Sustainability and Resilience in Boreal Regions: Sources and Consequences of Variability

@article{Pastor1998SustainabilityAR,
  title={Sustainability and Resilience in Boreal Regions: Sources and Consequences of Variability},
  author={John Pastor and Stephen S. Light and Laurie A. Sovell},
  journal={Conservation Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={2}
}
Boreal regions represent some of the last large remaining expanses of wilderness areas, where natural ecosystems remain essentially intact and unmanaged. However, in the past several decades, resource extraction in boreal regions has increased in order to meet growing global demands for fiber and to meet the demands of a growing local resident population. Furthermore, global climate changes are expected to be most extreme in highlatitude areas. Boreal regions, therefore, are substantially at… 

Can forest management based on natural disturbances maintain ecological resilience

Given the increasingly global stresses on forests, many ecologists argue that managers must maintain ecolog- ical resilience: the capacity of ecosystems to absorb disturbances without undergoing

Resilience of the boreal forest in response to Holocene fire-frequency changes assessed by pollen diversity and population dynamics

The hypothesis that changes in fire frequency control the long-term dynamics of boreal forests is tested on the basis of paleodata. Sites with different wildfire histories at the regional scale

National circumstances in the international circumboreal community

TLDR
It is shown that boreal forest nations are a disparate grouping, with some similarities and many differences, and highlighting these differing national contexts provides insights into how a given nation utilizes the boreal forests over which it holds stewardship responsibilities.

Political ecology and ecological resilience:

Dynamics of Boreal Birds at the Edge of Their Range in the Adirondack Park, NY

Abstract The Adirondack Park in northern New York is located at the southern range extent for several bird species that inhabit lowland boreal forest habitats, which in the Adirondacks are naturally

Dynamics of Boreal Birds at the Edge of their Range in the Adirondack Park, NY

Abstract The Adirondack Park in northern New York is located at the southern range extent for several bird species that inhabit lowland boreal forest habitats, which in the Adirondacks are

Landscape Approach towards Integrated Conservation and Use of Primeval Forests: The Transboundary Kovda River Catchment in Russia and Finland

Regional clear-felling of naturally dynamic boreal forests has left remote forest landscapes in northern Europe with challenges regarding rural development based on wood mining. However, biodiversity

Determinants of mortality in Pinus banksiana (Pinaceae) stands during an ice storm and its effect on stand spatial structure1

Abstract. Ice storms are a major source of tree mortality in some regions of the eastern North American deciduous forest, but are rare in the boreal forest. As climate changes, ice storms are

Climate and vegetation hierarchically structure patterns of songbird distribution in the Canadian boreal region

Environmental factors controlling the distribution and abundance of boreal avifauna are not fully understood, limiting our ability to predict the consequences of a changing climate and industrial

Variability, change and continuity in social-ecological systems: insights from James Bay Cree cultural ecology

This thesis looks at how the Cree people of Wemindji, James Bay, Québec, understand and live with ecological complexity and dynamism. The focus is on the interplay between variability, change, and

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 24 REFERENCES

Resource Supply and Disturbance as Controls over Present and Future Plant Diversity

Biodiversity at all levels from genetic diversity within species to habitat diversity of landscapes is certain to be altered by global changes in climate and land use. Increasing human use of the

Fire in the virgin forests of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota

Boreal forests and tundra

The circumpolar boreal biomes coverca. 2 109 ha of the northern hemisphere and containca. 800 Pg C in biomass, detritus, soil, and peat C pools. Current estimates indicate that the biomes are

Late Holocene deforestation and tree regeneration in the forest–tundra of Québec

Reconstructions of climate in the Holocene rely heavily on palaeoclimatic indicators such as altitudinal and latitudinal tree-line movements1 inferred either from direct (macrofossil), or indirect

On the Importance of Landscape Heterogeneity in Northern Regions for the Breeding Population Densities of Homeotherms: A General Hypothesis

TLDR
Landscape effects are traced for a series of Scandinavian homeotherms, ranging from cervids to migrant birds via some more or less synanthropic species, and changes in landscape composition are shown to have profoundly affected their breeding populations.

Functional roles of biodiversity: a global perspective

Arctic and alpine biodiversity biodiversity and ecosystem processes in boreal regions ecosystem function of biodiversity in arid ecosystems biodiversity and ecosystem function in grasslands

A Systems Analysis of the Global Boreal Forest: Fire as a controlling process in the North American boreal forest

Introduction Major patterns of plant communities and species distribution are induced by various disturbance regimes operating at different spatial and temporal scales (Loucks 1970; White 1979;

Wildlife Harvesting and Sustainable Regional Native Economy in the Hudson and James Bay Lowland, Ontario

To assist the Omushkego Cree in planning a community and regional economic development strategy that takes into account the traditional economy, we developed appropriate methodologies to investigate

Adaptive Management Wood Availability and Habitat Availability

TLDR
The emerging application of the adaptive approach in theControl of wood availability is discussed and comparison is drawn to the control of wildlife habitat availability.

Carbon in live vegetation of major world ecosystems

  • 1983