Research in forest resources laboratory (FRL) explores patterns in the distribution, composition and productivity of plant communities, and the ecological drivers that produce these patterns. A number of research project topics would fall into this overall objective, and potential projects could emphasize dendrochronological, community analysis or GIS approaches.
Possible Project Topics:
In the near future there may be opportunities to pursue projects related to the following topics:
- Prediction of wood and fibre attributes in relation to landscape-level variation in soil moisture.
- Modeling temporal changes in wood quality across different ecological site conditions in the boreal forest.
- Dendrochronological analyses of disturbance events (e.g. insect outbreaks, fire) in central and northeastern Ontario.
For more information on these topics or other related project ideas contact Dr. Jeff Dech.