Canadian Forest Service Publications

Is it “mission accomplished” for the mapping of changes occurring in Canadian forests? 2014. Guindon, L. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 94. 1 p.

Year: 2014

Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35847

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

CFS Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

Abstract

Are Canadian boreal forests and disturbances closely linked? They certainly are because disturbances, such as forest fires and logging, have a significant impact on the dynamics of boreal forests. It is quite a challenge to obtain information on these disturbances for all of Canada on a regular and timely basis. But not to worry: Natural Resources Canada research scientists have risen to the challenge with great success.

Plain Language Summary

This publication reports on the mapping of forest disturbances.

By using NASA satellite images, Canadian Forest Service researchers have been able to map annual disturbances occurring in Canadian forests. These maps provide, for example, a better understanding of the forest carbon balance and fire regimes. Forest sector professionals use this relevant information in forest management decision making.

Branching Out is a series of plain language fact sheets describing Laurentian Forestry Centre research projects.

Also available under the title:
Cartographier des changements? Mission accomplie pour la forêt canadienne. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts. No 94. (French)

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