Influence of recent fire season and severity on black spruce regeneration in spruce–moss forests of Quebec, Canada
Abstract:Postfire regeneration problems compromise the maintenance of closed-crown forests of eastern Canada, often shifting toward lichen woodlands. Compounded disturbances like successive fires or insect outbreaks followed by fire may be responsible for this shift. Leaving behind unfavourable seedbeds for the germination of black spruce (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Bureau des changements climatiques, Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs du Québec, 675 boul. René-Lévesques Est, Québec, QC G1R 5V7, Canada. 2: NSERC Northern Research Chair, CEN Centre d’études Nordiques, Département de Biologie, Université Laval, 1045 ave. de la Médecine, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada.
Publication date: 2012-07-01
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