrosocial cycle; Political ecology; Multi-stakeholder; Water management; Sustainability Science; Finland; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Water management tackles complexities within the interconnected social, political, economic and ecological systems across scales, while aiming to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders dependent on water. Many tensions and unsolved issues persist in water management regarding socio-political power structures, spatial scale, and relations between stakeholders who have different perceptions on problems and solutions in water management. READ MORE