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Silviculture of Mixed-Species and Structurally Complex Boreal Stands

Raymond, P.; Löf, M.; Comeau, P.; Rytter, L.; Girona, M.M.; Puettmann, K.J.


Understanding structurally complex boreal stands is crucial for designing ecosystem management strategies that promote forest resilience under global change. However, current management practices lead to the homogenization and simplification of forest structures in the boreal biome. In this chapter, we illustrate two options for managing productive and resilient forests: (1) the managing of two-aged mixed-species forests; and (2) the managing of multi-aged, structurally complex stands. Results demonstrate that multi-aged and mixed stand management are powerful silvicultural tools to promote the resilience of boreal forests under global change.

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Advances in Global Change Research
2023, Volume: 74, number: 74, pages: 403-416 Title: Boreal Forests in the Face of Climate Change : Sustainable Management
ISBN: 978-3-031-15987-9, eISBN: 978-3-031-15988-6
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media B.V.