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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): R. Carignan; P. D'Arcy; S. Lamontagne
Publication Date: 2000

Water quality was monitored in Boreal Shield lakes for 3 years following their simultaneous impact by clearcut logging or wildfire. Seventeen similar undisturbed lakes served as references. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and the light attenuation coefficient (PAR) were up to threefold higher in cut lakes than in reference and burnt lakes. Compared with median values for reference lakes. cut and burnt lakes had higher concentrations of total phosphorus (TP) (two- to three-fold), total organic nitrogen (TON) (twofold), and K, Cl, and Ca (up to sixfold). NO3- and

Citation: Carignan, R., P. D'Arcy, and S. Lamontagne. 2000. Comparative impacts of fire and forest harvesting on water quality in Boreal Shield lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 57, p. 105-117.

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  • Abies balsamea
  • Betula papyrifera
  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • carbon
  • clearcutting
  • deciduous forests
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire exclusion
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire intensity
  • forest management
  • hydrology
  • lakes
  • light
  • logging
  • nitrogen
  • phosphorus
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus divaricata
  • Populus tremuloides
  • Quebec
  • runoff
  • sampling
  • statistical analysis
  • water
  • water quality
  • watershed management
  • wetlands
  • wildfires
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