Climate and nutrient influences on the growth of white spruce trees in the boreal forests of the Yukon

@inproceedings{Boonstra2008ClimateAN,
  title={Climate and nutrient influences on the growth of white spruce trees in the boreal forests of the Yukon},
  author={Rudy Boonstra and Lanna M Desantis and Charles J Krebs and David S. Hik},
  year={2008}
}
The boreal forests of North America are undergoing major changes because of the direct effects of global warming and increased CO2 levels. Plant production in the boreal forest is nutrient limited, and we examined how long-term fertilization affected growth of white spruce Picea glauca in the face of these major changes. We conducted a large-scale experiment by fertilizing two 1 km2 stands of white spruce in the southwestern Yukon with commercial NPK fertilizer from 1987 to 1994. Tree growth… CONTINUE READING
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