Canadian Forest Service Publications

Boreal forest ecology and landscape management. 1997. Gauthier, S.; Bergeron, Y.; Harvey, B.D.; Leduc, A. Pages 15-19 in Proceedings of the Ecological Landscape Management Workshop, October 5-7, 1997, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Year: 1997

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 16804

Language: English

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Abstract

In the context of sustainable forestry, forest management in Canada is undergoing a period of redefinition. One approach being given attention is the development of silvicultural and management principles which emulate or are inspired by natural ecosystem dynamics. In this paper, using examples from the Eastern boreal forest of Canada, we illustrate how ecological knowledge of disturbance regimes and related forest dynamics can be used to develop new management strategies that conciliate wood production with biodiversity maintenance and long-term ecosystem productivity.