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- Dodds, Holly D.; Otis, Gard W.
- Canadian field-naturalist 2009 v.123 no.2 pp. 99-106
- Agrilus planipennis; Fraxinus; birds; breeding; fauna; forest communities; forests; invasive species; mortality; national parks; tree mortality; woodlands; Ontario
- ... The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a wood-boring beetle native to Asia that now infests and kills ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) in North America. Many ecological communities will be dramatically altered by the mortality of ash trees caused by this invasive insect. The EAB recently colonized Point Pelee National Park of Canada in extreme southwestern Ontario, Canada, a site famous for its unusual plant and ...
- Hébert, Rémi; Huot, Jean
- Canadian field-naturalist 2009 v.123 no.2 pp. 117-125
- Abies balsamea; Betula alleghaniensis; Choristoneura fumiferana; canopy; forest stands; forests; models; national parks; natural regeneration; stems; trees; woody plants; Quebec
- ... To determine if gap dynamics can play an important role in the natural regeneration process of Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)-Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) forests and to determine the effects of gap characteristics on regenerating woody species, we sampled 119 gaps from 64 forest stands in La Mauricie National Park. Gaps averaged 184.5 m² in size. The mean gap age was 7.8 years. Gaps were usu ...