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In this study, postfire coarse woody debris (CWD) dynamics in northern Quebec, Canada, were assessed using a 29-year chronosequence. Postfire woody-debris storage, decomposition rates, and variation of nitrogen and carbon contents of black spruce CWD (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) are estimated. The decomposition rate for postfire snags is exceptionally slow(More)
Forestry practices associated with the industrial era (since ~1900) have altered the natural disturbance regimes and greatly impacted the world’s forests. We quantified twentieth century logging patterns and regional scale consequences in three sub-boreal forest landscapes of Eastern Canada (117,000, 49,400 and 92,300 ha), comparing forestry maps depicting(More)
Logging-induced changes from preindustrial (1930) to current conditions (2002) were studied in a landscape covering 13 550 ha in eastern Quebec. Age and types of forest cover were compared between 1930 and 2002 forest maps. In addition, we compared relative species abundance between living stems and coarse woody debris to study these changes at the stand(More)
The long-term effects of high-intensity diameter-limit cuttings conducted in the winter and summer of the 1940s and 1950s on the dynamics of softwood and mixedwood stands in southeastern Quebec were compared. Changes in composition and stand structure over a 50 year period were studied using 18 permanent sample plots located in the Lac-Métis Seigneury(More)
Given the rise in commercialization of edible forest mushrooms in Eastern Canada, it is advantageous to understand the fruiting patterns of fungal species. The aim of this study is to understand the phenology of edible species within the mixed boreal forest. Weekly surveys were conducted in 481 quadrats during the mushroom growing season over three(More)
Saproxylic succession in fire-killed black spruce [Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.] coarse woody debris (CWD) in northern Quebec is estimated in this study using a 29-yr postfire chronosequence. Sampling was performed using both trunk-window traps and rearing from snag and log sections. A total of 37,312 arthropods (>220 taxa) were collected from both sampling(More)
Centre d' ´ etudes nordiques and Chaire de Recherche sur la Forê t Habitée, Université du Qú ebec a ` Rimouski, 300 Alí Abstract Questions: What was the tree species composition of forests prior to European settlement at the northern hardwood range limit in eastern Québec, Canada? What role did human activities play in the changes in forest composition in(More)
In several gymnosperm tree species of the circumboreal forest, reproductive development is closely associated with the accumulation of degree-days during the growing season. We wanted to verify whether this pattern holds for a widespread angiosperm species such as paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh), a broadleaf tree distributed throughout the North(More)
We identified the factors that affect the early colonization of burned stands by adults and the progeny surviving in fire-killed black spruce trees for three cerambycid beetles: Acmaeops proteus proteus (Kirby), Acmaeops pratensis (Laicharting), and Monochamus scutellatus scutellatus (Say) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the northern Canadian boreal forest.(More)