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Effects of water addition on biotic and abiotic components of a dry boreal forest in the Yukon

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2003

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Carrier, Patrick, 2003, Effects of water addition on biotic and abiotic components of a dry boreal forest in the Yukon: The University of British Columbia (Canada).

Summary

To test the response of the dry Kluane boreal forest ecosystem (Yukon, Canada) to increased rainfall as predicted from climate change scenarios I irrigated three 1.5 ha forest stands from 1995-1999, to double baseline summer rainfall levels. I tested if various biotic and abiotic components of this ecosystem would react to the reduction of the summer water deficit relative to three control stands. I predicted that in response to irrigation: (1) growth (or biomass) in some species of plants would increase, (2) red-backed voles would in turn increase in numbers with greater plant-food availability because they are food-limited herbivores, (3) mushroom biomass would increase, (4) decomposition would increase, and hence (5) net nitrogen [...]

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