Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-190

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The influence of birch on belowground ecosystems in Douglas-fir stands of different ages

Author(s): Durall, Daniel (Okanagan University College)
Subject: Integrated resource management, Pathology, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


Belowground ecosystems have been poorly studied in world forests. It is necessary to understand this complex portion of the ecosystem, which directly receives up to 50 % of a tree's fixed carbon. The proposed study will focus on the belowground ecosystem of Douglas-fir forests and how it is affected by paper birch over an 80 year period using a chronosequence approach.

For further information, please contact Daniel Durall, Okanagan University College (

Updated September 08, 2005 

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