Divergent patterns of understory forage growth after seismic line exploration: Implications for caribou habitat restoration

Divergent patterns of understory forage growth after seismic line exploration: Implications for... 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Divergent patterns of understory forage growth after seismic line exploration: Implications for caribou habitat restoration

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0378-1127
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1872-7042
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10.1016/j.foreco.2017.12.010
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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

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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