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Holocene Climate Variation and Drought in the Great Basin: impacts on Past, Present, and Future Vegetation

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About The Presenter

Robin J. Tausch, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station


About This Presentation

Running time: 17 minutes and 20 seconds.
Given: February 22, 2007, at the Forest Service Intermountain Regional Integrated Resource Workshop, Ogden, UT.
Production by: M.J. Furniss and J. Guntle, Communications and Applications, PNW and PSW Research Stations

Topics covered:

  • Holocene Climate Variation and Drought
  • Hocene CO2 and Temperature Variation
  • Holocene Great Basin Lakes
  • Modern Intact Woodrat Midden
  • Exposed Fossil Midden
  • Large Midden, Clan Alpine Mountains.
  • Recent and Older Midden Samples
  • Sieving Dissolved Midden Sample
  • Sorting Midden Plant Materials
  • Toiyabe Mountains. Midden Area
  • Topographic Map of Midden Sites
  • Big Creek Midden Site
  • Upper Birch Creek Midden Site
  • Macrofossil Taxa at Each Location
  • Cluster Dendrogram Midden Samples
  • Mid-Holocene Dry Periods
  • Tree Trunk in Lake Tahoe
  • Mid-Holocene Wet Period
  • Sampling a Toiyabe Mountains. Meadow
  • Core Sampling for Pollen
  • Neoglacial Wet Period
  • Slope Stability, Soil Formation
  • Post-Neoglacial Drought
  • Slope Instability and Deposition
  • Deposited Alluvial Fan
  • Medieval Warm Period
  • Little Ice Age
  • Post-Little Ice Age Variation
  • Post-Little Ice Age Erosion
  • Head Cut 1994
  • Head Cut 1998
  • Incised Meadow 2002
  • Total Taxa by C14 Age
  • Elevation Limits of Key Plant Species
  • Macrofossil Taxa by Plant Form
  • Drought Monitor Example Map
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