Forestry & Environmental Management

Dr. Thom Erdle – 2021 New Brunswick Forestry Hall of Fame Recipient

By ForEM/AFRC

Posted: Oct 15, 2021

Category: Awards , Faculty


Dr. Thom Erdle – 2021 New Brunswick Forestry Hall of Fame Recipient The NB Forestry Hall of Fame, located at the Woodmen’s Museum in Boiestown, NB recognizes people for their “prominence and distinction in any field of forestry,” and for being a major contributor to the field in the province. In their release, the Association of Registered Professional Foresters of New...

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National Forest Week

Ed Czerwinski

Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Category: Faculty , Students



September 19 - 25, 2021 National Forest Week is an annual one-week Canadian Institute of Forestry campaign that challenges Canadians to learn more about the forest sector and its significance to Canada, while also supporting a greater recognition of forests as a valuable green resource. This year's theme "Our Forests - Continually Giving”, highlights the link between us and the...

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Forest management impacts on stream integrity at varying intensities and spatial scales: Do biological effects accumulate spatially?

Erdozain M., Kidd K.A., Emilson E.J.S., Capell S.S., Luu T., Kreutzweiser D.P., Gray M.A.

Posted: Apr 8, 2021

Category: Publications , Research



Abstract: The effects of forest harvesting on headwaters are quite well understood, yet our understanding of whether impacts accumulate or dissipate downstream is limited. To address this, we investigated whether several biotic indicators changed from smaller to larger downstream sites (n = 6) within three basins that had intensive, extensive or minimal forest management in New Brunswick...

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Object and behavior differentiation for improved automated counts of migrating river fish using imaging sonar data

Helminen J., Linnansaari T.

Posted: Apr 8, 2021

Category: Publications , Research



Abstract: Imaging sonars, such as the Adaptive Resolution Imaging Sonar (ARIS; Sound Metrics Corp.) produce continuous stream of sonar video footage, and they are commonly used for counting and sizing migrating fish in rivers. Although automated methods have been developed for processing imaging sonar data, manual analysis of the data is still common in fish population monitoring projects. In...

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Spruce budworm tree host species distribution and abundance mapping using multi-temporal Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellite imagery

Bhattarai R., Rahimzadeh-Bajgiran P., Weiskittel A., Meneghini A., MacLean D.A.

Posted: Mar 26, 2021

Category: Publications , Research



Abstract: Spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana; SBW) is the most destructive forest pest of northeastern Canada and United States. SBW occurrence as well as the extent and severity of its damage are highly dependent on the characteristics of the forests and the availability of host species namely, spruce (Picea sp.) and balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.). Remote sensing satellite...

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Evaluating annual spruce budworm defoliation using change detection of vegetation indices calculated from satellite hyperspectral imagery

Donovan S.D., MacLean D.A., Zhang Y., Lavigne M.B., Kershaw J.A.

Posted: Mar 23, 2021

Category: Publications , Research



Abstract: During spruce budworm (SBW; Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.)) outbreaks, defoliation causes severe tree damage and mortality to spruce-balsam fir (Picea spp.-Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) forests. Annual defoliation thematic maps provide vital information for forest protection planning against outbreaks, but such data are challenging to accurately collect over large areas during a short...

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Interannual variation in sap flow response in three xeric shrub species to periodic drought

Sundas Iqbal, TIanshan Zha, Xin Jia, Muhammad Hayat, Duo Qian, Charles P. A. Bourque, Yun Tian, Yujie Bai, Peng Liu, Ruizhi Yang, Alamgir Khan

Posted: Mar 15, 2021

Category: Publications , Research



Abstract: Extreme seasonal droughts frequently occur in semiarid and arid areas of the world. They can exert a profound influence on the physiological state of desert plants. Short-term rainfall and long-term water shortages in the Mu Us Desert have differentiated the role of individual species with their distinct ability to resist and recover from drought. This study explores how the scale of...

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Forest management impacts on stream integrity at varying intensities and spatial scales: Do abiotic effects accumulate spatially?

Erdozain M., Kidd K.A., Emilson E.J.S., Capell S.S., Kreutzweiser D.P., Gray M.A.

Posted: Mar 12, 2021

Category: Research , Publications



Abstract: Though effects of forest harvesting on small streams are well documented, little is known about the cumulative effects in downstream systems. The hierarchical nature and longitudinal connectivity of river networks make them fundamentally cumulative, but lateral and vertical connectivity and instream processes can dissipate the downstream transport of water and materials. To elucidate...

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High risk of growth cessation of planted larch under extreme drought.

Zhang X., Li X., Manzanedo R.D., D'Orangeville L., Lv P., Wang C., Xu C., Hou M., Huang X., Rademacher T.

Posted: Mar 10, 2021

Category: Research , Publications



Abstract: Larch trees are widely used in afforestation and timber plantations. Yet, little is known on how planted larch trees cope with increasing drought. We used a tree-ring network of 818 trees from 31 plantations spanning most of the distribution of Larix principis-rupprechtii to investigate how extreme drought influences larch radial growth in northern China. We found that summer drought,...

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Comparison between three registration methods in the case of non-georeferenced close range of multispectral images.

Fernández C. I., Haddadi, A., Leblon, B., Wang, J., Wang, K.

Posted: Mar 9, 2021

Category: Publications , Research



Abstract: Cucumber powdery mildew, which is caused by Podosphaera xanthii, is a major disease that has a significant economic impact in cucumber greenhouse production. It is necessary to develop a non-invasive fast detection system for that disease. Such a system will use multispectral imagery acquired at a close range with a camera attached to a mobile cart’s mechanic extension....

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