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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
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West Annex Building
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Impacts of Urbanization in the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem

Summary

Historic impacts of urbanization on the Lake Tahoe Basin and other regions within the Sierra Nevada were analyzed and summarized in the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP) report. This study enhanced our understanding of how human-related ecosystem disturbance influences forest structure and function. The SNEP assessments provide a scientific basis for future policy and management decisions related to population growth and natural resource management.


Years of Research:  1994-1996

Funded by:  USDA Forest Service

Cooperators:  University of California, Davis-Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Air Quality Group, University of Arizona at Tucson Department of Geosciences, University of California, Davis-Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project

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