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Science Perspectives

Title: Climate change: detecting climate's imprint on California forests

Author: Rosenthal, Anne M.; Featured: Millar, Constance I.

Date: 2003

Source: Science Perspectives PSW-SP-001. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 6 p

Description: Hiking the nearly treeless slopes of western Nevada's Wassuk Range, researcher Connie Millar found dead limber pine throughout the watersheds. Where scanty forests were present, the dead wood occurred above treeline. Investigation of these wood remnants, sculpted by the elements over hundreds of years, revealed a cyclical pattern of limber pine colonization and retreat tied to climate change.

Key Words: Wassuk Range, climate change

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Rosenthal, Anne M.; Featured: Millar, Constance I.  2003.  Climate change: detecting climate's imprint on California forests  Science Perspectives PSW-SP-001. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 6 p.

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