Essays about: "understory vegetation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 essays containing the words understory vegetation.

  1. 1. Reindeer induced changes in vegetation composition and plant traits on a tundra-forest border

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Femke Pijcke; [2019]
    Keywords : physical geography; ecosystem analysis; plant functional traits; nutrient allocation; grazing; reindeer; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are the most common large herbivores in the arctic. With a habitat spreading over the entire circumpolar region, they can have a substantial effect on plant species composition and ecosystem processes and functions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Using camera traps to compare the habitat choice of different deer species in hunting versus non-hunting season

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

    Author : Laura Juvany Canovas; [2019]
    Keywords : ungulates; camera trapping; occupancy modelling;

    Abstract : A general increase in ungulate populations calls for a better understanding of their habitat use and movement at small spatial scales. This understanding is necessary for the development of useful management actions to solve possible human-wildlife conflicts. One proposed management action is to use the indirect effects of hunting. READ MORE

  3. 3. The effect of ecological forest restoration on bumblebees (Bombus spp.) in the boreal forest

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

    Author : Raisja Spijker; [2018]
    Keywords : bumblebee; Bombus spp.; forest restoration; abundance; species richness; species composition; boreal forest;

    Abstract : Insect pollinators are an important part of biodiversity, yet the number of pollinating insects is declining all over the world. Of all the wild plant species about 80% are reliant on insect pollinators, with bees being most important. One of the main causes behind the decline of insect pollinators is the loss and fragmentation of habitats. READ MORE

  4. 4. Reforestation in the far north : comparing effects of the native tree species Betula pubescens and the non-native Pinus contorta in Iceland

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

    Author : Elin Fries; [2017]
    Keywords : Iceland; non-native tree species; understory vegetation; P. contorta; B. pubescens;

    Abstract : The use of non-native tree species in forestry is both praised and questioned. Foresters have often promoted their use, mainly because of higher growth rates, resilience to pests and diseases and improved survival under harsh conditions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Overstory dynamics as an indicator of ecosystem services from the understory vegetation in coniferous forests in Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

    Author : Daniel Boczniewicz; [2017]
    Keywords : berry production; biodiversity; ecosystem services; game potential; overstory vegetation dynamics; Picea abies; Pinus sylvestris; understory vegetation; Vaccinium myrtillus; Vaccinium vitis-idaea;

    Abstract : Understory vegetation is a wide and diverse part of the forest environment, which provides a lot of information about the forest, its condition and ecosystem services. Understory vegetation is affected and moulded by the species composition and density of the overstory, which changes growth conditions and productivity in the lower layers during the whole rotation period. READ MORE