ProjectComparison of the effects of even and uneven-aged forest management methods at large temporal and spatial scales.
The purpose of this project is to explore the effects of even and uneven-aged forest management methods on the supply of ecosystem services by forests, and on the resilience of this supply to global change. To do this, we use a spatially explicit modeling framework (LANDIS-II) to simulate the effects of these landscape-scale management methods over long periods of time. In particular, we have developed a simulation module of forest roads created to access cut areas. This allows us to dynamically measure the fragmentation of a managed forest landscape. For all this, we rely on data from forests located in Quebec, in the Mauricie region.