Metrics for silvicultural prescription: stand condition

OB 5c
Hub: Acadia, NB; Black Brook, NB
Year: 2024-2025

Once a robust continuous forest inventory framework has been developed (OB 5a), we will implement the proposed methodologies through two MSc projects at the ARF and BB Hub sites. This second MSc student will have the objective to apply the framework and develop tools to assess forest stand stresses, such as infestation, wind damage or disease. The MSc student will use a series of indicators of forest health derived at the 20 x 20 m resolution and assess which predicted metrics are sufficiently reliable to be considered into silvicultural prescriptions for a range of stand ages and composition. Outcome (OB.5c): Recommendations of a series of metrics that can be derived at a 20 x 20 m resolution to guide silvicultural interventions dependent on stand condition.

Recruiting, MSc at University of British Columbia
Main Partner: Department of Energy and Resource Development (New Brunswick)
Professor Nicholas Coops