Resources and dynamics of the boreal zone
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Ross W. Wein; Roderick R. Riewe; Ian R. Methven
Publication Year: 1983

Cataloging Information

  • boreal ecosystems
  • boreal forest
  • Canada
  • energy flow
  • fire
  • forest dynamics
  • nutrient cycling
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FRAMES Record Number: 3122


This proceedings deals mainly with forest ecosystems (both plant and animal) in Canada and Alaska, with some Finnish experience included. The papers are arranged under the following headings: (1) Resource inventory; (2) Dynamics-nutrient cycling; (3) Dynamics-succession; (4) Dynamics-fire; (5) Food and energy potentials; (6) Environmental impacts; (7) Management and research. The total number of papers presented is 41, distributed between the respective sections as follows: 7, 4, 5, 6, 8, 4, 7. Section 5 covers a range of resources, which includes agriculture, fisheries, horse production, and peat bioconversion. Section 6 considers hydroelectric development, waterfowl ecology, pollution with sulphur and radioactivity. Section 7 examines bureaucratic structures, social problems, community planning, forest research, fire impact management, and resource management.

Wein, Ross W.; Riewe, Roderick R.; Methven, Ian R. 1983. Resources and dynamics of the boreal zone. International symposium on the Dynamics of Boreal Ecosystems. Aug, 1982. Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies. Ottawa, Canada. 544 pp.