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General Technical Report

Title: Proceedings of the Sierra Nevada Science Symposium

Author: Murphy, Dennis D.; Stine, Peter A.

Date: 2004

Source: Murphy, Dennis D. and Stine, Peter A., editors. Proceedings of the Sierra Nevada Science Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-193. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 287 p.

Station ID: GTR-PSW-193

Description: Land and resource management issues in the Sierra Nevada are becoming increasingly complex and controversial. The objective of the Sierra Nevada Science Symposium was to provide a synoptic overview of the current state of scientific knowledge related to key management issues. Attempts were made to tie recent scientific findings to applications in land management and policy development. The symposium addressed four primary objectives: to highlight ecological research and monitoring activities ongoing in the Sierra Nevada; to provide access for all interested parties to information on Sierran research activities, databases, and web sites; to identify new research needs and priorities of organizations, particularly those interested in managing resources or lands in the Sierra; and to explore opportunities to expand and leverage collaborative research opportunities in the Sierra Nevada, including those that encourage interagency, student, and intern involvement. The papers in this volume are summarized presentations by each speaker, as well as overview summaries provided by the session chairs. Introductory and synoptic papers precede or follow the main presentations of the conference. Poster abstracts for the approximately 100 posters presented at the symposium are also included.

Key Words: Sierra Nevada, forest, land management, climate change, landscape change, fire, biodiversity, aquatic ecosystems, watersheds, conservation, resource management policy


Front Matter and Table of Contents

Introduction

Introduction 100 KB
Acknowledgments 144 KB
Keynote 144 KB

Session 1 - Climate and Landscape Change Over Time

Recent Projections of 21st-century Climate Change and Watershed Responses in the Sierra Nevada 363 KB
Michael D. Dettinger, Daniel R. Cayan, Noah Knowles, Anthony Westerling, and Mary K. Tyree

Session 2 - Fire and Physical Processes

Fire in the Sierra Nevada 180 KB
Carl N. Skinner and Scott L. Stephens
Fire and Landscapes: Patterns and Processes 845 KB
Jan W. van Wagtendonk
Fire and Fire Surrogate Study in the Sierra Nevada: Evaluating Restoration Treatments at Blodgett Forest and Sequoia National Park 323 KB
Eric E. Knapp, Scott L. Stephens, James D. McIver,Jason J. Moghaddas, and Jon E. Keeley

Session 3 - Forest Ecosystems

Session Overview: Forest Ecosystems 145 KB
John J. Battles and Robert C. Heald

Session 4 - Aquatic Systems and Watersheds

Aquatic Systems and Watersheds 192 KB
Rick Kattelmann and Fraser Shilling

Session 5 - Biodiversity

Biodiversity in the Sierra Nevada 405 KB
Dennis D. Murphy, Erica Fleishman, and Peter A. Stine
Invasive Exotic Plant Species in Sierra Nevada Ecosystems 291 KB
Carla M. D' Antonio, Eric L. Berlow, and Karen L. Haubensak
A Framework for Setting Land Conservation Priorities in the Sierra Nevada 792 KB
Frank W. Davis, Chris C. Costello, David Stoms, Elia Machado, and Josh Metz

Policy and Institutions Response

Sierra Nevada Science Symposium: Policy and Institutions Synthesis 111 KB
Mark Nechodom, Larry Ruth, and Jim Quinn

Poster Sessions and Back Cover

Poster Sessions 243 KB
Back cover 701 KB

Citation

Murphy, Dennis D.; Stine, Peter A.  2004.  Proceedings of the Sierra Nevada Science Symposium  Murphy, Dennis D. and Stine, Peter A., editors. Proceedings of the Sierra Nevada Science Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-193. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 287 p.

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