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Nipissing University Forest Bioproducts Research Chair - 130-401


Project Team: Jeff Dech - Nipissing University, Bharat Pokharel- Nipissing University

Publications:

Quint, T.C., and Dech, J.P., 2010. Allometric models for predicting the aboveground biomass of Canada Yew (Taxus canadensis Marsh.) from visual and digital cover estimates. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 2003-2014.

Pokharel, B., and Dech, J.P., 2011. An ecological land classification approach to modeling the production of forest biomass. The Forestry Chronicle 87: 23-32.

Dech, J.P. 2011. Finding the way forward in the new forest bioeconomy. The Forestry Chronicle 87: 3-5.

Pokharel, B., and Dech. J.P., In Press. Mixed-effects basal area increment models for tree species in the boreal forest of Ontario, Canada using and ecological land classification approach to incorporate site effects. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research. Published online January 19, 2012.

Pokharel, B., Dech, J.P., and Uhlig, P. 2012. A tool for converting forest ecosystem classifications for permanent or temporary growth plots into the new provincial Ecological Land Classification system in the boreal regions of Ontario. The Forestry Chronicle. 88: 49-59.

Lacey, M.E., and Dech, J.P. In Press. Comparison of black spruce radial growth reduction in different soil moisture regimes during a spruce budworm outbreak. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.

Presentations (at workshops and meetings)

Dech, J.P. 2008. Forest Bioproducts Research Chair – Nipissing University. Forestry Research Partnership (Management Advisory Committee and Science Advisory Committee) annual meetings, Canadian Ecology Center, Mattawa, ON, Canada Oct. 2008.

Dech, J.P. 2009. An ecologically-based bioproducts inventory for the boreal forest of northeastern Ontario. Forest Biomass Discovery Workshop, Queen's University, Kingston, ON. March 7, 2009.

Dech, J.P. 2009. Ecologically based bioproducts inventory for the boreal forest of northeastern Ontario. Midis de la foresterie, University of Quebec at Abitibi-Temiscaming, Rouyn-Noranda, PQ, Canada. March 2009.

Dech, J.P. 2009. Ecologically based bioproducts inventory for the boreal forest of northeastern Ontario. Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Sault St. Marie, ON, Canada. April 7, 2009.

Dech, J.P. 2009. Ecologically based bioproducts inventory for the boreal forest of northeastern Ontario. Harnessing Biomass: from the Forest to the Marketplace. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada. Oct. 23, 2009 .

Courville, P.K., Dech, J.P. and Groot, A. 2010. Deriving crown attributes from terrestrial LiDAR scans. Poster presented at 14th Annual Nipissing University/University of Toronto/Canadian Institute of Forestry Symposium. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada.

Courville, P., Dech, J.P., Groot, A., and Wachowiak, M. 2011. Deriving Crown Attributes and Product Recovery Scenarios from terrestrial LiDAR scans. Canadian Institute of Forestry, Taking Stock Inventory Options for Today and Tomorrow. Kapuskasing, ON, Canada. Jan. 26, 2011.

Dech, J.P., and Pokharel, B. 2011. Use of ecosite and other landscape level variables to improve forest growth and yield models, especially with respect to new forest bioproducts. Canadian Institute of Forestry, Taking Stock Inventory Options for Today and Tomorrow. Kapuskasing, ON, Canada. Jan. 26, 2011.

Dech, J.P., Pokharel, B., and Lacey, M.L. 2011. The value of ecological land classification approaches in boreal forest growth and yield analyses. Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Forest Science Seminar, Petawawa, ON, Canada. Feb. 2, 2011.

Pokharel, B., and Dech, J.P. 2011. Use of ecological land classification (ELC) to improve forest growth and yield prediction in the Boreal forest of Ontario. Forest Ecosystem Science Cooperative, Growth and Yield Science Unit Meeting, April 12-13, Timmins, ON, Canada.

Dech, J.P., Pokharel, B., Lacey, M.L., and Winsor, W. 2011. Ecological land classification approaches to quantifying site differences in the Boreal Forest. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Workshop Linking Forest Resource Inventory and Ecological Land Classification for the Forest Industry. Ontario Government Complex, South Porcupine, ON, Canada. May 9, 2011.

Dech, J.P., and Pokharel, B. 2011. The value of ecological land classification approaches in boreal forest growth and yield analyses. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Workshop Linking Forest Resource Inventory and Ecological Land Classification for the Forest Industry. Ontario Government Complex, South Porcupine, ON, Canada. May 9, 2011.

Dech, J.P., and Pokharel, B. 2011. The added value of ecological land classification approaches in boreal forest growth and yield analyses. Enhanced Forest Inventory and Ecological Land Classification (ELC) Workshop, Nov. 24, 2011, Kiwanis Field House, Pembroke, ON.

Dech, J.P., Increment Core Sampling Program (2010-11) GEOIDE SII Project Meeting, Precision Planning Inventory Tools for Forest Value Enhancement, January 19, 2012, Location: Canadian Ecology Centre, Mattawa, ON

Dech, J.P., and Pokharel, B. 2012. The added value of ecological land classification approaches in boreal forest growth and yield analyses. Great Lakes Forestry Centre, February 22, 2012, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

Townshend, E., Dech, J.P., and Pokharel, B. 2012. Black Ash stand-dynamics and potential habitat for Flooded Jellyskin in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Forest Region. Nipissing Naturalists Club, March 13, 2012.

Presentations (at conferences):

Perry, S., and Dech, J.P. Determining the effect of species richness and composition on the stability of forest productivity in response to drought events in the Boreal forest region of Ontario. Presented at Nipissing University Undergraduate Research Conference, March 26-27, 2010. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada.

Mayhew-Hammond, Dech, J.P., Pokharel, B., and James, A. 2011. Predictive habitat modeling of Canada Yew (Taxus canadensis Marsh.) in the Boreal forest of northeastern Ontario.  Presented at the Nipissing University Undergraduate Research Conference, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada. April 1, 2011.

Simpson, S., Mirza, R., and Dech, J.P. 2011. Amphibian oviposition in novel pools created by skidding activity in central Ontario Forests. Presented at the Nipissing University Undergraduate Research Conference, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada. April 1, 2011.

Pokharel, B., and Dech, J.P. 2011. Use of ecological land classification (ELC) to improve forest growth and yield prediction in the Boreal forest of Ontario. Presented at the Western Mensurationists Meeting, Banff, AB, Canada. June 19-21, 2011.

Status Reports:

Status Report (2009-2010)