Forest Ecology and Management 409 (2018) 634–652 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forest Ecology and Management journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/foreco Divergent patterns of understory forage growth after seismic line exploration: Implications for caribou habitat restoration 1 1 Laura Finnegan , Doug MacNearney , Karine E. Pigeon fRI Research Caribou Program, fRI Research, 1176 Switzer Drive, Hinton, Alberta T7V 1V3, Canada ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Seismic lines are one of the most pervasive disturbances across the boreal forest of western Canada, with den- Seismic lines sities in Alberta as high as 10 km/km . The eﬀect of seismic lines and associated habitat fragmentation on boreal Habitat restoration wildlife is generally well understood, and most recently seismic lines have been focus of habitat restoration Linear disturbances eﬀorts to conserve declining woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) populations. However, despite dec- Wildlife forage ades of research assessing wildlife response to seismic lines, little is known about the eﬀects of seismic line Understory clearing on the quality of understory forage for wildlife, or about the resilience of boreal understory communities Caribou to seismic line clearing. Using ﬁeld data collected from 351 seismic lines across west-central and north-western Alberta, Canada, and focusing on forage taxa
Forest Ecology and Management – Elsevier
Published: Feb 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera