Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
Toll Free (within Ontario): 800.655.5154
The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
*Please see laboratory page for a list of current opportunites*
Arthur, C. M. and Dech, J. P. (2016), Species composition determines resistance to drought in dry forests of the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence forest region of central Ontario. J Veg Sci, 27: 914–925. doi:10.1111/jvs.12416
Townshend, E., Pokharel, B., Groot , A., Pitt, D., Dech, J.P. 2015. Modeling Wood Fibre Length in Black Spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) Based on Ecological Land Classification. Forests. 6:3369-3394.
Pokharel, B., Dech, J.P., Groot, A., and Pitt, D. 2014. Ecosite-based predictive modeling of black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.) wood quality attributes in boreal Ontario. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44:465-475.
Dech, J.P., Mayhew-Hammond, S., James, A.L., and Pokharel, B. 2014. Modelling Canada Yew (Taxus canadensis Marsh.) distribution and abundance in the boreal forest of northeastern Ontario. Ecological Indicators 36:48-58.
Lacey, M.E., and Dech, J.P. 2012. The response of Black Spruce (Picea mariana) to spruce budworm outbreaks across a soil moisture regime gradient in the boreal forest of northeastern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 1410-1419.
Pokharel, B., and Dech. J.P. 2012. Mixed-effects basal area increment models for tree species in the boreal forest of Ontario, Canada using and ecological land classification approach to incorporate site effects. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research. 85: 255-270.
Pokharel, B., Dech, J.P., and Uhlig, P. 2012. A tool for converting forest ecosystem classifications for permanent or temporary growth plots into the new provincial Ecological Land Classification system in the boreal regions of Ontario. The Forestry Chronicle. 88: 49-59.
Dech, J.P. 2011. Finding the way forward in the new forest bioeconomy. The Forestry Chronicle 87: 3-5.
Pokharel, B., and Dech, J.P., 2011. An ecological land classification approach to modeling the production of forest biomass. The Forestry Chronicle 87: 23-32.
Quint, T.C., and Dech, J.P., 2010. Allometric models for predicting the aboveground biomass of Canada Yew (Taxus canadensis Marsh.) from visual and digital cover estimates. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 2003-2014.
Maun, M.A., Dech, J.P., Wiklund, J.A. Martin, R.R., and Schincariol, R.R. 2010. Environmental gradients in the water and sediments of the Old Ausable River Channel. pp.25-41 In Maun, M.A. and Schincariol, R.A. (Editors) “Impacts of Water Diversion on Biotic Communities of a River in a Dune Watershed.” National Research Council of Canada Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario. (ISBN 978-0-660-19942-9)
Maun, M.A., Dech, J.P., and Wiklund, J.A. 2010. Zonation of plant community composition along enviornmental gradients in the Old Ausable River Channel. pp. 43-59 In Maun, M.A. and Schincariol, R.A. (Editors) “Impacts of Water Diversion on Biotic Communities of a River in a Dune Watershed.” National Research Council of Canada Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario. (ISBN 978-0-660-19942-9)
Maun, M.A., Schincariol, R.A., Dech, J.P., Wiklund, J.A., Dewdney, A.K., and Barrett, J.N. 2010. General Summary. pp. 87-92 In Maun, M.A. and Schincariol, R.A. (Editors) “Impacts of Water Diversion on Biotic Communities of a River in a Dune Watershed.” National Research Council of Canada Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario. (ISBN 978-0-660-19942-9)
Dech, J.P. 2009. Adventitious root production in woody plants of coastal dune ecosystems: selective pressures, adaptations and potential applications. pp. 385-408 In Niemi, K., and Scagel, C. (Editors), Adventitious Root Formation in Forest Trees and Horticultural Plants - From Genes to Applications. Research Signpost (ISBN: 978-81-308-0342-5).
Dech, J.P., Robinson, L.M., and Nosko, P. 2008. Understorey plant community characteristics and natural hardwood regeneration under three partial harvest treatments applied in a Quercus rubra L. (northern red oak) stand in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Forest region of Canada. Forest Ecology and Management 256: 760-773.
Dech, J.P. and Maun, M.A. 2006. The ecological significance of sand burial to trees and shrubs on coastal sand dunes at Pinery Provincial Park. In: Nelson, G., Nudds, T., Beveridge, M., Dempster, B., Lefler, L., and Zajc, E. (Editors), “Protected Areas and Species and Ecosystems at Risk: Research and Planning Challenges”. Proceedings of the Parks Research Forum of Ontario (PRFO) and Carolinian Canada Coalition (CCC) Annual General Meeting, May 5-7, 2005. University of Guelph. pp 309-319.
Dech, J.P., and Maun, M.A. 2006. Adventitious root production and plastic resource allocation to biomass determine burial tolerance in woody plants from central Canadian coastal dunes. Annals of Botany 98: 1095-1105.
Dech, J.P., and Maun, M.A. 2005. Zonation of vegetation along a burial gradient on the leeward slopes of Lake Huron sand dunes. Canadian Journal of Botany 83: 227-236.
Dech, J.P., Maun, M.A., and Pazner, M.I. 2005. Blowout dynamics on Lake Huron sand dunes:analysis of digital multispectral data from colour airphotos. Catena 60: 165-180.
Dech, J.P., and Nosko, P. 2004. Rapid growth and early flowering in an invasive plant (Lythrum salicaria L.), during an El Nino spring. International Journal of Biometeorology 49: 26-31.
Dech, J.P., and Nosko, P. 2002. Population establishment, dispersal and impact of Galerucella pusilla and G. calmariensis, introduced to control purple loosestrife in central Ontario. Biological Control. 23: 228-236.
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