Content related to: anthropogenic disturbances
Low-impact line construction retains and speeds recovery of trees on seismic lines in forested peatlands
Resetting Anthropogenic Disturbance: Natural Revegetation of Linear Features Following Wildfire and the Implications for Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) Habitat Management
Cumulative Effects of Environmental Change on Culturally Significant Ecosystems in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
This master's project focuses on the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) in the western Canadian Arctic, which is experiencing environmental changes that affect subsistence harvesting practices and are of concern to local communities. In order to assess the impacts of multiple disturbances on culturally important ecosystems in the ISR, researchers created a cumulative disturbance map that represents relative intensity of terrestrial disturbances across the study region. They assessed levels of disturbance in harvesting and management areas, modeled future disturbance scenarios, and assessed the potential for conserving large contiguous areas of unaffected harvesting lands.