septosporum correlates to the genetic diversity present within the populations of fungi in northwestern British Columbia; and 3) to determine if the genetic variation and/or relatedness of Dothistroma septospora is comparable or higher in the northwest portion of British Columbia in relation to other parts of the world.Project Description: This project investigates the change in properties of wood quality and quantity over time in standing trees killed by mountain pine beetle.Project Description: The primary objective of this project is to assess body condition of caribou and reindeer by monitoring protein stores, with direct implications to reproduction.Understanding the contributions of maternal protein stores (built largely from the fall diet) and spring diets to fetal development will help to forecast the impacts of climate or anthropogenic change on Rangifer systems.
Wood chips from various "time since death" trees will be examined at different moisture levels.
Project Description: A range of projects, centered on investigations of interactions of forest intects with their host trees, are being undertaken.
Projects include characterization of molecular biological, biochemical, and behavioral responses of insects to plant chemicals and aspects of tree chemical production in response to insect herbivory.
We will use HBC records, naturalist reports, popular accounts, and traditional/experiential knowledge to reconstruct changes in the distribution of caribou and moose throughout the Fort St. This project will provide a critical evaluation of each data source and provide insight on historical patterns of caribou and moose dynamics.
Project Description: This project investigates limiting factors influencing the distribution and population dynamics for Bathurst caribou on their winter range.